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 Post subject: H4 Headlight conversion to low series EF/EL lights?
Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:01 am 
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Has it been done, I noticed the other day when fitting the H1 HID kit to my headlights that the bulb holder looked removable.

I was wondering if someone has tried fitting a H4 bulb holder (that is if it is removable) and checked if the light pattern was correct for high and low.

I would love to fit one of those H4 High/low HID bulbs, the highbeam H3 HIDs are awesome but the delay not being able to quickly flash the lights has me wanting more.

If H4 setup worked I would setup a switch for the H3 HID highbeams, so I could choose when to use them.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:21 am 
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i know the fairmonts headlights use the H4 globes so maybe a fairmont front conversion?

btw welcome to Team HID. our members are growing by the week :)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:45 pm 
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yer adam

got your old set in. f**k me dead, i can see some s**t now. Its going to blind the f**k out of everyone lol. I wound the beam down but now its too close. I think its going to be gayish having no high beam though :(

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:48 pm 
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yer adam

got your old set in. f**k me dead, i can see some s**t now. Its going to blind the f**k out of everyone lol. I wound the beam down but now its too close. I think its going to be gayish having no high beam though :(


There is H4 high/low kits, they move the bulb back and forth to reproduce the way a standard H4 bulb works, it was spoken about in the huge HID thread.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:20 pm 
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yer adam

got your old set in. f**k me dead, i can see some s**t now. Its going to blind the f**k out of everyone lol. I wound the beam down but now its too close. I think its going to be gayish having no high beam though :(


its about time u got them in dude. i found i didnt even need the high beam with the HIDs in :)

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:37 pm 
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its about time u got them in dude. i found i didnt even need the high beam with the HIDs in :)


Unless you don't drive out of Sydney, you will still need high beam, well unless you have your head lights adjusted to "BLIND".

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:43 pm 
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Well I am still wanting to do this, anyone got some head lights to tell me if it is possible?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:05 am 
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I dont think this is what ur chasing,but its a little bit diferent which are nearly finished.
they are bi zenons for an au fairlane.
Just waiting for some balasts.

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:14 am 
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Nice work there fomoco.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:39 pm 
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fomoco wrote:
I dont think this is what ur chasing,but its a little bit diferent which are nearly finished.
they are bi zenons for an au fairlane.
Just waiting for some balasts.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n62/ ... C00135.jpg


Good work, you should start your own thread about what you have done instead of it getting hidden in here.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:24 pm 
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Are Xenon's the same as what you're trying to do? My EL has Xenon's in the GLI/Futura headlights.
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:48 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
Are Xenon's the same as what you're trying to do? My EL has Xenon's in the GLI/Futura headlights.


Damage wrote:
Stock 4WD height EL wagon with mods on the way Low H1 and High H3 HID kits fitted.


He already has Xenon's on his EL, both high and low beam
I think that he is interested in more light. I am interested in how this pans out, as I want to do the same mod, and have bi-xenons in mine :)

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:45 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
Are Xenon's the same as what you're trying to do? My EL has Xenon's in the GLI/Futura headlights.


Damage wrote:
Stock 4WD height EL wagon with mods on the way Low H1 and High H3 HID kits fitted.


He already has Xenon's on his EL, both high and low beam
I think that he is interested in more light. I am interested in how this pans out, as I want to do the same mod, and have bi-xenons in mine :)


No worries! Sorry, had no idea what H1's and H3's were!
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:46 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
No worries! Sorry, had no idea what H1's and H3's were!


No problems, this will give you an idea what the bulbs are.

 

 

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File comment: Only EF/EL XR and high range are fitted with this bulb, it contains both low and high beam filament. A filament cover and position of the filament determines where the light reflects to give either high or low beam depending on which filament is used.
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File comment: EF/EL all models high beam in driving light or driving light section of headlight.
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File comment: This is the bulb base model EF/EL (Not Fairmont/Fairlane etc) have fitted for low beam.
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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:05 am 
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The H4 HID bulb is the one that is moving to reproduce where a standard H4 filament would be for either high or low beam.

You can purchase cheaper single filament HID H4 bulbs but then you don't have high beam from that part of the headlight, which gives you base model like headlights.

I can not confirm that swapping the bulb holder from H1 to H4 will even work, the bulb maybe in the wrong position and screw up everything, that is why I want some headlights to test with.

 

 

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File comment: The dry humping light bulb!
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