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Re: Some questions

Originally Posted by Dancingdad View Post
Fair enough
On a cold, wet day in England, I'm jealous.

For HIDs to work, you just need the bulb and appropriate ballast.
For them to work legally, AFAIK, across Europe, you need the other gubbins.
Whether or how Malta enforces, no idea though web says you have a VRT test, similar to our MOT.

Washers and auto levelling are part of UK test. Can fail without.
Light pattern is part and certainly will fail if the beam is not focussed or misaligned.
Sticking any bulb, whether HID or LED into a headlamp unit not designed for it risks focus etc going to pot.
Certainly a major cause of dazzling other drivers.
VRT is no issue. A crisp 20 Euro note in the logbook and even a car on its last legs will remain going for another year. I'm not fussed about that, as anything goes with VRT here.

So, in short, with how things are here in Malta and such, if I manage to get my hands on a set of 172/182/V6 headlights, I can stick the appropriate bulb type+ballast in it, and all is well correct?
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