Fitting h1 bulbs

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Ben2311, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Ben2311

    Ben2311 New Member

    Hi Guys,

    I have recently purchased a couple of HID kits for my low and high beams. I have had no issues installing the low beams, but installing the high beams wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.

    What I am trying to do is used the orginial bulb holder to place the HID bulbs in so that it isn't loose with in the headlight. I have attached a couple of pictures below to show you what I am dealing with:

    As you can see the orginal bulb (top left), the bulb holder (top right) and the HID bulb (bottom centre).

    A closer look of what I've got to fit them into.

    I have tried to use the search function and this seems to be the best answer I could find:

    I am not sure about drilling a hole through the bulb holder :confused:

    Has anyone had any experience installing Highbeam HID bulbs this way?


    Is there a better way to go about installing these without using the existing bulb holders?

    Any info would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Ben
  2. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Just find a frommet that will push in and hold the bulb in place -then all you have to do is feed the wires through the grommet.
  3. OZX_320

    OZX_320 Detachable Member

    1. Unclip the 5 tabs that hold the retaining spring assembly to the lamp holder and remove it.

    2. Using a hacksaw blade and working around the base of the lamp holder, cut the cylindrical terminal part off.

    3. Using round file, remove all internal plastics in the remaining lamp holder base, so you can feed your H1 lamp through it and rotate it freely within.

    4. Reassembly the spring base, bending over the 5 metal tabs.

    6. Feed your H1 lamp through your modified base, fit it to your headlight, with the small wire of the lamp facing upwards. If you look through the lense of your headlight from the front, you will see the orientation of the lamp required for fitting it. The spring retainer will clip into position as it would your old lamps.

    You will find that the lamp has about 5mm of movement within the housing. Nylon washers, readily available from your hadware store or a sufficiently sized rubber o-ring placed between the headlight and the lamp will secure it into position.

    Sorry, no photos, hoping I made it self explanatory enough
  4. beaver

    beaver southern zeds


    "Is there a better way to go about installing these without using the existing bulb holders?"

    Go to the wreckers and get as many of the same bases as you want, practice on those until you get the producer wright. You have other options, but their all vastly more complicated and expensive than merely drilling out a couple off bases, sorry to say.

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