Originally Posted by MY99 2.5GT
Are there any H7 LED bulbs on the market that produce 4500 Lumens or better that actually fit in our 5th gen light fixture and allow the weather cap to be screwed on without modification?
They were extremely bright in the stock projector housing but the large fan/heat sink assembly is so long that the weather cap won't screw into the back of the light fixture. I don't think a modified weather cap would help since the the body rails are so close to the back of the fixture.
I've done HID conversions on my previous cars but always end up having to troubleshoot failing ballasts, blown bulbs, or speaker hum.
If anyone has experience with an LED bulb set that fits, please let me know!! Thanks
CK HID bulbs (gen3) fit nicely behind out dust caps. They are older tech and NOT as bright as the 4500lm unit you got but they might be what you need for a PnP application without removing or cutting the dust caps.
(Scroll down to see the H7 bulbs, this series is confirmed to fit, a few of us on the forum had/have them... they do however start to dim with age).
These (gen4) bulbs should fit as well (but I have not tested them personally). Ask CK HID for dimensions comparison with the G3 reflector-type H7 bulb and if they are the same length or shorter - they WILL fit.
That or wait a bit longer until more manufacturers start to come out with 2015/2016 designs using the Philips lumileds or equivalent COBs that can output 3000-4000lm and fit inside.