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    which way should the hid bulb be fitted?

    with the bar on the top or bottom?

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    On my facelift the bar sits almost at the top.

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    ive been searching google and there are different replies ;/

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    Sure its bottom, the projector lense reflects differently (upwards), can cause shadowing the other way round IIRC.

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    I thought the bulbs only go in one way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new boy View Post
    I thought the bulbs only go in one way.
    I don't have any, but have to admit that I thought that too. Do HID bulbs not have the wee lugs on them to ensure they only go in one way?

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    The lugs dictate how it fits in the metal clip, not how it fits to the car...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    The lugs dictate how it fits in the metal clip, not how it fits to the car...
    Must be missing something here. I changed the high and low beam bulbs on mine recently and as far as I recall you could only fit the bulbs in one position.

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    Bulbs are different, he's talking about hids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Bulbs are different, he's talking about hids...
    Understand that, but thought he was trying to figure out which way up a HID bulb went in the normal projector headlamps. Wasn't understanding (still don't?) how you could put them in incorrectly if they had lugs or flats on the bases. Maybe I've misunderstood, I'll leave you to it.

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