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#1 User is offline   ticky97 

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:25 PM

Hi All

new to the Puma.. after being out in my Puma 1.7 the other night I found the headlights a little dim? so which bulbs do I need to replace my present bulbs HB3 or HB4 or both I'm a bit confused does not take much as my other toy is a Tickford Capri !

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:34 PM

welcome
The main and dip beams are the same bulb (from memory) but separate bulbs. Just checked the Wiki HB3 LL (55w halogen bulb)
The head light unit can be improved with a good clean, make sure the alignment is good and a good polish of the exterior.
Very nice other car.
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Posted 18 December 2016 - 01:18 PM

I'm looking to get some new bulbs soon. I have exactly the same problem with the bulbs being rubbish and way too dim. I've had a quick check on the Halfords website. There's a filter near the top of the page to look for headlamp bulbs.

Bulbs here

There are some brighter options available, so I reckon I'll give them a go. Posted Image

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 09:23 AM

Hi all

Gone for the HB3 Super White +90% Xenon Headlight Bulbs on Ebay @ 20.00 for the 4 I will tell you all if they make any difference when I fit them ..Posted Image

Geoff Posted Image

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:42 AM

I've just bought 2 130% brighter bulbs from Halfords (haven't fitted them yet). I'd be very interested to see how you get on with the eBay bulbs. If they're good I'll get some for full beam.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:03 PM

Just a word of caution for anyone buying bulbs from Halfords. I went to fit my new bulbs the other day and they'd sold me the wrong ones! Not good when I had a bulb blow on me, necessitating a change of bulb that evening....!

If anyone wants a pair of HB4 9006 bulbs for 20 (inc postage) then let me know. In the meantime I've ordered some HB3s from evilBay.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:13 PM

I'd go back to Halfords especially if you asked for assistant help to get the right bulbs.
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:22 PM

I've just fitted some Osram which seem like a nice beam to me...

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:45 PM

 happy-kat, on 07 January 2017 - 07:13 PM, said:

I'd go back to Halfords especially if you asked for assistant help to get the right bulbs.

Unfortunately I bought them whilst in the UK over the Christmas period. I'm back home now (Isle of Man) and there's no Halfords here. Plus I paid cash and stupidly threw the receipt away. Posted Image

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:36 AM

OK

fitted the HB3 Super White +90% Xenon Headlight Bulbs their seems a slightly better beam ! or is it that I cleaned the headlamp covers with T cut also fitted some extra spot lamps if I can't see any better at least other people can see me ha ha.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

Looking good! How are you finding them in the dark? Any better than what you were using before?

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

Hi Trixie

Yes they are better but only just....or is it my eyesight going I,m in my 60's now ha ha, if you need some excellent bright lights see if you can get some cree led bulbs I have some fitted on the Honda as extra spots and they are brill..

all the Best Geoff..Posted Image

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

 ticky97, on 22 January 2017 - 09:21 AM, said:

Hi Trixie

Yes they are better but only just....or is it my eyesight going I,m in my 60's now ha ha, if you need some excellent bright lights see if you can get some cree led bulbs I have some fitted on the Honda as extra spots and they are brill..

all the Best Geoff..Posted Image

Lol! Well, I fitted the cheapies I bought from eBay. They have a slight blue hue to them and the light they give off is certainly a bit whiter, meaning that it's a bit better for me to see in the dark. For about 10 for four bulbs (I fitted all four at once), so far so good! It's just a shame that the standard Puma headlamps are so rubbish.




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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:46 PM

Halfords database list the Puma bulbs as HB4 even though they should be HB3?!

Nearly got caught out but they didn't have any in stock anyway!

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

Ouch that is a shame Halfords Db is still wrong!
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