Headlight upgrade

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Giorgio
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Post by Giorgio »

thanks, expect some PM in the near future when I try it :D
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i spoke to an auto electrician today and he gave me a few tips.

he said to test how bright the upgrade will be run a cable from the battery to headlight where it is live with the lights on.
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Alright Giorgio, no probs, just drop me a pm if you need any advice and i'll do my best, i PM'd Steve-o on club polo for help and he was really helpful too :)

this is a little drawing i did of the layout you should end up with if it helps you understand it a bit better as steve-o's guide didn't seem to include anything like this...
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p.s the grey boxes are obviously the relays :wink:
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Post by Giorgio »

I ran a cable just to see and the improvement is amazing. i took some pics of what I did and will put them up soon
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kewl 8) lol

i'm still having trouble trying to find a time when i won't need to drive my car in the dark for a couple days, just in case i mess it up some how and break it :lol:

although gotta say your little wire experment has given me some inspiration to just do it, spose i can always tape my maglite to the bonnet if i get desperate
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Mk2Adam wrote: although gotta say your little wire experment has given me some inspiration to just do it, spose i can always tape my maglite to the bonnet if i get desperate
Check this out for inspiration


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This was done with a peice of wire to test the difference. Results speak for themselves

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my headhights are ok update

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my headhights are well good here's some photo's, the headlight loom is standard. I have now put osram 30% in now and WOW.

This is my car on dip beam

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main beam
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I got the bulbs in spain

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Post by Bayston »

Slightly off topic but when i indicate to stop my car on the side of the round switch my lights off take keys out and lock it my left lights stay on front and back :S im slightly confused as to why this happens?
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Bayston wrote:Slightly off topic but when i indicate to stop my car on the side of the round switch my lights off take keys out and lock it my left lights stay on front and back :S im slightly confused as to why this happens?
That's your side lights, (i think) so if you stop on a dark street or whatever traffic can see that the edge of your car and dont hit it! if you leave the indicator on, if you switch the indicator off it shouldn't do it.



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Post by alexperkins »

Is the guide or circuit diagram for this still available?
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Post by steveo3002 »

just google headlamp relay harness and theres plenty of info

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech ... elays.html
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Re: Headlight upgrade

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I've just bought a 1996 VW polo 1L and the headlights are terrible, can i fit these bulbs to my car even though its a mark 4 (i think)
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Re: Headlight upgrade

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Nice pity the link to the article on club polo doesn't work any more
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