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#1 wane72

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

Hi Guys, I have a 2010 Tribeca and one of the Headlight housings has some how burnt-out the HID section internally. What I mean is that the ballast ceased working, the HID bulb is still in working condition. The High Beam is working and also the Parking bulb is working.
Does anyone know if the Non-HID Headlight assembly beams the light as good as the HID headlight assembly. Over here in Australia a second-hand HID headlight assembly costs $750. On ebay I can get one HID assembly in america for around $500 or both sides of the Non-HID for around $450.
They look like they use the projector lens on both the types.

Is it correct that projector lens only work with HID bulbs?

Just want to know if the NON-HID assembly beams on the road the same as the HID assembly.

Whats your opinion.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

US will be swapped beam patterns left/right, so assemblies will be different if they are used as reflectors. ie: not a solution?

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:14 PM

I'd just try and hack together an aftermarket ballast to work with the stock bulb.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:19 PM

I hate HIDs.

Bin them.  Such a shit light for night driving for both the user and the on coming vehicles.

 

Probably good on Brunswick St though.

 

Sorry I'm of no help - but I truely believe that HIDs should've stayed in europe.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:32 PM

US will be swapped beam patterns left/right, so assemblies will be different if they are used as reflectors. ie: not a solution?
 
Hit these guys up and see if you get a better price. http://www.sgspartsplus.com.au


Even though the Tribeca's were made in America, I'll need to make sure my headlight beam pattern is set up for Australia?

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:33 AM

Yeah otherwise they will be aimed directly into the eyes of oncoming traffic.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

Even though the Tribeca's were made in America, I'll need to make sure my headlight beam pattern is set up for Australia?

 

LHD vs RHD.

 

Look at your beam pattern next time you're out at night - the passenger side projects up higher than the driver's side.

 

RHD (Oz, UK)

 

Case_-_Ring_HL_Test_POI.jpg

 

 

LHD (Europe, US, etc).

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

 
LHD vs RHD.
 
Look at your beam pattern next time you're out at night - the passenger side projects up higher than the driver's side.
 
RHD (Oz, UK)
 
Case_-_Ring_HL_Test_POI.jpg
 
 
LHD (Europe, US, etc).
 
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Can't the projector lens be adjusted?

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:37 AM

US will be swapped beam patterns left/right, so assemblies will be different if they are used as reflectors. ie: not a solution?

 

yeh -- if they're just projectors, then you can probably swap them... hence my above question.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:57 PM

 

yeh -- if they're just projectors, then you can probably swap them... hence my above question.

actually - no.  You'd only be able to swap the driver's side (flat beam). **maybe**

 

The other one slopes the wrong way, of course.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

So I've never pulled apart one of these headlights, but what if you could take out the projector lens of the AU headlight and put it in the USA one?

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:55 PM

Would probably involve baking the headlight to take it apart. Then gluing back together

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:23 AM

Funny that, it is the right hand headlight the has played up. It gets condensation in it when ever i was the car anyway.
And I don't like that you got to wrap back the bumper bar back to get the headlight out either.




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