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Philips HID questions for Cullen: The Headlight God!!!

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I just purchased a H4 Philips HID kit (off eBay). I have a 2000 Jetta with e-codes. Will the HID bulbs be too long for the H4 housing? Also, will the clamp that holds the bulb in place be able to hold the HID bulb and it's larger wiring harness? Last questions, (I believe I know the answer to this one) when installing, will a hole have to be drilled in the back of the headlight cover? This is for Cullen or anybody who is willing and able to answer it, thanks!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: Philips HID questions for Cullen: The Headlight God!!! (HIDGolf)

quote:[HR][/HR]you will NEVER get it in the right place cuz there is NO right place in a halogen reflector for a HID light source.
there is so much stray light above the cut-off that it will distract you and others. I had HIDs w/ my euros, they were bad. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
and again, the more of you that put these in your lamps, the more work I have to do at work. Im so tired of this.[HR][/HR]​
This is exactly true. One reason is that on the H4 halogen bulb, the low-beam filament is shielded to minimize stray light above the cutoff. With HID capsules in place of the H4 bulb you will lose this shield (take a look at an H4 bulb, it's obvious). This will really screw up the light pattern. Not only bad for on-coming vehicles but also bad for the driver of the ill-equipped lights in rain, fog or snow.
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