I currently have a H7 Kit on my Astra G. Was wondering if they'd fit into the Astra H that i'm getting soon, also is it pretty easy or a pain?
iirc tomh had/has some problems with them on his mk5 T8. im not sure exactly what the problem was but i remeber him saying that when he first turned them on one wasnt lighting up untill they had been running for about 5-10 mins. he'll know more about this if you wanna drop him a pm
I think aftermarket HID kits can play havoc with the CANBUS system on the MK5's (heard this from a vaux salesmen). You need some sort of extra wiring loom to solve the problem i believe...
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I think its due to them drawing less current than normal bulbs.
You could probably fit a load resistor too to make up for the lack of current but I don't think anyone has tried it yet.
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see this CANBUS system - is that the auto sysem that tells you if the bulb is dead etc etc? I got an early mk5 without this so i wpould think if i was to fit some i wouldnt have any issues?
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The canbus system goes alot further than the bulb test feature
It's the latest (well probably about 15 years old in some cars) way of transmitting data around the car rather than using lots of different wires
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The Kit im running has a slightly different ballast to that of say one for the mk4. Its alot thinner and has all the gubbins in so no need for extra resistors or relays. Only issue with this set is that i need the engine off to start the HIDs, once there on theyare fine and work a treat. Scott is sending me a wire to try and get passed this so we are not far off a plug & play set.
There are CANBUS ready kits out there but there still £150 +