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Upgrading my headlights
#1
Hi all I’m upgrading my headlight to projects so I can use led bulbs with the correct beam pattern and was wondering witch to go for I’ve seen a few on eBay has anyone got a set they could recommend

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#2
What recommendation do you want?

The headlights or the bulbs?
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#3
Headlights them selves please


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#4
Are you looking at buying a set that’s aftermarket or modifying your own headlights


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Not sure witch yet trying to fine witch is the best option for the price


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There is 2 sets of aftermarket lights, they did put up a write up on them on here so could be worth a look for that.
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(9:th-Sep-2018, 08:40:51)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.There is 2 sets of aftermarket lights, they did put up a write up on them on here so could be worth a look for that.

I'm being a bit thick today Rusty, where can I find that write up that mate?
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(9:th-Sep-2018, 12:16:27)Steveb19111978 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(9:th-Sep-2018, 08:40:51)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.There is 2 sets of aftermarket lights, they did put up a write up on them on here so could be worth a look for that.

I'm being a bit thick today Rusty, where can I find that write up that mate?

Had to hunt for it myself.

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From within this thread, I know he did sell the car so I don't think he's an active member anymore.

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(9:th-Sep-2018, 12:16:27)Steveb19111978 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(9:th-Sep-2018, 08:40:51)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.There is 2 sets of aftermarket lights, they did put up a write up on them on here so could be worth a look for that.

I'm being a bit thick today Rusty, where can I find that write up that mate?

(10:th-Sep-2018, 07:06:27)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(9:th-Sep-2018, 12:16:27)Steveb19111978 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(9:th-Sep-2018, 08:40:51)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.There is 2 sets of aftermarket lights, they did put up a write up on them on here so could be worth a look for that.

I'm being a bit thick today Rusty, where can I find that write up that mate?

Had to hunt for it myself.

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From within this thread, I know he did sell the car so I don't think he's an active member anymore.

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#10
Need a little help...

Just picked up a set of those aftermarket headlights in Jordan's thread.

When I spoke to my local garage about getting them installed they were adamant that they are incompatible because of the LED DRL and that the projectors were an immediate MOT failure?

I actually spoke to the company before I purchased them, and they assured me they would be error free and pretty much plug 'n' play, which was supported by Jordan's thread.

As I don't have the tools or the talent to do something like this myself, I'm pretty much at a loss.
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#11
The LED's will have resistors which will stop the error's and they will works.

I can't see your fail an MOT there is no reason to fail an MOT with them fitted.
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(26:th-Sep-2018, 06:46:47)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.The LED's will have resistors which will stop the error's and they will works.

I can't see your fail an MOT there is no reason to fail an MOT with them fitted.

Thanks Rusty. I didn't understand why they would fail the MOT either, which is why I was a bit confused. I didn't know the LED's had built in resistors but that would be logical.

I got the impression that they weren't really interested in fitting them and were trying to fob me off. I don't suppose you know anyone in the Midlands that could do it for me? Thanks
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#13
they are probably getting confused - as the regulations have recently changed.
I think they can now fail if youv'e fitted different bulbs

the testing manual states

"Existing halogen headlamp units shouldn't be converted to be used with HID bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp."

but if youv'e fitted new lamps I think you should be OK (but I'm not a tester)
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