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    Simple question (I hope) - what are the implications to a new car's warranty if you retro fit HIDS?

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    they should not affect or invalidate your warranty - but as manufactuters have a clause written into the warranty stating "modification" you may wish to ask the question to your local vx dealer OR vx themselves - who would be able to confirm an answer in writing

    but i cannot see how a "uprated" bulb would invalidate any part of the mechanical warranty as this would be all that would in essence really be covered - most "bulbs" would have no warranty other than at PDI

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    Was thinking more along the lines of the warranty implications of wiring in the ballasts and any other wiring mods that are required for an aftermarket HID setup.

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    well as they wire "in line" with existing wiring - there is no real mods to the wiring - i take it that none of the retrofitted kits have actually damaged any manufacturer components and the onus would be on the manufacturer/dealer to prove that the fault/damage was induced by the hid kit

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    A separate thing to consider is asking your insurance company if fitting a HID will affect your policy. I notified mine as it was a modification to the standard specification of the car. They made a note on my policy that I've fitted an aftermarket HID kit but didn't increase the premium (Direct Line).

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    ive got a 08 with hids i asked about it they jst said that the head lights wouldnt be covered becuase i had to drill a 20mm hole in the back of the cover to get the wires thro but if it came to it i would jst get new covers lol oh btw make sure when you drill it it has a good seal or your head light will steam up and u get water marks on the inside happened to my clio lol.........ps if its the facelift then they will just clip into place if its the older one then u will have to cut the bulb wires to get them thro the metal bulb holders its a bit more jiggery pokery

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    You naughty lot fitting HID's in standard lights - technically illegal!

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps

    I won't tell lol

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    i didny know why do they sell them and put em in bmw's etc? plus mines are the 6k the white ones. am workin on a leds rear light convertion willl look good!

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    well my last vecy past a mot with em and no adjustment pus there not as hot has halogens. any anyway my car is new lol

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