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Has anyone tried these LEDs in the lowbeam? There aren't enough reviews to give me confidence.
 

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As fate would have it, one of my lowbeams went out shortly after opening this thread; decided to pull the trigger on these headlights and give them a go.

A couple notes on installation:
  1. 07+ headlight assemblies are H7 lowbeam and highbeam (NOT H1!). You can see this molded into the clear headlight cover if you look closely next to each bulb.
  2. The standard dust covers don't fit over the back end of the LEDs. You can pick up universal dust covers and mcgyver them on if you feel comfortable, just make sure to create a seal around them.
  3. The "prongs" that hold in the bulb are a royal PITA to get on, but they will fit! I found it easiest to remove the full headlight assy to have enough space to do this.
  4. As I saw in another thread, BUY SOME DAMN WELL NUTS! I could've saved myself a lot of heartache removing the wheel well liners if these had been replaced.
  5. I completed this without removing wheels or jacking the car.
Lights are much brighter than stock and, as you'd expect, retain the projector's crisp cutoff. I'll post pictures of throw soon.
 

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As fate would have it, one of my lowbeams went out shortly after opening this thread; decided to pull the trigger on these headlights and give them a go.

A couple notes on installation:
  1. 07+ headlight assemblies are H7 lowbeam and highbeam (NOT H1!). You can see this molded into the clear headlight cover if you look closely next to each bulb.
  2. The standard dust covers don't fit over the back end of the LEDs. You can pick up universal dust covers and mcgyver them on if you feel comfortable, just make sure to create a seal around them.
  3. The "prongs" that hold in the bulb are a royal PITA to get on, but they will fit! I found it easiest to remove the full headlight assy to have enough space to do this.
  4. As I saw in another thread, BUY SOME DAMN WELL NUTS! I could've saved myself a lot of heartache removing the wheel well liners if these had been replaced.
  5. I completed this without removing wheels or jacking the car.
Lights are much brighter than stock and, as you'd expect, retain the projector's crisp cutoff. I'll post pictures of throw soon.
Is this the best solution going for the 07+ cars? I don't think I want to get into a whole HID replacement if I don't have to.

Is this the model of bulb you purchased?

Morimoto

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@addliteness sorry for the delayed reply. Yes - that’s them! I picked them up on Amazon for $120.
Ok thanks.

It seems like they are too deep. Any chance you took pics? If so, can you post or DM and I can send you my email address?

Were you happy with the light output?

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@addliteness Sorry, I wish I'd taken some pictures but after looking through my phone it seems I didn't. I will try to remember next time I have her out after dark.

Absolutely happy with the light output, though. FAR better visibility compared to the stock bulbs. Can't say how they compare to HIDs, but I wouldn't want to mess with the install on those anyway.

Also saw your DM, so will reply to that shortly.
 
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