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Hey all

Sorry if this has already been posted.

I have an 08 X-Trail, and want to replace the standard bulbs with extra-bright ones.

Is there a definitave list of bulb types, or is it just a trip to Halfords and a flip through their charts?

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Hi Jon

Pretty sure the headlamp bulbs are H4's - main and dipped combined - unless you have Xenon bulbs then the main beam is an H1. I've found the brightest replacement bulbs are Phillips Extreme - they give a very white bright light and I have thee as my main beam. I tried Osram +90 bulbs and didn't think they were as white or as bright. Hope this helps?
 

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Hey again

Ive replaced the main/dipped with superbright ones and wow! What a difference.

I still havent managed to get the adjustment angle right on the fiddly litte rotarty dial, but that will come in time.

I dont suppose you (or anyone else) can tell me the sidelight bulb? They now look pitaful in comparisson to the new ultra-brights.

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HI Jon

Glad your new bulbs have made a difference. Your sidelight bulbs may be W501 capsule bulbs - as your T31 model doesn't have the crazy blue filters that our T30 models have you should be able to get maybe an Osram Cool blue bulb as these are a bit more white, if not brighter. We can't have these really as they look green through our blue lenses!
 

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Jon

Have a look at this post - you'll need to open the PDF file to see the picture of the LED bulb. These are same fitting as sidelight bulbs and are very bright. As for legality - well technically your sidelight bulbs should be filament bulbs as these are standard. As far as I am aware there is no legal limit for luminence for a sidelight but if the car came out of the factory with filament bulbs then this is what should always be used so not sure re: MOT, etc. Will try to find where I got these from and send a post.

http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2063
 

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JonP said:
Hey all

Sorry if this has already been posted.

I have an 08 X-Trail, and want to replace the standard bulbs with extra-bright ones.

Is there a definitive list of bulb types, or is it just a trip to Halfords and a flip through their charts?

Jon
That's what I did and Halfords fitted them.

But the Philips came top of the AutoExpress review - but Halfords don't stock them :frown:
 
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