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Title: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
Post by: NikNak 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?
Title: Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra 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
Title: Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
Post by: johnnyroper 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
Title: Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
Post by: NikNak 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
Title: Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
Post by: Mirez 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.
Title: Re: Fitting Xenon Projector lamps to 2004
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on July 12, 2021, 10:55:45 AM
Sounds fiddly and complicated... personally i would just use high beam he he