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Can someone chime in if they have done a swap to get an led bulb in the license plate holder.

There are a few threads about it but nothing recently and a couple of the links to sites are dead or no longer stocked. I'm after a nice white light and not one of those super-bright bulbs you can see from a mile away.

Thanks in advance.


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I would also like info on interior bulb LED swaps. The regular bulbs in this car are a bummer.
 

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Eurosporttuning has a nice tested set for 2011+ but hasn't tested them on the recently updated model - I know because I have and really like their set for my VR and asked because was also quite disappointed in all the incandescents in our '16 V60.


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I posted this in another thread. Replaced the rear license plate bulbs with LED bulbs on my V60.



Bought them here:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/festoon/6415-led-bulb-4-led-festoon/233/#/attributes/3

Been great so far, and don't think they are too bright. Haven't decided on interior bulb replacement yet. Hope that helps.
Thanks. Those look really good especially with those taillights but kind of bright for my taste. Looking for some that doesn't illuminate the rear bumper quite as much.
Appreciate the info.


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Can someone chime in if they have done a swap to get an led bulb in the license plate holder.

There are a few threads about it but nothing recently and a couple of the links to sites are dead or no longer stocked. I'm after a nice white light and not one of those super-bright bulbs you can see from a mile away.

Thanks in advance.


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I got these from Amazon back in April and I'm very happy with them. They look perfect. Not cheap but very good; they have a heat sink in the back. I later got another pair and used one for the trunk light. Too bad the glove compartment light is a bit shorter.
Also got these for the puddle lights. They are ok. Better than OEM but not great. If someone around me wants a couple I'd be happy to give them.
Also got the Osram headlight bulbs and am very happy with them.
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I got these from Amazon back in April and I'm very happy with them. They look perfect. Not cheap but very good; they have a heat sink in the back. I later got another pair and used one for the trunk light. Too bad the glove compartment light is a bit shorter.
Also got these for the puddle lights. They are ok. Better than OEM but not great. If someone around me wants a couple I'd be happy to give them.
Also got the Osram headlight bulbs and am very happy with them.
Hope this helps.
I am totally doing the headlights and the license plate lights you've recommended here. Nice worj and a great summation of what you liked and didn't like.
Thank you!
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I am totally doing the headlights and the license plate lights you've recommended here. Nice work and a great summation of what you liked and didn't like.
Thank you!
Greg
Thanks :)
Since we are on the topic:

I tried these rear turn signal bulbs and 1) they were not any brighter than OEM and 2) they were flashing rapidly as if there was a bulb out so I returned them.

I also have the IPD LED DLRs and I love them. They look awesome. The one side lost one LED early on and I got it replaced under warranty.
 

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Just purchased these for my V60RD: https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/festoon/3610-led-can-bus-bulb-1-led-festoon/1266/2939/

Picked these over others due to their 2 year warranty - I've had so many ebay/amazon lights die on me within the first year...

I'll report back with pics after I get them.

On a separate note, anyone know the replacement bulb # for the footwell lights? Would like to upgrade those to a whiter LED as well.

Can we just get a Sticky going for all LED replacement bulbs?
 

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Sticky would be wicked. A list of all bulbs and what fits and doesn't, and what needs the load resistors or doesn't.



Bulb location - Bulb type/style - Link to purchase - Bulb out indicator/hyper flash info
 

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These are the LED bulbs I bought from https://www.powerbulbs.com. Direct replacement.

3 x Philips Xtreme Vision 360 LED W5W T10 for interior
2 x Philips X-treme Vision Festoon 43mm LED C5W for glove compartment and boot


Need resistors and it does NOT work:
Front Direction Indicators (PWY24W)
Rear Direction indicators (PY21W LL)
Brake Light (P21W LL)
Rear Fog Lamp (H21 W LL)
 

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Quick update. Thanks for the advice, I ordered these from Amazon.



They are perfect, exactly the look I wanted. 2 minute install and not too bright.

Here's a shot with one of them in. Shows how inferior the stock ones are. Shame Volvo Shame!!






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^ Looks great! I'm waiting for mine to show up.
 

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Silly question perhaps; why the investment in having people be able to see your plate?
 

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Silly question perhaps; why the investment in having people be able to see your plate?
Not a silly question at all. I asked myself the same question and the answer was you wouldn't. It does not make sense to make it easier to see.
But I couldn't resist how much better and more modern it looks :)
An added benefit is it sheds light on the ground when you access the trunk at night.
 
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