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Old 9th September 2019, 20:17   #31
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Is there a Maruti that comes with OE LED/HID? And can we fit that OE bulb onto the existing halogen projector assembly?
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LED projector headlight assembly being fit in the older generation Ciaz.

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3) replace your entire headlight assembly with the new Ciazís (OE LED projector)
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Most newer Marutiís come with OE LED Projectors (the top variants). Baleno, New Ciaz, Scross, Ignis, Dzire etc. These are sealed units. They use LED chips inside them to provide the light. There are no bulbs inside.
Ah, smart folks, I guess the LED is expected to outlast the vehicle itself perhaps - So expensive option 3 is what you are suggesting, I think thats the safest route. Thanks Dr.

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Check the YouTube video in the post - LINK

LED projector headlight assembly being fit in the older generation Ciaz.
Thanks Anurag.

This is cool, a trip to JC road will sort this out then, I wasnt sure if the new one would fit the older vehicles .
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Thanks for this thread.

During the course of trying my hand at alignment of the headlamps, I've come to notice 3 things -
  1. The left side OEM high beam doesn't align because the reflector and bulb housing is not properly mounted. Why? Because one of the
    screw mounts is broken. I'll have to figure out how to fix it now.
  2. The grooves in the alignment knobs have lost their screw heads, one of them has come lose due to internal breakage, and turning them throws the beams haywire!
  3. Thankfully, the leveling motors work but there is something wrong. When you have aligned the beams somehow and use the leveler switch at 4, the beams do go down but diverge a bit. Then when you bring it to 0, the beams do not align again properly. Maybe my eyes are playing with me. I'll have to keep on working on it I guess.



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Current alignment.

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Comparative study, upper one is what I had, lower is what I've been able to do.

How did I achieve this? I tried my luck with the alignment knobs and some jugaad by raising the right headlamp. Sorry I don't have a snap for it. Do the gurus accept this?

To me, this setup with Micro Fogs suffice. I've connected the high beam solenoids of Micro Fogs to low beam via the switch I had. Now Micro High beam will work with low beam of main lamp when the switch is flicked on. I still don't have any night output shots. Will upload when I have it.

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How did I achieve this? I tried my luck with the alignment knobs and some jugaad by raising the right headlamp.
Better I'd say, at least the beams are almost flat and at the same level.

Is there any play in the bulbs after they are seated in the projector housing?
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Better I'd say, at least the beams are almost flat and at the same level.
The beam cutoff is at exact level of the height of center of the projectors from the ground as measured. The beam doesn't go much up or down while moving close to wall or away from it except maybe a centimeter or so. There is some convergence in RHS when you move close to the wall. Still it doesn't have much difference.

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Is there any play in the bulbs after they are seated in the projector housing?
There's no play whatsoever in the bulbs.

While doing all the adjustments, I've understood many things about headlight throw pattern and how one can align them. So not worried even if the beams again go up or down. I hope the night throw is good enough to my liking. There is still some scope for improvement which hopefully I'll be able to do.

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