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I have read through the other threads on the subject but I am taking a different stance on this.
I know it is the ballasts that have gone, they went one at a time and from what I understand it is caused by wet ! Due to our wonderful summer I have had enough of ballasts and wetness !
I found a place on the internet a few months ago that sold the complete lamp with loom adaptor to allow the change back to standard lights but forgot who they were and now cant find them again ! I think they were Birmingham based.
I dont really rate the Xenons on the Laguna, they are a bit brighter but as they are not the "focussed" type they tend not do be very much better than halogen. Long term, it would save a few quid to change. Also I can then sell the Xenon units on E-Bay !
To my knowlage the actual wiring loom conects are the same as the difference is at the ballest and you could just by some hallogen lights and fit them.
The lights are fairly straight forward to swap though you do have to remove the bumper to do so and that takes time.
The newer xenons have a seal on the ballest to stop water ingress. Did the replacement one you fit have this?
Currently in owenfackrell's garage:
2006 laguna II, initiale sports tourer 2.0Dci , but has had laguna 1 rxe (both phases) and a 98 clio rxe and a Laguna II Sports Tourer 1.9Dci Privilege and a Megane Coupe 2.0 16v in red and a 2007 57 plate megane II privilege 1.5 DCi estate (with Panoramic sunroof) and a 2001 Clio 1.4 Privilagein black.