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  1. Reversing and Xenon bulb upgrades 
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    I've just bought a 2013 CC GT 2.0TDI, and looking to improve some of the external lighting

    Firstly the reversing lights are pretty hopeless - I can hardly see anything in the dark (tinted rear windows don't help!), and even the brake lights seem to do a better job!

    Are there any upgrades I can get for these bulbs?

    Similarly, I find the Xenon headlights to not be as bright as far reaching as on my previous car (which had Bi-Xenon headlights and 5000k bulbs).

    How easy is it to change the Xenon bulbs on the CC? I did do it quite easily on my old car (Saab 9-3).
     
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    Osram Night Breaker Laser Xenarc Next Generation for viability but won't be 5000k , for that is the Cool Blue Intense version .

    For reversing bulbs , what type do you have ? I've had lots of success with Cree led types of 80-100W , but they can be hit and miss Canbus wise of working in a Merc but not a Vauxhall !
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazwould View Post
    Osram Night Breaker Laser Xenarc Next Generation for viability but won't be 5000k , for that is the Cool Blue Intense version .

    For reversing bulbs , what type do you have ? I've had lots of success with Cree led types of 80-100W , but they can be hit and miss Canbus wise of working in a Merc but not a Vauxhall !

    Thanks for the reply.

    Regarding Xenon bulbs, I did look at Night Breaker Laser bulbs for my previous car, but think they were a bit pricey, and ended up going with some other Osram OEM's, which were basically the same as the factory 4300k bulbs.

    A few months later, I found these bargain bulbs at less than £12 a pair, and decided to swap the Osrams out with these at 5000k. I couldn't fault them for the price, and in the short time i had my car after putting these in, they were excellent.

    I wondered if there was something similar for the CC I could try, and if they are easy to fit? Would these fit? My old car (Saab) had D2S bulbs, and I've got a feeling the CC are D3S?

    For reversing bulbs, I don't know what type I have - assume they are OEM ones. I'd consider LED, but like you say can be a bit tricky with Canbus from what I've read (generally speaking).

    I wouldn't mind doing the same for the front DRLs, but might be more hassle than it's worth.
     
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    Can somebody confirm the xenon bulb type for the CC please?

    I can't find anything in the Manual, and some websites say DS1 and others say DS3!
     
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    D3S and socket type PK32d-5, Phillips offer standard, LED effect or >+120 and >+150% increased vision version


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