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Old Jan 3rd, 2014, 08:58 PM
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Headlights - Rubbish

Hi all,


Have anyone else experienced an issue with their Cooper's headlights not being very bright?

Main beam and Full beam are both just as bad?

If so what did you do fix it?

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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Have the same problem, sometimes I had to check to make sure they were on.

I upgraded to Nightbreaker bulbs as recommended on here and they did make a difference but they are still not good. The problem I have is they they don't seem to light up the side of the road too well like other cars and I worry that I may hit a cyclist that does not have any lights on. Sadly disappointed that MINI did not recognise this on the earlier models and correct it,

I love my Mini and I will get another one but when I do it will be one with xenon headlights.
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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 12:15 PM
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Yes, the Nightbreaker bulbs do improve the halogen lights from diabolical to just bad.

This is the price to be paid for the majority of owners who are much more concerned with the styling of the headlights than whether they work well or not. It would be easy to produce a good halogen headlight if Mini could go back to the old-fashioned headlamp 'glass' with lenses on it. But Minis are bought by fashion victims, so that won't do.......

I'm sure Mini aren't too worried about it, as it just encourages owners to go for a Chili pack that includes xenon headlights (which work fine).
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Quote: Originally Posted by Angib (original)
Yes, the Nightbreaker bulbs do improve the halogen lights from diabolical to just bad.

that just about sums it up.
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Same here, upgraded to nightbreaker plus bulbs.

On the plus side, they're now a nicer shade of white. On the negative, the dipped beam is still terrible. the full beam isn't too bad though, but it's having the chance to actually use it which is rare around here.

I thought at first it might just be my headlights need realigning but pulling up close to a wall shows they're fine. As said by others they don't particularly light the side of the road well. Also when you've got other cars coming towards you, the low driving position of the Mini + other people's bulbs means you can barely see where yours are pointed.

Was tempted to look into running 80/100s, appreciate they're illegal but given the amount of people driving other cars with full beams constantly on I'm starting not to care.
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Can I be really thick please and ask you to link me to bulbs you got please?

Not to sure what I'm search for.
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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Here you go.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&k...l_4cjj6e3mbu_b

I invested in some 80/100 off road bulbs, had a quick spin out last night and no one flashed me, find out if they are any good when I use the car in the early morning and head down some dark roads.
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