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I am after a set of OEM GTA xenon headlights to retro fit to my 147. My question is how easy is this going to be, I am assuming that it wont just be plug and play. My thinking is to get just the head lights and then use my existing xenon kit off my old Astra as the aftermarket lights I had on it took D2S bulbs so I have everything, I just need the lamp units. Is the wiring different or will the existing wiring need to be chopped into the lamps to get them to work. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hey Adam, I think it would be far easier for you to do the GTA headlight mod then fit some HIDs. Its far easier and cheaper fella
 
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I know Scott but i don't like xenons that aren't in projectors, it doesn't look right to me and since there are no aftermarket lamps available with projectors this is the option available thats realistic, I know you can buy all the projector parts and then open up the lamp and fit them but this is well beyond my technical capabilities lol unless there is anyone out there who wants to do it for me
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I know Scott but i don't like xenons that aren't in projectors, it doesn't look right to me and since there are no aftermarket lamps available with projectors this is the option available thats realistic, I know you can buy all the projector parts and then open up the lamp and fit them but this is well beyond my technical capabilities lol unless there is anyone out there who wants to do it for me
I get what you mean fella, not a bad idea actually but getting hold of the projectors from a 147GTA will be very very hard indeed. I would nominate myself to do it but wouldnt have a clue
 
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but.

1. The wiring loom to the lights is different.

2. They are rare as rocking horse poop to find 2nd hand.

3. They fail quite regularly anyway.

4. They cost around £650 per unit from Alfa.


Do what I did. Get the H7R HID's. (The R stands for reflector) They have a sheild which stops the glare.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but.

1. The wiring loom to the lights is different.

2. They are rare as rocking horse poop to find 2nd hand.

3. They fail quite regularly anyway.

4. They cost around £650 per unit from Alfa.


Do what I did. Get the H7R HID's. (The R stands for reflector) They have a sheild which stops the glare.
where did you get yours from Joe?? that sounds very handy for when my dad does his 147
 
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A friend of mine.

They are imported from Japan. 1 year warranty on bulbs and 2 years on the ballasts.

£110.
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I have found the GTA lights (may need a mortgage to buy them lol) so sourcing them isnt the problem (just the cost lol). If I was confident to open up the lights and fit all the associated gubbins I would, I have found an american company that will do the full headlamp retro fit for $650 but i need to factor in buying a second set of standard lamps and postage so will end up probably costing me £600-700 to do it but I know the 2nd way will work 100% plug and play and it will be RHD and I can choose which projector surrounds I want LOL
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A friend of mine.

They are imported from Japan. 1 year warranty on bulbs and 2 years on the ballasts.

£110.
Nice.

Just found these,

Car Mod Shop

are those the same?
 
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I have found the GTA lights (may need a mortgage to buy them lol) so sourcing them isnt the problem (just the cost lol). If I was confident to open up the lights and fit all the associated gubbins I would, I have found an american company that will do the full headlamp retro fit for $650 but i need to factor in buying a second set of standard lamps and postage so will end up probably costing me £600-700 to do it but I know the 2nd way will work 100% plug and play and it will be RHD and I can choose which projector surrounds I want LOL
Blimey dude. If you can afford it then go for it
 
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Do what I did. Get the H7R HID's. (The R stands for reflector) They have a sheild which stops the glare.
I have 4300k H7r's (I decided the 6000k's were a bit tacky), they look great and don't blind anyone

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Nice.

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are those the same?
Yes, don't be tempted to but the cheaper H7's because the glare off them is fierce
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but.

1. The wiring loom to the lights is different.

2. They are rare as rocking horse poop to find 2nd hand.

3. They fail quite regularly anyway.

4. They cost around £650 per unit from Alfa.


Do what I did. Get the H7R HID's. (The R stands for reflector) They have a sheild which stops the glare.
1. hmmm could that be sorted by paying a sparky huge wedges of cash in brown bags?
2. Don't I know it!!
3. poo!
4. My only concern atm is the cost but I prefer OEM kit as I like to keep things as subtle as possible.

I know about the R bulbs, had them a few years ago in the Astra before I got the OEM xenon lights from a breakers as I still have the bulbs and the kit I can use them no problem. It is purely vanity on my part I really don't like hoe xenons look in reflector headlights, not the glare or anything as if done properly that isn't an issue. having had xenons in my past 3 cars (2 were OEM and the Astra eventually an OEM retrofit after the dam FK angels decided to give up the ghost) going back to halogen is like navigating in the dark with 1 very small candle hats about to go out lol
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I've got a mate selling a set of 147 GTA Xenon headlamps but for a left hooker so not sure how you can modify them for UK use. He had them swapped out under warranty and being an AR dealer, he managed to keep the old set. The problem was due to the headlamps misting in wet weather so they need to be looked over and sealed properly. You could make an offer and maybe use all the xenon bits??
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Scott HIDS4U sell the H7R bulbs too m8 as part of a kit or separate if you already have the ballasts etc
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I've got a mate selling a set of 147 GTA Xenon headlamps but for a left hooker so not sure how you can modify them for UK use. He had them swapped out under warranty and being an AR dealer, he managed to keep the old set. The problem was due to the headlamps misting in wet weather so they need to be looked over and sealed properly. You could make an offer and maybe use all the xenon bits??
There is a way of making them RHD, a small switch in the unit apparently (don't ask me how or where though lol) as this could be done on the astra and even my old escort. I can get the projector lens, surrounds etc etc its just the actual fitting into the headlights which is the problem. If there was someone in the UK who did it then it would save me a fortune, even better if someone on here wanted to do it and accepted beer tokens and my eternal loyalty and all the free legal advice you need for life as payment.
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Scott HIDS4U sell the H7R bulbs too m8 as part of a kit or separate if you already have the ballasts etc
That could be handy, but im not worried about mine. Had my MOT on Saturday and no one picked up on my HIDs

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There is a way of making them RHD, a small switch in the unit apparently (don't ask me how or where though lol) as this could be done on the astra and even my old escort. I can get the projector lens, surrounds etc etc its just the actual fitting into the headlights which is the problem. If there was someone in the UK who did it then it would save me a fortune, even better if someone on here wanted to do it and accepted beer tokens and my eternal loyalty and all the free legal advice you need for life as payment.
As Clarkson says "how hard can it be"
 
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As Clarkson says "how hard can it be"
It will all be ok as long as you have a hammer, the tool of the pikey
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