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Are they worth the money - or should I just stay with the standard lights on my ordered and awaited new Mkv GTI?
 

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I went for it.  I think that the standard lights look horrible.  It is a lot of money, but when you are sepending over ?20K on a car you want the best.
 

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Mmmm! Problem is I've already gone for the leather, monza 18"'s and 6cd/armrest! - I might have to wait until I've got the car and save up a bit more cash!

Do you know if the lights can be changed over once I've taken delivery - and will it cost me any more money?
 

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You will be able to DIY yourself, it may be a bit of a pig as technically you will need headlamp washers and the self adjusters.  A lot of people have fitted then on the MKIV without the washer and adjusters without a problem though.  If you pay VW to do it after you get the car it will cost a fortune.
 

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I think they are defintly worth it and they are Bi-Xenon ie they work on dip and full beam.

Was driving down a few country roads at the weekend and they don't half light up the road ahead.
 

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I've gone for them as well.  But are you sure they're bi-xenon?  If so, what purpose do the two inner-most lights (closest to the centre of the car) serve - I thought these were main beam?
 

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Yea definitly Bi-Xenon. I tried to get this cleared up before I ordered
but the dealer or VW customer services didn't know. There is a small
shutter system inside the light which raises when you go to full beam,
you can hear the shutter clicking. The inner two lights are just
halogens which also come on on full beam, and are also used when you
flash your lights.
 

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I've gone for them as well. But are you sure they're bi-xenon? If so, what purpose do the two inner-most lights (closest to the centre of the car) serve - I thought these were main beam?
Well ALL Xenon lights on any car need a halogen light to act as a "flasher" this is because xenons flicker slightly when they are first lit so they cant be operated for the purpose of flashing people because of the time delay..

I believe they are bi xenon as when you flick main beam,the halogen light lights up and a mirror in the xenon light flicks open and lets the full power of the xenon out

So i was under the impression this part was where the bi xenon came from
 

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I thought bi-xenon meant you have side lights AND dipped/main beam as xenon.  The plain (non bi) xenon lights we had on a Merc were halogen on the sides so looked a bit odd from outside with one yelowish light and one icy white light next to it.
 

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This is a quote from the Hella Web Site

Bi-xenon headlamps are a xenon headlamp which uses a single xenon lamp to produce both the high beam and the low beam. The full light beam is used to produce the high beam, while the low beam is produced by moving a shutter between the bulb and the lens, thus blocking off a portion of the light.

The inside lights are still Halogen but come on when on full beam and when flashing your lights.
 

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The ?750 is cheap for such a worthy extra..........

They ARE bi-xenon, no doubt......and they are WAY brighter than the Mk4's Xenons.

For ?750 you're getting the lights, levellers and washers......Bargain time !
 

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The Xenon light is worth the price, it is really giving the light much ahead. There is one big problem....almost everyone I drove by were flashing their main beam to me, they thought I was using the main/full beam behind them [:(]. It is auto height adjustment, there is nothing I can do about it...
 

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The Xenon light is worth the price, it is really giving the light much ahead. There is one big problem....almost everyone I drove by were flashing their main beam to me, they thought I was using the main/full beam behind them [:(]. It is auto height adjustment, there is nothing I can do about it...
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I'm pretty sure that the Golf Mk V only comes with the option of standard (not-bi) Xenon headlights. The VW pricelist even says "Xenon dipped beam headlights"

As someone has said, bi-xenon are when both the dipped and main beams are both from the xenon source.

As for sidelights, I don't think they are ever Xenon sourced.

Personally I find the standard halogens fine. I don't have a problem with the look of the headlights either. (Although I did hear that early Mk V's had a grey headlight interior. I can imagine they looked much less attractive). Only time when I feel my headlights aren't bright enough is when they need wiping clean. Maybe standard halogens but with the winter pack (£320 includes headlight washers) would be a cheaper alternative.

Stuart
http://www.stuartdalby.co.uk/vwgolfmk5
 

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Just standard, and look yellow beside the Xenon [:(] even with the Philips Blue Vision Bulbs
In that case they are they not just xenon? Our Merc was standard xenon, and had main beam (full and dipped) as xenon but with standard side lights as you are describing for the Golf. The latest Mercs now have bi-xenon which must be different.
 

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Hold on, surely you are not saying that for ?750 all you get is dipped beam lamps, its the main beams that really illuminate  the scene ahead at night, they must be xenon?
 

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No, they are Bi-Xenon. Look at the GTI configurator at www.newgolfgti.co.uk and look at the Xenon light option. It clearly states Bi-Xenon.
I have them on my GTI and when you go to full beam you can here the shutter lift and the road ahead lights up like daylight.
 
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