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    Im not sure if it belongs in here or electrical but either way ive just bought a hid kit that is for sale on here if you want to have a look at it, he says it was for his mates facelift, but i have a pre facelift,
    my friend who has a facelift has said it wont fit mine, but he is willing to buy them off me at a reduced cost for his,
    now i wouldnt anyway coz i cant give away money, but i was wondering will it fit mine??

    thanks in advance

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    Iirc the same kit fits both the pre and the facelift

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    Doesn't the preface need additional clips to hold the HID bulbs in?

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    nope mine fitted without the extra clips

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    and if they were needed then you can buy em off ebay for under a tenner

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    THANK YOU! just have to wait and see then when they turn up, i think its probs just my mate trying to wangle himself some cheap HID's

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    with the postage you paid and the wait involved ...would maybe of been easier to get them from HIDS direct or one of the other companies ...HIDS4U or HIDS4US

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    On the topic of HID's (as ever), if I were to buy a standard set, 35W 5000 for example, and replaced them with my current lights, would I lose the ability to go full beam, or will my full beam lights continue to work?
    As far as I can tell, you can then upgrade your full beam lights to HID's with another kit?
    The HID sites I've looked at don't seem to be very clear on this, either that or I'm being foolish anyway.

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    yep your full beam will still work ....but for using HIDS in there you kinda lose the ability to flash your lights as the HIDs take a bit of time firing up.

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    Thanks for that, I'm yet to find a reason not to get them, but theres still something holding me back which I can't put my finger on. Possibly the idea that its illegal, and would be worrying about failing MOT due to them being installed. Depending on size of my next pay packet I may just through caution to the wind and get some. Thanks again!

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