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    Insignia B - list of lights & bulbs / LED upgrades

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    Hi all,

    After reading numerous threads about lighting options related to Insignia B (and older models), I couldn't find a comprehensive list of different bulb types in the new Insignia. This information could be useful for people (myself included) who are planning of upgrading from halogen bulbs to HIDs or LEDs for example. So I started building a list of Insignia B's lights and bulb types for an easy upgrade path for those who might be looking for the same information. I did similar research and LED modifications on my current Kia Optima, and was very pleased of the "modern" looks and outcome.

    The list below needs some insight from actual owners, in addition of things I have researched so far. My focus is on the halogen bulbs, which are first on the to-do list. My own Sports Tourer is waiting for a delivery date, and I'm building a list of modifications needed to go full LED setup right after delivery, as some bulbs are still halogen from the factory. I'm not sure if there are differences between Opel/Vauxhall, and Grand Sport & Sports Tourer, so different variations should be accounted for a complete listing. Buick Regal and Holden Commodore are left out of this scope.

    Resistor and other CAN Bus requirements could also prove to be useful information while looking for products. From what I've read rear turn indicator bulbs might be trickiest to find suitable LED replacements without extra wiring.

    All comments, additions and corrections are most welcome!

    Edit: Links for confirmed working bulbs added.
    Edit: Links and information regarding resistors added for specific bulbs.



    Interior

    Front map = LED (bulb type ?)

    Front vanity mirrors = LED (bulb type ?)

    Front footwell = LED (bulb type ?)

    Dashboard, front door strips = LED (bulb non-replaceable?)

    Glove box = LED (bulb type ?)

    Rear dome = LED (bulb type ?)

    Trunk= LED/halogen? (bulb type ?)

    Door sill plates (optional illuminated accessory) = LED (bulb type ?)

    Exterior

    Front low/dipped beam = LED Matrix OR halogen (bulb type H7, resistors needed)
    LED bulb: https://www.autostyling.com/lighting...headlight-kit/
    LED bulb: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0773CW4..._FHHRfbCfpS77t
    LED bulb resistors: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Led-Li..._GT6Q7fnj03Hxg

    Front high/main beam = LED Matrix OR halogen (bulb type H7, resistors not needed)
    LED bulb: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nighteye-....c101006.m3226
    LED bulb: https://www.beautifulhalo.com/nighte...-p-272168.html

    Front daytime running lights = LED (bulb non-replaceable?)

    Front turn indicators = LED (bulb non-replaceable?)

    Front fog lights = halogen (bulb type H8/H9/H11)
    LED bulb: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Nighte...e/152848223527
    LED bulb: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079N5Q6...=yo_pop_ma_swf

    Side turn indicators = halogen (bulb type T10/WY5W)
    LED bulb: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Halfords-...-/192324863408

    Side mirror/puddle lights = LED (bulb non-replaceable?)

    Side door handle lights = LED (bulb non-replaceable?)

    Rear tail lights = LED (bulb non-replaceable?)

    Rear reverse lights = halogen (T15/W16W)
    LED bulb: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Rear turn indicators = halogen (bulb type amber BAU15S/PY21W, also BA15S/P21W with a little tweaking)
    LED bulb: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Rear fog lights = halogen? (bulb type ?)

    Rear license plate lights = LED (bulb type T10/W5W?)

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    That's a really useful list, thanks for taking the time to do it.

    How about adding links to LED bulbs that are known to work? It would save people a lot if time searching for a working bulb.
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    If members can supply links for tried and tested bulbs that work without bulb errors ,I could make it a sticky thread in the "Lighting" section
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    First hand experience from different bulbs and links would be superb.

    Regarding front fog lights, some website listed them as H8, but for example "autobulbsdirect.co.uk" replied via email that they have them listed as H10. So not really sure which one is correct, someone may have already upgraded those and know the correct one for sure. Of course you could always ask the dealer, but where's the fun in that

    Edit: Opel also has a spare bulb kit for Insignia B, which includes both H8 and H10, so go figure: https://www.opel-accessories.com/ope...7638?view=list

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    These work in the rear indicators, without errors. Although the pins are not quite right, they do fit in the socket and work fine: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have these for the reversing lights: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I haven't changed my foglight bulbs but I know these work: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Nighte...e/152848223527
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    Excellent, I will keep updating the first post as needed.

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    upgraded to "sticky" thread
    ​2015 Sri vx line nav Biturbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash . LED Fog surrounds.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs all round. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.

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    I have this LED kit https://www.autostyling.com/lighting...headlight-kit/ in my dipped beam. Tried a few but they all caused glare due to the position of the chips but this kit has the chips just in the right place. They do cause a bulb out error message though so you need these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Led-Li..._GT6Q7fnj03Hxg canbus boxes but all easily fit inside the headlight housing.

    I have these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nighteye-....c101006.m3226 in my main beam. They light unlit country roads really well and because the main beam lights aren't canbus, they don't give an error message. I previously tried them in dipped but they cause to much glare. Great in main beam though and pretty cheap.

    I have the same rear indicator LEDs as cmor and they work great. No need for resistors or anything.
    @Defie has changed most of his bulbs to LEDs including the 3 I've mentioned in mine. He should be able to help.
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    Thanks Marko, list updated.

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    Hi All.

    List below of my changes. All fitted now for months and working like a charm

    Dipped main beam - alternative link to cheaper identical bulb - decoders needed as per Marko’s link
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0773CW4..._FHHRfbCfpS77t

    Main full beam - similar brand to Marko’s link just brighter - no decoder needed on main beam
    https://www.beautifulhalo.com/nighte...-p-272168.html

    Reverse light
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CMYK2..._TPQ3Bb0FXNM24

    Rear Indicator bulbs - no resistors needed
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F1S65..._5RQ3Bb87CXKEW

    Side repeaters
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Halfords-...-/192324863408

    Fog lamps,
    The stock bulb is H8 but H11 also fit. Be careful though if you get a cheap bulb with a poor seal the housing can leak and your fog lamp can become a “fogged lamp”. I have reverted to halogen. The ones below will work
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Nighte...edirect=mobile

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079N5Q6...=yo_pop_ma_swf


    I also have changed the rear fog lamp but I can’t find the link. I will repost this later

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