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Right, I managed to get the headlamp repair clips for my OEM xenons and
the wiring adapters have come from Germany after so much hassle!

Before I attempt to fit them and start looking at the 100 different
guides on aligning them, what is the extra 4 pin plug for that appears
on just one of my xenons? Here:

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Looks like someone has already wired it in, but I'm not sure why.

And if anyone could help me out with how to do the manual adjustment mod, I'd be very grateful! [:)]
 

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You absolute star!! I've been scratching my head all night over those!

Presumably I can just leave it disconnected if I am not utilising the auto levelling then...?

I don't suppose you have done the wiring for manula adjustment via the
rheostat? I've got the instructions, just a little hesitant to start
chopping wires inside![*-)]
 

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Yup mate, if youre going to manual levelling then you can discard that 4-pin plug at the back of one of the headlamps.

Im also VERY hesitant on cutting the wires etc but I think it'll have
to be done. Could you possibly PM me your instructions please mate as
the one by the yanks talks about wiring in the rheostat too but I
understand we already have those in our euro cars ?

cheers
 

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The instructions I have got are from the yanks, vwvortex. There are 2 sections, 1 about fitting the rheostat and the other about doing the mod in the headlight. I will PM you guys the link, but it may be what you already have!

If only Foxy was still active on this forum, he has done the mod himself so could confirm which wires it is!
 

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Right, I bit the bullet last night and did the wiring mod for the manual rheostat adjustment! [:O] It wasn't difficult to do, just made me a bit nervous cutting wires in my expensive headlights! Arrgh!

Anyway, I am hoping to fit them this evening at a mates garage, assuming all goes OK and they work(!) then I will post up some pics of the wiring mod and write a little 'how-to' for anyone else that may be struggling.
 

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that would be absolutely awesome ! Good luck with the final fitting. The first
half of the how-to, cutting the wire etc, sounds ok. Just I dont know
how to actually hook up the rheostat to the lights to get it all
working.

Look forward to your how-to[y][:d]
 

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Fitted my xenons last night and 95% of it was successful!

Removed my bumper, took out the old headlights, plugged in my 10-12 pin wiring adapters and fitted the new xenons.

I had previously done the wiring mod to allow manual adjustment from
the rheostat, however, it did not work when the lights were fitted. I
was disappointed, because I followed 2 sets of instructions (including
those from Foxy who I manged to get hold of!). However, unless you are
carrying a lot of uneven loads then these aren't essentiual, just nice
to have.

I went to a local MOT test station to get the lights properly aligned
on a beam setter, here lies my other problem that the drivers side will
not move up when adjusted with the allen key on the actual headlight
(light grey 6mm allen key socket). However, this is just my lights and
having spoken to a guy at VW thinks he can fix for me, phew!

The lights themselves are incredibly bright, even when set too low!
Even with full beams on the xenon light pattern still appears much
brighter. Indicators are also stupidly bright, lighting up every road
sign I came to!!

The harderst part for me was removing the flippin bumper! Installing the actual lights was easy, just 4 screws.
 

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Thanks kris.

I tried adjusting my lights yesterday and found the lights would go up
and down easily but not side to side ( ? ) Any way of knowing whats up
with mine ?

Yes manual mod is not really needed but it would be nice to have should it ever come in use [:p] (we're mod freaks lol)

Any pictures of yours on at night ? I shall take some of mine tonight !
 

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Cant wait for the pics guys, I am still waiting on a few bits but am looking foward to getting them on. So is it dead straight foward then ?
 

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Pretty much macdaddy! If you know how to get your bumper off then
that's the worst part! Fitting xenons was just 4 screws, old light out,
new ones in!

Just got to get them aligned at any MOT test station.
 

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Cheers mate, I've got a new R32 front bumper in the body shop getting sprayed at the moment so i hope to do that and the lights in one go.
 

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R32 front bumper eh? Very nice! I wish I could justify the cost for one of those, they do look mint!

Hijack alert!:

Does anyone know about having xenons on withour the car running? I
believe they draw a lot more current than standard lights, so is it
possible to leave them on?
 

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The actual xenons switch off automatically when the car is switched
off. I dont know about drawing more current (cant thnk why it would?).
 

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Suppose its like the standard headlights then. They go straight onto side lights when you turn off the ignition. ,
Nudda have you taken any pics of the xenons in the dark yet ??
 
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