Author Topic: Headlight bulb?  (Read 7324 times)

January 02, 2015, 03:58:18 PM
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Jip, had the choice of 4300k or 5000k. I decided to stick to to the factory output.

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January 02, 2015, 08:33:41 PM
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Cool, to be honest there is not a huge difference between 4300 and 5000 but I've also gone for stock.

Tested them and there is a vast difference between these and what I've had. I can actually see now. :D
The ballasts are also working great with a much quicker start up. Very happy overall, even if it's still not as good as a proper projector setup. I may still look into a retrofit solution.
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January 02, 2015, 09:32:55 PM
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Glad to hear! Why did you replace the balasts? I am using (going to) the stock units on my car.

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January 02, 2015, 10:00:19 PM
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Long story short,the  previous owner was an idiot.

He didn't want to pay R1500 for a new globe so he cut the stock ballasts and fitted an aftermarket HID kit but didn't even use proper D2R globes. I've since replaced those and got new D2R harnesses but it was still very poor.

I'm not sure how the Morimoto globes would compare to stock, I suspect they're much the same.
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January 02, 2015, 10:15:15 PM
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That really is a crap one. I hope you get it sorted. My car currently looks like it has a bad eye Infection, getting the right hand side headlight cleaned and resealed, it leaks water and now some of the finest Free State dust has gotten in...

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January 02, 2015, 10:24:14 PM
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That really is a crap one. I hope you get it sorted. My car currently looks like it has a bad eye Infection, getting the right hand side headlight cleaned and resealed, it leaks water and now some of the finest Free State dust has gotten in...

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Thanks, yep - all sorted now and replacing the ballasts and globes cost about the same as what one globe would have cost from Subaru.

I've spoken to Wayne about it - headlights fogging up is apparently a fairly common issue. I wonder if silica packs inside the head lights would help?
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January 22, 2015, 01:15:56 PM
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Finally arrived!

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January 22, 2015, 01:19:41 PM
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Awesome!!

You'll be cursing soon. :D
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February 09, 2015, 01:49:47 PM
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So, had the righthand side light sealed, but it is still fogging up again and the left is starting to do the same. Got a qoute from Subaru - R6500 each ex vat - Xenon is R13000 each ex vat. Now what do I do?

I leave the car in full sun, with the bright bulb removed so that the light can vent, but when I put it back and the car stands overnight, back the fog an moisture comes.
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February 09, 2015, 01:54:57 PM
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So, had the righthand side light sealed, but it is still fogging up again and the left is starting to do the same. Got a qoute from Subaru - R6500 each ex vat - Xenon is R13000 each ex vat. Now what do I do?

I leave the car in full sun, with the bright bulb removed so that the light can vent, but when I put it back and the car stands overnight, back the fog an moisture comes.

Have you checked the seals on the ballasts at the bottom?
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February 09, 2015, 04:17:10 PM
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I am taking to a mechanic buddy of mie to check for me. Hopefully they'll be able to help. I'll tell them to check the ballast seals as well.

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« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 05:07:03 PM by EFH »
Elmar Henning

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February 09, 2015, 04:19:09 PM
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Cool, I reckon that's the most likely place to leak since they're sitting right at the bottom and those seals must be pretty old by now.
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February 09, 2015, 05:07:44 PM
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That's the thinking here!

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February 16, 2015, 04:07:11 PM
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So, after two days of driving a Volvo loaner, my headlights are resealed, R470 for both as opposed to R14000 per light from Subaru SA. No leaks or fogging. Here is before and after

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Some say, embrace your inner child...
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February 16, 2015, 04:12:56 PM
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Awesome! So where did the leaks come from?
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