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Author Topic: HID headlight repairs...learning curve  (Read 1270 times)
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« on: January 19, 2018, 09:07:39 PM »

One of the HID's was out on Beth's M3 so I went to investigate.  I know NOTHING about HID lights so I have to go thru the learning curve.  There sure is a lot of cheap parts out there, probably poor quality too.

Does anyone have a good experience with a particular brand? 

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 07:42:13 AM »

I replaced the HID bulbs on the Cayenne, and got a set from ebay, make sure you get either philips or osram.

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 07:49:37 PM »

Yes, those brands are a known quality.  I bought a HID set with bulb and ballast from the only outfit that provided a lifetime guarantee.  The ballast are German made. 

https://www.xenonpro.com/h1-single-beam-xenon-hid-headlights-kit

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 07:52:44 PM »

Yes, those brands are a known quality.  I bought a HID set with bulb and ballast from the only outfit that provided a lifetime guarantee.  The ballast are German made. 

https://www.xenonpro.com/h1-single-beam-xenon-hid-headlights-kit

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Man after working on the Passat (lemons car} I feel German engineering is over engineering everything! Very difficult to work on. So ballast that are German made are over engineered and probably expensive. Just a guess, lol.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 08:33:38 PM »

Well now that I've installed them I must say they are basically plug-and-play.  Not bad at all for $89 and guaranteed for life. 

German engineering is ALWAYS overdone. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 09:07:54 PM »

Oh
By the way. Go Eagles!

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