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    B6 Projector Upgrade

    So my headlights got so bad it was dangerous to drive at night.
    I'd already replaced the stock D1S with new genuine Philips Xtreme Vision so I knew it wasn't the bulbs.

    After some research I discovered that the Valeo projectors inside the headlights are known for burning out at the back, causing light output to drop.

    I bought a set of lightly damaged headlights from a wreck and some plastic welding tools to repair the broken tabs.

    B6 Projector Upgrade-headlight-repair-tab-jpg

    Bought a set of Aharon Optimus NT projectors for Right Hand Drive (also known as Left Hand Traffic) from Retrofit lab:

    Aharon Optimus NT - Bi-xenon projectors Hella design

    B6 Projector Upgrade-projectors-jpg

    Cut the headlights open with a dremel in order to access the projector assemblies within:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-headlight-open-1-jpg

    Needed new brackets to mount the new projectors as they are slightly fatter and deeper:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-brackets-jpg

    Sealed up the headlights with plastic weld staples and Sikaflex 227:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-headlight-sealed-jpg

    Original low beam:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-original-low-jpg

    Upgraded low beam:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-upgraded-low-jpg

    Cutoff:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-cutoff-low-jpg

    Original High beam:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-original-high-jpg

    Upgraded high beam:
    B6 Projector Upgrade-upgraded-high-jpg

    B6 Projector Upgrade-high-beam-jpg


    Inner shrouds:
    TAOCHIS Car Styling Shrouds Mask for 3.0 inch HELLA 3R G5 Koito Q5 Bi Xenon Projector Lens Retrofit Head Light Volkswagen Tiguan on AliExpress
    Brackets:
    TAOCHIS Adapter frame Head light for VW Volkswagen Magotan Adaptive Frontlighting System AFS Hella 3R G5 Projector lens-in Car Light Accessories from Automobiles & Motorcycles on AliExpress
    Last edited by kamold; 23-11-2019 at 02:12 PM.
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    I bet that was a satisfying result. BTW check the time stamp on your edit 03:12 PM

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    Yeah super satisfied with the result. I really appreciate being able to see where I'm going in the dark...
    Not sure I understand the edit comment?
    2011 Skoda Octavia vRS TDI DSG wagon|Revo Stage 1|Race Blue|Leather|Dynamic Xenons w 6000K|9w7 BT|THA475 Amp+active sub|Whiteline ALK|RVC|
    2009 R36 wagon|Biscay Blue|RVC|Tailgate|ECU and DSG tune|LED DRL/Indicators|3D colour cluster|Quad LED tail rings|Climatronics upgrade|Dynaudio retrofit|B7 RLine Flat Steering Wheel|3AA CCM|TPMS Direct|B7 Adaptive Cruise with Front Assist|Discover Media retrofit|PLA 2.0|Lane Assist|BCM retrofit|High Beam Assist

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    Well done. Your ability to do upgrades never ceases to amaze me. I want to be around when you eventually sell your car!
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    Never selling it. Just upgrading.
    Actually got it out in the dark tonight and it's sooooo much better.
    Looking forward to a proper night drive in the country now.
    2011 Skoda Octavia vRS TDI DSG wagon|Revo Stage 1|Race Blue|Leather|Dynamic Xenons w 6000K|9w7 BT|THA475 Amp+active sub|Whiteline ALK|RVC|
    2009 R36 wagon|Biscay Blue|RVC|Tailgate|ECU and DSG tune|LED DRL/Indicators|3D colour cluster|Quad LED tail rings|Climatronics upgrade|Dynaudio retrofit|B7 RLine Flat Steering Wheel|3AA CCM|TPMS Direct|B7 Adaptive Cruise with Front Assist|Discover Media retrofit|PLA 2.0|Lane Assist|BCM retrofit|High Beam Assist

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    A little darker

    B6 Projector Upgrade-20191123_203525-jpg
    Last edited by kamold; 29-11-2019 at 07:43 AM.
    2011 Skoda Octavia vRS TDI DSG wagon|Revo Stage 1|Race Blue|Leather|Dynamic Xenons w 6000K|9w7 BT|THA475 Amp+active sub|Whiteline ALK|RVC|
    2009 R36 wagon|Biscay Blue|RVC|Tailgate|ECU and DSG tune|LED DRL/Indicators|3D colour cluster|Quad LED tail rings|Climatronics upgrade|Dynaudio retrofit|B7 RLine Flat Steering Wheel|3AA CCM|TPMS Direct|B7 Adaptive Cruise with Front Assist|Discover Media retrofit|PLA 2.0|Lane Assist|BCM retrofit|High Beam Assist

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    Shutters open for some high beaming
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    Last edited by kamold; 25-11-2019 at 09:48 AM.
    2011 Skoda Octavia vRS TDI DSG wagon|Revo Stage 1|Race Blue|Leather|Dynamic Xenons w 6000K|9w7 BT|THA475 Amp+active sub|Whiteline ALK|RVC|
    2009 R36 wagon|Biscay Blue|RVC|Tailgate|ECU and DSG tune|LED DRL/Indicators|3D colour cluster|Quad LED tail rings|Climatronics upgrade|Dynaudio retrofit|B7 RLine Flat Steering Wheel|3AA CCM|TPMS Direct|B7 Adaptive Cruise with Front Assist|Discover Media retrofit|PLA 2.0|Lane Assist|BCM retrofit|High Beam Assist

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    Thats a fantastic upgrade!
    Do the new lights come with the shutter motor? Mine is faulty on one light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passat my07 View Post
    That’s a fantastic upgrade!
    Do the new lights come with the shutter motor? Mine is faulty on one light.
    Yes the projectors have the shutter motors in them.
    2011 Skoda Octavia vRS TDI DSG wagon|Revo Stage 1|Race Blue|Leather|Dynamic Xenons w 6000K|9w7 BT|THA475 Amp+active sub|Whiteline ALK|RVC|
    2009 R36 wagon|Biscay Blue|RVC|Tailgate|ECU and DSG tune|LED DRL/Indicators|3D colour cluster|Quad LED tail rings|Climatronics upgrade|Dynaudio retrofit|B7 RLine Flat Steering Wheel|3AA CCM|TPMS Direct|B7 Adaptive Cruise with Front Assist|Discover Media retrofit|PLA 2.0|Lane Assist|BCM retrofit|High Beam Assist

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    nice work - as always
    that is a huge difference there.
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