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Post by donjack on Sun 10 Sep 2017 - 0:53

I have had led's in my scooter for a while now and they look fantastic! so I decided to make a start on my wind, let me know what you think.

side lights.





I then moved onto the fogs...............absolute nightmare!!! it would have been a lot easier with the proper screwdriver bit (funny shaped little thing!) to remove the bumper base!!
(drivers side) I had to remove the wheels, then the inner wheel arch, I thought that was it!! gently pried it off...........and SURPRISE, the windscreen washer bottle was in the way!! a couple more screws and bingo!! phew!
(passenger side) same as above, but, no windscreen washer bottle, instead, a bloody radiator thingy connected to the turbo!! a couple of bolts, a couple of clips, a bit of jiggling about and it was done!! phew!!
personally I think it was worth all the hassle  lol!  lol!  lol!





this is the first time I've used "imgur" so I hope you can see them!!
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Post by Barbs on Sun 10 Sep 2017 - 9:04

Looks a lot brighter.

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Post by DarrenJ on Fri 15 Sep 2017 - 8:06

I've always thought the lights needed to be brighter especially when you compare to newer cars.
Are the new LEDs giving better results at night?
I've not looked recently at what options are available, but what bulbs did you use?
From the sounds of how tricky it can be think I'll steer clear of changing the fogs for now and concentrate on headlights
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Post by Barbs on Fri 15 Sep 2017 - 8:15

Watch the heat of the lamps one of my headlight covers has bubbled up think maybe some residue was on the lamp cover and the heat got it.

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Post by ElNumbre on Fri 15 Sep 2017 - 10:53

Did you have to use any Canbus resistors, or are they a straight swap?   I used LED indicators s in my old Megane, and it needed resistors to stop a rapid flash syndrome.

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Re: led's vs halogens

Post by donjack on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 9:42

It's just the side light for the moment, the fog lights came as a complete unit and was a straight swap.
I'm looking into the low and high beams, I replaced them all on my scooter with no problems, it was the indicators that needed help!! I did a bit of research and found out that a new led compatible flasher relay was all that was needed, it cost me £4!
Not sure about our winds though, a bit of in depth research is required I think!!
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Post by Sandancer on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 11:04

Changed the dips to Philips White Vision Halogen. Made a big difference to night time driving and look good with very white beam. Easy changeover.
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