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Old 07-15-2012, 12:43 AM
scue37 scue37 is offline
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Originally Posted by Db750 View Post
I would first attempt to tighten them. If they are all the way in then you may try moving them around a bit and seeing how that effects the light output. I was playing around with the AEs in my car, and when they were not all the way in they looked just like yours.

I have seen many threads with issues like you have and I don't recall any that were related to faulty bulbs. If you have someone to stand in front of the car while you work the bulb around and tell you as it gets brighter.
Ok, had a chance to manipulate these around a bit. Once they are in, they are in (as far as being in all the way). The only thing that you can do is twist them back and forth a bit. Doing so did make a little bit of a difference. Got it a little brighter on both sides. I guess I'm not all that stressed about it as the ring that is the brightest is the high beam ring, so that will be the one showing up, whereas the one that isn't as bright has the headlight on, so its hard to decipher as well. Additionally, I have turned my daytime running lights off, and only use them at night.

Once again, wish they were a bit brighter, but, all in all, it looks better than the creamy yellow lights.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:12 PM
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I now keep full lights on all the time. Even though adaptive lights don't function in this mode I prefer the look day and night. Next to an A8 or new S550 there is something about that yellow hugh that is so dated. Even adaptive setting fires up yellow on a turn
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:44 PM
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Are these brighter in DRL mode and do they dim when the headlights are on like the orginal halogen lights? Also, is the design of the LED like a Y so that it presses directly onto the angel eye ring? I'd like to speak to umnitza directly and want to do this upgrade immediately!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:55 PM
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Is your engine on with DRL on?
When you turn the switch its not as bright..maybe that's it
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