Electrical & Lights Headlight Motor, Bulbs and Set-Up

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by matt park, Sunday 31st Aug, 2014.

  1. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Alright all? I've recently put xenon bulbs in my 6th Generation headlight unit. Firstly, should i have stuck to halogens? Ie, are those headlight units designed to only have halogens in them?

    I had to change one of the headlight units as the seal was broken and now i can't seem to get the motor to slide into that little slot to control the headlight angle. Is there a trick to this?

    And finally, how do i know that my headlights are set to the right level? Apart from the fact that other drivers may flash you for blinding them, is there a tool for this or do i need to take it to a garage? I know how to adjust the lights, just not sure what to adjust them to.

    I'm gonna buy another headlight unit coz the other just doesn't look as good as the newer one. There's always something!!!!

    Many thanks in advance for your supreme knowledge and support

    Matt
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Halogen projector housings aren't designed for HIDs, they don't spread and throw properly - but that doesn't stop most of us :Laughing:

    Be aware that technically speaking you need self-levellers and headlight washers to pass an MOT with HIDs, but most people have no issues, myself included.

    For the headlight angles, I know there's a basic trick of parking in front of a wall at a certain distance and checking how far the light spreads up the wall. I'll have to let someone else provide the figures as Google is providing me with little help :Laughing:
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    There's a few youtube vids that show you how to line up for MOT , however, as Leo has mentioned replacing Halogens with HIDs results in incorrect dispersment of beam pattern anyway.
     
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  4. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok, thanks for that guys. I'm going back to the halogens. The xenon max bulbs will be on ebay soon, they've only been used twice.

    Anybody got any clues about getting the ball on the end of the motor to fit? I'm really hoping i don't have to take the headlight unit apart
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Can you post some pictures of ball and the motor please.
     
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  6. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    By the looks of it, if you grease the ball, it should just push on. I assume the other side is plastic ?
     
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  8. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yep. I'll keep trying, it's very annoying:Rant:

    Many thanks
     
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  9. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Take them off, as youw ill just blind people, i hate people who put these on reflector lights, cannot see anything when they drive past and it becomes dangerous!
     
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  11. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Done
     
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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You managed to push it in ?
     
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  13. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    No. But i'm changing back to halogens. If i have any success with the motor i'll be sure to let you know.
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Ah right OK. I just wasn't sure what the "Done" was referring to :Smile:
     
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  15. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I use Philips Xtreme, they are 15% brighter and make a slight improvement over standard bulbs!
     
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  16. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Yup I use Philips bulbs like @exec

    Here's a few (admittedly poor) shots from when I fitted them:
     
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  17. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Agree with the above, Osram Nightbreaker+ are also very good bulbs. I use those for my full beams.
     
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  18. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok, so i finally figured out how to get the motor into the plastic slot. The way to get it in is to pull the slot out, it is held in with a little clip, a bit of wiggling and pulling and it pops out. It helps if you take out the H7 bulb to get hold of the inside of the unit.
    Put the motor in the slot and replace. Easy when you know how.
    Now the headlights can be set up properly.
    New halogens have replaced the incorrect xenons. Oh yeah, and i've fitted another new headlight unit so they are both brand new.

    One happy Honda

    Jobs a good en
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good job Matt ! Your persistence paid off :Smile:
     
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  20. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good to read you're sorted Matt
     
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