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Should they come with d2s or d2r bulbs, as ive ordered mine and im pretty sure they are d2s which i think are for projector lamps,

Which bulbs have you got with them
 

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I don't think they come with either. They supply a H7 style HID bulb.

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D2S or D2R are the type you will found in OEM xenon headlights. The Golf and Audi A3/S3 uses the D2S.
 

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ive just re read my post and ive got it mixed up, what i meant was, i know my bulbs are h7 based but i was wondering whether there was 2 different versions for reflector headlamps and projectors.

By the look of it there is only 1 h7 version.

Thanks anyway
 

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H7 is the correct fitment for the Mk4 Golf - but I think the bulb type is trying to be distinguished here.

130tdi - I believe you are correct - the bulbs provided with the kit are D2S which don't have the optical shielding in front of them - look close to the bulb and see if it has a black or dark grey bar running down it vertically. I was also worried about this as D2S are traditionally used for projector based lamps which have their own shielding, but the kit works great and providing you adjust the manual s elector to the necessary level you can get away with it. Also, you have to take into account that the bulbs once fitted have a cap that is fitted over them - check out your OEM halogen bulbs and you will spot the silver "hat" that sits over bulbs. This, I'm sure acts as the shielding to avoid excessive glare.

http://www.autolamps-online.com/gasdischarge/headtechcentre.htm
 

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Quote: posted by vwtdi130 on 14/12/2004 09:09:09

Im going to email vagparts to see if they can get a bulb with optical shielding

Have you looked at the bulbs on the vagparts site? They have a sheild at the top of the bulb is that what you mean?

Edit: I'd post the pic up but you can't link to the pic on the vagparts site.
 

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The H7 has a sheild on the outside (the grey bit on the top which is silvered inside) though I don't know if it is the same as on the D2R's:

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Russel, can't quite see but that one doesn't seem to have the shield on the top, is that right?
 

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This may help?

From an OEM point of view D2S bulbs are for use in projector (module) lamps and D2R are for use in reflector lamps.
 

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Quote: posted by Baker21 on 14/12/2004 13:13:56

This may help?

From an OEM point of view D2S bulbs are for use in projector (module) lamps and D2R are for use in reflector lamps.

But will they go in as a straight replacement for H7?
 

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No the bulb fitment is completely different which is why all these 'so called' Xenon kits are a bit of a 'mish mash' to put together.

There are however plenty of people on this forum with these kits that say the quality is excellent??
 

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rfsteel, thats the same kit ive got was it easy enough to install as im doing mine saturday or tonight

are you pleased with the results ?
 
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