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    Default ECU Re-Chipping and Xenon HID lamps

    Iam thinking of this for my 97 406SV---- Has any one any experience with rechipping the ECU and if so with what results.
    I have also looked at replacement Xenon HID lamps - these are the real McKoy that come with the High Voltage powersupply and are availble locally from - http://www.xenonoz.com/ - cost is about $1.500 big ones. does any one have any comments

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    Chipping is a waste of $$$$

    Do a search for powerchip and you will see

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    Did you read all of the page you linked to?

    Suitable for off road use applications only. Not ADR compliant or legal for road use.
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    yes I did but the same product is OK in europe
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    know a 406 owner locally (malaysia) who has upgraded his lights to HID. he got the parts off a scrap and it works very well on the car. slight modification had to be done to the rear cover on the headlamp for the wiring. bulbs are 4300k

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    Hence it says not ADR compliant Australian Design Rule nothing to do with Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggsy
    Iam thinking of this for my 97 406SV---- Has any one any experience with rechipping the ECU and if so with what results.
    I have also looked at replacement Xenon HID lamps - these are the real McKoy that come with the High Voltage powersupply and are availble locally from - http://www.xenonoz.com/ - cost is about $1.500 big ones. does any one have any comments

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    OK, I'll bite.

    Would anyone seriously spend $1500 on new headlights?? I mean, it's bad enough paying $200-300-400 for a new headlight as a spare part when you break one, but $1500 buys a lot of petrol.

    Barry.

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    I must admit that it was a transient thought - for a while but upon reflection (no pun intended) I decided that the money is better spent elsewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggsy
    I must admit that it was a transient thought - for a while but upon reflection (no pun intended) I decided that the money is better spent elsewhere
    It is, especially when you consider that the standard lights are excellent. My 406SV headlamps are fantastic when used with Philips VisionPlus lights which give you 50% more light for the same power as standard. Wicked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg
    OK, I'll bite.

    Would anyone seriously spend $1500 on new headlights?? I mean, it's bad enough paying $200-300-400 for a new headlight as a spare part when you break one, but $1500 buys a lot of petrol.

    Barry.
    You can easily get a set of HID conversion kit off ebay for $400 or so, even those ricey 8,000k bulbs.

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