Change MGF side lights/Upgrade to LED's

8 years 3 weeks ago - 8 years 3 weeks ago #83063 by Sanchez
Part 1.

I recently changed my side lights to LED's and the only how too was for the TF. So i thought id do the F how too! It's much more simple and no tools are required.

Step 1 - Open the front bonnet/spare wheel compartment.



Step 2 - Identify the bulb cover and turn it to the left (Lefty Loosey).



Step 3 - Pull the cover off and place to one side.



Step 4 - Identify the side light housing.



Step 5 - The side light housing is held i place by friction. Grip hold of the white portion and pull with a wiggle to free it.



Step 6 - Remove the old bulb by simply pulling it out (the bulb is held in by friction)



Step 7 - Fit the new bulb/LED (in my case LED) by just pushing it in.



Step 8 - Replace the side light housing by pushing it back into the hole it came from.



To be continued... can only add 8 pics at a time lol!

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8 years 3 weeks ago #83065 by Sanchez
Part 2.



Step 9 - Replace the bulb cover by placing it back on and turning it to the right.



Step 10 - Switch the side lights on and check the bulb/LED works. Repeat on other headlight cluster. Done!







Enjoy your new side lights!
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8 years 3 weeks ago #83067 by paulsmgf
A good write up sanchez well done you :broon:
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8 years 3 weeks ago #83078 by gazsuttonuk
Brilliant 'How to' Sanchez.. :broon:

I did exactly the same to my MG TF and two MG ZR's, used exactly the same led bulbs..they have been in just two months and they have either stopped working altogether or are flashing...had to refit the originals...
I hope yours last longer.

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8 years 3 weeks ago - 8 years 3 weeks ago #83087 by rover-25x
360' LED's give a better light output if anyone is browsing for bulbs. :broon:


Got a few samples of these coming over, should work fine on an MGF and TF, will report back, hoping its a nice crisp white light. ;)



LINK: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130728126231?ssPageNa...id=p3984.m1497.l2649

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7 years 10 months ago #94856 by Tibs

rover-25x wrote: 360' LED's give a better light output if anyone is browsing for bulbs. :broon:


Got a few samples of these coming over, should work fine on an MGF and TF, will report back, hoping its a nice crisp white light. ;)



LINK: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130728126231?ssPageNa...id=p3984.m1497.l2649


Did you get your 360 bulbs in the end and are they any good ?

"When faced with a choice of two evils, I always pick the one I haven't tried."

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7 years 10 months ago - 7 years 10 months ago #94891 by Leigh Ping

Tibs wrote: Did you get your 360 bulbs in the end and are they any good ?

These are good Tibs and close by to you in Birmingham too. :yesnod:

Great how to guide Sanchez. Now added to the how to lighting list. :broon:

Sidelight Bulb Changing Guide number 1 by Sanchez. - MGF Sidelight change and upgrade guide 1 - LED x 7.
Sidelight Bulb Changing Guide number 2 by 'Blow in' Richard. - MGF Sidelight change and upgrade guide 2 - LED x 4.

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7 years 10 months ago #94900 by Softly~Softly

gazsuttonuk wrote: Brilliant 'How to' Sanchez.. :broon:

I did exactly the same to my MG TF and two MG ZR's, used exactly the same led bulbs..they have been in just two months and they have either stopped working altogether or are flashing...had to refit the originals...
I hope yours last longer.



Snap Gary, I have replaced mine twice now :coat:


Great how to :broon:

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7 years 10 months ago - 7 years 10 months ago #94905 by Bob
Nice how to Sanches well done great pictures.

I've had smd's in for the last couple of years and still on the same pair.My MOT station always moan about the light being 'a bit blue' which it is not, but next to the yellow main headlight bulbs it does look blue.Having said that he still passes my car but some testers out there may fail you with these bulbs in.

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7 years 9 months ago #101161 by Sanchez

gazsuttonuk wrote: Brilliant 'How to' Sanchez.. :broon:

I did exactly the same to my MG TF and two MG ZR's, used exactly the same led bulbs..they have been in just two months and they have either stopped working altogether or are flashing...had to refit the originals...
I hope yours last longer.

Mine are still working so far!!! :woohoo:

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7 years 9 months ago #101224 by bryan young
Great "how to" thank you. Did mine before Christmas, nice white light too.

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