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Offline VR6-Joe

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #20 on: 24 March 2010, 22:30 »
I have no idea, I've heard people refer to it as a carbon canister but I dunno! I have one in the shed, removed it from my 16v, fook knows why!

It's an activated charcoal cannister, part of the vapour recovery 'pollution control' system.

You HID-loving idiots. :rolleyes:

That's the one, thanks. Now I know what it's there for!
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Offline Matty-MK3

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #21 on: 26 March 2010, 22:46 »
No. Not on a MK3 Golf. Not on stock lights, Hella Twins or any aftermarket lights alone. To be legal they need HID approved projectors or reflectors, be auto-leveling (although auto-leveling suspension is fine and also the dipped beam must stay on with the high beam. They also need a headlight washing system.

Isn't that what I said? :huh:
Golf MK3 1.8 auto and I didn't pay a grand for the "priveledge" :grin:, auto windows all round and a AC. Oh and I've got a luggage net you pricks!

Does that make my willy look bigger?

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Offline green gti

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #22 on: 28 March 2010, 19:26 »
hi had set of these on my caddy van! wow such a great light!!!!! best to adjust the lights down abit,not to glare other drivers to much.had to cut out the dim dip,no H.I.D lights will work untill this has been done.up to 300% brighter.i have a complete H4 set to get rid,let me no.

Offline Diamond Hell

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #23 on: 09 April 2010, 08:00 »
Isn't that what I said? :huh:

No, you said a whole load of other stuff as well.

It's only the lens that matters, legally.  The self-levelling and headlight washing in UK law are scrubbed out by EU legislation.
Just because you're offended doesn't make you right.

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Offline Matty-MK3

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #24 on: 09 April 2010, 21:28 »
Isn't that what I said? :huh:

No, you said a whole load of other stuff as well.

It's only the lens that matters, legally.  The self-levelling and headlight washing in UK law are scrubbed out by EU legislation.

?

Really?

So to have legal HIDs I'd need clear glass and that's it?
Golf MK3 1.8 auto and I didn't pay a grand for the "priveledge" :grin:, auto windows all round and a AC. Oh and I've got a luggage net you pricks!

Does that make my willy look bigger?

Oh yeah it's called Helda or something....

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #25 on: 22 April 2010, 23:36 »
So let me some this topic up very simply:

1. Buy HIDs
2. Install HIDs
3. Magically become a thingy
4. Enjoy being able to see at night.

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Offline Diamond Hell

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #26 on: 25 April 2010, 12:35 »
So to have legal HIDs I'd need clear glass and that's it?

No, you moron.

You need lenses that are designed to have an HID burner behind them and are e-marked for that use.

Let me help you out:


1. Buy new high quality 55W bulbs
2. Buy relay kit
3. Install new 55W bulbs and relay kit
4. Enjoy being able to see at night, legally.
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Offline Matty-MK3

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Re: HIDs - An Insight (What you need to know)
« Reply #27 on: 25 April 2010, 13:14 »
So to have legal HIDs I'd need clear glass and that's it?

No, you moron.

You need lenses that are designed to have an HID burner behind them and are e-marked for that use.

Let me help you out:


1. Buy new high quality 55W bulbs
2. Buy relay kit
3. Install new 55W bulbs and relay kit
4. Enjoy being able to see at night, legally.

Misunderstood what you said actually.

I fully know the legalities of HIDs. Do I run them? Well actually no I don't.

I am looking into these relays though, is it woth DIY'ing them?
Golf MK3 1.8 auto and I didn't pay a grand for the "priveledge" :grin:, auto windows all round and a AC. Oh and I've got a luggage net you pricks!

Does that make my willy look bigger?

Oh yeah it's called Helda or something....

Offline davies1644

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Re: INFO: HIDs - An Insight
« Reply #28 on: 16 January 2011, 10:47 »
what does the dip dim cable do??

Offline crazy_e

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Re: INFO: HIDs - An Insight
« Reply #29 on: 18 January 2011, 10:24 »
yeah what does the dip dim cable do ?