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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by 426Cuda, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. 426Cuda

    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Has anyone changed their parking globes in a VF? I've bought a pair of LED globes, but it looks a little tricky to fit them. Do the headlights need to be removed?

    Cheers.

    Sorry meant to post this in the VF section. Please relocate.
     
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    Davison Active Member

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    The parkers can be accessed from the engine bay, you just twist them and out they come. Take a look on top of each headlight, you'll see them.
     
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    probably a good idea to have a look at least before creating a thread. easiest thing in the world to do.
     
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    Probably best to read my opening post before taking the high & mighty line. I h
    ad a look & thought I'd use the tech area for advice before jumping in & breaking something. Sheesh the quick, simple advice Nazi's are alive & well.
     
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    It'll probably be in the drivers handbook.
     
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    Wel it's half done. As suggested very simple. Just don't drop the globe holder down behind the headlight. Still not found. Trap for young players.
     
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    Depending on which side..if on the driver's side...they say that you have to remove the mudguard lining to replace the low beam light globe...could be lodged in the lining....and a bloke that I know changed his for the push in LED's...one failed after 2 weeks...and if they fail to work first up....remove and turn the bulb around they have a + and - configuration...not like the ordinary push in globes which will work either way.....good luck.
     
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    You will most likely need a load resistor for LEDs as they trigger fault codes, I noticed auto barn have this in pack of two for $30 they have clamp type connectors you just crimp onto the existing positive and negative wire of each globe wiring harness
     
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    nah you dont, leds work fine. get the type that point straight instead of sideways.

    this type
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    not this type
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    just a word on load resistors. even if you dont need them its good to know:

    if they look in any way like this:
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    and are not branded from a reputable manufacturer DO NOT BUY THEM!

    ive had 8 failures so far on camaros. fkn right pain in the arse. when it comes to these things, you cant cheap out.
     
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    That was not called for.

    Sometimes it better to ask a question that make a stupid mistake.
     
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    jesus people are sensitive sometimes.
    seriosuly though, pop the bonnet... oh there it is.
    APPOLOGIES OP didnt mean to hurt any feelings.

    Also you can use cree LEDs to get a bit more brightness out of, i find they give off less blue if your looking for a cleaner look.
     
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    All good people. Chill!
    Just having a dig Dig ;-)

    GHO5T is right very simple. I was looking in the wrong place.

    Now fitted working fine and look good. No error codes, broken bits etc. Thanks for all advice.
     
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    In need of the Holder now. Bloody dropped it and gone.
    Anyone know part number or place to get a new one.
    Cheers
     
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    Remove the inner guard and have a look, probably sitting in the lower tray.
     
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    It will be along side the 10mm socket ;-)

    I put a set of these in my Calais the other day, going to do the rest later, there is a good guide on the Chevy SS site that had a good video on how to do front and rear T10 lights, will try and find it again.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283287053741?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    Edit: just looked at link from HotdogNo1 above on this site about fitting light, very good
     
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    Posted this before - applies to front parkers that get hot when the headlights are on. Globes Philmecrackun above list are like those I tried so appear may be a problem.
    Beware of LED front parking light globes designed on more than one board without mechanical strength = those relying on/held together with solder connections only. After 1 hour the front LEDs fell apart inside my light fittings leaving just the slide connector removable from the fitting (appears not effecting anything but now unable to find or retrieve the LED head section).
    Summary: What I bought was CANBUS and worked and looked fine but relied on solder connections to keep them in one piece - a bad move. Heat within the light fitting is obviously a problem affecting some globe designs.
     
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