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    Hello, I'm just full of questions today

    HID headlights, got 3 questions

    1. do you need to remove the front bumper and headlights to fit?
    2. would they void a manufacturers warranty?
    3. are they legal and would they pass an MOT?

    Thanks,

    Sammy

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    1. Yes
    2. Possibly
    3. No they are not legal, but normally pass the MOT
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    i fitted mine with out removing the bumper. brackets just fidly to fit.

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    u dont have to remove the bumper at all unless you have hands like shovels

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    about the legallity of these, they are legal as long as you have self levelling headlights, a lense that wont distort the light beam and headlight washers. But in saying that, i have hids, never been questioned about them and also they passed the mot this weekend and i dont have self levelling lights or washers

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    Hi, fitted them to my wife's Signum last night (her car's the reason I'm signed up here) and didn't take the bumper off...wouldn't have known how to anyway.

    It's easy putting the new bulbs in with the bumper and h/lights still in place, the slightly trickier bit is fixing the ballast unit somewhere secure, and even that was no trouble on the NS, on the OS though I removed the airbox and fixed the electronic modules to the inside of the wing, then put the airbox back (obviously. D'oh!).

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    awesome, i am still not sure whether to do this mod or not, might be one for the future

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    By the way, re. legality, I went for the 5000k units, which have virtually no blue in them, almost pure white, to be a bit less "in your face" in having them, keep the plod off my wife's back when she's driving past a cop car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sduk View Post
    awesome, i am still not sure whether to do this mod or not, might be one for the future
    If you do, go for these:

    http://www.hids4u.co.uk/store/produc...&cat=16&page=1

    Really great quality, no exposed wiring that needs taping up, no chance of bulb failure alarms blah blah and they even include two new bulb holders as the existing ones would have needed slight cuts in them to accomodate the wires sticking out of the bulbs. Normally £250, currently on sale at £200, and I got them even cheaper just by asking nicely for a discount.

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