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Old 12-20-2012, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Obvious View Post
Sorry, I should have read the first post better, I was speaking for 996.2 headlights, which function as I described. I can't speak with certainty for the mk1 headlights.
NP but IIRC, MK2 cars came both as bi-xenon option and regular HID option(which would be similiar to MK1 setup). Can anyone confirm? If that's the case, some of this could still apply to MK2 owners.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:28 PM
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My car has the non-bixenon HID headlights, which do not have the the adjustable cutoff shield.

ALL projector housings have cutoff shields, they would be too bright without them. Bixenons work by just dropping the cutoff shield down so the projector projects light in all directions.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Obvious View Post
ALL projector housings have cutoff shields, they would be too bright without them. Bixenons work by just dropping the cutoff shield down so the projector projects light in all directions.
I understand this aspect but I was wondering if mk2 cars came with a "true"(conventional) BiXenon option where only the scatter shield moves up (when you have your headlights on normally), when activating the high beams without activating the halogens at the same time.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:41 PM
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I don't believe a true bi-xenon option existed for the 996.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:45 PM
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I was curious as I saw two different part numbers for xenon headlight for mk2. But then most likely, it's down to the lense reflector type then(fluted vs. smooth chromed look).
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:50 PM
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One part number is for headlights with washers, and the other is for headlights without washers.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Obvious View Post
One part number is for headlights with washers, and the other is for headlights without washers.
Ah forgot washers were optional. The smooth and fluted lense look(hard to word it) then must be turbo and non-turbo?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:05 PM
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Yes. Turbo is non fluted. Looks better to me, too. ANd the MKIIs are true bixenons, just the shield moves out of the way. Both lows & highs are the same bulb.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by alpine003 View Post
I think it's important to note that the standard HID lighting in mk1 cars isn't exactly poor and a matter of fact it is on par with other systems. I believe gu9cci has tinted headlight lenses and wants to improve his lighting situation while still retaining his tints. Please correct me if I'm wrong gu9cci.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:40 PM
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Then I just need ballasts and bulbs and should be plug and play?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by perryinva View Post
Yes. Turbo is non fluted. Looks better to me, too. ANd the MKIIs are true bixenons, just the shield moves out of the way. Both lows & highs are the same bulb.
Unless there was a bixenon option I'm not aware of, that is not accurate. My '02 does not have bixenons, the high beam is halogen.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:56 PM
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DDM tuning only offers the D1S lights in 35W, and it's $150. Better off just replacing the bulbs... Does anyone have a link to the 55w if there is one?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:19 PM
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D2S bulbs will fit in a D1S socket.



Of course, you'll need new ballasts to go with them. And you need to figure out a way to secure them in since the ignitor is built into a D1S bulb and the brackets will be too big. But the bulb itself and the focal point is identical between D1S and D2S.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:51 PM
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Obvious View Post
Plug and play on a 996.2. I'm doing a bixenon retrofit into the headlights on my F250 this weekend, I'll yank the headlights from the 996 and do a quick "how-to" while I'm at it.
This is exciting to me. I've been wanting more output from my Litronics on my 04 996TT for a while.

The existing lights are OK on mine, but my wife's car (04 CL55) casts like a wall of daylight when you hit the brights. Definite a great defense against sprightly deer in the woods.

Looking forward to the writeup (and any part #'s, websites, etc.) if you get a chance.
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