HID kit questiones... - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 2 Old 29-01-14 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
Ralf S.'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Posts: 12,568
Images: 18
HID kit questiones...

Probably not the place to post this... but it seems a fair few GTV-ers have HID kits fitted.

I recently fitted this kit. Note that it's a 55W/5000k and very splendid it is too...


First questione:

Lamping up time is a few seconds. I get a quick "flash" when the lights come on... ("illuminate") but no actual light.. It takes a few seconds for the bulbs to start glowing (blue) before they get to the full white. It's not a problem .. just 5 or 6 seconds .. but is this normal for after-market (or standard fit?) HD kit?

Seconda questione:

Spare parts. I reckon soooooner or later I'll need a new bulb or a new ballast (though touching wood) and judging by how Halfords don't sell them... I probably need a spare of each in the garage.

I looked at places like Xenon HID Headlight Upgrade Kits from HIDS 4U - H7, H4, H1 - they sell items as "spares" but they are also as expensive as buying a whole spare kit (single ballast 30, bulb 15 cf. 32 for the lower-quality? whole kit I bought..)

I'm sure there are cheaper parts out there.. but what does everyone else do if/when they need a new component?

Ralf S.

No bullets for Chaingun..
Ralf S. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Please look after this possum
Regional Support North
Is there a meet near you?
Gaz's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Behind the wheel
County: Lancashire
Posts: 62,404
First answer. Perfectly normal

Second answer. I have had HIDs for the last 4 or so years, they are always on and i have yet to replace any parts. Bulbs or ballasts. They are pretty tough
Gaz is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa GTV & 916 Spider

hid , kit , questiones

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome