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Leon/Toledo HID Headlamp Guide/FAQ

Discussion in 'Mk1 Leon FAQ's (1M) 2000-2006' started by Nathanio, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. 53 Leon SX

    53 Leon SX aka Kris

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  2. kassim

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    Hi just wanted to ask i have a cupra tdi

    i have fitted them with 8000k hid's they look a nice blue colour but they look so much diffrent to my brothers 8000k myn are a very light blue almost white

    his are proper cool blue

    every ones hid's seem to be a very diffrent colour to me ;/

    dont look at my signiture pic becasue they are not as blue as the photo just came out like that
     
  3. cupraJD

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    had hid's on my cupraR but the bulb went, wish ad read this before a took them off completely
     
  4. wayneb2000

    wayneb2000 Guest

    what bulbs did you recommend mate to go with your hid s i can't open your link.
    thanks
     
  5. Zipcode

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    Ok, so every one talks about cutting a 25mm hole in the headlight cover for the grommet. My question is which part gets pushed through the hole? Is it the bulb fitting or the wiring and connector? I'm confused as both those parts seem bigger than 25mm = confused.
     
  6. Zipcode

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    yeah, that what I thought, but i'm sure 25mm won't be big enough for the connector to squeeze though. The clips on either side of the connector seem too wide??? Oh well, guess i'll just cut it and see.
     
  7. Zipcode

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    so,kit fitted. I'm quite happy with the results!! I managed to lose the water bottle grommet where the pump fits into the bottle :( Really f'n anoiying.
     
  8. Mobo

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    Whats the difference between h7 and h7r?
     
  9. Yatesey8527

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    H7 bulbs are meant for angel eye/projector headlamps.

    H7R bulbs are meant for reflector headlamps.Leon's usually have reflector headlamps.
     
  10. Mobo

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    I ordered some h7 so i was ment to order h7r
    will it cause a issue or not
     
  11. Yatesey8527

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    A lot of peeps use the H7 bulbs,although they are meant to dazzle other road users due to the fact the bulbs don't have the built in reflector like the H7R bulbs have.

    I've got H7R bulbs in my 6000k's,might not get a decent beam pattern with the H7's.

    Either bulb is fine to use,just remember come MOT time;)
     
  12. Mobo

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    Cheers just will see if i get any flashes will check to see what it looks like from the other side as i cant stand people with hids which blind and cant be one myself:)
    if it is blinding then ill just change them to h7rs
     
  13. Yatesey8527

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    No worries mate,like you sy if you don't Ike the H7's all you have to do is get sum H7R's,just swap the bulbs over.
     
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    Does it matter which make you get? I've seen lots of cheap kits on eBay!
     
  15. Steede

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    Does the kit have to be a canbus kit or do they need cancellers or is that just for newer leons?
     
  16. xd-data-ii

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    That's for newer Leon's. If yours is mk1 you don't need them.
     
  17. Steede

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    Nice one cheers for that
     
  18. Sean886

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    Do I need canbus lights or just plain hids? Also I think I'm right in saying I'm after h7r...

    Will be getting 6000k dipped still undecided on sidelights though.
     
  19. CH1

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    Well this HID kit is still serving me well after all these years,

    Question:

    which bulb can I buy that will match the white light of the Hid's
    as below
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    What size bulb is it called? (forgot!) any makes suggested and any photos on the colour of light?


    Thanks
     
  20. Method

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    I had installed HID's on my 1.6 Leon, now that i've got a cupra there's hardly any room in the damn engine bay to work with! Any of you guys got any pictures of where you hidden the ballast / wiring etc?
     

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