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post #1 of 34 Old 01-06-2016, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Xenon headlights

So I went with the lower model Disco for many reasons and love it. It had some features installed, but no xenon headlights. Does anyone know if I can add them on or is it only an option at the build of the vehicle?
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Xenon lighting is a totally different set of lamps.

It's not a simple matter of changing bulbs like your haloges as the Xenons use a high voltage gaseous ignition to cause the lighting.

You may be able to find in the near future a wrecked or totalled DS from a junk yard and pull off the entire housings and replace them but that still leaves the electronics and how they are wired - they may have ballasts, high voltage wiring, and DC-DC converters...

Might be too expensive to have your DS retrofitted.....

I know, I have had Xenons for the past 15 years on all my BMWs - can't live without them now that I have seen a difference....

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Thanks. I wish I had them... But the car is still awesome.
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You can find them on ebay used and new for around $450 each. Often sold from outside the U.S.
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But would they be plug and play or need a new system installed?
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It would be nice to find an installation video on YouTube or something.
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You can probably find them and convert them, if not now then soon, but you need to make sure you have all the power power conversion components, etc. I've never done a Xenon conversion but I know there's specifics you'll need as I've never seen it as a plug and play. I don't think you can even do a HID conversion as a plug and play properly unless you have the other power conversion parts? You'll just have to do the research.

I've got the Xenons and I had a service loaner for a bit that had the standard lights and wow......not good.

You might just consider upgrading your bulbs to the best you can find. I have upgraded some of my past vehicles to Silverstar bulbs and it was a big improvement. There's probably been some more advances in bulbs since then.

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Xenon lighting is a totally different set of lamps.

It's not a simple matter of changing bulbs like your haloges as the Xenons use a high voltage gaseous ignition to cause the lighting.

You may be able to find in the near future a wrecked or totalled DS from a junk yard and pull off the entire housings and replace them but that still leaves the electronics and how they are wired - they may have ballasts, high voltage wiring, and DC-DC converters...

Might be too expensive to have your DS retrofitted.....

I know, I have had Xenons for the past 15 years on all my BMWs - can't live without them now that I have seen a difference....
Yeah these Xenons rock. I've had a few trucks with HID projector headlights and they were OK, but these are just awesome. Even better with the adaptive feature.
I've never sampled LEDs though.
I wonder how well the new laser light setup will be? The new big Disco is supposed to have it. BMW already does.

http://news.discovery.com/autos/driv...hts-140211.htm

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The user manual on changing out the bulbs is a big pain in the ass, you have to take out the whole light and grill. At least if its just a plug and play switch then you're 99% of the way there haha
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The best way is to change out the entire housing to an HSE or HSE Lux Xenon group but will probably require coding to change over the lights from halogen to Xenon and the LED DRL lighting is totally different from the halogen DRL.

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