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    LED # for corner headlight bulb

    I want to covert my lights to leds but I can not find a number for the headlight cornerbulbs... I know the "smt-9" will fit but idk what base to use.

    Any suggestions or links??

    Thanks.

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    They're just a normal "wedge" base (194 style).

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    I'd like to do the same but man what a pain it is just getting to them. If i do all that i would order a different temperature headlight bulb while i'm at it.

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    Make sure you get the bulb that emits light on all sides so it fires into the reflectors. You don't want the regular forward-facing ones.

    These appear to be the new version of the ones I have: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...94388-1-2.html

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny6 View Post
    I'd like to do the same but man what a pain it is just getting to them. If i do all that i would order a different temperature headlight bulb while i'm at it.
    The triangle light in the corner can be reached by removing the front wheel liner. The headlights are significantly more work, as they need to have the front bumper removed to replace.

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by Andringa View Post
    The triangle light in the corner can be reached by removing the front wheel liner. The headlights are significantly more work, as they need to have the front bumper removed to replace.
    You can replace the D1S bulbs without removing the bumper. On the driver's side you can move the air box, and you can do it from the passenger side as well but the actual process escapes me.

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by calidave View Post
    You can replace the D1S bulbs without removing the bumper. On the driver's side you can move the air box, and you can do it from the passenger side as well but the actual process escapes me.
    Yes, I think I've seen rumors of being able to reach it if you remove the passenger side fuse block? In the end I'm not sure how much less work it is than pulling the bumper. People imply that the bumper is easy once you've done it a time or two. I'm sure the first time is a slower learning process.

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    The corner lights in the headlamp assembly do not need to be reflected. The regular 194 bulbs are just fine. I used one with just a single 5050 emitter but you can see the yellow square when it's not lit. The bulbs with 4-3028 emitters look better and emit the same amount of light.

    I could not get to the low beams without removing the fascia. It's not that difficult at all. If you're going to remove the headlamp assemblies you might as well install HID's in the high beams. I replaced my lows with 6000K D1S bulbs to match my highs. The stock ones are 4300K. The ballasts for the highs can be inserted into the headlamp assembly and the covers put back in place so you'll never know they are there and don't have to mount them anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andringa View Post
    Yes, I think I've seen rumors of being able to reach it if you remove the passenger side fuse block? In the end I'm not sure how much less work it is than pulling the bumper. People imply that the bumper is easy once you've done it a time or two. I'm sure the first time is a slower learning process.
    My car has sheer metal blocking access to the headlamps from the top.

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    Re: LED # for corner headlight bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by Andringa View Post
    Yes, I think I've seen rumors of being able to reach it if you remove the passenger side fuse block? In the end I'm not sure how much less work it is than pulling the bumper. People imply that the bumper is easy once you've done it a time or two. I'm sure the first time is a slower learning process.
    The only problem with removing the bumper is it's a pain to put back on by yourself. You have to be careful not to let it twist too much lest you crack the paint.

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