Use HID for the low beam, because it's brighter than a LED and because the low beam is always on. Use a LED for the high beam because it takes a few seconds for HID lights to fully energize. LEDs are instant on. If you have a 2005-09, it's fairly easy to install both lights because the high and low beams are in different housings, compared to the earlier models which has both lights in one housing.I appreciate your input, and I think you're right, I am not wanting to have to deal with the aftermath of adding resistors or something like that. Think I'll just the brighter bulbs for half the price of the LEDs (actually I think it's less than that). Luckily I only bought a pair to try out. Be taking them back. I have been wanting to do the LED headlight, not certain on which one to get.
I added LED bulbs to my turn signals plus I have Muth mirrors. They flash faster but that is OK with me. The turn signal relay is probably not an option to swap out so if you want a slower flash, you have to add load resistors front and back. Since the fast flash is usually the indication of a burned out bulb, I don't have that indication but with the LED's, it is far less likely one will burn out. They are a little brighter and I figure a faster flash will get someones attention better than slower.I am wanting to convert my turn signals and brake lights to LEDs, anyone done it/tried it? If so did it work and how did you get it to work? I've seen something about adding a load resistor or I could change out the flasher relay. Thoughts?
Actually that center running light element is connected to the ABS controller and will cause an ABS bulb fault if you change it to a different wattage. This is an artifact of the K 1200 RS ABS system that had a single tail/stop bulb controlled by the ABS.You can replace the brake lights with LED also EXCEPT for the center bulb. That one needs to stay a regular bulb as it is wired differently into the motronic and will cause problems as an LED.
Thanks for the correction. I should have remembered that as I just searched the schematics for someone here with brake light troubles. I knew it was the center bulb though that needed to remain normal.Actually that center running light element is connected to the ABS controller and will cause an ABS bulb fault if you change it to a different wattage. This is an artifact of the K 1200 RS ABS system that had a single tail/stop bulb controlled by the ABS.