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Hoggy
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DRL/sidelights

Post by Hoggy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:34 pm

Hi new to this forum. Has anybody managed to change the DRL/sidelights to white? Mine changes to the yellowish colour when I put the sidelights on and was wondering how I can change that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

devon556
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Re: DRL/sidelights

Post by devon556 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:39 pm

So basically your sidelights are halogen and not the led style? To change that means changing both headlamp units, which means removing the bumper. Eurocarparts do the units for £100ish or you could buy second hand. The led part is built into the unit
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Jackal
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Re: DRL/sidelights

Post by Jackal » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:18 am

Hoggy wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Hi new to this forum. Has anybody managed to change the DRL/sidelights to white? Mine changes to the yellowish colour when I put the sidelights on and was wondering how I can change that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
If by “sidelights” you mean the main beams, it’s complicated. Your DRLs are LED while your main beams and full beams are halogen which are naturally yellow.

The option I went with is the cheapest and easiest which is buying halogen bulbs that have a blue coating on them which “cancels out” some of the yellow and makes the light slightly more white, but note that they will never be as pure bright white as the LED DRLs. Costs anywhere from £5 to £25 per set depending on whether you go for generic or name brand bulbs.

You could also get a HID (“xenon”) conversion kit which gives off a much whiter, almost blue light but in most cases this is illegal and will result in you just blinding oncoming drivers.

The other option I’ve seen is replacing the halogens with LEDs; this seems like it should be straightforward enough, maybe slightly expensive (think £150 plus) but there’s very little information I can find and it’s not quite as easy as just swapping out a bulb (you need to buy different connectors etc.


I have attached a couple of pictures of my car, one side with the stock yellowy halogen bulbs and one side with the blue tint. It suits me fine, took ten minutes, and only cost a tenner for four bulbs.


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