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Old 03-13-2013, 11:35 PM
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LED H7 Fog Light Bulbs

So I have purchased the Phillips Diamond Vision H7 55w fog-lights and they look great at night but I cannot get past the terrible blue bulb that is seen during the day when they are not in use.

My question is has anyone purchased LED H7 fog-lights and if so please make some recommendations. I came across these on ebay which is where I got the idea to use LED instead of standard halogen:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300871574176...84.m1423.l2649

I know that I could do the HID retrofit but I do not have time at the moment for such an installation so that is not an option.
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LED is fine. It will do an /okay/ job with projection. The only caveat is that you will need a load resistor, which it may or may not come with.
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load resistor cause heat and can burn everything
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whats a good kit for HID fogs (plug and play)?
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Here's a link for LED fog light that have CAN-BUS that will not set a warning on your cluster. (Plug & Play)...


http://www.carid.com/2009-mercedes-c...s-3127009.html
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Here's a link for LED fog light that have CAN-BUS that will not set a warning on your cluster. (Plug & Play)...


http://www.carid.com/2009-mercedes-c...s-3127009.html
That's an H11 form factor; read: for C300 Luxury.
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Originally Posted by dansonchan View Post
load resistor cause heat and can burn everything
No, that's not only wrong, but it does not make any sense.

To effectively disperse heat, yes it does need to be mounted to a piece of metal. If you do not mount it, will it "burn everything"? No. The resistor will get too hot, thus killing the bulb.

Luckily, there is a vertical bar within the fog assembly region where you can mount the load resistor. Note, if you have a sport, you need an H7 form factor bulb. The H7s (from what I have seen) do not come with built-in error-free CANBUS.

Good luck.
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That's awesome. I had such a hard time finding it since I was only looking on eBay. I'll have to add carid to my list then.

Thanks, Duals1ns!
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No problem.
Just make sure you order two, it doesn't come in a set/pair.
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I'm curious to know the loss of brightness with the LEDs, as LEDs tend to be less bright as the beam is directional and doesn't utilize the reflector as effectively as a regular bulb.

I want to switch to LED bulbs, as the regular bulbs heats up too much and melts the protective film I have on the glass.

I am thinking of getting these LED bulbs in yellow and I have some extra resistors with an aluminum heat sink casing left over from another project which I could use to eliminate the error codes:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pc-Yellow-H7...261fc2&vxp=mtr
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That's awesome. I had such a hard time finding it since I was only looking on eBay. I'll have to add carid to my list then.

Thanks, Duals1ns!
Did you ever change fog light bulbs to led? I was planning on purchasing the following only unsure how they would be with cornering lights.

http://www.carid.com/2008-mercedes-c...-25675245.html
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i just bought these for my 2009 c300, and they flash like 3 or 4 times then i get the error. any thoughts?
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i just bought these for my 2009 c300, and they flash like 3 or 4 times then i get the error. any thoughts?
http://www.carid.com/articles/what-d...to-my-car.html

This is because LEDs are a low voltage circuit and use a lot less power than the original incandescent bulbs they are replacing. So low, in fact, that the vehicle will determine the LED bulbs are actually an open circuit (burnt out or missing bulb) and will cause an effect called “Hyper Flashing”, where the turn signals blink excessively fast. Other issues that may be caused from this low voltage include the Vehicle Information Center indicating you have a bulb malfunction and you may not be able to activate your cruise control anymore.
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will the load resistors fix this issue?
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GLJ12 did these work for you. I have bought so many and I keep getting an error message on my '12 mb c300 trying to find something for my cornering lights
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