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    Default Illuminated sunvisor vanity mirror SMD mod

    I retrofitted illuminated sunvisors from an elite today but was not impressed with the dim yellow lights at all! ,
    after looking on ebay for led festoons and not finding anything that would fit straight ini suddenly had an idea to strip down some SMD 501 bulbs and here is the results

    started off with this


    and these are the silly bulbs inside


    standard smd 501 bulb


    stripped down


    SMD,s in place


    and the finished article, which i think is a million times better

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    nice result ..well done

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    That is a huge improvement. Finally a modification that my missus will appreciate!

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    The best bit is the mod cost pennies to do and only takes about 10 minutes each side, it could be done other ways obviously but i like to re-use stuff that laying around in the garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenleprechaun View Post
    That is a huge improvement. Finally a modification that my missus will appreciate!
    i have never quite worked out why the drivers side needs a mirror and lights as that just encourages the women to put make-up on while driving

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1.8sri

    i have never quite worked out why the drivers side needs a mirror and lights as that just encourages the women to put make-up on while driving
    Shows the vectra is a girls car lol

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    sweet mod didnt think it could be done so fiar play

    what size festoons are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baz2003uk View Post
    sweet mod didnt think it could be done so fiar play

    what size festoons are they?
    Thank you , to be honest i was not sure it would work until i tried it and im glad i did, the original festoon bulbs are 36mm long and 6mm wide, there are loads of 36mm led festoon bulbs on ebay but none seemed slim enough to fit

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