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Author Topic: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004  (Read 284 times)

Offline NikNak

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Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
« on: July 11, 2021, 06:06:12 PM »
Hi Can the Later xenon projector lamps fitted on say the 2007 08  fit my 2004
Alhambra in terms of wiring coding etc , I think the Physically will fit but not sure on operation?

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 07:25:40 PM »
Sounds like a handy upgrade but tbh it’s probably loads of hassle

U could get some rally car lights on the front maybe
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 11:44:29 PM »
I looked in to it when I had my old galaxy,it’s possible to retrofit. From memory it was wiring,lamps,headlamp washers,levelling sensors and possibly a control unit required for the hardware then some coding. I almost bought a donor car to whip the gear off and break but didn’t bother in the end

Offline NikNak

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Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 12:30:07 AM »
MY Alhambra has headlamp washers but not self levelling bit , ok a control unit may also be required?

I looked in to it when I had my old galaxy,it’s possible to retrofit. From memory it was wiring,lamps,headlamp washers,levelling sensors and possibly a control unit required for the hardware then some coding. I almost bought a donor car to whip the gear off and break but didn’t bother in the end

Offline Mirez

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Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 10:47:04 AM »
The control unit is within the right headlight assembly, the left has a redundant controller in it and they need to be able to talk to each other. The levelling sensors are essential and are fitted to the front and rear, the controller needs to see their values else it will point the lights at the ground (plus you'll dazzle other users). You need to recode the BCM to accept it and finally upgrade the wiring, Xenon requires a massive current to initiate the arc, way more then halogen.
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Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 10:55:45 AM »
Sounds fiddly and complicated... personally i would just use high beam he he
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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