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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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fitting new headlight bulbs

Has anyone chamged the bulbs in their mini how difficuly is it/ is it a tight squeeze or relatively simple, thinking of going for 55w Super White H4 H12 501 Xenon HID's

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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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For the headlamps, it's child's play - you just open the bonnet, pop open the black plastic door on the back of the lamps and there the bulbs are.

Fogs and sides are bit harder as you have to put the steering on full lock, unscrew some plates in the wheel arch and reach through to the bulbs, so it's going to be a cold/grubby job at this time of year.

And you know these aren't "Xenon HIDs", don't you? They are just regular halogen bulbs with a blue tint and may not even give as much light as the standard ones. But if all you want is to change the colour of the lights, and you're not fussed if they light up the road well, they'll do.
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For the headlamps, it's child's play - you just open the bonnet, pop open the black plastic door on the back of the lamps and there the bulbs are.

Fogs and sides are bit harder as you have to put the steering on full lock, unscrew some plates in the wheel arch and reach through to the bulbs, so it's going to be a cold/grubby job at this time of year.

And you know these aren't "Xenon HIDs", don't you? They are just regular halogen bulbs with a blue tint and may not even give as much light as the standard ones. But if all you want is to change the colour of the lights, and you're not fussed if they light up the road well, they'll do.


Yep, as Angib said, it is really easy. I did mine in a couple of minutes in Halfords car park.
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And you know these aren't "Xenon HIDs", don't you? They are just regular halogen bulbs with a blue tint and may not even give as much light as the standard ones.

I would imagine most folk dont realise they arent the proper Xenon HIDs, they see the word Xenon and think its the same thing and its not, confusing, yes.
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