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#1 Guinness

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:27 PM

I was reading the manual regarding changing bulbs on the 451's headlights but the instructions were too descriptive (all text). Since I am more of a visual guy, its kind of hard for me to understand. I came across this website and it has very good explaination (with photos) on the proper procedures. Hopefully this will help out those who seeks to replace lightbulb, install HIDs or LEDs later down the road. Link as follow: http://www.evilution.co.uk/188

Edited by Guinness, 24 December 2009 - 03:12 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:56 AM

I was reading the manual regarding changing bulbs on the 451's headlights but the instructions were too descriptive (all text). Since I am more of a visual guy, its kind of hard for me to understand. I came across this website and it has very good explaination (with photos) on the proper procedures. Hopefully this will help out those who seeks to replace lightbulb, install HIDs or LEDs later down the road. Link as follow: http://www.evilution.co.uk/188

Great find and thanks for sharing! ;)

Edited by Benggolf, 24 December 2009 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 06:55 PM

Evilution is definitely one of the best online resources for us. If you haven't yet, I would suggest you take the time to explore it! There are many tips and tricks that could save you a lot of money on there. ...I think they like donations too :smile_anim:

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:30 PM

I read about disabling DRL... I cant seem to do it~ is the 2009 451's DRL hardwired?

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:34 AM

evilution is a great site. I've used it to find out about all kinds of odds n ends. I hope it stays up despite the following announcement on the homepage: "Not much been going on as I am selling my smarts." http://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:05 AM

Well, my 451 at 19700 kms, both low beams dead....... Cynthia was getting high-beamed yesterday, so likely they both went quickly one after the other. Replaced with Helia Optilux on passenger side (had 1), and a spare OEM on driver side. The Helia are a great long lasting bulb.451 = WAY easier to change than the 450
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#7 J&J

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:02 PM

Changing a burnt out headlight on my 451 was super simple - I took it to the dealer and they changed BOTH sides under warranty - there were 17000 km and 17 months on the car.
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#8 quirky1

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

Really? I didn't think normal wear items like bulbs were covered by the warranty.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:30 PM

When searching this site I found a post advising that headlight bulbs were covered for more than two years (of course I can't find it now!!). I took the smart in and yes it was covered. While I wias there they also replaced the other headlight, which had not failed - all at no cost (washed the car too).

Edited by J&J, 14 January 2010 - 06:31 PM.

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