2nd Gen R60 Countryman Fog Light Bulb Upgrade

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  1. Mini Q

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    Any suggestions for upgrading the bulbs to brighter ones that will not trip the "bulb out" indicator?
     
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    Brighter in a fog light is kind of counter productive if you want the light to function as a fog light. Brighter bulbs should not give you any bulb out warnings. LED bulbs will, because there is not enough current draw from them.
     
  3. Dave.0

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    Get an 35 W HID fog light kit ONLY. (Not 55 W kit) $29.99 :Thumbsup:
    A 55W kit will get too hot for the plastic housing but your lens will be ok because its glass. not worth the issues. Just stick with the 35w.

    I have them and they have worked great for years. The kits are well made with waterproof connectors and sealed digital ultra-thin ballasts. (Easy plug and play)

    The fog bulb size is : H11 for an R53

    DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits

    I do not use them as fog lights, I use them as driving lights.
     
  4. Mini Q

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I put LED bulbs in my Clubman and right away got the bulb out.

    I would like to use the fogs as driving lights.
     
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    See my post above. :Thumbsup:
     
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    You need to get the LED's that have a "load" resistor built into the circuit so the MINI thinks the bulb is still good.....
     
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    any idea who makes the LEDs with the resistor?
     
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    Thanks Metalman
     
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    LEDs won't provide great light output.
     
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    LED's suck at driving lights......
     
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    Putting a brighter bulb into a fog light will not change it into a driving light. The reflector & lens are what determines fog vs driving. You will have a brighter fog light that no longer works well as a fog light & doesn't work as a driving light.
     
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