Mk4 Xenon Headlights

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by Haydenwest » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 pm

Do you guys think the xenon headlights upgrade are worth the money?
How easy isit to change on a mk4? Just headlights and coding or isit more than just that?
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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by petrev » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:06 am

How to thread in section ... Read earlier posts too.

Absolutely brilliant upgrade if done to 35W.
Still better than std. if at 25W factory.

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by Haydenwest » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:37 pm

Thanks for the information guys could anyone link me the parts I need and someone local to Nottingham for coding?

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by lord-dudester » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm

Haydenwest wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:37 pm
Thanks for the information guys could anyone link me the parts I need and someone local to Nottingham for coding?
Em tuning in Wellingborough coded mine

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by petrev » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:49 pm

Parts and coding in the How to thread linked earlier in this thread ...

I used OBDEleven for coding.

I posted my parts costs and sources in the How 2.

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by Caddy46 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:15 am

Anyone got a link to the 35w bulbs are they just your standard led bulbs or what? Cheers


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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by petrev » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:49 am

Xenon
Not LED
D3S

My best prices found last time I searched ...
https://www.lichtex.de/xenon-licht-bren ... 3s-fassung

They also do ballasts and drivers !

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by Servicon » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:53 am

Anybody got pictures of their conversion with the lights on?

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by tomislavrast » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:27 pm

Any pictures with DRL on?

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by wildybeast » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:59 am

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by Ripley55 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:46 pm

That’s a great shot @wildybeast. They make the front look much more cleaner/modern ? 👍
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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by nik_740 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:23 pm

So if I get it right, the D3s Xenon lights with 35watt fits in the headlights when there are D8S lights already in it? Or do you need to change the drivers also?

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by Ripley55 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:24 pm

@nik_740
I’m no expert on this, just working to get to Xenon upgrade myself, but I think the 25w "bulb" I prefer to use the word lamp 😂 has a different base flange fitting to the 35w lamp to prevent interchange - I'm told on here it can be fixed DIY by adding a slot in the base flange at the right point, I’m also pretty sure the ballasts will need changing to suit the higher wattage lamp. Perhaps @Giddy or @Petrev can explain in more detail, certainly @Petrev has done this mod
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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by wildybeast » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:41 pm

You will need 35w ballasts to power the35w bulbs. One bulb per headlight.You then need to put a notch in the new bulb to fit the headlight socket.Then shave a little of the wire plugs at one side that go to bulb and ballast as they are slightly different.I did this carefully using a sharp blade..Part numbers are in the how to section. I stole a couple of pics from the webb .Not from a caddy but might help.ImageImage

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Re: Mk4 Xenon Headlights

Post by tomislavrast » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:01 pm

Beautifull pics with DRL wildybeast.

I can't wait for coding.

DRL makes 80% of the attractiveness of the headlight look...

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