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Old 27th November 2018, 08:04 PM
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I am looking to upgrade my headlight bulbs as they seem very yellow and not very bright, the car is a 2002 FL D2, I am not sure what type of bulbs are fitted to the car as I have no hand book, I was looking on Ebay at a pair of Osram Night Breaker H1 bulbs, but not sure if these are the correct ones, any advice welcome
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Old 27th November 2018, 08:10 PM
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Post a picture of your headlight cluster so we can be sure what version you have. From what you say it sounds like you probably do NOT have HID (Xenon) headlights.

Colour is in fact a tradeoff vs brightness and the bluer filament bulbs are actually dimmer, though that said there are upgrade bulbs from reputable suppliers that are both whiter and brighter than older standard bulbs yet still within the legal limits. Philips and Osram both do them.
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Old 28th November 2018, 11:24 AM
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These are normally accurate

https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/?g...hoCma4QAvD_BwE
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Old 28th November 2018, 11:59 AM
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A 2002 should have Xenon Plus which takes a D2R bulb, in which case there isn't a Nightbreaker to fit as they only come in D2S which doesn't fit properly.

Best option is just some decent branded D2R bulbs unfortunately.
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Old 28th November 2018, 02:17 PM
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I have the Philips X-tremeVision gen2, which are available in D2R and are a great improvement on the standard bulbs:

https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/85126X...headlight-bulb

They are a bit pricey though. And you have to be careful where you buy them from; there are a lot of Philips fakes out there.
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Old 28th November 2018, 06:54 PM
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Wow, I cant afford the Phillips bulbs at 115 from Euro Car Parts, Im a pensioner, I cant believe they are asking 115 for a bulb, I think they will just have to stay as they are
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They're cheaper from PowerBulbs (70 each) but yeah, they are a tad expensive compared to standard bulbs!:

https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/p...en2-d2r-single
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Old 29th November 2018, 02:23 PM
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Yup, I've got those as well, the first pair I bought were fakes (got all money back)!
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
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