full rebuild @ 140K
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United Kingdom
No, they wont. The only special effect is the "power on" routine, where each light will cycle from 0-100-70% in series from the centre of the car outwards. All other dimming is a product of the need to be safe to use on UK roads.
I had considered adding effects to the equation but It complicates the electronics and installation by needing 1 controller for both headlights, rather than one unit each. If 1 controller was used each headlight would have 6 wires leaving it to a controller box somewhere, whereas with a controller per headlight, the unit and wiring can be installed and hidden away. 1 controller would be slightly cheaper and easier for me, but would be a less elegant solution overall.
The only potential wire will be a positive feed from a switch live in the engine bay somewhere TBC to the controllers. I am still hoping I can get power from the spare connector in the headlight that runs the Factory Fit Xenons, but I haven't checked it yet to see if its ignition switched, permanent live or switched by headlights.
Believe it or not, I am still waiting for more parts, probably as much again!
Also, I now remember why I hate ordering electrical components. Who in there right mind, sells a connector socket & plug to fit it and the electrical contacts that go into the plug as 3 separate part numbers? come on now that's not playing fair!
Last edited by JabawokJayUK; 14-08-13 at 07:03.