Does anybody have any information on Bi Xenon 9007s that actually work? I've had the low beam 9007 Xenons on my 2000 GTP for over 2 years. Last year I was warned that I wouldn't pass inspection without high beams. The 9007 Bi Xenon kits that I've seen aren't true high beam/low beam setups. They just angle the light higher for high beams and lower for low beams. I've seen conversions for H4 kits from single to dual beam, that seem to be better. Anybody know if I can stick an H4 bulb into a 9007 housing without too much work? The wiring is a non-issue, the physical fit is.
I have until October 8th to get all this sorted out and get some sort of high beams on my car. Any help?
When it comes to a high/low 9007 HID conversion, your very best bet would be to simply install a pair of driving lights for use as high beams. The optics of the DOT-compliant reflectors used on 9007 bulbs are usually marginal crap, and the high & low beam patterns aren't all that useful even with the matching DOT-compliant (also crap) halogen bulbs in them. You could try to modify the base on an H4 high/low HID (already) rebased capsule to fit a 9007, but chances of producing a useful non-glaring beam pattern aren't very good.
Thanks for responding. I guess I'll look for a good set of driving lights. I never knew what you guys meant by "glare" until last night. With no electricity and being able to see the true effect of HID, now I know. Standing in front of the car with the lights on, I could see absolutely nothing, except the two big headlights, "staring" at me. It was impossible to look beyond them. All that you saw was black. Kinda freaky.
If you are in the U.S. a pair of driving lamps may have an
September 4 2003, 7:40 AM
SAE designation as follows: SAE-Y-93. The state inspectors look for this to determine what kind of lamp is might be. This would tell them it is an auxiliary driving lamp, not a high beam. You might not pass inspection. Also, if you are so worried about inspection, the glare that you describe will assure that the lower beam will not be aimable, so you might fail for that. Then, while trying to figure out why the headlamps are not aimable, the inspector might find illegal bulbs. At that point, you might as well just get the original 9007s back in there. If you are so modified that you need new headlamps too, well, I guess you will need to stop driving for a while until you can get a passing inspection.
P.S. Thanks for all the complaints from other people about glare. You know, they are justified, don't you?
Thanks for all the help guys. I found a guy who makes 9007 adapters for D2S bulbs, so I should be able to wire something up using some type of OEM setup. without totally destroying my headlights. Until I do I installed driving lights in my grilles. I spoke to the guy whos inspecting my car earlier this week, and the lights will pass.