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    Hid 55 watt on a s14a question

    Hi. I am looking at going from 35 watt to 55 watt on my hid lights. Has anyone had any issues with the 55 watt lights? Too hot, melting stuff, too much glare.

    Stick with the 35s or go 55s?

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    If I remember from posts a long time ago, to run 55w you need to any wires to do with the headlights to a thicker gauge wire as the standard loom can't take it. I believe 35w is fine to use the standard loom though

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    Hi. I did assume ide need to run a relay feed. I wondering about the heat inside the lamps too. Just had a 15 minute drive home from work in the cold and the back of my cluster with the 35w is fairly warm but not hot.

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    Could I recommend going to LED instead of HID? Far less likely to damage the headlamp chrome, and headlamps are drying up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    Could I recommend going to LED instead of HID? Far less likely to damage the headlamp chrome, and headlamps are drying up.
    Is this something you have done?

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    I have, much better than the yellow bulbs and passes an MOT without issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by p.nicholas View Post
    I have, much better than the yellow bulbs and passes an MOT without issue
    Which ones did you get? Ill look in to it ,thanks

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    I’ll see if I can find them

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    Still out of stock but others are available

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    Quote Originally Posted by p.nicholas View Post
    Still out of stock but others are available
    cheers, ill look in to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    Could I recommend going to LED instead of HID? Far less likely to damage the headlamp chrome, and headlamps are drying up.
    Quote Originally Posted by p.nicholas View Post
    I have, much better than the yellow bulbs and passes an MOT without issue
    LED conversion bulbs in reflector light housings now fail the MOT as HID's do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    LED conversion bulbs in reflector light housings now fail the MOT as HID's do.
    So you're telling me I've got to refit the crappy old bulbs to pass an mot

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    My hids have passed mit for 10 years or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p.nicholas View Post
    So you're telling me I've got to refit the crappy old bulbs to pass an mot
    Officially yes. But you could well get away with it, the ballast is quite small and easy to hide so can look stock.

    They might spot the difference in light colour, but might not.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6terras View Post
    My hids have passed mit for 10 years or more.
    Good for you, but loads of people fail.

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