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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2017, 11:57:47 AM »
best upgrade i have ever done.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2017, 19:19:38 PM »
The kit fitted well and light output is a breeze compared to the old style!

Quick additional question: when I fitted the HID kit I noticed the bracket that holds the light is quite a bit thicker than the classic halogen bulb, causing the metal clips to hold the bulb in place to be 'forced' outwards quite a bit.
I noticed while swapping the halogen lights back for the checkup they actually sat a bit loose now and as such the original lightbeam is messed up.

Is this due to the type of HID bulbs I have or is this normal?
Should I get an additional set of metal clips for the headlight unit?

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #122 on: May 28, 2017, 21:16:19 PM »
I never had any problems with mine.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #123 on: May 29, 2017, 19:16:30 PM »
Here's some pictures... the 'problem' lies with the thickness of the bracket that positions and holds the bulb in place I think.

When I put back the halogen bulb in the light unit, it sits loose like this: http://www.icone-music.be/files/Calibra/LooseH1HalogenBulb.mp4

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #124 on: May 29, 2017, 20:28:21 PM »
you could pack it out...mabe with a washer thats got a hole big enough to go over the center ?

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #125 on: May 29, 2017, 20:37:02 PM »
Or just bend them back into shape. It's not ideal if you have to do it regularly. I was glad to see the back of my HIDs but then I only drive cliff in summer and given the long Nordic days, bright lights aren't key.

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Re: Guide: Upgrading your headlights (:HID)
« Reply #126 on: May 29, 2017, 20:42:16 PM »
Yeah that's pretty much what I do now... bend them back in shape. Works fine with the original units but a pain with angel eyes :)