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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by VFSSVUTE, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. VFSSVUTE

    VFSSVUTE New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has installed HID kit in there VF Commodores yet. If so are they the all in one with internal ballasts or do they external ballasts?
     
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    Cant wait to see. Im ordering one now.

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    Looks good, like the idea of no external ballasts. I think I will wait it April and do the high beam at the same time, getting to them looks painful
     
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    I have the exact same units in 5000k, don't get 6000k is too blue, makes car stand out to police and you will eventually get busted as I did.
    Of course these are all illegal, will void your insurance and third party blah blah, so make some enquiries about 5000k (max white light slight blue/greenish on startup) or 4300k (typical headlight whitish slight yellow), same vision and benefits.
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    Never put in lens without projector, you will need to adjust your beams, you will void all insurance cover at night.
     
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    They look pretty good. will order a pair of them. does anyone no what type globes the indicators and park lughts are because il get some led oned to suit the hids
     
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    Have any of you guys received and installed your hids yet? how are they
     
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    They will be illegal for on road use.
     
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    i know they will be illegal. but i would still like to see how they are
     
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    Ok, I have completed the HID install, it was painful and annoying

    First you will need to rotate your wheels so you can access the torx screws
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    Then you will need to remove these, there are 5 you need to remove, this will allow you to move the inner liner back, dont worry they bend
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    Then the tricky part begins you will need to reach up inside and remove the back dust covers, then disconnect the power, unclip the metal clamp and remove the bulb, you can barely see a single thing when doing this so its a lot of feeling around.
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    once you have done that you can then plug the HID ballast into the power, once this is completed it best to plug the bulb in while hanging outside the headlight to test, if it doesn't turn on the first time don't panic, reverse the plug for power and it should come on, it should look like this.
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    Once you are happy, tuck the cables in the headlight housing and screw on the ballast which replaces the old dust cover.
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    Repeat the process for the other side and done :)

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    Also keep in mind you might get pinned by the police for these, for me I dont drive a great deal at night so I am happy to run the risk
     
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    What's the chances of getting caught by police and what's the penalties?
     
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    who knows, if you have them adjusted to high and annoy everyone, I'd say a lot. I've adjusted mine down a little but I need to test and adjust more. VF already has the projector housing to focus the light so it shouldnt be too bad
     
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    hey mate did you end up adjusting the height of your lights much
     
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    Yeh a fair bit actually, I went for a drive the night I put them in, almost replaced the need for any high beams. at least it is easy to do with a thick torx screwdriver or hex key, just need to find flat ground with a wall a distance away.
     
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    Was it down that you had to adjust them?
     
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    yeh had to wind them down :)
     
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    Why are the HID's illegal when other cars use them and the caprice used to have them installed standard. Is it just revenue grabbing
     
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    Apparently you require auto levelling headlights and washers to clean the dirt off as they believe dirt fragments the light and can blind other due to the high intensity discharge
     
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    I hope someone comes up with a legal kit for HID's
    Auto level and a washer line coming of your wipers.
    Huge market out there for it hint hint
     

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