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Old 8th January 2020, 13:01   #11641
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Hope he used a similar type HID bulb to check?!

Also check if the ballasts are functioning or gone.
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Issue seems to be with the ballasts. Try using the original kaput HID bulbs with a different set of ballasts. If that fails, you're probably gonna have to replace the entire kit (a pair of new ballasts + bulbs).

(PS: I wouldn't rule out a fuse issue, yet. In my case, my left HID low beam bulb stopped working. High beams and right side HID bulb were fine. The guy replaced the fuse and things went back to normal.)
Thanks for replying guys. The guy did use a different HID bulb which matched the bulbs from my HID, then he even changed the ballasts also but it didn't worked. He even took apart the HID ballast and tried using a normal bulb and that didn't work either. And as I said all the fuses were checked and they are in working condition. Now what to do?
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Hi. You have a wiring issue then. Does your mechanic know how to use a voltmeter. Check for voltage and ground availablity at the connector or wire ends
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Is it possible to increase the light output of led projectors of z+ variants? I found them to be insufficient. Please comment.
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Old 9th January 2020, 16:14   #11644
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Powerbulbs stopped free shipping to India sometime ago and charge close to 8 pounds for shipping.
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For the paid tracked shipping they use Royal Mail which in-turn uses Indiapost for the delivery. It is one of the worst delivery service I have experienced where nobody has any responsibility and tries to blame each other. My shipment from Powerbulbs is stuck with local post office for past 25 days (post customs clearance) for some missing customs duty list. And no one has any clue about how to get it sorted out. Even after multiple visits it is just useless with them. I have given up all my hope on them.

Powerbulbs has agreed to refund as the shipment has overall taken more than 2 months and still not delivered. Good support from Powerbulbs. And on enquiring further they do offer DHL service but you need to get in touch with their support for that.
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Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

I had bought Headlight Assemblies for our Xylo E8 ABS from Parts big boss in Aug 2017.
But the Headlight Assemblies received were of D2 Variant and had no Manual Adjust Setting.

The OEM Headlights (those came with car) were as below-
m2all Headlamp Assembly LH for Mahindra Xylo Type-1
Now I want to Replace the Headlight Assemblies with those of Xylo Type-2 ones as below-
m2all Headlamp Assembly LH for Mahindra Xylo Type-2
Is it possible to fit the Xylo Type-2 Headlights (Motorised Version) on our Xylo (The OEM Headlight that came with the car had Motorised Headlights)?

Are the Mounting Brackets and the Motor Connector Socket identical in case of Type-1 and Type-2 Headlights?

The Price Difference between the two (Type-1 and Type-2) as per m2all website is Rs.224/- only.
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I have Hyundia venue SX+ the stock head light has projectors with HB3 bulbs , i am looking to upgrade stock halogens to better ones . Can some one suggest good halogens .
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Old 14th January 2020, 14:16   #11647
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Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

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Hope he used a similar type HID bulb to check?!

Also check if the ballasts are functioning or gone.
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Hi. You have a wiring issue then. Does your mechanic know how to use a voltmeter. Check for voltage and ground availablity at the connector or wire ends
I got it checked again and the culprit seems to be the earth wire. HID is working fine because he checked it directly by connecting a wire with battery. Now the question is how to get the wiring checked as there so many wires and how much would it cost to get the wiring changed (which i'll get it done at an authorized dealer).
My mechanic said that he can either do the HID's direct or put a switch somewhere under the dash or steering which will operate the low beams as he will connect a wire from the fuse box and do a "jugad" for the low beams to work through that switch (which I really don't want to do).
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Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

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I had bought Headlight Assemblies for our Xylo E8 ABS from Parts big boss in Aug 2017.
But the Headlight Assemblies received were of D2 Variant and had no Manual Adjust Setting.

The OEM Headlights (those came with car) were as below-
m2all Headlamp Assembly LH for Mahindra Xylo Type-1
Now I want to Replace the Headlight Assemblies with those of Xylo Type-2 ones as below-
m2all Headlamp Assembly LH for Mahindra Xylo Type-2
Is it possible to fit the Xylo Type-2 Headlights (Motorised Version) on our Xylo (The OEM Headlight that came with the car had Motorised Headlights)?

