w202 - HID lighting kits

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by ypkx, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. ypkx

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    Hi,

    Does anyone here own a w202 who have installed HIDs on their car?

    Would you know what kit to go for? bi-xenon or singular?

    Thanks,

    JC
     
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    I do wonder how many times you've used this? :p
     
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    Thanks for the information M. Much appreciated!
     
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    Lets just say I have only been on these forums for about a year, and I have seen this thread 4 times :)
     
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    fair enough, i guess its because i never bother searching for any threads as its just about the same amount of work if i wrote one. :)
     
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    For you maybe...

    Its a bit like saying you littered because it was easier than putting your rubbish in the bin.
     
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    I didnt think writing a thread is/was that much of an insult, sorry..
     
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    Not an insult, more of an annoyance. Think of on a par with being a one armed man clinging to a cliff but then gets an itchy bottom ;)
     
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    Come on guys give him a break. It's actually useful having the same question raised once in a while so people can have the illegality of these awful headlights reiterated.

    Spinal I don't think headlight washers are a legal requirement unless factory fitted. Self levelling most definitely is. Whitenemises has had a legal figment done so if the OP is interested he ought drop him a PM. Mind you his was on a 203 not a 202.
     
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    I have fitted OEM Xenons, on my C43/55 (W202), it requires retro fitting auto self levelling system for the headlights, Also Headlight Wash/Wipe, and a bit of coding with STAR to calibrate the levelling system.
     
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    just to add the roads are getting littered with awful after market LED strips that drivers are putting on anywhere they find a free space.

    I wish i took a pic of an Audi A3 new shape driver matt black with those led strips on the front grille and around the bottom of the bumper. do they really think it looks good???!!

    and as for the HID stuff and im talking the chepo ones fitted to the majority of the motors, and yes im targeting the types who fill up £10 worth of fuel at the station , its F$%$in annoying as its blinding and looks S&*t mate.

    ..im thinking of doing one on mine, but i want a whiter light with just a tint of blue. i'll pay good money for a road worthy one with the correct specs. All these barry's driving about have got this all messed up. looks F*&kin cheap.

    Rant over.
     
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    so YPKX, do it properly mate. Dont turn your merc into a Barry wagon.
     
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    Your best hope is to buy an expensive kit which replicates the shape of your current headlamp bulb then fit headlamp wash/wipe and self levelling suspension (if not present). That's about as close as you can get to legal.

    As HID was never an option on the W124 you'd not be able to get HID-ready headlamp housings.
     
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    Thanks, i think ill leave as it is then and get better bulbs. I was a bit put off the fact that they would have to drill through the casing and mount the ballasts somewhere, etc etc.
     
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    The OEM way isn't much different tbh. You could modify the housings to have OEM style connectors or cleanly drill holes in the back of the headlamp covers and fit gromets.

    Doesn't really matter which bulbs you fit, HID lamps will always put more light out.
     
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    Ach, my w211 passed three MOTs with HIDs where the H7s should live. And I've got DRLS in the bumper of my W204 too.

    You all must hate me. I'm going to go and strangle a puppy now.
     
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    thanks for all the feedback, especially billy.

    no no, I plan to keep my car pretty original.
    HIDs are in the plan mainly because I travel around a lot, and most i drive could be country lanes where I will need a set of strong HIDS for my fogs, and mains.

    I've been browsing around this website as recommended from a previous owners club

    http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/electronics/111966-w202-hid-lighting-kits-2.html

    The only thing that i've noticed recently is that they have written its h7 for HIGH beams, yet by glance, im sure the ones on my car are actually h1's?
    Could anyone shed some light on this? i've tried the haynes manual, i haven't yet tried google..

    personally, i hate the 'white' or 'blue' hids. When i say hate, i mean hate..
    Yes, they blind me too, yes, they're stupidly bright.
    Im actually going for some that are standard halogen colour or lower, so they would be just brighter 'normal' lights.

    Could someone link me to these suggested washers that i may need on fitting hids to the standard headlights?

    Thanks
     
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    just so that anyone else who didnt know..

    for a w202 c180 4cyl 1997 P reg - Fogs are h1, High beams are h1 and dipped are h7..
     

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