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Ash's Brisk Blue SZ5 #395

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24 Apr 2019 16:30 #206587 by Lambert
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Oh God it's turning into detailing world! GRIME IS NOT A CRIME!

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04 May 2019 09:35 #207271 by Ash97x
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Have swapped the front & rear fog lamps to LED equivalent bulbs. Easy enough to do.

Stock vs Mod: Front



Stock vs Mod : Rear

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04 May 2019 20:51 - 04 May 2019 21:05 #207310 by Andy2640
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Ash mate, how do you fit the rear LED? Ordered one, but canny figure out how the light comes out.

EDIT: Are those rear DRL's or is it a reversing light you upgraded?

Thanks in advance.

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04 May 2019 22:14 #207329 by Ash97x
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Andy2640 wrote: Ash mate, how do you fit the rear LED? Ordered one, but canny figure out how the light comes out.

EDIT: Are those rear DRL's or is it a reversing light you upgraded?

Thanks in advance.


I’ve changed out the rear fog lamp and the reversing light. The procedure is the same for both lights, just they are in separate clusters on the bumper (i.e. the reversing light on the left and the rear fog on the right)

I’ll post it in a min as I took pics.

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04 May 2019 22:47 #207330 by Ash97x
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I’m having issues posting pics at the moment Andy. Do you have anywhere I could send them to you? Cheers Ash


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04 May 2019 23:01 - 04 May 2019 23:36 #207331 by Andy2640
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Thats really good of you Ash, yes, I'll PM you my email now.

EDIT: PM sent

THANK YOU.

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05 May 2019 12:12 - 05 May 2019 12:16 #207363 by Ash97x
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Andy, here’s hoping this post works.

You need to remove 3 x 10mm nuts from behind the light cluster you are working on. One’s in the wheel arch and the other two under the rear bumper.





Once you remove them, push the threads that these nuts were sitting on and the light cluster should ‘pop’ out. (Look at the build-up of dirt in mine already :O)



To remove a bulb you just turn counter-clockwise and it’ll come away from the cluster, then pull off the electrical connector. Refit the new bulb. Better to test the bulb with the cluster off before refitting and finding out it’s faulty / not fitted correctly.



Refit everything back together and that’s it done! Here’s a comparison of the bulbs. Left stock and right the new LED.



Hope this helps, cheers Ash.

EDIT - Procedure is the same for both light clusters, the reversing light is located in the LHS cluster and the rear fog the RHS/DS cluster.


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05 May 2019 12:16 - 05 May 2019 12:17 #207365 by Andy2640
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Your awesome Ash mate :) :) :) :silly: :) :silly: :)

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05 May 2019 12:17 #207366 by stiffsteve204me
Ash.

Thank you for posting this info.

I know that you replaced the reversing light bulb with a led. Have you found it to be a noticeable improvement, in practice?



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05 May 2019 12:21 #207368 by Ash97x
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Andy2640 wrote: Your awesome Ash mate :) :) :) :silly: :) :silly: :)


Hope it helps Andy! I must say the rear fog change-out isn’t a necessity, but the stock reversing light is terrible IMO. I got bored so I changed both ha.

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05 May 2019 12:24 #207369 by Ash97x
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stiffsteve204me wrote: Ash.

Thank you for posting this info.

I know that you replaced the reversing light bulb with a led. Have you found it to be a noticeable improvement, in practice?



Steve.


No worries Steve, happy to help and enjoy posting a wee procedure on different mods etc. Just noticed your reply there after I posted to Andy, the difference is huge between the stock reversing light and the new LED. I never took pics to compare but it’s day & night so to speak. Have heard the LED can cause glare on the reversing camera (if fitted) but don’t have it to test this theory.

Cheers Ash


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05 May 2019 12:38 #207372 by Ash97x
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Went exploring yesterday...







Love how the brisk blue contrasts with the surroundings!

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