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Project Bi-xenon retro fit *Now with installed pics*

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Jon TDI, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    Ok, before I start, I've read the countless debates on the legality of retro fitted xenon headlights to a car that hasn't got washers or auto levellers.
    Please don't turn this thread into one of those "debates". :p
    These two features can be & will be fitted at a later date.

    Right then...... I've started to hatch a plan! :rolleyes:
    At the moment, I have an Ultimate H7R 5000K HID kit installed which is great. I've had no problems with it but I would like to have the sharpness & look of the OEM projector lamps.

    Having read a post about retro fitting OEM bi-xenon lamps, it seems it will cost at least £500 for installing the lamps alone.
    Not wishing to spend that amount (well, I am from Yorkshire!:)), I searched the net for an alternative.
    My plan is to get hold of a spare pair of halogen headlamps, remove the halogen reflector & fit bi-xenon projectors, D2S bulbs & then use my existing ballasts.
    I have found a source for the projectors, bulbs & wiring adapters, so now I need to source a pair of cheap headlamps.
    Anybody know how much they are from a dealer?

    This is going to take a lot of work, but if I have a spare pair of headlamps then I don't have to rush the job. Plus I like put my own subtle touch on the cars I own.

    Updates will follow.................
     
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  2. DanGB

    DanGB Who need's a Diesel....

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    Good on your jon,

    Regarding the headlamps, get em cheap from David @ SEREmotoros on here.

    Im not sure i understand where you mean your going to buy the halogen headlamp units and fit the bi-xenon projectors. wouldnt you just buy the bi-xenon headlamp units in the first place?

    and how do you use your exisiting ballasts with the D2S bulbs? isnt the ballasts part of the bulb holder on the oem kit?
     
  3. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    OEM bi-xenon headlamps are £170 each & they use D1S bulbs which are around £90 each, then you need ballasts which are around £100 each. The cost mounts up.

    I can get a pair of bi-xenon projectors, a pair of D2S bulbs & wiring adapters (D2S bulb holders to connector to my ballasts) for £180.

    There is a ignitor on the D1S bulb, but you still need a ballast to regulate the voltage.
     
  4. mds1256

    mds1256 Facelift Leon Cupra

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    very interested in this as i want the same sharp beam, i like you already have a set of HIDs for standard lenses.

    Didnt think you could put the Projector lenses in to normal head lamps, didnt even think you could buy them seperate?
     
  5. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    This will be the first time I've done this sort of thing, so everything will be a trial & error process. Some guys over in the USA have retro fitted some very nice pieces of kit.

    The way I see it is that the reflector can be removed once the clear lens is removed, Then it's just a matter of fitting the projectors & wiring it up. The D2S adapters will plug into my ballast & the shutter for the main beam can be wired into the main beam feed. Then I just need to install & align. Easy as that!!!:D

    The projectors are custom made & have been modified internally to produce some amazing light output.
     
  6. dannychapman10

    dannychapman10 K04 Time ;)

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    Jon, have you seen the Projector H7 kit on the HIDS4U website? Basically something already made up for what you want to do, you just fit it in your existing headlamp :) Costs £150 and comes with the projector lense, H7 bulb and ballast, all you would need is a new headlamp unit if you didn't want to cut your old one up :)

    Danny.
     
  7. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    I hadn't noticed them.
    Problem is they're still H7 based xenon bulbs & they're not bi-xenon.
     
  8. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    Just had a look for them hids4u but can't find the projector kit???
     
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    dannychapman10 K04 Time ;)

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    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    They don't seem to have a shutter for dipped/main beam. Can't see how they are bi-xenon for anything other than a H4 bulb.
     
  12. Fl@pper

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    i would imagine that the fitting for the new lens arrangement fitted where the H7 originally goes and has a bi-xenon element inside??

    you would need to strip ya lights and adapt wiring looking at the plugs on them but then with the sidelamp ring too could be more too it

    need to contact em and ask i guess ?

    i have a set of H4 bi's at home for the rod and it's just a single HID element in a H4 bracket with a solenoid on the back to flick a shield in and out for high and low beam
     
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  13. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    This is the projector I have ordered:-
    [​IMG]

    The two wires are for the solenoid that operates the internal shutter.
     
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    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    shutter moves so one bulb then :) cool

    will that 'pod' fit in a standard lamp in place of the reflector ok though ?
     
  15. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    Only one way to find out!!!:D
     
  16. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    OoRaH !!! :D:D
     
  17. GlanzaV

    GlanzaV I start fires!

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    Brilliant! I'll be following this thread!

    Is it me or does the HIDS4U kit look like it has ghey angel eyes built in?
     
  18. bakester69

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    Keep us posted mate. I put up a similar thread asking questions about doing this a while back, but got a bit scared off when i really looked into it
     
  19. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    Yeah, the ones on hids-direct have angel eyes around the bezel of the projector.
    It's not something I'm keen on to be honest.
     
  20. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    dont wire em up then :):)
     

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