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PostSubject: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:37 am

Take advantage of my subscription to Auto Express ....

They are offering 25% off the price of Philips X-tremeVision Headlamp bulbs from www.powerbulbs.com - normally £29.98 delivered using the code AEXV25 on checkout the price will drop to £22.48.

When you go to powerbulbs.com select UK and Ireland, Volkswagen and then the model is Golf Mk1 (1974 - 1991) on the drop down menu. The H4 bulb in our Kombis is the same as fitted to Mk1 Golfs. Then enjoy the saving and the extra light in front of you.

By the way you won't need the free gift of the W5W side light bulbs as they don't fit our Kombis, however they're free and will fit the Danbury installed side repeater lights if you still have orange lenses - so grab them.

The front lamps are very easy to remove using nothing more than a cross-headed screwdriver.

1. Remove the single screw that keeps the trim ring in place.
2. Remove the 3 screws that hold the body of the headlamp unit on the front panel. NB do not unscrew the headlamp adjustment screws - there are 2.
3. Gently pull the electrical plug off the centre of the rear of the headlamp.
4. Remove the rubber boot cover.
5. Gently unclip the metal spring retainer that holds the headlamp bulb in place.
6. Withdraw the old bulb.
7. Fit the new bulb without touching the glass section and refitting is a reversal of the above.
8. Keep the old bulbs on board as spares.

As fitted to my BraziBay Max:


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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:57 am

Looks good, and if I read it right, you get a pair of free W5W (501) sidelights with orders over £15.00. (Don't know if these fit our Kombi's, but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, if they are giving them away). Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:27 am

@dizzylizard wrote:
Looks good, and if I read it right, you get a pair of free W5W (501) sidelights with orders over £15.00. (Don't know if these fit our Kombi's, but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, if they are giving them away). Very Happy

They don't fit the sidelights. They do fit the side repeaters if you still have orange lenses.

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:59 pm

Thanks Tim - useful tip, have just ordered a set. I'll spend my savings on some brazibay stickers I think!

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:20 am

Bulbs ordered - thanks Tim.

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:12 pm

That's a great tip Tim - probably going to go for it - but I was thinking about getting angel eye front lamps for Robin as I like the look on Bmers and others.
Has anyone else fitted the JK angel eyes on their Kombi?
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:33 pm

@Batman wrote:
but I was thinking about getting angel eye front lamps for Robin as I like the look on Bmers and others.
Has anyone else fitted the JK angel eyes on their Kombi?

No longer available at JK according to their website. I've not seen them on a T2.

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:39 pm

Thanks Tim. Bulbs bought, paid for and in the post.
I look forward to seeing how much difference the claimed 100% extra light makes.
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:01 pm

@Sunny wrote:
Thanks Tim. Bulbs bought, paid for and in the post.
I look forward to seeing how much difference the claimed 100% extra light makes.

Ditto, been looking for a while for something a bit brighter than the 'Toc H' lights fitted to our Brazi's.

Its a bit dark down here in the sticks at night. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:36 pm

And the good news is, having orange side repeaters, I can use the free gift. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:53 am

Cheers Tim , ordered and like Dalesman ordered some Brazilbay stickers !
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:09 pm

Just ordered mine with the discount. Thanks Tim.
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:14 pm

Welcome all - hope you enjoy the benefit.

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Ordered a set. You can certainly see a major difference in brightness from the pictures. I look forward to some safer night driving.
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:39 pm

Sod the Angel eyes - got a set of these lamps on the way - cheers for the tip Tim - they do look like they will help in our Darset dark lanes.
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:19 pm

Bulbs arrived yesterday. Just need to find time to get out and fit them now.

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:19 pm

Fitted, though I don't know if they are any brighter. Can't tell at the moment but at least they work.

Those small self tappers are fiddly, especially with cold, numb fingers. Even in the short time I was out there changing the bulbs, my fingers froze up, such that closing up the last lamp was tricky, especially when I dropped the screws a couple of times. Oh for a nice heated garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Got mine today - fit them at the weekend - hopefully warmer then!
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Ok, been out in them this evening (in the snow, snow and more snow!) and yes, they are fantastic. Nice white light into the distance. Even had drivers dipping their lights before me, so they must be good.

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:09 pm

Mine arrived as well. Will fit ASAP.

Postman was busy as awning arrived, porta loo arrived, sun canopy arrived, pole and clamp arrived, ground sheet arrived and carpet!!

Loads of parcels. Was like Christmas Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:15 am

Sounds FAB Cool
All you need now is some better weather to try it all out Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:15 pm

Will be doing a brief short camp near Ullswater in February half term.

SHould be fun Smile)))
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:31 pm

Would be interested in hearing how you get on - some pics would be good too! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:34 pm

I'm going to have a training run of putting it all up on our school fields away from prying eyes....................and more importantly I can lose my temper in the middle of a field where no one can hear me and where no one can see me making a right mess of putting it up Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Get a brighter view ... upgrade your bulbs   Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:12 pm

@EvoFylde wrote:
I'm going to have a training run of putting it all up on our school fields away from prying eyes....................and more importantly I can lose my temper in the middle of a field where no one can hear me and where no one can see me making a right mess of putting it up Smile
Yes, getting that portapotty positioned on the carpet can be mighty tricky. That's when practice can help with positioning of the groundsheet. Otherwise it really can be a "right mess". Wink
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