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clio HID fitting

hiya ive just bought a HID convershion kit for my 1.2 clio, it should be just plug in and go but seem to be haveing problems fitting them, can anybody help please? thanks helen
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I have never seen or fitted the -so-called plug in and go HID lighting and I can't see it being legal either.
By law Xenon style lighting must be fitted with a self levelling system and headlight washers
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Were there any instructions with the kit? If it really is a 'plug in' kit then I would assume that you need to mount the ballast(s) somewhere, unplug the existing cable from the headlamp bulb and connect it to the ballast. Then replace the bulb with the HID bulb and connect the ballast to it.

I'm not a fan of aftermarket HIDs. When a car has HID from the factory, it is specifically designed for HID and complies to all the legal requirements. Fitting aftermarket HID will put you the wrong side of the legal requirements and there is a high likelihood that you will end up dazzling oncoming vehicles.

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The factory fitted Laguna Ballast which runs the xenon bulb sends 30,000 volts through an armoured cable to light up the bulb, surely with normal bulb cables all you would get is a flash and a bang !

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WOW i forgot i posted on this forum its been that long since i fitted them.My husband managed to fit them in the end and it was just a clip that was the problem with the fitting.They have now been in for some time and they work perfect,never had any problems with the wiring and don't get anybody flashing me to indicate i blind them,they also seem to put out just as much light as the standard hids on my husbands Mitsubishi Evolution 9.I would recommend it as one of the best mods i have ever done as there not much to buy and the differance is like night and day lol.Forgot to say the car also went through an MOT with the hids fitted and it passed fine.
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