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LED Headlights to a MK3

Postby Crowmann » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:57 am

I have bought two sets of LED headlights for the Pastiche ahem …. Midas.


These are the fellas

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-5-3-4-5-7 ... 1438.l2649

Now this might seem a silly question but how do the old units come out - I see what look like clips but they are close to the bodywork so allow no movement. I guess the assemblys are removed - some fixings are visible from the engine bay but I figure these are what sets the beam heights?

My inspiration being the red MK3 coupe with the same angel eye LED units fitted to main beams pictured variously on here - my little ruffian is getting a matching pair 5.75" below as well.

Surprisingly cheap - last time I looked a pair of very similar LED Speaker units would have cost over £700. Both sets E marked and total cost about £125. Bargain?
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Re: LED Headlights to a MK3

Postby benofbrum » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:04 pm

I note that in the sellers shop is also listed a 7" x 5" duel beam headlight. Is this the right size for the mk1 &2

certainly the right size, they look like the trucklight in this video, or a copy

https://youtu.be/6ifsEY7KbBg?t=15m42s

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rectangular- ... SwE0JY-cXk
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Re: LED Headlights to a MK3

Postby Crowmann » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:34 am

Update

The lower units had to go back as they are too big behind the rim - the alloy casting will not fit within the Cibie mounting rings.

Looking at options - a more conventional LED unit appears to be considerably smaller in side profile.
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Re: LED Headlights to a MK3

Postby ACourtney » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:44 pm

David Stephens - Axshack on these pages - fitted LED lights to his Mk3.

ImageDSCF6338 by Alistair Courtney, on Flickr

I had a quick search to see if he had mentioned where he got them from, but only found a thread where he describes the various electrical issues he had fitting them - viewtopic.php?f=54&t=2607&hilit=electricity&start=10
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Re: LED Headlights to a MK3

Postby Crowmann » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:25 pm

Hi Alistair

The main lights are fitted and working it's the lower driving lights that will not allow the fitment of a similar led unit. Too big at the rear.

Have an option on variation on the theme but not quite what is wanted and coming from China if I buy I own. So still pondering.

The led mains do update the front end imo? But the cuffs need to match the collar.
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