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ou2mame
06-26-2009, 02:58 AM
i was looking on ebay, and found a few sets of cheap lights (well, cheap being like 300 bucks or so) that have hid kits preinstalled hid. my car's a 96, and the stock lighting sucks, so i've been itching to get something better regardless. but i'm wondering about a few things. first is, i emailed a few sellers, and they said that the euro style lights need to be rewired. does anybody know of a write up that explains this? and second, since i don't really know anything about hid, if it says that it comes with ballasts, and the bulbs are already installed, is that all i need to get going? i understand that if i get 1 piece i would have to cut the fenders a little, which is no problem. i'm just wondering about the rest of it.

Seerlah
06-26-2009, 05:10 AM
You can send a Private message to "A4Rob" and ask for a quote for the facelift headlight wiring harness. I sold my OEM Valeo headlights to another AZ user after I aquired my valeo Ecode headlights. I was heliping him source out everything needed for his facelift conversion, and I ended up getting a quote for both connectors with maybe 6" of harness slack for $25+shipping (something like that). This was a while back though, but could be the easiest route.

The things with HIDs to be legal and not blind the crap out of other drivers is to have projector beams. The facelift one-peice headlights are projector (don't get the halo/angel eyes). There are aftermarket 2-piece projector headlights and there are also prefacelift 1-piece projector headlights (I spotted these a few times before). Facelift headlights will require you to modify your fender for them to fit.

Can you post a link to the ebay headlights in question? Thanks!

Amorphic
06-26-2009, 11:07 AM
were they these ones?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-2000-2001-AUDI-A4-B5-XENON-HID-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a12Q7c66 Q3a2Q7c39Q3a1Q7c72Q3a1205Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a0Q7 c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhas hZitem23018ba584QQitemZ150349784452QQptZMotorsQ5fC arQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

ou2mame
06-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Seerlah, yeah, i was wondering what kind of wiring is necessary, and if i'll need a harness.

and yes, those would be something i was looking at, but possibly the 2 piece instead. depending on which's wiring was easier.