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Old 10-13-2018, 08:31 AM
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The pre-facelift vehicles ballast/bulb system was complete. If you can find the OE ballast it comes with everything you need to retro including the "bellows" rubber boot to seal the headlight where the HV healight wire enters the headlight unit. Have a read here:
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Correct, but the same headlights they are selling for my car are coming with the ballast, bulb, and a night or. What I'm trying to figure out is how they fit my car when there is supposed to fit a stock Xenon car. So I'm trying to figure out how I can retrofit Xenon headlights to my car

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Did you read the Ebay Ad in whole in the link you provided.
I am doing a cut paste for you

- Bulbs / Ballast Included: No. Must reuse your stock Xenon Components to complete the installation
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Did you read the Ebay Ad in whole in the link you provided.
I am doing a cut paste for you

- Bulbs / Ballast Included: No. Must reuse your stock Xenon Components to complete the installation
Yes I did read it. So what I'm understanding is that both headlights they are selling will fit the car, but they are sitting is that the components behind the headlights are making the difference. So that means that I could buy the stock Xenon set but I would have to go by the components like the bulb, ignitor, and ballast to Plug and Play.

but what I'm trying to understand is even though I would go get all those components it's still not a plug-and-play, my car is not coded to make a Xenon unit work? Or am I incorrect on that statement. I read your other post that you tagged and he made a resistor, but that is only to cancel out the air on the dash is that correct? I feel like I can code that from my software.

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Bulbs came with Depos in my case but no big deal to pick them up on flebay. OE ballast (See pics in article.) are complete and fit below the headlight unit in the headlight carrier. The post I linked to was written by me and I made the relay/resistor box back then. They eliminated the bulb error as programming was not as prevalent as it is now. The boxes still work.
You are over thinking this whole business. When I did the first conversion the whole process took about 30 minutes at the vehicle. Four screws per side, unplug wiring, lift out old light unit, insert ballast and screw down, insert HID units 4 screws plug everything up et v
oilà, lights are fitted and working.
I had pre-made the relay boxes to fit on one of the lower headlight screws and it had the standard haedlight plugs in/out.
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Bulbs came with Depos in my case but no big deal to pick them up on flebay. OE ballast (See pics in article.) are complete and fit below the headlight unit in the headlight carrier. The post I linked to was written by me and I made the relay/resistor box back then. They eliminated the bulb error as programming was not as prevalent as it is now. The boxes still work.
You are over thinking this whole business. When I did the first conversion the whole process took about 30 minutes at the vehicle. Four screws per side, unplug wiring, lift out old light unit, insert ballast and screw down, insert HID units 4 screws plug everything up et v
oilà, lights are fitted and working.
I had pre-made the relay boxes to fit on one of the lower headlight screws and it had the standard haedlight plugs in/out.
Thanks for clarifying. So the box is something I don't need as I can code the car and by pass it that way.

I will buy OE ballasts, bulbs, and ignitors and pick up the Depo headlights and all is well it sounds like.

Seems like DEPO has a built in resistor on their ballasts to be able to sell the set for a halogen stocked car.

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Update ended up paying the ridiculous amount for the halogen model headlights

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