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post #41 of 113 (permalink) Old 7th September 2006
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Hi - I have a background in electronics and computer repairs, tech support. (ie logical thinking) Whenever I look through a thread like this I look for the bl**ding obvious.

I may have missed it but can you swap the two headlamp bulbs over?

If the fault follows the bulb ..... = 110 "only"! I didn't see anyone suggest this.

The only risk would be that in handling the lamps you may damage them and hence start all over again.

BTW can't fault "Sports Tourers" logic.

Sympathetically yours.
PS Sorry just noticed this has already been suggested ....
HELLO I AM WANTING TO CONVERT MY HOLLOGEN HEADLIGHTS TO XENONS I HAVE THE HEADLIGHTS AND JETS IN BUMPER MY DEALER SEEMS TO THINK IT CAN BE DONE BUT I MAY NEED TO CHANGE THE ECU THIS IS MY 1ST POST AND WOULD BE GLAD OF ANY HELP
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A lot of expense for very little gain IMHO.

Better to sell your car and buy a higher spec'd model..

The Xenon's not only require the washers by law but also the self leveling devices linked to your suspension.

Sure it could be done but at what cost ?
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The subject of fitting aftermarket gas discharge lamps keeps coming up on every forum. My understanding is that most of the suppliers of aftermarket kits suggest that it is not illegal to convert from conventional halogen to gas discharge bulbs , provided the colour temperature is not blue and the output remains 55/60 W. It will be very difficult for an MOT center to discriminate between a gas discharge lamp and an xtra bright white halogen item. Of course if the car is also fitted with headlamp wash then the test station may also want to check its operation and may suspect gas discharge lamps are fitted. In this case they may also check the self levelling. So ..if you fit gas discharge lamps , don't replace the bumper or buy new headlamps that have Xenon written on them. The aftermarket kits are plug and play anyway , so it will be easy to revert back if there are issues.
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The law says that if you have high intensity discharge (HID) headlights fitted, you MUST also have:
a) headlamp washers and
b) an automatic levelling system
The argument goes that as these lights are so much brighter it is more important to ensure that they don't dazzle oncoming motorists even when the car is heavily laden or the lamps are dirty.
Having said that, I know a number of people who have fitted aftermarket lights without the washers etc. I have never known anyone to be pulled by the rozzers, though I dare say it must happen from time to time. One might think the police have better things to do with their time...
The presence of hid's without washers or levelling IS NOT an mot fail (although I have heard that this may change). I did fail on a previous car because I had only converted one side when it went into the mot and the tester said they have to be equally bright (or dim...).

By the way, my car has hid's fitted as standard so no - I'm not driving around illegally.

Hope this helps
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Interesting info but getting back to the original problem ( which has recurred following a good few months of driving around with everything working fine )

I got a useful reply from HIDS4U which I hope may help others

Sounds like you have got a faulty ballast rather than bulb quite common I am sorry to say.

We have sold many ballasts for the Laguna and we have the later type which is more reliable. They cost 150 pounds inc vat and you would need the D2R type bulb if you decide to buy a bulb also.

I actually would recommend you buy a pair of our upgrade D2R bulbs for only 69.99 plus pp as these are much whiter and better performing than the yellower OEM bulbs.



The links you need are :

ballast: Valeo Ballast for Renualt Laguna - 150 - HID and Xenon lighting kit

OEM bulb (1) D2R Bulb Osram or Philips - 59.99 - HID and Xenon lighting kit

or pair of upgrade bulbs HID Xenon 6000K Upgrade Bulbs (1 pair) for D2S and D2R - 69.99 - HID and Xenon lighting kit



For the fog lights you could convert them to real Xenon using one of our kits and you will be able to fit the kit yourself as wiring wise its simple with only 2 wires to connect to existing wiring using spade connectors provided.



This conversion will transform your fog lights into amazingly bright high performing lights with over 300% more light on the road.



All our kits come with 2 year warranty and our prices include VAT. Postage is only 9.99 using City Link (normally)



The kit you need is HIDS4U Pro - HID Xenon Conversion E4 Certified Ballasts - 209.99 - HID and Xenon lighting kit

Or a more modest upgrade would be a pair of upgarde halogen bulbs H7 Ring Sportz Blue 100W (pair) - 23.99 - HID and Xenon lighting kit



If you need more information please let us know



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LED lights Latest HID and Xenon lighting products from HIDS4U Ltd, Leeds UK
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