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    confused Mtec Help???

    I just bought a second hand Mtec HID lighting kit and i notice that the bulbs do not lock into place in the headlight. Not a huge problem as i have taped them in place with electrical tape.

    Does the bulb have to sit a certain way in the headlamp for the beam to be correct or does the projector lens align the beam no matter what way the bulb is positioned?

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    The original clip does hold the bulb in a certain way,hence the flat on the bulb,can't you use the original clip? or if not HIDS4U sell split clips to fit the vec.

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    The HIDS4U split clips are ok but they still need a fair bit of bending & shaping to make them fit - I don't know how much a pair of Vx clips cost but I reckon it would be easier to split the OE clips & refit them.

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    so.... I can take the original clips off the loom and they should fit ok?
    I think i'm gonna have to remove the headlights to get more room.

    Will I need to remove the bumper to remove the headlights?

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    The original clips should fit iirc ... and headlamp removal is a bumper off job, but it is easy, a how 2 somewhere on the site ..

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    Mine is a pre f/l & I didn't remove the headlights, just the airbox.

    You should be able to use the OE clips - if the bulbs are permanently wired as are those from HIDS4U you'll need to split the clip on one side otherwise just slide them over the bulb.

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    yes i catch your drift mate my bulbs are permanently wired. i'll have a look at them again when i get a spare minute. I think my way of using electrical tape to keep the bulbs in place is a bit rough lol

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    These are the HIDS4U bulb holders

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    ok thanks for that. they are a bit pricey for what they are. i'll try using my old ones first

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    They come as part of the kit otherwise I would've modified the original or bought Vx repacements - I think I'd cut the originals & then try to superglue a bit of feeler guage over the gap to make them more rigid again as they take a fair bit of hammer twisting them into place

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