SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just swapped out my Hi and low beam bulbs with EuroDesinz H11 Xenon bulbs. They look awesome but to my dismay there are tiny yellow bulbs in the housing area of the Hi beams that seem to be parking lights or function with the yellow safety illumination option on the key remote. Does anyone know where I can get replacements for those tiny bulbs to maybe say make them white? They are barely noticeable but cast a very slight yellow hue on my new bright white/blue bulbs. And they are always on whether your running your Hi and low beams or just the low beams. Please help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,600 Posts
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (appleuzr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>appleuzr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just swapped out my Hi and low beam bulbs with EuroDesinz H11 Xenon bulbs. They look awesome but to my dismay there are tiny yellow bulbs in the housing area of the Hi beams that seem to be parking lights or function with the yellow safety illumination option on the key remote. Does anyone know where I can get replacements for those tiny bulbs to maybe say make them white? They are barely noticeable but cast a very slight yellow hue on my new bright white/blue bulbs. And they are always on whether your running your Hi and low beams or just the low beams. Please help.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> It's been some time since I rolled out the RYOM line... but RYOM (Read Your Owners Manual!):<p>The parking light:<p><IMG SRC="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2005/2005_V50/IMAGES/pg145c.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Is a standard W5W on US cars at least... your owners manual has instructions on replacing them.<p>UKMatt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (ukmatt)

I guess I asked the wrong question, my fault. I was looking more for the answer to the question of where I might be able to obtain white replacements for these bulbs so they will no longer cast a tiny yellow glow on my new ones. Are these irregularly sized or hard to obtain or is it something I can go down to the local autozone or pepboys and find? Thanks again for the first response.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,305 Posts
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (appleuzr)

As Matt said, they are W5W which is a widely standard marker light. Hoen USA (www.hoen-usa.com) has white "citylights" that many folks here have used, try a search on city lights / citylights.<p>Tom.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (appleuzr)

If you want white, go with LED. Most others yellow over time. That's been my experence. I'm looking for good LED at the moment to replace the city lights to match the Hoen lows/brights/fogs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (vroom)

So are the bulbs on this link:<p><A HREF="http://www.hoen-usa.com/city2.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hoen-usa.com/city2.htm</A><p>The ones I am looking for if in fact I intend to replace these yellow W5W city light bulbs with white Hoen ones? The Hoen citylight bulbs are described as W5W (158,168,194) 5,000k. I'm just trying to make sure I'm not ordering a replacement but in fact ordering the white buld I am searching for. Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
694 Posts
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (appleuzr)

They WILL brown over time (1-2 months)... and the burn-off will leave a residual trail above the bulb in the housing. Everyone who used the Hoen city bulbs have experienced the same, as far as I know. The regular Hoen bulbs are excellent, but the W5Ws are cheap. I suggest that you do not get them. <p>From a GS owner, he suggest the PIAA LEDs which are supposed to match Xenons very closely. They are supposed to be relatively pricey though. The LEDs that I have are considerably bluer than the Xenons and hi-beams, although they look whiter by themselves.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,202 Posts
Re: How to swap out small driving lights in HI Beam housing area (appleuzr)

Or you can go to <A HREF="http://www.powerbulbs.co.uk/" TARGET="_blank">PowerBulbs website</A>, and buy a pair of halogens from them. You'll then receive a free pair of Philips W5w city light, which works much better than the Hoens. They don't burn off at all, I had mine for almost a year now, still bluish white.<p>I bought 2 pairs of the Silvervisions (for the turn signals) and got a pair of W5W. You can go that route if you already have, say xenons, or already bought a pair of bulbs somewhere else.<br>
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top