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Has anyone found a replacement LED headlight bulb (that fits) for their X-Type? There are numerous LED bulbs out there, but given the rather tight confines of our headlight assemblies I'd rather not do this trial-and-error or have to modify the housing to make one fit (already had a bad experience with an HID kit). .

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I bought these on line - they fit in the standard bulb housings without modifying them just fine. Don't forget to buy the adaptor cables that ensure the low voltage draw of the LED don't set off error codes / lights..
Low Beam - https://www.headlightexperts.com/cat...it/category/2/
High Beam - https://www.headlightexperts.com/cat...it/category/2/
Fog - https://www.headlightexperts.com/cat...it/category/2/

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Many thanks for both replies. My concern centers around the reflector housing and the spring clips holding the bulbs in place. I installed a set of HID headlights and found that the base of the bulb didn't properly lock in position in the reflector opening and the spring clips would not close around the base. My solution was to use zip ties around the spring clips to hold the bulbs in position. This worked well on the driver's side headlight, but something happened on the passenger side and the bulb appears to be in crooked resulting in my illuminating the shoulder of the road instead of the drive lane, and there's not enough room to remove the bulb and reset it along with the zip tie. Now I'm going to have to pull the headlights out again to either somehow change the bulb orientation or possibly install more compatible LED bulbs. In looking at the links you were kind enough to send me, the bulbs shown don't look like the socket and spring clips will work with them either.

Very frustrating and limiting my wanting to drive the car at night.
 
 
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