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Old 22nd December 2017, 09:15 AM
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One of mine is dimmer than the other, and I swapped the ballast and igniters and the problem stayed on the left. The bulbs had already been replaced twice.

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Will be trying this next or maybe remove them completely and remove the projector from behind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-Y-OagKJE

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Old 24th December 2017, 08:02 AM
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I've been researching replacement bulbs for a while now. My headlights were behaving the same as yours - they turned very blue and had little effect in poor conditions or... you know, darkness.

As part of the work done to the car, I had the bulbs changed for Philips Extreme Vision gen 2 bulbs. Yes, they are D2S. They definitely made a difference and aren't a crazy blue hue like a lot of the 'upgrade' bulbs available.

Trups tells me there are more benefits to be hat by changing the reflectors to Morimoto units. Seeing as one of my lights lets in a little water, I may send them into to EM Lighting to get both done.
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Old 24th December 2017, 08:21 AM
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Good move there Tony.
Trups upgraded my lights to HIDs a couple of years back. Did it outside his house one really cold February morning, it was bl,oodie freezing, but he got stuck in and did a good job.
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Old 28th December 2017, 07:51 AM
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I would have gladly helped if you were in London or the surrounding areas mate
Thanks for the offer, although I live in Dorset I am frequently around the London area, maybe we can sort something in the new year. The light output is really bugging me and stopping me from driving the car in the dark.
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Old 31st December 2017, 11:16 PM
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Thanks for the offer, although I live in Dorset I am frequently around the London area, maybe we can sort something in the new year. The light output is really bugging me and stopping me from driving the car in the dark.

Not a problem buddy.. just give me a heads up in advance.. I'm normally free on weekends now. We just need to pray for good weather unless we can find a sheltered parking spot somewhere.
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Not a problem buddy.. just give me a heads up in advance.. I'm normally free on weekends now. We just need to pray for good weather unless we can find a sheltered parking spot somewhere.
Might hook up one day Neel as need help changing my front grill n tv tuner
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Might hook up one day Neel as need help changing my front grill n tv tuner
Sure thing buddy.. just let me know when
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One of mine is dimmer than the other, and I swapped the ballast and igniters and the problem stayed on the left. The bulbs had already been replaced twice.

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Will be trying this next or maybe remove them completely and remove the projector from behind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-Y-OagKJE
Snap, you pattern looks very weird
Looks like your left headlight has a lazy eye.

This is bothering me as well, but I haven't tried on this car new and genuine xenon bulbs.
I do have a pair of brand new headlights which is very very tempting, but they are AFS I not AFS II and I wouldn't want to go down the route of downgrading especially that I like AFS II a lot.
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Old 12th January 2018, 09:11 AM
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Snap, you patter looks very weird
Looks like your left headlight has a lazy eye.
Come to mention it, yes. It's almost as if the kick up in the left had side light is for LHD.

I would expect a kick up of ‾‾‾‾\____ ‾‾‾‾\____ for RHD

But yours looks like ____/‾‾‾‾ ‾‾‾‾\____
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