Hey guys, I got some LEDs off of Amazon and popped them into the accent lights to change up the front. They'd probably look better complementing a HID kit in the lowbeam, but I am not a fan of plug and play HID kits in reflector housings. Anyway, these are the ones that fit and are the best bang for your buck:
Note: any 168/194 led should work. The housing is a little tight, so beware that the bulb doesn't protrude too much that it hits the housing. These bulbs have about 1mm of clearance.. lol.
Here are some pictures!
Install was very easy- two screws that hold the headlight on, pop the headlight out and it hinges down, and then the bulbs are easily accessible. For folks with the OEM screen, you're gonna have to remove it first.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2015 14:41:18 GMT -6 by 8000rpm
Post by mechanicallyclueless on Feb 23, 2017 11:20:37 GMT -6
I picked up these accent lights and a new headlamp bulb, how do you get in there to install though? I'm not sure where to look to even access the compartment. I found two phillips head screws up front and two bolts that take an allen wrench, don't wanna start taking it apart without knowing what I'm looking for first though. I end up stripping out every screw I try to remove so I hate guessing.
Post by mechanicallyclueless on Feb 26, 2017 19:08:03 GMT -6
Thanks you guys, got the new Sylvania headlight and accents in and it looks way better than stock. Has anybody had any luck getting the headlight to point more upwards? The light is super bright but shines 10 yards ahead of me instead of down the road unless I ride with high beams on.
Just bumping this thread to say I also did this using the same LEDs as the OP. I also went with a Philips Crystal Vision Ultra bulb. Looks much better than stock! I wish I had gone with a 4K temperature led but the price for that 10 pack of Yorkim bulbs was hard to pass up.
I know this is a old thread but I wanna give a quick update on the Sylvania headlight bulb i did the swap with. I was riding home the other night in the evening was just past the dusk point and Boom! Just like that the low beam went out on me. I quickly flipped to brights and the bright worked just fine. I normally always ride with my high beams on at night but, in this scenario it wasn't quite dark enough to really need the bright lights yet. So needless to say i was not happy that i spent nearly $30 for the one bulb and it only lasted about a year and 7K miles. Luckily i kept the stock one and is in it now.
When i got home i emailed sylvania that i was disappointed with the bulb. I have yet to get a response that was 4 days ago. So i think i am gonna put this bulb into a padded envelope a hand write a clearly legible letter to them, and along with the email copy that i sent to them telling them i never received a response. Very poor customer service. Maybe they will send me a new bulb, but i am not holding my breath.
The whole point is it could have been much worse, could have been completely dark and going around a blind turn, etc. No, i am not wanting to sue anybody that would be absurd so i figured i would just go this route, to see if i get a response. I will let everyone know what comes of it.
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2018 17:00:50 GMT -6 by mrstamp80