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    Help - Xenon unit blown

    A guy from work says that his xenon lights have stopped working cos water seems to have gotten into the connection.
    This has since caused a surge and either blown the other one or just the fuses.

    He went to Vauxhall and they want £300 to replace the units!

    I've taken some pics in the hope someone can help or advise:




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    Best best aftermarket D2S Ballast as those are ££££££

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    Can you take a picture of the connection to the bulbs so i can see what they are like?

    You could probably use a ebay ballast which would cost you around £15 inc postage...
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    It would be standard D2S connector on the bulb ie the round plugin connector

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    There you go mate...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/X5-D2...Q5fAccessories

    Has to come from the USA and is £50 delivered.. Says is a replacement for Hella units!

    Hope this helps..
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    Would it not better to just get a set of DS2 HID's. Probably cost less than £50, then you get new ballasts and bulbs?

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    I dont know what the setup is like inside a standard xenon headlight Buckle... it might not be able to take an aftermarket HID kit total as the connection to the back of the bulb is different to what me and you have on ours...
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    Yeah it can be done, was speaking to a member the other day who fitted OE sharkeyes to a non xenon Astra. Fitted HID's into dipped + main as that solved the issue with the looms not being the same.

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    You tend to get what you pay for with HIDs. If you contact a few auto factors they should be able to do you a better price. Just shop around really. Just avoid cheap parts from China as you will just have to replace it again in no time. Hella, Philips and OSRAM are generally your best best.

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    Cheers guys,

    I should see the guy at work tomorrow, will try to get some pics then....


    and get him to sign up

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