Martijn89

Mk8 Full-LED headlights replacement

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Hi all,

When I bought my ST-Line X the full LED option was not available unfortunately, I do have the Halogen projector lamps. Whilst I think they are pretty, I really like the look of the full-LED headlights from the ST. And I see it is now available on other models as well. I found quite a few online for sale already, they are not too expensive.

Does anyone know if these full LED lamps can be fitted? The size is not the issue I guess, but I guess the connectors and cables might need to be replaced as well. And then it might require some changes in the system as well. I will ask Ford at my next service, but wanted to check if anyone here has more information or even changed the lamps with the full-LED version already. Thanks!

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Hi,

Including myself, i think quite a few people would be interested in doing this. I haven't heard of anyone having done this already but I think the amount of work included would be quite a lot. 

Likely that the connectors and lamps would require replacing but also the LED's are self-levelling so I am assuming that some sensors would need to be placed somewhere (my guess would be suspension). I cannot see Ford wanting to touch it (and if they do, the cost would be hefty) so there may end up being a garage or two pop up who might offer that job but as the car is still pretty new as a model, I cannot see that being any time soon. 

If anybody does have any info, it would be good to hear as I too wasnt able to order them as they weren't available at time of purchase. 

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The cost would be huge they need self lebeling sensors itted to the suspension, front and rear, also believe you need a forward facing camera and light sensors, the wiring will be different.

All possible if you are very handy round cars and electrics,

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Thanks you both.. Yeah I forgot about those sensors for the leveling. I really wish they'd released those full-led lamps when the car was released, I would have been happy to pay a bit extra for them. Now it's probably a whole lot more.. 

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