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#1 Haz93

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

Hi All

This is my first topic on the forum, would be open to any advice :)

I Have recently purchased a set of Bi Xenon Headlights, which I hope will replace my halogen headlights.

I currently have the OEM Bi Xenon Headlights without any bulbs, but with (I think) all the wires, as shown below:

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There are some parts that I will need to complete the project:
  • Osram D1s Xenaelectron Ballast
  • Osram D1s Xenarc Bulbs
Any advice on locating the parts will be welcome

I plan on using the elm327 cable and Ff2 Program, as shown in Preee's guide, to activate the headlights and washers if possible.

This project will probably encorperate retrofit of the headlight washers too. :D

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#2 Lenny

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

Hi mate,
nice job on the headlights they look great,

were your origonal headlights the black type or the silver type, because im looking to purchase a set of the black type headlights for my mk2.5

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

Haz, seen some genuine ballasts on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35bae091f4

might be of use to you.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

Lenny,

My original headlights are the black ones, I maybe willing to sell them on, but not until I've got this project finished. I'm still considering keeping them afterwards in case I need to refit them at any time.

Sal,

Thanks for the link, but I'm trying to find the original rounded square shape ones, as I believe (after some research) they will be 'plug and play'.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

Lenny,

My original headlights are the black ones, I maybe willing to sell them on, but not until I've got this project finished. I'm still considering keeping them afterwards in case I need to refit them at any time.
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Cheers mate,
to be honest if i was you id keep them as a spare set too,
i can pick up a set on ebay no probs, look foward to seeing the results on this one mate, B)

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

Okay so I have some more pics of the wiring on my car and also the fuse box.

Could do with some help from someone with a little more knowledge on electrical systems.
  • Does anyone know if the wiring in the pictures will allow for 'plug and play' connection??
  • I guess I need new relays for the headlights, any idea which ones I will need??
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:22 AM

maybe ask the seller of the units,
if he still has the focus he removed them from, and if he has could he take a picture of the engine fuse box for you,
then compare the fuses to yours to see what matches up and what is different mate,
may be worth a try.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Haz, you may wanna visit a scrapyard that maybe has a focus with th lights or go to a meet and see with other focus owners have on there cars.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Hi there guys I have a mk2.5 focus
I just bought a pair of xenons off a 2010 st exact fit (has da ballast n bulb fitted)
Plugged it on everything works but the xenon lol

Been to a few electricians (car audio security places) and they ain't got a clue lol

I have da old wiring loom cut off from the st
It has 3 extra wires than mine on it
They Want to know what they are b4 starting work on it as they r scared if anything happens
As da lights r really expensive Lol

Basically I need help gettin this to work
please some 1 lol

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

Theres a video on youtube on how to do it



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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:03 PM

Any chance you could post some pics of the wiring you have already and what you plan to add on?
Just to get a better idea for what you mean
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:23 PM

Not from me, i randomly found that video yesterday.

Sorry

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:52 PM

Julz- in order to get the xenons to work you need an extra earth wire in port 8 on the plug on your wiring loom and it will work. I fitted them to mine and had to do this little mod to get them lighting.

Hope this helps

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:34 PM

Not from me, i randomly found that video yesterday.

Sorry



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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:03 AM

I saw that he wasn't much help
It don't show the main bits

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