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HID bulb length : H7r or H7 ?

Discussion in 'Mk4 Ibiza FAQ's (6L) 2002-2008' started by Chemical Al, Jan 3, 2007.

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  1. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    Right, this seems to be causing some confusion.

    A standard H7 halogen bulb is 41mm which we know deffinately fits in the mk4 ibiza

    measured as shown in this pic...

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    if people with HID conversions could state

    kit make/supplier
    bulb (H7/H7r)
    Length of bulb (measured as shown in above pic)
    diffuser problems?

    then we can hopefully clear things up a bit and see what kit fits
     
  2. dasmith83

    dasmith83 Formerly "Dave FR PD130"

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    good idea...i was thinking about measuring a bulb, but i've had lesson plans to do instead :( and i didn't fancy a trip to the shed.

    Come on you HID guys whats the length of your bulbs???
     
  3. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    come on peeps there must be someone out there willing to shed a bit of light on the subject?
     
  4. davels

    davels soon 2B 2 wheeler!

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    ha



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    ha:ban:

    CHR15B has got HIDS, he could maybe measure them i would of thought to give us an idea
     
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  5. Nathanio

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    From when I fitted mine iirc the HID bulb is longer cos it has a metal bar running on the outside to provide the leccy. I guess it was a mil or two longer. I would be kind and take them out and measure but its dark, its cold and windy, my light alightment is perfect and i'm lazy :p
     
  6. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    fair comment :D
     
  7. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    i thought the H7R and H3S were Jap import bulbs ?
     
  8. dasmith83

    dasmith83 Formerly "Dave FR PD130"

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    at least we've had some responses now! :lol:
     
  9. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    hmm, the plot thickens

    cheers Daz ;)
     
  10. KWEV

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    Well guy's here ur answer :D - the measurement on my HID bulbs are 46mm ,

    these were supplied with a pilot kit from hids4u , and i have fitted them with

    no fouling problems both in a 03 ibiza 130 sport & 05 ibiza cupra tdi 160

    hope this helps .;)
     
  11. Ant FR

    Ant FR Full Member

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    Do some searching guys, i did a big thread on this a while back


    PS

    Would'nt bother with an HID conversion again though as

    A) your car WILL NOT pass an MOT
    B) They are Illegal
    C) They have worse quality light in some cases than standard Halogen bulbs.
    D) have caused Fires in quite a few cars now

    I suggest you all read this weeks Autoexpress about aftermarket HID's. Looks like Trading standards are gonna be clamping down hard on em. Also they all failed the MOT due to scattered beam pattern. And the ones they tested had a worse light output than the standard Halogen bulbs due to scattered beam patterns again and light wasted from the side

    And good cos i am sick of getting blinded by people with shite HID conversions.

    sound liek a hypocrite i know, but there are some chite HIDs out there.
     
  12. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    got a link?
     
  13. Nathanio

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    Strange as mine passed its MOT fine with HIDs fitted.

    Alignment is the key or the lack of it that causes the isseus
     
  14. davels

    davels soon 2B 2 wheeler!

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    i got told the other day by an MOT tester that his and most garages with pass HID's as long as they don't flicker and are ALIGNED properly, which as Nathanio
    has said in other posts is the most important factor.
     
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    frenchy TPS

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    I had an 'X5' kit that hids4u used to sell and they did foul the sheilds. I just bent them out slightly as when i first turned them on they werer touching the sheild and made all the instrument pod lights go out. gulp!!
     
  16. fr-tdi

    fr-tdi Detailing freak!

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    i got an ebay special kit from a seller called wokwokgod lol

    kit is H7 fits like a glove
    :D
     
  17. YorkIbiza

    YorkIbiza Active Member

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    You all say H7 bulbs fit the Mk 4 Ibiza, but my 04 plate has H4 bulbs in.

    Has anyone ever seen this? Cheers.
     
  18. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    there are two different headlamp versions, the twin reflector and the single, i guess you have a single
     
  19. CHR15B

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    It's because you have a lower spec model, it has a lens that uses a single bulb ... the Sport/FR/Cupra/Facelift models have two sections on the lens, one the dipped and one for main beams.

    What you require is an H4 Bi-Xenon kit that will provide dipped and main beams.
     
  20. YorkIbiza

    YorkIbiza Active Member

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    Thanks for your help. :D
     

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