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    thinking of some aftermarket headlight ?

    anyone no if a hid kit and led bulbs will show a bulb warning light on my 53 2.0tdi sport ? also numberplate bulbs to led ? cheers

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    If you get the correct led's with ballast resistor it shouldn't show bulb warning light. There are loads of threads on here on just that subject.

    As far as aftermarket HID's are concerned ( also loads of threads ) it seems that unless you buy OEM headlights the others tend to keep blowing the wiper motor which is expensive to fix all the time!

    Do a search for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    If you get the correct led's with ballast resistor it shouldn't show bulb warning light. There are loads of threads on here on just that subject.

    As far as aftermarket HID's are concerned ( also loads of threads ) it seems that unless you buy OEM headlights the others tend to keep blowing the wiper motor which is expensive to fix all the time!

    Do a search for more info.
    +1... If you fit an aftermarket HID kit it will cost a fortune in the long run as other thing with the car will go wrong. It's due to the wiring and module on the car.
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    Just so that you are aware, the fitting of non-OEM aftermarket Xenon headlights is illegal.

    The legal position is as follows:

    The UK Construction and Use Regulations make no provision for HID's at all. This means that HID's are not allowed in the UK. Manufacturer's get round this by holding European type approval for their designs and vehicles which hold this can be used in the UK as it overrules the C+U Regulations. However fitting them to a non-type approved headlamp unit without the prerequisite auto levelling and washing systems would not meet the type approval and are therefore illegal.

    For more details see this DfT document...

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps
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