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Re: Upgrade Bulbs

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Ah nice. What bulbs did you put in?
lidl blue ones (4.99) are really nice and bright white as well
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The difference between fitting headlamp bulb in GP compared with stilo is amazing. GP - 5 mins, stilo - 5 hrs later, plenty of swearing and cuts on hands, but plenty of cups of tea though from wifey..

Excellent job from fiat for actually making the headlamps accessible
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The difference between fitting headlamp bulb in GP compared with stilo is amazing. GP - 5 mins, stilo - 5 hrs later,
wouldn't like to have a bulb go at midnight in the countryside be morning b4 you would get home
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wouldn't like to have a bulb go at midnight in the countryside be morning b4 you would get home
I'd give up and tape my breakdown torch to the bonnet

Lidl bulbs are ridiculous value for money. I had halfords +50's in my MK1 Punto and they made a big difference.

Holding out for the Philips +80's this time Roll on pay day.
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Hi just thought I would add to the thread as I have just fitted some Osram Nightbreakers. They are great much brighter and noticably whiter, great for the 13 i paid, here are some pics

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Super bright.
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Super bright.
Indeed I still can't choose between these and the philips +80's
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wouldn't like to have a bulb go at midnight in the countryside be morning b4 you would get home
well, you should spare a thought for renault modus drivers! apparently they have to take the whole bumper off to change the bulbs, imagine having one of those bulbs going off at midnight in the countryside!
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well, you should spare a thought for renault modus drivers! apparently they have to take the whole bumper off to change the bulbs, imagine having one of those bulbs going off at midnight in the countryside!
and both jeep cherokee and grand cherokees.
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Hello All,


Would just like to thank the poster who said to try the lidl lights. what an improvement from the orginal blulbs, plus it saved me 40 quid on the philips lights. thanks alot it is much appreciated.

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well, you should spare a thought for renault modus drivers! apparently they have to take the whole bumper off to change the bulbs, imagine having one of those bulbs going off at midnight in the countryside!
Renault just like to be awkward, never come across anything thats readily accessible in their engine bays.
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Since fitting the bulbs i have been getting on coming cars flash their headlamps at me. I took some pics with headlamps on, dipped and main beam, omg they are really bright, i'll post some pics up later cause im off to bed having finished my last night shift
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Since fitting the bulbs i have been getting on coming cars flash their headlamps at me.
Have you got the Headlight adjustment set on "0" if you have inadvertently adjusted the headlights up over then you will get flashed
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Have you got the Headlight adjustment set on "0" if you have inadvertently adjusted the headlights up over then you will get flashed
There is no "0" option on the 1.9 MJET, just an up or down option (in the form of a headlight) in the menu on the right hand side of the dashboard.
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