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Old 12-25-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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While in Japan at the local Autobacs I found LEDs that replace the OEM incandescent bulbs, has anyone attempted to replace them? Any help before I attempt myself, just looking for the right removal sequence before I take off unnecessary stuff.

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Old 12-25-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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It's rather simple, for the right side remove intake snorkle by removing two 10mm bolts on top of the radiator area, then use your hands and twist counter clockwise 1/4 turn and pull the bulb socket out. For the left side, just wiggle your hands between the battery and front of the car to get to the bulb, if you have large hands, remove the battery. Remove original bulb, put new led bulb in, and turn on parking lights to test polarity, if the LED doesn't light, flip the LED bulb and try again. Sometimes you have to bend the metal leads a lil so they make contact with the bulb socket.

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http://community.webshots.com/photo/...11141451WuAPRi
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...10654711NQIpjf
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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Could you tell me what kind of LEDs those are and where you got them?

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Old 12-25-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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ohh i like those.. Thats a real nice improvement over stock. Price and location on where to get them?
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Old 12-25-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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They're white inverted cone lens leds from superbrightleds.com auto section.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/1157.htm

I've experimented with pretty much all the wedge based LED bulbs on this site, and the inverted cone ones fill up a lens housing the best, but are dimmer than stock bulbs. I've had them for years and in several cars, so they last forever.

my RX for example:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...25197669qtyOKn
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...25197316wRYiQU
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...25194480CRgVnG
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...25195922sgjPhe

Light up blueish white with a tad of purple, but my camera on auto mode only picks up violet.
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:46 PM   #6
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Mine got in Japan and are different that Zalthras (will post pics tomorrow), are six small LEDS, unfortunately they are not sold in the US, the US PIAA site does not list them.
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Old 12-25-2005, 09:46 PM   #7
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They don't seem to have anymore of the white ones, or at least I couldn't select them. Thanks for telling me what kind they are though, I will see if I can find anything similar on the PIAA site.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:33 AM   #8
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will this mod work for 05's?
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:48 AM   #9
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also like too know what i can do on my 05
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:00 AM   #10
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I got these and you can't really even tell they are on most times

they are very white though
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:02 AM   #11
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i want something to get rid of the yellow colour bulb. there pretty much useless lights anyways especially since i have hids they are for looks, where did you get them and size/ how much are they
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:16 AM   #12
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Be aware that LED's tend to die very easily when placed in headlight housing due to the heat. I would just stick to regular hyperwhite bulbs.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:15 AM   #13
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I got mine from th eplace that zalthras mentioned.

they shipped quickly and everything went well, not too bright though
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:58 PM   #14
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If you want something brighter than these LEDs, try Polargs hyperwhite 194/168 bulbs. Out of all the bulbs i've ever experimented with, they're the ones that last the longest (over a year) without fading to a turquoise color.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:55 PM   #15
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I've had a similar setup in my '05 STi for over a year now. Clear LEDs that light up orange... The finishing touch for cleared headlights. No problems with them dying yet. The first set I got died quickly, but they were from Autozone. Get some good ones from autolumination.com. They also sell the chrome bulbs that light up amber.
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:52 PM   #16
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I was wanting to know if anyone has led's in the turn signals and if so do you need to purchase a led flasher relay or will the stock flasher relay work?

Thanks

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Old 08-25-2006, 07:33 PM   #17
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You will need to either wire in a large resistor with a built in heatsink to make up for the resistive difference, or change the flasher unit to a slower blinking one. And LED turn signal bulb replacements are not worth it in my opinion, custom LED fixtures or incandecent bulbs, even colored ones are much brighter/safer to other drivers on the road.
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