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    Default Retro fitting xenon auto levelling sensors

    I've been reading about retro fitting xenon's lately and was wondering what exactly was invloved in retro fitting the leveling sensors?

    It would appear that there is an extra wire on the headlight itself which may (or may not) be for the sensors. I've heard people say it's not worth the cost etc... but has anyone actually looked into this?

    Most things that have been retro fitted seem to start off with "can't be done", "costs too much", "not worth it" etc..

    But we all know that this mostly turns out not to be true..

    Bluetooth
    Electric Folding door mirrors
    Rain Sensors
    Dimming mirrors
    TPMS
    Park Pilot (Front and Rear parking sensors)
    etc..

    I know you could just fit a HID kit, but I prefer to be as factory standard as possible, especially when it comes to selling the car and the law could easily change and we find ourselves with illegal lights!

    So come on guys (Andy L ), can we actually do this?

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    Can I interest you in some AFL lights...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Can I interest you in some AFL lights...?
    I was looking at them, but I think that is an upgrade too far

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    I was looking at them, but I think that is an upgrade too far
    Blasphemy - there's no such thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Blasphemy - there's no such thing...
    tbh I'd love AFL, handy for the trips across the channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    tbh I'd love AFL, handy for the trips across the channel.
    Due to collecting a few of them in an attempt to get a fully working set, I've got one I've taken apart (a monsterous job in itself...) to see what wiring goes where etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Due to collecting a few of them in an attempt to get a fully working set, I've got one I've taken apart (a monsterous job in itself...) to see what wiring goes where etc...
    Have to say the dark ones look 100% better m8. Car is looking good, and you only have 2.34325356% to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    Have to say the dark ones look 100% better m8. Car is looking good, and you only have 2.34325356% to go
    I have to agree - but if I'm honest I need a new top VXR bumper section and the passenger headlight is still rubbish as it has a mount missing and the bottom is sealed where it was cracked... If I can sell my chrome AFL's it'll be handy though...

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    roy, im sure i cud retro fit these without a doubt,anything is possible with me as you know lol

    i was thinking about ya afl headlamps earlier and thought

    "shall i use my vectra as a dummy to retro fit these and see how much is involved "

    as im pretty good in retro fitting i thought this could be a good challenge


    penfold, would you be in a position to part with ya headlamps as a temp
    loan of them so im able to carry out this mod and if it works then i buy ya
    headlamps off you then this way i will know how much is involved in retro fit
    as doing it this way cud guarantee selling ya headlamps and creating a new
    retro fit mod.

    if not then this mod cant really be done without forking out pounds for
    headlamps that may not work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andy.l View Post
    roy, im sure i cud retro fit these without a doubt,anything is possible with me as you know lol
    I do m8.. you should start your own little retro modding company

    I owe you quite a few beers already.

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