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    Hey everyone

    Can anyone recommend me some brighter bulbs for the interior?

    Just done the rear interior light mod, but want more light

    Thanks

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    Try fitting LEDs in the interior lights ... the cleaner, whiter light makes quite a difference. Lamps with 6+ SMDs should give you plenty of light.

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    Vehicle : BMW 520D Touring

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    Just put these in my BMW and they work a treat, ordered Tuesday evening and arrived Thursday morning.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1209399269...84.m1497.l2649

    Had the same in my Vec and was very happy with them

    Puddle lights and boot lights I used these, again ordered on Tuesday arrived on Thursday.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906484601...84.m1497.l2649

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    As the rear interior lights bulbs are mounted horizontally, those second one's (or similar) would be a good choice.

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    Sorry should have mentioned. The flat style were fitted in the rear in the Vec

    For the Vec boot I used the festoon style SMD's below

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906484601...84.m1497.l2649

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    Might get both sets, flats for the rears, and the all-rounders for the front (since the unit is bigger).

    I'll give them a whirl and report back

    Cheers chaps!

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    Just a thought, anyone got any pics from of theirs?

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    I did a post with my 20smd LEDs, like a fiver for 10 on eBay and rediculously bright, can't find the post like due to the new crappy search function...

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    You don't need CanBus anti-error bulbs for the interior, as they're not checked. You can then choose cheaper ones, preferably with a concave diffuser to avoid the bright spot effect. You'll need this kind and nothing else for the rear ceiling lights anyway, the shortest you can find.

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