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    Default Fitting Aftermarket Headlamp Washers...

    Hey all; as I mentioned in the HID law/Keeping HID's thread, I want to fit the headlamp washers to my Veccy C as I do a fair bit of driving with mine and thus the headlamps do get dirty quite quickly.

    So, I priced up VX parts to do it, and was a bit taken back by the price of everything. On my previous car I retrofitted aftermarket washers and had a seperate switch hidden away on the drivers side near where the little driver's side cubby hole is (Under the heater vent).

    This is what I fitted:

    CXW0521 £20 - http://www.classic-car-accessories.c...n_washers.html

    (It's about half way down)

    CXW060 - £1.40 - 2 Metres of extra washer pipe

    And CXW064BW - £2.99 (Non return valve)

    Total: £24.39




    ...I had these fitted for ages to my Volvo and they worked fine (even in the snow, down to -10 degrees, used VW Screen wash diluted screenash 60/40 water, did the job and cost a fraction of the price... . Took me about 2 hours to fit, including passing the switch wire through the bulkhead, wiring up a relay etc.

    On the Vec C I'll probably place the bottle in front of the battery (about 1.5 inches away, on my 1.8 there is a plastic 'splitter' about 1.5 inches after the battery) and then wire + fit everything as per the How2...


    Just put this up for interest and opinions really, hopefully it'll be easy on the Vec C so you guys and do it too if you want...I'll keep this updated once I start the work in a few days time...

    - Harry
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    sounds like a cracking idea, I'm sure a few of us would be very interested in this

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    With concern to the HID's, the headlight washers won't be the problem - well it would be the least of them. What about the aftermarket self levelling? Otherwise the time it takes for the Xenon bulbs to reach their full brightness may be a problem come MOT time, along side the fact that the headlights won't self align when the ignition is turned on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    With concern to the HID's, the headlight washers won't be the problem - well it would be the least of them. What about the aftermarket self levelling? Otherwise the time it takes for the Xenon bulbs to reach their full brightness may be a problem come MOT time, along side the fact that the headlights won't self align when the ignition is turned on.
    No Gaz, don't do it. Not another HID legality thread lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    No Gaz, don't do it. Not another HID legality thread lol

    In my defense I wasn't the first to mention HID's
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    HID's could damn near have their own section, that and recommend me some new tyres Sorry to the OP for going off topic BTW which washers are you going to use?

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    Lmao you lot haha! Glad to see there is interest...!

    Gazza4; I've got something in the pipeline for that don't worry lol, going to be fitted around new year so by Jan I'll have fully legal HID's...

    Stevie; Cheers mate, gonna start updating this thread once I start the work, probably on the 7th or 8th of this month; would have done it today but I'm sick as a parrot...wearing a woolly hat indoors too...

    DasArab; Going to use the single jet washers included with the installation pack, they'll allow more pressure, fluid being forced out of one will be more powerful than through 2, and it'll save washer fluid (so I don't have to freeze while filling it up haha)...On a different topic, did you get the ballast ok? I did try to pack it in 2x jiffy bags to be safe lol.

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    Lmao you lot haha! Made me laugh in this sick bed ridden state (Got flu ) Glad to see there is interest...!

    Gazza4; I've got something in the pipeline for that don't worry lol, going to be fitted around new year so by Jan I'll have fully legal HID's... . I don't think time to warm up is a factor, else cars with fully legal HID from factory would fail...

    Stevie; Cheers mate, gonna start updating this thread once I start the work, probably on the 7th or 8th of this month; would have done it today but I'm sick as a parrot...wearing a woolly hat indoors too...

    DasArab; Going to use the single nozzle jet washers included with the installation pack, they'll allow more pressure, fluid being forced out of one nozzle will be more powerful than through 2 nozzles (that's what I learnt when I fitted them to my V70) , and it'll save washer fluid (so I don't have to freeze while filling it up haha)...On a different topic, did you get the ballast ok? I did try to pack it in 2x jiffy bags to be safe lol.
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    Yes mate, got it fine, have left you feedback btw

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    Sorted, cheers mate!

    (****** double posts! :| )

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