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Old 01-10-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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..h7 To Ds2 Conversion..

I have a Face lifted Coupe with Halogen Projectors, I want to upgrade to HIDS, they say my projectors will be fine, but can you convert the H7 fitting to DS2 fitting, or would this be a waste of time..

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Old 01-10-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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waste of time, just get an h7 HID kit. oh yea, you'll have to get your car reflashed.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:01 AM   #3
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Even if I use digital ballasts.

Ive been offered a complete set of Xenon BMW headlamps that fit, would this be a better option. but 3 times the price..
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nope, because you will still have to reflash. if you want, i can make you a custom kit so that you won't have to reflash. basically you'll be buying a completely plug and play kit.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:16 AM   #5
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I would love you to make me a custom kit, but I live in the UK.. My Uncle lives in San Francisco, so could maybe sort something out if need be..

You seem to know your stuff about lighting..

May I ask you a few questions..

How different are the halogen projectors compared to the Xenon projectors..

If different, can you modify the Halogen projectors..

Most HID kits in the UK say plug and play, I can't seem to see where I would feed the wires from inside the light housing to the factory connectors, even where the factory connectors are..

Uk digital ballasts claim no light on warning..

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You can just retrofit an H7 HID kit into your existing housing. Here is a quick tutorial on what you would have to do:

http://www.e6designs.com/brian/HID_i...writeup_1_.pdf
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I would love you to make me a custom kit, but I live in the UK.. My Uncle lives in San Francisco, so could maybe sort something out if need be..

You seem to know your stuff about lighting..

May I ask you a few questions..

How different are the halogen projectors compared to the Xenon projectors..

If different, can you modify the Halogen projectors..

Most HID kits in the UK say plug and play, I can't seem to see where I would feed the wires from inside the light housing to the factory connectors, even where the factory connectors are..

Uk digital ballasts claim no light on warning..

Thanks in advance
The xenon projectors have a built in flap that flips up when you engage the high beams. In terms of light output, you will get the same result with a set of halogen projectors that are aimed correctly.

Our HID kits are plug and play, the wiring just feeds right out the back of the headlight. It's usually best to dremel a small groove on the plastic cover to allow the bulb wires to feed through the top or bottom (these wires are rather thin) which connect to the igniter and ballast. You can then mount the igniter and ballast inside the engine bay, the stock plug goes right into the HID ballast.
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^ well jlevi answered your questions there.

the digital ballasts doesn't always work. there are very few that even work like they say, i've tried.

sending it to the uk shouldn't be a problem i don't think. i hope that shipping isn't a lot, if anything we can work out a deal with your uncle.
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