S204 Headlight and Parking light bulb recommendions

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by imprezarb5, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. imprezarb5

    imprezarb5 Member

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    My Main beam headlight bulbs are quite poor in my experience so far, therefore can anyone recommend a good upgrade/alternative?

    Also parking light bulb out at front, so looking to upgrade/replace also.

    would rather buy them all together if possible, any good deals/or forum member discounts on here?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Chrishazle

    Chrishazle MB Enthusiast

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    Side and parking lights are a bit (!!) awkward to get at on a 204, especially if you replace with LED's which have sharp edges. When you later have to pull the bulb again, there's a good chance it will catch, pull out of the bulb holder and drop irretrievably into the headlight (ask me how I know!!).

    Main and dipped beam, I swopped to Osram Nightbreaker Plus, find them much better than standard bulbs. They are also lasting well (fingers crossed), I have dipped beam on full time when driving, they've been in for almost 18 months and 10k miles so far.
     
  3. grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit MB Enthusiast

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    ^ +1

    Either Osram Nightbreaker Plus or Philips X-treme Vision for headlights.

    If replacing the sidelights with LED's, as well as the risk highlighted by Chrishazle, they need to be Error Free to avoid fault warnings coming up.

    Plenty of threads on here regarding both topics.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
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    imprezarb5

    imprezarb5 Member

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    thanks for the replies, I will get some ordered.
     

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