Bi Xenon Or Led Projector Retrofit

Discussion in 'Electrics, Lighting, ICE, Security' started by Blk33, 18 Aug 2018.

  1. Blk33

    Blk33 New Member

    Can anyone tell me what the type of headlight sealing that is used for the T6 Transporter H4 globes (image attached). Butyl rubber or Permaseal? I believe the butyl is easier to open.

    I would like to open the headlights up and fit either the Morimoto Mini Bi Xenon DS2 projector or the new led projectors that look very good.

    HID & LED projectors : Bi-LED: Morimoto M LED RHD

    Rob

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  2. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    I don’t know the term/answer but I have had a chat with a company that do this and was told there are two ways the headlights can be sealed and the T6 uses the type that is more difficult to separate ?
     
  3. In a state

    In a state I like a good length in a Van... VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I used these guys on my old T5 and they did a great job. Cost was around £300 for an LED BiXenon conversion. I was very happy.

    https://www.customheadlights.co.uk

    T6 example shown below with projectors/drl's fitted.

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  4. t0mb0

    t0mb0 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I didn’t know you could get options like that. What’s the situation with the latest MOT rules?
     
  5. Beejay

    Beejay Member

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    I did hear/read that the MOT will be paying more attention to headlight output as apparently there are too many reported cases of dazzling by DIY conversions.
    Similar to the tightening up of Cat and EGR removals.
    Zenon and LED headlights require auto levelling and washers.
     
  6. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Local lowlife VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I thought LEDs didn’t need washers?
     
  7. In a state

    In a state I like a good length in a Van... VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I think the MOT rules are to catch the guys that just replace with those super bright and annoying ebay kits and just use the standard reflectors. Mine were fully retro fitted with LED projectors which worked with the manual level controls.

    I think the MOT rules state where fitted, washers and levelers must work. I never had a problem with mine during last years MOT.
     
  8. Beejay

    Beejay Member

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    Main criteria seems to be that the light units must be type approved. A valid CE making.
    Auto levelling and washer systems would be in the 'owners risk' category if not fitted.
    There are LED headlights on the market that aren't as such, merely LED DRL's fitted with conventional dip and main beam bulbs.
     
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  9. In a state

    In a state I like a good length in a Van... VIP Member T6 Pro

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  10. Deaky

    Deaky On yer bike VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I had BiXenon lights and levelling fitted on my old van. Didn’t have the washers though. It passed 3 MOTs without a problem.
     
  11. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    They don't
     
  12. Blk33

    Blk33 New Member

    Sounds like Permaseal. I was hoping it would be butyl!
     
  13. Blk33

    Blk33 New Member

    I live in Australia. We don't have any authority like MOT checking our headlights!
     
  14. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member T6 Pro

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  16. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I'm not sure if the T5 used the same sealant as the T6 does, I can't imagine VW would have changed it. I opened up my 2003 Caravelle Headlights to paint the inside, non reflective parts black by putting the whole unit in the oven. This allowed the seal to become flexible, allowing me to carefully peel off the outer lens. I just reversed the process to put it all back together. It worked a treat and I never had any issues with leakage or looseness. I did however have the cash to buy a new set of lights if I cocked it up!

    I can't remember what the temperature was but I just had a look at the old thread in another forum and apparently the info is out there in that forum and another. Anyway here is a pic:

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  17. ddktm

    ddktm Member T6 Pro

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  18. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Local lowlife VIP Member T6 Legend

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  19. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member T6 Pro

    Can anyone help me out with a contact number for em tuning? The only one I can see on the FB page doesn't connect
     
  20. tifflepops

    tifflepops Member

    has anyone used these guys for a conversion yet?
     

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