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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2016, 11:00:27 AM »

Does anyone have any comment on these led ones.
http://www.horizonleds.co.uk/h7-philips-luxeon-led-headlight
The light emitting part seems closer to the original halogen one so may be better then a HID.

Also what will still effect the quality of your light is the lenses as CrazyG previously said. They need changing as they sap the light.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2016, 06:01:17 PM »

i bought a set with the intent of fitting them to my 1.1 but even they didnt fit. i could get the holder in but couldnt get the bulb in if i fit the holder and bulb together i couldnt get the clip on... i ended up fitting them to my mums civic
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2016, 08:52:57 PM »

I wouldn't venture into LED until 1. they are brighter and 2. they give out less heat

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2016, 09:20:09 PM »

went to London on thursday in my mums civic and they were bright BUT they didnt have the distance the halogen/HID bulbs have.

with my forfour im wanting to go down the HID route.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2016, 10:16:04 PM »

OEM LED headlights??

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2016, 10:30:13 PM »

JJ...you obviously didn't read his previous post....

l bought a set with the intent of fitting them (LED's) to my 1.1 but even they didnt fit.
l could get the holder in but couldnt get the bulb in, if l fitted the holder and bulb together
l couldnt get the clip on... l ended up fitting them to my mums civic
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2016, 09:07:14 PM »

iv only ever driven 1 car with factory fit LED headlights which is when the first new XF was delivered to our dealership... even then when i drove it was during daylight hours
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2016, 09:13:05 PM »

retro fit LEDs just aren't bright enough and are way too directional to be of use.

an OEM led headlamp has to have a number of leds and each one with its own lens to get the best effect



just chucking an LED cluster in a standard headlamp unit isn't great

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2016, 09:48:10 PM »

In the time iv been driving my new forfour i have come across more problems which i kept forgetting to mention.

8 ) the pollen filter cover is broken and some clown decided to refit it upside down and with duct tape. Iv refit it correctly and taped it for now

9) the right hand center air vent is loose on one side

10) the rear wiper doesnt park in the horizontal position. It parks about 20 degrees up. I can however move it down to horizontal by hand. I was wondering if the rear wiper motor how to might be worth a go?

11) the sound from the speakers seams to stop working from side to side and front to rear from time to time, be it listening to the radio or through my parrot kit... Might be the SOT lead i bought of amazon

12) the throttle body might be wanting a clean as it hunts at idle from cold. Might want spark plugs but ill leave them till its service which should be due in July

13) i noticed this when i went to view the car that the rear seats dont lift up. Might be worth finding the how to that 'G' did.

14) my god are the roads in a poor state. I try and avoid 1 pot hole only to hit another. Its more noticable now as this one is lower than ly last one and the wheels are bigger and made of cheese.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2016, 10:10:00 PM »

Who made you but such a lemon ;) haha

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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2016, 10:16:50 PM »

The rear wiper does park horizontal on either of my forfours. Don't believe that it is intended to. Have you looked at others?
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2016, 07:50:46 AM »

Who made you but such a lemon ;) haha

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need i answer that question?!?  ;D. i love the car to bits, but its an 11 1/2 year old car, it will never be perfect.

The rear wiper does park horizontal on either of my forfours. Don't believe that it is intended to. Have you looked at others?
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my last one parked horizontally and the at the other end of the sweep it was near enough horizontal.


this one 'over sweeps'...


the rest position before...


... i moved it back down by hand

basically i can grab hold of the arm and move it up and down
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2016, 11:23:44 AM »

Sorry, my previous post should have said that the rear wiper DOESN'T rest horizontal on either of my forfours. Apologies for confusion.
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Re: things wrong with my new forfour
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2016, 12:04:51 PM »

mr singh, if the rear wiper 'oversweeps' then the arm needs repositioning.
Flip up the spindle cover at the motor end of the wiper, remove the
locking nut, then carefully slid the wiper arm up and off the splines.
Place the arm partially back on...and positioned the arm/blade level
(horizontal), then push it down the splines, replace and tighten the nut,
and finally flip the spindle cover back into place.
Test to ensure all's well.

As for your rear seat not lifting.....
The seat base will not unlatch unless the seat is slid all the way forward.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 12:06:41 PM by CrazyG »
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