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    extra illumination when reversing required

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    I have changed the reverse bulbs to LED, cant remember the wattage they are 600lm but looking to upgrade these again (hopefully 80w and around 1000lm a bulb), have also got the LED numberplate lights, cheap set from china but they are too big for the holes.
    got these
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    guessing where it says "not caravan" means they dont fit my 2014 estate

    Has anyone bought a set that were a direct fit, or can these replacement units (or the holder on the boot) be trimmed to accomodate them (they do work and are brighter than std).

    Have no street light outside my house and have now caught the low wall twice when reversing into the drive, wall has been partially knocked down as widening the drive but gonna knock more down anyway.

    Also looking to put an outside led light if i can get one with a remote cheap enough
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    Hi mate, just fitted these only took 5 minutes give them a try.

    Mines a 66 plate 1.6 Cdti vxline nav hatchback


    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F133213579852

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    cheers, saw them earlier when looking for some more options, will give them a try.
    Are these bulbs only or complete unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy6boys View Post
    I have changed the reverse bulbs to LED, cant remember the wattage they are 600lm but looking to upgrade these again (hopefully 80w and around 1000lm a bulb), have also got the LED numberplate lights, cheap set from china but they are too big for the holes.
    got these
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    guessing where it says "not caravan" means they dont fit my 2014 estate

    Has anyone bought a set that were a direct fit, or can these replacement units (or the holder on the boot) be trimmed to accomodate them (they do work and are brighter than std).

    Have no street light outside my house and have now caught the low wall twice when reversing into the drive, wall has been partially knocked down as widening the drive but gonna knock more down anyway.

    Also looking to put an outside led light if i can get one with a remote cheap enough
    The full units will always feel a bit loose.
    Gently heat the clip end and pull it out a little....this will tighten it.

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    If you also put hazards and rear fog light on while reversing on dark road it helps

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    I'll have to try that, thanks ilunn

    The part of the wall i've caught is only about a foot high so has scraped the bumper, should cost less than 200 in bodyshop but gonna give this a go myself but only once i can see behind and get rid of that foot that sticks out (Wall never came down straight so left a jagged edge)

    RBH - i've trimmed the holders on the opposite edge to the clip so they look like they'll fit lengthways but the led unit is wider than than the hole available so i'll see what some heated persuasion can do.

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    They are just the bulbs so they are pretty easy to fit

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    501 LED's fitted to number plate, look better and brighter, have got some NATGIC w16w's on order, supposedly 900lm each
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGCAT-3014S...3464726&sr=8-7

    supposed to arrive tomorrow so see what they are like.

    Another thing i've looked into is undercar neons or some USB strip lights under the rear bumper corners

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    ...or replace the wall with a hedge (much softer)
    2018 1.5T SRi Nav in Lava Red with bi-colour alloys, full heated leather, reversing cam with park assist, heated front screen and steering wheel, blind spot monitoring, self parking (used once, it's crap!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy6boys View Post
    501 LED's fitted to number plate, look better and brighter, have got some NATGIC w16w's on order, supposedly 900lm each
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGCAT-3014S...3464726&sr=8-7

    supposed to arrive tomorrow so see what they are like.

    Another thing i've looked into is undercar neons or some USB strip lights under the rear bumper corners
    Some w16w bulbs are too wide for the reverse apeture
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