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Hi, I am a relative newbie to the forum having acquired my 08 reg 2.2D Sovereign about six weeks ago.  I know from the forum that the poor illumination from the headlights is not a new problem and I have read the applicable posts.  I am. however, confused with regards the replacements available. I know I must have H1 448 fitting but if I wish to fit Oram Nightbreaker Plus or unlimited are they a straight plug in or do they require additional wiring/electronics/starters?   Thanks Terry

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Osram night breaker and other similar bulbs are a direct replacement fit. They will give an improvement but not a lot. Only a full HID conversion will give a significant improvement. Having said that I would not recommend an HID conversion for main beam as they need to warm up to give the best light and I found that you often need main beam on those dark country roads, where you need to see where your going right away and not after a delay. 
Rob. 

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10 minutes ago, Apriliaman2000 said:

Osram night breaker and other similar bulbs are a direct replacement fit. They will give an improvement but not a lot. Only a full HID conversion will give a significant improvement. Having said that I would not recommend an HID conversion for main beam as they need to warm up to give the best light and I found that you often need main beam on those dark country roads, where you need to see where your going right away and not after a delay. 
Rob. 

Thanks Rob - I do a quite a bit of rural driving so that's very helpful. 

Cheers

Terry

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I live in the high peak area of Derbyshire so also do a lot of unlit B road driving. It was my number one priority after I got the car to sort the lights. The down side is they are a real pain in the posterior to access. So I had my garage do the job while replacing a turbo link pipe.  They had to remove all the front bumper and headlamp assembly’s. So 3 hours labour, but I supplied the parts to ensure there was going to be no error codes popping up. 
Rob

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