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Offline jonost24

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2015, 09:37:59 PM »
Just to make sure, I've purchased some mtec drl's, do I also need to get a pair of H1 osram night breakers & a pair of H7 osram night breakers if I want to get that "whitelight" look?

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2015, 10:59:00 PM »
There are out of stock at the moment. Will get them as soon as they are in a stock. Any other links where to buy them from?

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2015, 11:24:34 PM »
Just to make sure, I've purchased some mtec drl's, do I also need to get a pair of H1 osram night breakers & a pair of H7 osram night breakers if I want to get that "whitelight" look?

yes and yes. H1's being high beam. Just changing the H7's to night breakers is brilliant!  :)

Oliver.... http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/categories/mtec-bulbs/mini-auto-bulbs/wedge/580-w21w-t20
- although i use these, a bit more expensive but these too are brilliant!
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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2015, 09:20:19 AM »
Cheers CJ, will look at getting some nightbreakers

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2015, 03:12:19 PM »
S13GE, thanks for the listing of all standard fit lamps for the 500; I will look into the option of the 8w DRL 'upgrade' as that seems to produce a brighter, clean, white light in daytime use. Interested to know if anyone has upgraded the interior and boot lamps from standard 5w to something brighter, without melting the fittings, or whether there is an aftermarket exchange unit (e.g.LED) that anyone has found? A
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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2015, 03:36:30 PM »
Hmm having read more the MTEC 5w look equally 'white' for less money... Has anyone tried LEDs? There are options on eBay but didn't know if the 500 would accept them without an additional 'bit'... A

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2015, 10:29:23 PM »
LED DRL's tend to be a problem and blow due to the resistance
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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2016, 10:28:39 AM »
So our car has factory xenon headlights, will it still have a H1 in the lower housing for main beam. Sorry for all the random questions. ???

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2016, 10:23:28 PM »
So our car has factory xenon headlights, will it still have a H1 in the lower housing for main beam. Sorry for all the random questions. ???

Yes - you will still have the standard main beam bulb in the DRL housing which gives you the headlight flash feature.
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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2016, 11:25:49 PM »
Abarth xenons are only single function (dipped beam). It's only bi-xenon equipped cars that don't need halogen bulbs for the main beam.
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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2016, 01:49:13 AM »
The xenons on my 595 and on my wife's Fiat 500 are bi-xenons and there is an audible clunk when they switch between low and high beam but there is also a halogen 'main beam' bulb in the lower (DRL) housing.  When you use the headlight flash when the headlights are off, it is this bulb which comes on.  Xenon/HID lamps take time to come up to full brightness when switched on so are not much good for flashing, where instant full illumination is required.  I would imagine the same set-up is used on all the 500 variants with xenon lights.
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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2016, 08:54:30 AM »
The xenons on my 595 and on my wife's Fiat 500 are bi-xenons and there is an audible clunk when they switch between low and high beam but there is also a halogen 'main beam' bulb in the lower (DRL) housing.  When you use the headlight flash when the headlights are off, it is this bulb which comes on.  Xenon/HID lamps take time to come up to full brightness when switched on so are not much good for flashing, where instant full illumination is required.  I would imagine the same set-up is used on all the 500 variants with xenon lights.

On our VW cars that are bi-xenon, so no halogen bulbs for dipped/main beam the xenon flash much quicker than any halogen lights. It is full instant light with no time need to get full brightness.

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2016, 09:50:43 PM »
Can anyone recommend some error free LED numberplate bulbs? I have some of these in the garage but they throw up an error. They look better though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301983946903?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2016, 10:45:04 AM »
Can anyone recommend some error free LED numberplate bulbs? I have some of these in the garage but they throw up an error. They look better though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301983946903?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I couldn't get LED's to work without errors no matter what the bulbs claim. You will need to install a resistor.

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Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2016, 03:13:00 PM »
+ for simoni. Fitted few days ago everything is fine. No led but no errors.

Anyone can help me with Interior lighting ? What kind of white bulb i need to replace the stock one on cabin?  Can i use led ? Ty