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 Post subject: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Now, we love our Xtrail and have been thrilled with it. The only thing we're not keen on are the yellowy looking sidelights, which look cheap and nasty especially when the xenons are on. Can these be replaced for a bulb with a whiter light???


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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Model: 2.0 dCi Aventura Explorer 173ps MT6
Year/Plate: 2008/08
Colour: Blade Silver
Mods: Sidelights, Rears, Interiors, Puddles: All White LEDs, Rubber mats, Rigid upper boot liner, Loadnet, BG244 De-coke & 2SO 1:200
Yep.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350623649213

They quote a standard: 'Not Road Legal' disclaimer - but ours passed an MOT with these fitted.

If you do get some, note that they are *directional*, ie. they'll only work one way round in the socket - this had me fooled for a time... :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Cheers Aitch,

Are there any that are road legal?


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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:36 pm 
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No idea - probably not worth OEM manufacturers' efforts to get them Euro Certified for road use in the numbers they're currently being fitted - as retroparts. Guess any original fitments - like the BMW group stuff would be...

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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:59 pm 
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oh, i see!

cheers mate


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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:34 am 
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what about replacing the indicators with clear indicators with the orange bulbs I did that on my old Frontera.
Don't know if anyone know's if they make clear indicators for the Exy or not?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Aitch wrote:
Yep.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350623649213

They quote a standard: 'Not Road Legal' disclaimer - but ours passed an MOT with these fitted.

If you do get some, note that they are *directional*, ie. they'll only work one way round in the socket - this had me fooled for a time... :whistle:

Aitch



Hi Aitch - how are you? Noticed these bulbs are 6000K - do they look at all blue as HID's are 4300K. They look like really good bulbs to me as they spread the light, not just the normal blinding head on look :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Mods: Sidelights, Rears, Interiors, Puddles: All White LEDs, Rubber mats, Rigid upper boot liner, Loadnet, BG244 De-coke & 2SO 1:200
Nope - they appear clean white to me - and are a good match for our HIDs.

I did originally fit some of the cheapo surface mount/non-diffusing ones - but these look better, as you rightly summise.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:41 pm 
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AleXtrail wrote:
what about replacing the indicators with clear indicators with the orange bulbs I did that on my old Frontera.
Don't know if anyone know's if they make clear indicators for the Exy or not?
:confused: Not sure I follow - our T31's indicators *are* clear covers, with orange bulbs (side repeaters on wings and those within the main light cluster) - came that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellowy side lights :(
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Aitch,

I assume you got no canbus warning lights or error messages on the dash when you installed yours?

Just plug and play???


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