Are the Mounting Brackets and the Motor Connector Socket identical in case of Type-1 and Type-2 Headlights?

The Price Difference between the two (Type-1 and Type-2) as per m2all website is Rs.224/- only.
From the pics i see that the type 1 headlamp assembly has screw slots at the base and the type 2 does not have them. So it may not be a direct fit
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Old 14th January 2020, 16:29   #11649
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I am still trying to figure out what I should do for better light out of my 2016 Ertiga's main lamps. When checked with SA at Maruti service he said there are Philips Xtreme vision lamps (not LEDs) with same 55/60 watts and there is no need to add extra relay. He also mentioned the light will be improved. My query is on the reality on that "improved light" statement. The price he mentioned was some 550/- per lamp whereas the conventional 55/60 watt lamps are available at around 100/- per piece. Will it really help?
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When checked with SA at Maruti service he said there are Philips Xtreme vision lamps (not LEDs) with same 55/60 watts and there is no need to add extra relay. He also mentioned the light will be improved. My query is on the reality on that "improved light" statement.
You can go for osram night breaker laser or philips extreme vision. These are 55/60 watt bulbs and can be installed as a direct swap with stock headlights. But the improvements over stock is marginal. You won't notice much in low beam but there is a considerable improvement in high beam. Still it's not sufficient for highway runs.
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I've 2010 Polo 6R with the dual beam headlights. Since the stock bulbs were pathetic, I've changed them to Osram Nightbreakers. The marginal improvement it provided was just adequate for the city, but off late the number of highway trips have drastically increased and the need for a better set of headlights is required. I prefer a stock look and hence am thinking about retrofitting the 6C single beam headlights.

I got 3 questions relating to this :
1) Is the retrofitting process possible?
2) The dealers are quoting 12k per headlamp while I got a quote for a pair of Hella make headlamps for 15k from a FNG. Is the price and quality justifiable?
3) Any better solutions available?
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I got 3 questions relating to this :
1) Is the retrofitting process possible?
2) The dealers are quoting 12k per headlamp while I got a quote for a pair of Hella make headlamps for 15k from a FNG. Is the price and quality justifiable?
3) Any better solutions available?
Retrofit a pair of good Bi xenon projectors in the low beam housing. Should not cost more than 10-12k at shops. Its a superior solution to any halogen.
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Old 16th January 2020, 16:58   #11653
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Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Hello there!
I own a Tata Manza 2010 which has dual headlights ( H7 socket ), and they are very poor in lightning the road ahead. Can someone suggest a good pair of bulbs ( LEDs or Halogens any of them) under 3-4k ?? I am really low on budget but need to upgrade them as soon as possible.
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Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

I am running into problems in installing HIDs in my Tucson's projectors.

After wiring up, The HIDs bulbs turn on for a second and then immediately turn off. I think (not sure) they are overloading the factory wiring?

If I connect HID + and - directly to the battery the bulb works fine. (SO I guess the ballast and bulb are ok)

Which solution is recommended?

1) Wire this directly from the battery with a relay- This is for h4 and hence will require some modification for my h7 bulbs

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07RBB1FHY/...=AN83E5PA1E258

2) Add a capacitor in the circuit

https://www.amazon.in/Tooarts-Decode...9174125&sr=8-1
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Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

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I am running into problems in installing HIDs in my Tucson's projectors.

After wiring up, The HIDs bulbs turn on for a second and then immediately turn off. I think (not sure) they are overloading the factory wiring?

If I connect HID + and - directly to the battery the bulb works fine. (SO I guess the ballast and bulb are ok)

Which solution is recommended?.....]
Does the Tucson have a Canbus kind of system ? Is yes then you need a canbus compatible ballast or a canbus cancellor for the lights and a capacitor wont help either. Also no need to use h4 relay when h7 relays are also there.
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