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Old 16th November 2015, 11:05   #9406
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Just thought ill update you. So after a lot of thought and deliberation, i ended up at a recommended accessory showroom in Gurgaon. Told The owner what i need the upgrade for and from the start he recommended HID's. Also told me he will fit it for me, i can check the performance and if it isn't upto my expectations, he can bring it back to stock or choose another alternative. Saw a scorpio being tested post HID fitment and it looked pretty neat. Also since mine is a double barrel set up, that means 2 pairs of HID's. So we got it fitted, 4 H7 bulbs - 35W, 6000k- Pure white light. Made in Taiwan and comes with a 1 year replacement warranty.
I would suggest you to stick with 4300k. That provides the best visibility when compared to 6000k. Helps during rain also.
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Old 16th November 2015, 11:07   #9407
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I would suggest you to stick with 4300k. That provides the best visibility when compared to 6000k. Helps during rain also.
I see. Ok, will pay them a visit then and ask them to swap to 4300 just to check the difference. Thanks !
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Old 16th November 2015, 11:55   #9408
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Hey Naveen,

Just thought ill update you. So after a lot of thought and deliberation, i ended up at a recommended accessory showroom in Gurgaon. Told The owner what i need the upgrade for and from the start he recommended HID's. Also told me he will fit it for me, i can check the performance and if it isn't upto my expectations, he can bring it back to stock or choose another alternative. Saw a scorpio being tested post HID fitment and it looked pretty neat. Also since mine is a double barrel set up, that means 2 pairs of HID's. So we got it fitted, 4 H7 bulbs - 35W, 6000k- Pure white light. Made in Taiwan and comes with a 1 year replacement warranty.

Review : Yellow light obviously is more 'visible' than white light. However these babies are pretty bright. The beam is strong and quite wide as well. Takes a few seconds to brighten up fully since the bulbs need to heat up . Still in the testing phase, i suppose ill update with a more detailed pictorial review once i've used it a fair bit. Some pics of the Bulbs and the packaging attached.
Can you please share the details of the accessory shop. I too am intending to get the low beams of my car replaced with HIDs.
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Old 16th November 2015, 11:58   #9409
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Can you please share the details of the accessory shop. I too am intending to get the low beams of my car replaced with HIDs.
Sure, You can meet Sunny - Musicar Gurgaon. 0124-4046700. You can give him my reference, just tell him about the mods done on a blue polo last week.

Let me know if you need any other help.
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Bought a set of error free LEDs for the turn signal indicator for my Fiesta. However, the LEDs were not entirely error free, there is hyperblinking when I try to use the indicator, the hazards are working fine though.

I have replaced only the rear bulbs so far, is the hyperblinking because of this or I need to fix a load resistor in the connection?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4pcs-...383956820.html
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Bought a set of error free LEDs for the turn signal indicator for my Fiesta. However, the LEDs were not entirely error free, there is hyperblinking when I try to use the indicator, the hazards are working fine though.

I have replaced only the rear bulbs so far, is the hyperblinking because of this or I need to fix a load resistor in the connection?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4pcs-...383956820.html
Yes.
I switched my front indicators with LEDs, and have the same thing going on.
A resistor is necessary.
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Bought a set of error free LEDs for the turn signal indicator for my Fiesta...
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Yes.
I switched my front indicators with LEDs, and have the same thing going on.
A resistor is necessary.
Error-Free LED bulbs are supposed to have the load resistors to draw the same current as the incandescent bulbs that they replace. If you see hyperflashing, then the LED bulbs either do not have a load resistor, or the load resistor is too high a value. Either way, you will have to add a load resistor to compensate the current.

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Bought a set of error free LEDs for the turn signal indicator for my Fiesta. However, the LEDs were not entirely error free, there is hyperblinking when I try to use the indicator, the hazards are working fine though.
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Yes.
I switched my front indicators with LEDs, and have the same thing going on.
A resistor is necessary.
Yes a resistor is required but if you're cars have a Flasher Relay then swap it to a solid state relay.

Even I have come and stopped at this came issue, check my thread below:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...uti-swift.html

Since it required splicing OEM wiring, I gave up.

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Ya I get you. I already have a HID kit. I am not aware what brand it is. As you can see the output. And it also achieves full brightness in less than 10 secs. That's d reason I wanted this advice as to changing the bulbs either to morimoto or osram CBI.
10 sec is not that bad, but not ideal. Can you check whether it is a dc or AC ballast. Changing the bulb may not help much. If it is dc then replacing with a good AC ballast may be more useful.
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Btw, what happens if I use a 35w bulb with a 55w ballast ?
No issues. In fact some guru's claim that in many cases 'matched' ballasts (esp no brand ones) may be a bit small, and may even give a greenish tinge to the output..
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Fast Bright Ballasts are real quick, i am currently using them from past year and half. They take only 2 to 3 sec to give full brightness.
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10 sec is not that bad, but not ideal. Can you check whether it is a dc or AC ballast. Changing the bulb may not help much. If it is dc then replacing with a good AC ballast may be more useful.
Sur sir will find out if its ac or not, the wattage and bulb type.

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What is the best way to seal a headlamp dust cap after drilling hole to insert wiring harness?

Checked a lot of auto stores to find a rubber grommet, no luck yet.
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Are LED headlamps (H4 variety with hi/lo in a single bulb) legally allowed in India.
Talking about something like this:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/252061016108?...84.m1438.l2649
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Is it a good idea to replace the Halogen head lamp of my Honda City 2010 with LED Head Lamp ?
Just a bump up.
Anyone has any info on drop in LED headlamps? help.
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What is the best way to seal a headlamp dust cap after drilling hole to insert wiring harness?

Checked a lot of auto stores to find a rubber grommet, no luck yet.
Is it for the Creta? If you have replaced it with HIDs, then rubber grommet should be available with the kit. Else, it's better you try some local spare parts store (like the ones for 3 wheelers or old cars etc)
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Is it for the Creta? If you have replaced it with HIDs, then rubber grommet should be available with the kit. Else, it's better you try some local spare parts store (like the ones for 3 wheelers or old cars etc)
Yes its for Creta, but not HIDs. Since my model does not come with projector, its for normal 100/90 setup. Will try 2/3 wheeler shops now, the 4 wheeler shops does not keep them.
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