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I'm looking to replace the front parking lights with the white 4LED 194's. The beam is probably narrow according to the specs (I don't mind that since the stocks don't really light up the housing anyway), but are the 4LED's brighter than the regular 194 incandescent bulbs? Thanks.
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oh yeah, u bet they are bright. but they don't lite the housing nearly as much as the stock ones.

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I've got the 4LED white parking lights and I love them..but didnt have them when I took the pic you see to the left here. When I pull up behind another car, I can actually see the parking lights reflecting in the other cars paint....and I have HID's for the low beams
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hey tucker... when you installed your HIDs.. on the bulb, you know there's a part where the headlight housing cover is suppose to be at, did yours fit directly in between the rubber or not?


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* * * * * * hey tucker... when you installed your HIDs.. on the bulb, you know there's a part where the headlight housing cover is suppose to be at, did yours fit directly in between the rubber or not?
I'm not quite sure I understand what you're saying, but I do know that I did not have any problems at all fitting the bulb into the housing. The metal retaining clip; however, is tight when you try to connect it back.

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what about the headlight housing cover, how did it look like after installation? was there any gap or space right where you made the hole for the wires? sorry to bother but i'm just curious. and thanks for replying by the way.


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I did leave a little gap, but you should fill that in with black electric tape, silicone, or caulk...something to keep the water from getting in.

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I did the 9LED replacement for my brake lights and turn signals. In the day, they're not too bright, something you MIGHT get pulled over for, but I'm not worried about it. I shaved the outside two brake light LED's down so that the heads of each LED is flat which produced sort of a wider light emitting ray.

The brake lights are 7443, the rear turn signals 7440, the front turn signals 1157. Your signals WILL blink like 2 and a half times as fast as they do now if you get LED bulbs for either the front or back signals. The 7440's seem to be a little bit brighter than the 7443's in daylight. I got red for the 7440's. I also got inverted LEDs (194) for the parking lights or driving lights, whatever people are calling them. I bet the inverted's light up the housing better than 4LEDs but I bet the 4LEDs look cool too.

194 superwhite 4LED's in the license plate lights looks awesome too. I'll take pictures when my bro brings home his digi' tomorrow.


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* * * * * * for the LEDs don't forget that you need the inverted or the singal LEDs for tail light and blinkers. cause the tip of those LEDs are specially designed for wide viewing angle so it will lite up the whole housing not just a bright dot. Just something that you guys should know
Something like this?

I remember reading about putting LEDs in for brake lights and having them be too dim because the light projected in only one direction and didn't light up the housing. I couldn't find the thread again to ask the fellow if he had tried these. Has anyone?
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Something like this?

I remember reading about putting LEDs in for brake lights and having them be too dim because the light projected in only one direction and didn't light up the housing. I couldn't find the thread again to ask the fellow if he had tried these. Has anyone?

They don't make them in 7443 yet. I can see that being a problem. Can't wait till they do though. I think these will be great.
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