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    Pics: Fitted LED sidelights to MK4

    You may or may not like it. For those who are interested in the look, i've tried to show it with the pics:

    NOTE: The pics don't do much justice - i.e. they look like headlights. They're not blinding at all.

    One with, one without:



    Both with:



    The only problem was (& it isn't shown by the pics) is that IN PERSON, i now have white sidelights, yet yellow headlights (headlights are Philips Blue Vision):



    So i tried to take close ups, which SORT of shows what i'm on about:




    LEDs bought in from ultraleds.co.uk

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    Time for some HID's to match the side lights
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    /\ agreed!

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    I was going to go back to the HID community after tasting them last Xmas (in reflectors). I was planning on having them in projectors.

    However that plan has been ditched now due to the recent thread on MOT proposals regarding HIDs.

    I just can't justify shelling out £130+ for angel eye projectors (or any other projector headlights, but angel eyes are the ones i was looking at)
    Then approx £50 for a HID kit at a guess of cost (think my H7r's cost me £70)

    Then there's the possibility of me fudging the removal of the bumper & refitting & needing to pay a garage to do it (you may say it's simple, but come on now - look at the username on the left there, look at my history & then say "ahhhhh yeah, now i get you..!" lol. It may not happen, but it's something i have to factor as a possibility.

    So then you're near on £200 & before you know it, it goes in for the MOT with the ruling change (ok i know it hasn't come in YET) & it fails & i've spent money for nothing.



    So i'd love to do it, but it looks like it's basically throwing money away.

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    and putting led's in the side lights aint going to be a waste as you wont fail for that but you will for hids!

    if your going to fail for hids then you will fail for led in the side lights!

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    They look just like the ones i got off Ebay for £4-5, much better than stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by sri_kev View Post
    and putting led's in the side lights aint going to be a waste as you wont fail for that but you will for hids!

    if your going to fail for hids then you will fail for led in the side lights!
    Really?
    Bugger. That's a bit stupid of me then isn't it. I didn't think they were a fail.

    Still, if they cause an issue, what have i wasted - about £10.

    When the HIDs come time to be causing issues for a lot of people up & down the country, what would i have lost out on - about £200+.

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    Still no problem changing a bulb when going for MOT And it also really comes down to the person who actually checks the car. Some might ignore it, some will say your brake needs changing even though you fitted new ones yesterday

    Only problems I had with LEDs in sidelights that they didn't tolerate the heat from my 55W xenon high beams. They lasted two weeks at maximum. Other than that they do look much better than normal filament bulbs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    Really?
    Bugger. That's a bit stupid of me then isn't it. I didn't think they were a fail.

    Still, if they cause an issue, what have i wasted - about £10.

    When the HIDs come time to be causing issues for a lot of people up & down the country, what would i have lost out on - about £200+.
    You dont even need to mate. I have side lights identical to those from Ebay. Its an 8 LED cluster just like that in the exact same colour. Went through MOT no problem.
    Too much scare mongering on this forum. Next thing you know someone will be telling you if you leave spare change in the ash tray it will fail MOT

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    I have those in my car, when it comes to MOT time I will simply change then back to dull standard sidelights, along with replacing my numberplate bulb to standard (Currently LED)
    Just saves the hassle that the MOT examiner may fail or pass it, and for 5mins work easier then bloody re-take!

    Leave them in
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