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    ive just bought some angel eyes projector headlights as i want to convert to HID's and i currently have reflectors fitted. They come today and the fronts are plastic not glass like my friends HID headlights, does that matter do i need glass fronts on them or will they be ok?
     
     

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    theyll be fine mate hids run colder than the equivalent halogen bulbs.
     
     

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    Shouldn't melt it mate, but they will be illegal...

    I'm in the same boat...

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    Nothing illegal about them Ahmet, Projectors are made for HID's unlike reflectors that will scatter the light everyhwere
     
     

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    However, that is technically converting them to Xenons, which require auto-levelling and washer jets to be legal

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    Yes, without auto-levellers and headlight washers, aftermarket HIDs are technically illegal.
    However they will pass an MOT if they are white and not really blue, and give a good beam.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    Yes, without auto-levellers and headlight washers, aftermarket HIDs are technically illegal.
    However they will pass an MOT if they are white and not really blue, and give a good beam.
    Agreed, also depends on the tester, as some can be less picky than others. I've known people who've passed in one place with HID's then failed in another

    Bit of a grey area me tinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThE.gRiZzLe View Post
    However, that is technically converting them to Xenons, which require auto-levelling and washer jets to be legal

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    Washer jets and auto-levelling are only required if the HID's are fitted from the factory. Aftermarket HID's don't need these and as Joe says as long as they're not rediciously blue and have a good beam pattern then it'll pass an MOT.
     
     

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    thanks for the reply guys im just gonna go ahead and fit them and hope for the best i was just worried they would melt the plastic or affect the beam pattern, i have the washer jets but only manual adjustment from inside the car so hopefully the mot guys will be ok with it!
     
     

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    Which K rating bulbs did you get?
     
     

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