Ok so going on from my last post, I decided to remove the "dead" aftermarket HID bulb, take it to the office and try to order a replacement.
By the looks of it, I have a 35W "CANBUS DUO" aftermarket HID kit, (no idea what xxxK the bulbs are, least of my worries at this point).
So I order these (should arrive later today) X2 H7 HID CONVERSION KIT BULBS 35W PAIR
and go about my merry way.
After work - refit the bulb, start to drive home. Quickly notice my "good" bulb is no longer lit, so pull into petrol station and assume I've re-connected the old light the wrong way round.
Try lights again - "good" light comes on, then a split second later BANG!!!!
loads of smoke and quite a few people diving for cover! I disconnect the broken bulb altogether, car starts and my "good" dipped beam light comes on again.
So, to the question. I've clearly blown a transformer or whatever and need to buy a new kit. I've looked at the various 35w vs 55w kits but here are my questions:
Given the 35w kit I just destroyed used to trip the media player (despite me buying these capacitors: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2507554971...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Is it safe to assume that any 55w kit will trip it aswell? I'd rather go 55w obvisously, but I don't want to overstress the electronics on my car, and I was pretty happy with the HIDS before the bulb went.
Finally, I need to get a kit delivered tomorrow, so I'm looking at the various 35w/55w kits from this site: H7 Terminator 35w HID XENON CONVERSION KIT CANBUS ERROR FREE
Anyone know anything about these kits? I'm not fussy on colour temp, and I've read the posts about 55w kits reducing the colour temp down, so I'd either go 35W + 5000k or 55w + 6000k, my main concern is tripping the media player out and stressing the cars electronics.
I need to order something ASAP so I'd really appreciate your prompt feedback, with the clocks changing I need this sorted over the weekend!
Thanks in anticipation.