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Old 9th December 2015, 15:59   #9496
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Came to know about the importance of R&D yesterday. Tried replacing my projector H7 HID bulb with a non projector H3 HID (bought from Prakash motors). Somehow managed to fit in with some jugaad. But the beam is no where to be seen. 1000 bucks wasted

Anyways, can anyone help me buy an HID bulb that goes inside a projector?
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Came to know about the importance of R&D yesterday. Tried replacing my projector H7 HID bulb with a non projector H3 HID (bought from Prakash motors). Somehow managed to fit in with some jugaad. But the beam is no where to be seen. 1000 bucks wasted

Anyways, can anyone help me buy an HID bulb that goes inside a projector?
H7 is available on the web quite cheap. Have you checked the Ballast? I am told 90% of failure are of the ballast and not the bulb. Please swap the bulb into the other side and check, else you need a new ballast. I had a ballast failure in my Civic Fog within a few months.
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Came to know about the importance of R&D yesterday. Tried replacing my projector H7 HID bulb with a non projector H3 HID (bought from Prakash motors). Somehow managed to fit in with some jugaad. But the beam is no where to be seen. 1000 bucks wasted

Anyways, can anyone help me buy an HID bulb that goes inside a projector?
WHy not buy the proper spec bulb, H7 ?
H3 is a much shorter stalk, and would have hardly reached inside the projector. Thats why no beam.
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H7 is available on the web quite cheap. Have you checked the Ballast? I am told 90% of failure are of the ballast and not the bulb. Please swap the bulb into the other side and check, else you need a new ballast. I had a ballast failure in my Civic Fog within a few months.
I have checked and swapped the ballasts. They are fine. There is some issue with the bulb.

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WHy not buy the proper spec bulb, H7 ?
H3 is a much shorter stalk, and would have hardly reached inside the projector. Thats why no beam.
My old HID H7 bulb came with the projector as a single unit. It is somewhat different from a regular H7. I tried to find it online but in vain. Then I found a similarly(not exactly) designed bulb at a local shop in Mumbai. I gave it a go. The bulb has somewhat managed to fit in but no beam at all

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My old HID H7 bulb came with the projector as a single unit. It is somewhat different from a regular H7. I tried to find it online but in vain. Then I found a similarly(not exactly) designed bulb at a local shop in Mumbai. I gave it a go. The bulb has somewhat managed to fit in but no beam at all

Here's a pic of the original bulb
Is this for an aftermarket Projector? And aftermarket as in not morimoto and the more expensive ones?

Did it come with adaptor plates that fit on the back of the projectors?
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Is this for an aftermarket Projector? And aftermarket as in not morimoto and the more expensive ones?

Did it come with adaptor plates that fit on the back of the projectors?
Yes. Not the expensive ones. I am not aware of the adaptor plates.
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The bulb has somewhat managed to fit in but no beam at all
Swap the polarity of the connectors to the bulb & try. It may work
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The bulb is itself working. I can see the glow through the projector but it's not being focused as a beam.
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Yes. Not the expensive ones. I am not aware of the adaptor plates.
Understood. I have similar projectors. They aren't H anything. You can count up-to h99, you won't find these. I'll send you a link from where I ordered the bulbs. Can you post a picture of the base of the bulb once?
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Old 10th December 2015, 00:09   #9505
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H anything. ! check some pics

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These are the generic HiD bulbs DSx where x may be 1 or 2 or something else. These should be easily available.
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H anything. ! check some pics
As I thought.
These are the ones you want. They are some proprietary things, no standard base.


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As I thought.
These are the ones you want. They are some proprietary things, no standard base.
Not exactly, they are standard HID bulbs used in most projectors. You should get them quite easily.
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Not exactly, they are standard HID bulbs used in most projectors. You should get them quite easily.
Not really. They are not any DSx bulbs, and I could only source them off of DX and Ali after a lot jaddo-jahad.Only a couple of listings there as well.
I have them in two pairs of projectors, both sets ali sourced, and it has been a pain. In india, they are impossible to source from your neighborhood guys.
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Not really. They are not any DSx bulbs, and I could only source them off of DX and Ali after a lot jaddo-jahad.Only a couple of listings there as well.
I have them in two pairs of projectors, both sets ali sourced, and it has been a pain. In india, they are impossible to source from your neighborhood guys.

Are they working fine? I saw the pics. I think they will fit perfectly. Going to order right away!
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