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Old 03-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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On any forum not adding projectors will get your butt hurt, i would likemto see some pics b4 i shoot them down, how hard or easy is the install? I saw the ebay ones and they're to cheap looking and I'm not trying to make the car look cheesy no offense to those who purchase them you like what u like but I don't like em. I've always dealt with superbrightleds so what is the issue with their license plate light?
I can't say which thread it was in but I think others have said they work great for a while and about a month or two after install they start to flicker and then burn out.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #12
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ay i didnt add projectors either LOL :)
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #13
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I also had issues with a set of superbrightleds license plate bulbs. I don't feel that it's a quality issue, it's the voltage range that they're built to handle. After they quit working for me I went to the parts store for some stock replacements. After about two months, one of them had burned up and both of them had warped the lens they mount in. So basically, even what the parts store says will work still isn't up to the task. The other link they are posting is meant for higher voltage and have worked great for me since August.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #14
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Oh by the way, I really like the way the 35% tint looks, I was thinking about doing that to my car soon since I have a red/black theme on the rest of the car. Unfortunately, it is illegal to have anything darker than 50% in Minnesota so I am going to try to get a prescription from my eye doctor for 35% tint to avoid tickets.
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The ones I put in my license plate lights blinked so I took them out. I am going to switch to the Sylvanias that just came out since I have Silverstars in every other socket on my car. I figure if Sylvania will put their name on led lights they must actually work.

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #16
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Those 42draft LEDs i have as well, and havent had an issue with them. Read a few posts of others burning out after about 2 months. As for HIDs, the correct way is like some said already, a projector retro fit. But, youll be fine throwing them in the stock housing as i did untill you gather up the funds to do a retrofit.

Love that color by the way.
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In regards to your HID's, that all depends on what you want it to look like, how much you want to spend, and how much work you want to do.

Considering the license plate bulbs are not regular 12V but upwards of 13-14V, I would get the bulbs from here: http://store.42draftdesigns.com/145v...-LED_p_32.html.

**Make sure you get quanity 2!**

For $13.00, these bulbs have lasted myself and many others a long time. They also look great.

As for a remote start, it depends on how much you are looking to spend and who will be installing it.
Thanks for the link, how bright r these bc I want LEDs but not bright or blue looking.
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Oh by the way, I really like the way the 35% tint looks, I was thinking about doing that to my car soon since I have a red/black theme on the rest of the car. Unfortunately, it is illegal to have anything darker than 50% in Minnesota so I am going to try to get a prescription from my eye doctor for 35% tint to avoid tickets.
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Those 42draft LEDs i have as well, and havent had an issue with them. Read a few posts of others burning out after about 2 months. As for HIDs, the correct way is like some said already, a projector retro fit. But, youll be fine throwing them in the stock housing as i did untill you gather up the funds to do a retrofit.

Love that color by the way.
Yea def not my first car so I'm aware of the projectors but for the moment I will install them in the stock housing def want to see pics of the projectors if anyone call shoot me a link to see cool
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Yea def not my first car so I'm aware of the projectors but for the moment I will install them in the stock housing def want to see pics of the projectors if anyone call shoot me a link to see cool

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=303305
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Thanks for the link, how bright r these bc I want LEDs but not bright or blue looking.
Those bulbs are bright enough to light up the ground under the bumper. They are not blue at all, they are close to 5000k headlight bulbs (pure white) if that description helps. I will try to take a pic tonight if I get a chance.
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Nice car. I don't think ambient lighting is all that rare. Like the options and I hope your ride is as reliable as mine. Our mk 2 versions seem bullet proof. Enjoy and welcome.

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