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 R50 headlight upgrade

 Created by: MannyR502004
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 Posted: Nov 18, 2019 04:50AM
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Thank you for the information/insight.  I've ordered the Philips X-treme Vision +130% Headlight Bulbs (Pack of 2) (H7 55W) and hoping this will remedy my issue.  It's too dark here and the roads can have some large potholes to not be able to see.  Don't want to blind anyone but definitely need more visibility.  It should arrive in a week or so.
Great, let us know how they work out for you.

 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 12:49AM
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Thank you for the information/insight.  I've ordered the Philips X-treme Vision +130% Headlight Bulbs (Pack of 2) (H7 55W) and hoping this will remedy my issue.  It's too dark here and the roads can have some large potholes to not be able to see.  Don't want to blind anyone but definitely need more visibility.  It should arrive in a week or so.

 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 04:41AM
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Hell everyone!

I just moved to Italy and have a 04 Mini R50 manual.  The lights are not bright enough for the dark Italian roads.  I want to upgrade the headlights to something bright but want to avoid the controller.  I am new to Mini's and I'm having a hard time finding a plug-and-play type light.  Any and all advice is greatly welcomed.  Thank you in advance for your time and have a good one!  Cheers!
If you have the standard headlights on your 2004 R50, then your MINI uses the H7 bulb for the low and high beam.

I am not sure of what types of bulb products are available in Italy or what bulbs are legal for use there. But you should be able to switch to an aftermarket 'white bulb' which may offer more light, or you should be able to find H7 bulbs with higher wattage than stock to give you more light.

There are probably some aftermarket HID conversions available, but we are not familiar with them. You 'can' convert to the factory Xenon headlights but that would require the expensive headlight modules, igniter/controllers, and wiring harness.

The alternative is to add driving lights.

 Posted: Nov 10, 2019 10:46AM
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Hell everyone!

I just moved to Italy and have a 04 Mini R50 manual.  The lights are not bright enough for the dark Italian roads.  I want to upgrade the headlights to something bright but want to avoid the controller.  I am new to Mini's and I'm having a hard time finding a plug-and-play type light.  Any and all advice is greatly welcomed.  Thank you in advance for your time and have a good one!  Cheers!