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Poll: Hids On Mk7 (71 member(s) have cast votes)

Aftermarket HIDs on the road?

  1. Aaargh! I'm blind (28 votes [39.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.44%

  2. Yaarrgh! I'm cool (26 votes [36.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.62%

  3. Oiiii. You're Nicked (17 votes [23.94%])

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#1 orcomma

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:10 AM

Heyya all!

New member here - I've posted a full hellooo in the "New Members" forum but thought I'd say hi here too!

I'm going to be fitting some HIDs to my mk7 tit this weekend and I'll post up a how-to as I do it.

Prolly do it this weekend

So watch this thread! :D

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#2 stef123

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:25 AM

If i were you i wouldn't bother with the hid's..
'From MOT from December 2011 (although i've heard 1st of jan 2012), the below changes will come into force, which will be very bad news for some.
HID lights – Specifically those aftermarket kits that give the very bright headlight beams. Any cars found with these kits will be an automatic MOT failure. Testers are able to easily spot the difference between HID kits, and manufacturer fitted Xenon’s. Easy to spot as Xenon cars have suspension level sensors, in car beam adjuster, and usually headlight washers.'

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

If i were you i wouldn't bother with the hid's..
'From MOT from December 2011 (although i've heard 1st of jan 2012), the below changes will come into force, which will be very bad news for some.
HID lights – Specifically those aftermarket kits that give the very bright headlight beams. Any cars found with these kits will be an automatic MOT failure. Testers are able to easily spot the difference between HID kits, and manufacturer fitted Xenon’s. Easy to spot as Xenon cars have suspension level sensors, in car beam adjuster, and usually headlight washers.'


wise words.

but in my case my car ain't due for an MOT till 2014, so for now at least, HIDs are a possibility. After that, ill just put the halogens back in.

i spose if its a question of legality I could specify that fitting HIDs is strictly offroad?

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:22 PM

It's not jsut a question of legality, It's also a question of safety. This article is avery interesting in-depth read about why aftermarket HIDs are illegal even with projector lens' http://store.candlep.../trabhidki.html

(Candlepower is a massive community dedicated to the world of lighting, they know their stuff)

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

Very much appreciated - an excellent read!

having second thoughts now..

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

personally iv fitted HID's to each car i have had, and as long as the car has projectors and not reflectors i dont think the police will care, as the cars which are causing problems and blinding other drivers are the cars which have had hid's fitted when they have reflected light beams

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:58 PM

its not a case on having projector headlights.

you have to have headlight washers and auto balancing for them to be legal so im afraid yours are still illegal

#8 Jason Tierney

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:31 PM

Cars looking very nice.Nice to see a red one Welcome to the site. Yes they are not legal but nor is doing 34 in a 30 zone. How many have done that?

I fitted HID's to mine as Mine is frozen white and the yellow didnt look well. I have 6000k HID's and they do not dazzle other drivers, My car(Thus my Headlights) is cleaned every week and is much cleaner than these huuuge range rovers with HID's that dazzle as standard...

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Hers a few pics of mine with HID's

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Comparison shot of Standard ZS to My HID's(with LED lights where the fog lights use to be)

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

I highly recommend HIDS for the mk 7; love mine!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:20 PM

i absolutely HATE Hid, Why? im driving along a country road at night and some one with HID's is coming towards me and im nearly blinded and lose my night vision, because every bump they hit means the beam hits my eyes. may as well have had hi-beams on,
Next time i see some fool with after-market HID's on teh night time im just guna put up my full-beams and let them see how it feels on the other-side of the !Removed! things.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:56 PM

Regardless of when your car is due an MOT, illegal is illegal.

Not intended directly at you but the amount of threads on HID kits, the amount of advice given on the legal side and yet people still fit them. They are illegal because they are NOT SAFE TO OTHER DRIVERS. If you caused an accident im sure you would not forgive yourself.

You can get very good uprated bulbs these days, please do not fit them.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:16 AM

I had HID's fitted on my abarth grande punto and although it looked good, dear good they were bright.
I never had any complaints and was only flashed by another road user once. Saying that though i will not be fitting any to my fiesta when it arrives. I will just buy some uprated bulbs.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:47 AM

Of the people that complained about HID's:

How many have went over 20 in a 20 zone 30mph in a 30mph zone? Over 40 in a 40 Zone?(I suspect this is more common, we seem to respect 30 more than 40/50/60/70mph for somereason) etc etc. Have you ever parked on double yellows? Gone through a orange light you could of safley stopped on? Ever got a parking ticket for parking in the wrong place/too long/over a white line/in a hatched box? The list goes on.

My HID's are not any more dazzling than a range rover vouge, a BMW X5 or a Audi A3's. They are clean.They are in projector lights(and lets face it, this is the main concern in my eyes- I agree the halogen light reflectors do not cope well with HID Lights) The suspension levelers on these more expensive cars dont seem to work because we all have the same problem when they are comming towards us on a country road.My lights are far from blue, 6000k because I dont want to draw attention, Never been flashed, I can see the road better, I had uprated standard bulbs in the car but they still didnt do the in car visability much justice.

Kinda drags when people on forums do nothing but complain how agaist the law this or that is. Were all here to help one another, Its good to advise people that may not be aware that they are breaking the law. But I dont think its right to heckel them about it really.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:50 AM

Next time i see some fool with after-market HID's on teh night time im just guna put up my full-beams and let them see how it feels on the other-side of the !Removed! things.


Now that will make the world a much safer place. If they annoy you that much, take the reg and get in touch with the police force.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:55 AM

To be honest you are correct in what you are saying. Everyone has gone over the speed limit im sure, everyone has broken some kind of road law.

But the problem if HID's aftermarket or as standard are that they dazzle other drivers so not causing you personally any harm but the person coming the other way.

Personally i can only say that i would prefer it if HID's got taken off ALL cars they are just to bright to be safe to on coming traffic at certain times.

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