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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:58 pm    Post subject: 997.1 head light bulb upgrade ------------ Reply with quote

Hiya all, merrrry christmas first of all !!!

Second... im looking to upgrade my headlight bulbs to something more brighter and sharper if there is any? I.e. LED style etc? As far as i know i think i have standard factory bulbs, if any of you good guys have any recommendations or even links would be great to get an idea of what they are like etc...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This kind of thing?

Happy Christmas too.
https://goo.gl/images/AoQhGb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

merry xmas to you to

Floor Floor Floor love the xmas lights

My only advise would be make sure you have a friendly MOT guy or be prepared to swap them out for MOT if you haven't got headlight washers and self adjusting lights. there are some good canbus ready ones on ebay something around 5000 as any higher and they start to get quite blue.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me google that for you:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.autoexpress.co.uk/102200/best-car-headlight-bulbs-to-buy-2018-pictures%3famp
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok as picture below, seems like i have Xenon Lights, i guess that is the brightest i can go? Or can i change the main bulb for something sharper?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you have Xenons then just stick with the right bulbs.

you might be able to add a slightly better one but depends on what they are.

is it a Phillips H7 bulb?

a new bulb will be brighter of course as they do degrade over time. when you fit a new bulb make sure you follow the instructions

I think you have to put then on for an hour or so to let them burn up and through.

worth having a look at you tube and what Michael Bath has been doing to his 997 and some good upgrade vids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz4h9pZ1Hj4


also Auto Amateur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f7sPmBVHGw
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