MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

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MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby fozzza » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:06 pm

I have just bought some replacement headlights for my MK 2, they are direct replacements the same as the old allegro ones but they have come with H4 halogen bulbs, I am no expert auto sparky but do I need to wire in a relay? I've got a feeling I do but would prefer a bit more advice.
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Re: MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby Inim666 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:23 pm

No you shouldn't need to so long as your midas isn't running big power hungry stereo and amps. Also if yours is the same as my decathlon it should have a black box on the drivers inner wing behind the headlamp this is a dim dip relay so should do the job
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Re: MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby fozzza » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:36 pm

Inim666 wrote:No you shouldn't need to so long as your midas isn't running big power hungry stereo and amps. Also if yours is the same as my decathlon it should have a black box on the drivers inner wing behind the headlamp this is a dim dip relay so should do the job

I don't have a black box on my inner wing, I'm just concerned about melting the switch when I turn the lights on.
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Re: MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby Inim666 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:56 pm

It should be ok I've owned minis for about 17 years and always swapped the headlamps for halogen ones without any issues or extra work
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Re: MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby Inim666 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:01 pm

Here is the headlamp relay that is part of the original loom on my decathlon https://flic.kr/p/C8z9GM and here forget the fog relay on the left it's the right hand one https://flic.kr/p/C8z8gk
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Re: MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby fozzza » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:24 pm

Inim666 wrote:Here is the headlamp relay that is part of the original loom on my decathlon https://flic.kr/p/C8z9GM and here forget the fog relay on the left it's the right hand one https://flic.kr/p/C8z8gk

Cheers, yours is wired a lot different to mine.
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Re: MK 2 Headlights ( halogen bulbs )

Postby Inim666 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:57 pm

How odd considering they are built around the same time. I would have thought they would have used all the same components considering they are the same car essentially
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