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My headlights are pretty faded and I don't have problems with them. Granted I put in a new bulb every few months because they burn out so quickly from how much I drive. I also turn my fog lights on every time I drive at night.

Get LED D1S's and H11's. That's what I recently did. The H11 are the fogs, make sure you get resistors to get rid of the error message. Also they run 100x cooler so the headlights aren't baking something every time you turn them on.
 

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And where you bought them?? Thank you.
Bulbs: http://www.amazon.com/SNGL®-Bright-...e=UTF8&qid=1451422951&sr=8-2&keywords=d1s+led

Warning cancel: http://www.amazon.com/Kensun-Comput...e=UTF8&qid=1451422951&sr=8-5&keywords=d1s+led

It's a weird install because you need to find a place for them but the advertised lumens are 9k lm.

Ill post photo's when I get the chance, but if you're willing to spend the money I'd say go for it and the led's last very long.

Not my photo but very similar, the left is normal xenon and right is led.

The reason I actually got these was because the normal D1S's I kept getting were almost melting the inside of my headlights. These leds barely emit heat, but the resistors and warning cancelers might get hot so store them in a cool place.

There are some cheaper ones on ebay but they're not as bright and there's a 50/50 chance they'll work or you'll be getting a new set every half year or so.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...RC1.A0.H0.Xd1s+led.TRS0&_nkw=d1s+led&_sacat=0
Warning cancel: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-No-Error...ash=item3f581deef6:g:BA8AAOSwpdpVaSH2&vxp=mtr
 

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Yes, I cut and soldered the new wires, and heat wrapped them, but the light out put is amazing and I will be sure to grab photos and do a writeup when I have time in the next few weeks.

D1 55w was what I chose.

Like I said, I never replaced them for the light output (which WAS much improved), I did for the cooler running temp since I'm always driving at night and the Tregs lights run really hot. Plus since I've owned the car I've replaced my bulbs maybe 10 times, if not more. So much I broke my headlight bracket and now they're held in place by tight wire ties that are removeable.

Nearly all the bulbs in my car are led except the tail lights, because I stripped the bolts holding them in place and haven't had the time to break them free.
 

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Mine are xenon. So you'd suggest switching to LED's?? With an installed light bar like Singh has done I should be able to get the light output up to a decent level at least? Will installing LED's throw up error codes? Surely it's not a plug n play solution there?
You need the wattage converters I have listed also.

The light output is great, whatever anyone says. I've only noticed improvement.

But still, can I mention how BLAZING HOT the error-cancelling wattage converters get when they're turned on? Make sure to put them in a cool spot.
 
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