Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th June 2012, 13:59   #6151
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 6,641
Thanked: 3,056 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (4)
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

@Ketan; the same ballasts will work. I will suggest you align the lights after installing HIDs.
sgiitk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2012, 21:40   #6152
BHPian
 
shyamhegde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 284
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketan View Post
Hi Guys,

Planning to get the XUV delivery within a few days. I have H1 + H7 HIDs on my Palio that I'm planning to remove, though it gives enough/better illumination but it seems to be creating issues for oncming vehicles when using on 2 lane roads since no projectors. I'm planning to get the H7 (low beams) on XUV since that has got the projectors already and get Palio a complete new set of lamps for H1 and H7.

I dont know if I have to add same ballasts that I have in my Palio to the XUV as well! Has M&M taken care of that and made it just a P&P (add the HIDs and go) or I have to get the ballasts from Palio and add it to the XUV? In case if I do that, does it require to break wires/ affects warranty?

Thanks in advance.
Is XUV projector headlight not a HID one already ?

If not, I am not sure if it is a good thing in terms of beam pattern and cut-off to install HID bulb in a projector designed for Halogen. try it and check if there is any improvement over stock by just installing HID on temporary basis before getting it wired for permanently. You will have to use a wiring harness and relay to prevent cutting of any OEM wiring.
shyamhegde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2012, 21:59   #6153
BHPian
 
Ketan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 821
Thanked: 160 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Thanks guys,

I will give this a try once get my car delivered and ensuring that it doesnt have any impact on warranty etc.
Ketan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2012, 13:53   #6154
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 274
Thanked: 39 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

@Nitin, @vikram,

Thanks for the suggestions. It turned out that the second bulb did not fail - the holder's clamp was not properly set and as a result the holder had become lose.

I will anyway have the relay and Wiring checked when the vehicle goes in for its 3rd service.
cnaganathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2012, 22:14   #6155
Senior - BHPian
 
aparth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,010
Thanked: 508 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Guys how are the HID kits by MGT? Has anyone used them before?
aparth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2012, 11:47   #6156
BHPian
 
TaurusAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mumbai - MH 01
Posts: 484
Thanked: 277 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Hi Fellow Bhpians,

I am planning a long trip with my Ritz Diesel shortly. As some night driving is involved, i am thinking of upgrading the Stock Bulbs. I have narrowed my search to Philips Extreme Vision H7. Please let me know if it will appropriate or any similar bulbs in market.

Also, any idea if I will be able to change the headlight bulb myself ? I peeped under the hood but did not see enough place to put my hand behind the headlight assembly. Any idea if the headlight needs to be dismantled to change the bulb in Ritz ?

Also, I would like to upgrade the bulbs in the Fog Lamps. Any suggestion on this will be welcome.

I do not wish to modify wiring or plant any cut-outs for above. Just better bulbs with same wattage will be my preference. Please guide me with you inputs.

Thanks.

Last edited by TaurusAl : 8th June 2012 at 11:57.
TaurusAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2012, 12:20   #6157
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NA
Posts: 220
Thanked: 89 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Quote:
Originally Posted by TaurusAl View Post
Hi Fellow Bhpians,

I am planning a long trip with my Ritz Diesel shortly. As some night driving is involved, i am thinking of upgrading the Stock Bulbs. I have narrowed my search to Philips Extreme Vision H7. Please let me know if it will appropriate or any similar bulbs in market.
In the absence of any wiring cut or anything, your selected option holds perfect as i did the same with my A-Star. Highway night driving was never a problem after that.
Nicky is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2012, 13:04   #6158
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,550
Thanked: 430 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Do the headlight bulbs start dimming with age ? I had installed Phillips halogen headlamps around 6 years back and I am having a feeling that they are not what they used to be, hence I am thinking it is time to replace them.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2012, 13:09   #6159
Senior - BHPian
 
SunnyBoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mysore / B'lore
Posts: 1,331
Thanked: 1,528 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Quote:
Originally Posted by esteem_lover View Post
Do the headlight bulbs start dimming with age ? I had installed Phillips halogen headlamps around 6 years back and I am having a feeling that they are not what they used to be, hence I am thinking it is time to replace them.
Check the glass of the bulb. If it has darkened, replace it.
SunnyBoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2012, 14:53   #6160
Senior - BHPian
 
sameerg001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dwarka, Delhi
Posts: 1,499
Thanked: 416 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Guys, any review regarding Hella 90/100 bulbs ?

Currently i am using halonex 4300k temperature 90/100 bulbs with relay, but now looking for a change.

So, if anyone have any idea regarding hella bulbs, please help

Cheers
Sameer
sameerg001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2012, 20:13   #6161
BHPian
 
sudipta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 246
Thanked: 31 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

I need to do something to secure the Hella auxiliary lamp which I am planning to fix on the front bumper of my Scorpio. Keeping in mind that the lights are pretty expensive and I will not like to loose them, I am thinking of using the breakaway nuts which once tightened will break away from the head portion to make it permanent. I plan to use this outside the normal nuts so this will also work as jam nuts and avoid loosening in the longer run.

Let me know what you all think about the same.

A link to check out the product is given below for reference.

Security Fasteners
sudipta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th June 2012, 17:25   #6162
BHPian
 
xydon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 54
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Hi Guys,

I was planning to upgrade the stock head lights to 90/100. I thought that this does not require a relay but the dealer says any upgrade to the stock required a relay. Is that right?

Also, would the holder melt if we use a 100/130?

Thanks a lot. Appreciate your advise.
xydon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th June 2012, 18:37   #6163
BHPian
 
sudipta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 246
Thanked: 31 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

I am posting the pictures of the product as I got it today. Please feel free to sugest on fixing them. I plan to buy the roots wiring set as well to make the connections better. The sets came with the wires and fuse box with 20 amps fuse each.
Attached Thumbnails
Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here-dscf2576.jpg  

Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here-dscf2577.jpg  

Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here-dscf2578.jpg  

Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here-dscf2579.jpg  

sudipta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th June 2012, 18:55   #6164
BHPian
 
sumeshmani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: bangalore
Posts: 478
Thanked: 97 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudipta View Post
I am thinking of using the breakaway nuts which once tightened will break away from the head portion to make it permanent.
The idea seems to be very good. Are you sure you won't have to remove the lamps for some kind of maintenance work on the bumper. Won't it be big problem in such a scenario?
sumeshmani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th June 2012, 19:00   #6165
BHPian
 
xydon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 54
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudipta View Post
I am posting the pictures of the product as I got it today. Please feel free to sugest on fixing them. I plan to buy the roots wiring set as well to make the connections better. The sets came with the wires and fuse box with 20 amps fuse each.
These look awesome. I wanted to get them on my Swift, but I was criticized badly for that and was really worried that my car would be showcased on the "Wackiest mods" thread

Do put some pics once they are fixed.
xydon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automobile Insurance Queries? Ask me rjvora_2000 Indian Car Loans & Insurance 3715 9th December 2016 00:23
The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here ravi_28_8 Gadgets, Computers & Software 11182 3rd December 2016 17:34
The Royal Enfield Mechanics Thread: All mechanics requirements and queries here sreerajunnithan Motorbikes 416 8th October 2016 21:04
Formal dressing and tailoring for all occassions (EDIT: Put all your queries here) manaa45 Shifting gears 71 17th February 2016 10:05
The Guitar Thread - Post all Queries,tabs and info here TributE Shifting gears 77 15th June 2015 13:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:36.

Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks