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    Bugeye morrete to sti lights

    Hi guys as above is there a lot of work involved to swap over?

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    No more work than swapping any headlight unit...

    Probably about 15 minutes per side, which should even give you enough change to clean panels a bit before fitting other ones.

    Keep in mind though that you will need to get the (newly fitted) headlights aligned after to make sure the beam is pointing in the right place (so you can see properly, not blind ppl, n pass nct). Usually costs about €30 to get that done at local independents / Advance / Kwikfit etc... and maybe €75 at main stealers.
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    Thats great i was seeing stuff about cutting wires as its a different set up to standard

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    Think there is a difference between wrx and sti looms on the bugs because the sti is a hid unit ,
    All depends on how confident you are with wiring
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    OK, thanks Tommy, I didn't know that.

    If fitting HID will indeed be different with wiring etc, as well as levelling and cleaning devices that must be fitted and work. Personally would think more hassle than it is worth. Also another (potential) stumbling block come NCT time... see below for copy/paste of latest NCT rules.


    6. Where HID (High Intensity Discharge) bulbs are fitted switch on the headlights and check that cleaning devices

    (where required) such as head lamp wipers or high pressure water jets are present and work. Check where
    possible that the head lamp levelling device is working.

    7. HID headlamps must be installed as a complete type-approved system. The system will include
    automatic cleaning. HID headlamps can be recognised by:
    a) the light having a bluish tinge,
    b) the light taking a few seconds to reach full intensity,
    c) the headlamp having an igniter module/inverter behind the headlamp,
    d) the headlamp having ”DC” (for HID dipped beam), “DR” (for HID main beam), or “DCR” (if both are HID)
    marked on the lens. This marking should be visible from the exterior of the vehicle but in some cases
    the markings may be hidden under the bonnet and this may need opening to obtain a clear view.
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    Jdm sti bugeyes have factory fitted hid headlights with no headlights washers and pass nct. Levelling is not an issue either as it didn't come at those years yet.

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    Not sure bout bug but ive a set of jdm factory blob hids and there plug and play interchanable with blob uk/Irish spec

    Also worth noting if not original to car nct might fail em (basically don't sell your current ones)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaran WRX View Post
    Not sure bout bug but ive a set of jdm factory blob hids and there plug and play interchanable with blob uk/Irish spec

    Also worth noting if not original to car nct might fail em (basically don't sell your current ones)



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    How would they know they were not originally fitted to the car?

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    Ah tomo Sure don't nct guys know everything
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobysub View Post
    Ah tomo Sure don't nct guys know everything
    That's true lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomo View Post
    How would they know they were not originally fitted to the car?
    In my case car not Jdm and euro cars never had Hids from factory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaran WRX View Post
    In my case car not Jdm and euro cars never had Hids from factory

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    You know this because you own a scooby but don't think nct men have this knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaran WRX View Post
    In my case car not Jdm and euro cars never had Hids from factory

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    Irish Hawk and hatch have hids standard in sti form

    The levelling system is tempramental on my car some days it levels and others it doesn't but hasn't been an issue at nct time thankfully so don't think it's needed/checked unless lights are off by a lot .
    Might be a few UK cars around (hawk) that don't have hids but that's probably due to been an import from Malta or similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy 555 View Post
    Irish Hawk and hatch have hids standard in sti form

    The levelling system is tempramental on my car some days it levels and others it doesn't but hasn't been an issue at nct time thankfully so don't think it's needed/checked unless lights are off by a lot .
    Might be a few UK cars around (hawk) that don't have hids but that's probably due to been an import from Malta or similar
    Yea know that Tommy just referring to blobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomo View Post
    How would they know they were not originally fitted to the car?
    They asked me last year about them told them they weren’t required as factory fitted

    ” ok so it’s only failed for the other highlighted bits
    Whats that comming over the hill

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