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Old 09-29-2018, 11:15 AM   #1
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Has anyone successfully installed H7 led replacement bulbs in your factory headlamp h

Hi all:

Did a bit of a search but found posts were older and had no solid information.

So I figured I'd ask the question, has anyone successfully installed H7 led bulbs in your factory headlamp housing?....

I looked at the eBay led headlamp offerings but 1st, $1k sound steep for that and 2nd, have read bad things, leaks, failed emitters, bad customer service, etc......

Let's keep on track here, I'm not asking about wether or not these bulbs should be used in factory housings, moral?, Legal?.....

I just want to know if anyone has done it, how did you do it, what did you use and do you like the results.

As always, please and thank you for your time.

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Old 09-29-2018, 06:32 PM   #2
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I have for both low and high beams.

The LEDs are the tiny variety that are in the same location as the halogen filaments to better work with the reflectors. Also the resistor packs are small, and the cooling fins are of the copper ribbon type.
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:46 AM   #3
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I have for both low and high beams.
Were they any better ?
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I have for both low and high beams.

The LEDs are the tiny variety that are in the same location as the halogen filaments to better work with the reflectors. Also the resistor packs are small, and the cooling fins are of the copper ribbon type.
How did you get the locking springs to swing over the big ass heat sinks?..... that's the one thing that has me baffled and worried.......

Did you like the results?......

Do you remember what brand and model you used?.....

Thanks for your time.

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Jonesing for info too.
Sorry for butting in.

What brand of bulb and also interested in how the access covers fit back on, if they do.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:56 AM   #7
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I've not done this, but regarding "How did you get the locking springs to swing over the big ass heat sinks?..... that's the one thing that has me baffled and worried......."

... they generally come with a separate adapter plate for the particular fitting (h7 etc), you just clip that in, then the bulb twists into the base plate.

https://youtu.be/kMcruu_QGks?t=3m18s
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:58 AM   #8
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Were they any better ?
Definitely. Does add a touch of glare, but nothing excessive.

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How did you get the locking springs to swing over the big ass heat sinks?..... that's the one thing that has me baffled and worried.......
I removed the spring clips to install the lights, then reinstalled once the LEDs were in the socket.

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Jonesing for info too.
Sorry for butting in.

What brand of bulb and also interested in how the access covers fit back on, if they do.
Since I used the type with the copper ribbon as heatsink, the stock covers fit back on correctly.

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I've not done this, but regarding "How did you get the locking springs to swing over the big ass heat sinks?..... that's the one thing that has me baffled and worried......."

... they generally come with a separate adapter plate for the particular fitting (h7 etc), you just clip that in, then the bulb twists into the base plate.

https://youtu.be/kMcruu_QGks?t=3m18s
This is the style I used:

The vendor I got them from no longer has them available, however any in the same form-factor should work.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:33 AM   #9
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LED headlights

I have converted just about everything I own to LED. It's been awhile but I do remember having to bend the hold down spring off to the side to get it to fit. I installed high and low beams and they have been a very nice improvement.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:51 PM   #10
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you guys must have been lucky. I've tried 4 different brands...the beam pattern all suck
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:16 PM   #11
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I did HID xenon in mine. LED’s are too $$$ IMO. If I were going to spend that much I would just buy factory HID lamps and call it good.
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