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Just wondered if it worth installing LEDs for the brake & turn signal rear lights. It seem easy enough to do but:
1. Do you notice any difference in brightness? (considering the housing was made for iridescent bulbs)
2. Does it look any better? Can you tell its LED? (or does it look the same as the stock iridescent bulbs)
3, Was there any issues after installation?
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LED's look different, and typically are somewhat brighter. But... because LED's so much less power than regular lamps, the light circuit is going to think the bulb failed. "Ain't broke, don't fix it."
 
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LED's look different, and typically are somewhat brighter. But... because LED's so much less power than regular lamps, the light circuit is going to think the bulb failed. "Ain't broke, don't fix it."
Apparently the circuits are compatible with LEDs from what I’ve read. Should just be a straight swap. I might experiment when I get the car ... I just hope it isn’t too fake try hard kinda look haha.
 

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Unless dropping the vehicle's power demands is a must (old wiring, poor wiring job, low output alternator or a generator) if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Keep in mind, too, the light assemblies are designed for a specific lighting source and location. If the design counts on using the reflector behind a bulb, and the LED essentially projects straight out, it makes the overall light assembly less effective. Again, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 
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Just wondered if it worth installing LEDs for the brake & turn signal rear lights. It seem easy enough to do but:
1. Do you notice any difference in brightness? (considering the housing was made for iridescent bulbs)
2. Does it look any better? Can you tell its LED? (or does it look the same as the stock iridescent bulbs)
3, Was there any issues after installation?
Thanks
I replaced my turn signals and brake lights without any issues whatsoever. Most led bulbs have lights surrounding the entirety of the bulb so coverage is not an issue. Much brighter than oem. Make sure you purchase bulbs with anti
Just wondered if it worth installing LEDs for the brake & turn signal rear lights. It seem easy enough to do but:
1. Do you notice any difference in brightness? (considering the housing was made for iridescent bulbs)
2. Does it look any better? Can you tell its LED? (or does it look the same as the stock iridescent bulbs)
3, Was there any issues after installation?
Thanks
I replaced my brake lights and turn signals with anti canbus lights. Means non flickering. Much brighter and took about 15 minutes to do. I would highly recommend! I have a 21 r design.
 

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Hi all, just ordered an XC40 Twin Pro & can't believe the tail lights (turn & brake) are still not full LED units.. I'd be interested in the LED replacements once I get the car delivered - can anyone help with details of the correct LED replacements to purchase?
 

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It was ‘plug and play’ for me. The easiest to replace are the turn signal bulbs. The brake light housing is more awkward and complicated for me. However, using the diagram in the manual helped. Took me about an hour. I think they look great with no loss of brightness.
 

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It was ‘plug and play’ for me. The easiest to replace are the turn signal bulbs. The brake light housing is more awkward and complicated for me. However, using the diagram in the manual helped. Took me about an hour. I think they look great with no loss of brightness.
Which bulbs did you use?
 

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I replaced my turn signals and brake lights without any issues whatsoever. Most led bulbs have lights surrounding the entirety of the bulb so coverage is not an issue. Much brighter than oem. Make sure you purchase bulbs with anti

I replaced my brake lights and turn signals with anti canbus lights. Means non flickering. Much brighter and took about 15 minutes to do. I would highly recommend! I have a 21 r design.

Hi there, I know this is an older post, but I just got my XC40 and wanted to swap out the rear brakes and turns with LEDs
Do you have any photos or a video of how it looks after the swap, you would be willing to share?
 

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LED lamps have many advantages compared to conventional halogens from a practical point of view. In addition, they consume significantly less electricity. That’s why I bought such lighting three weeks ago. The procedure is quite simple, but it is better to contact qualified specialists. You can also order the lamps online. However, I’m not too fond of it. I have only bought https://www.vont.com/product/vont-bulb-color-smart-light-bulbs-smart-bulbs/ last month. Btw, It would be best if you did not touch the glass bulb with your bare hands during replacement. You can leave dirt, which will certainly weaken light scattering.
 
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