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    Default halogen/xenon headlamps for clio

    I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on what i would need to do to install those bright white lights on my clio dynampique, are the the sem thing as the xenon headlamps advertised as options on more exepnsive cars? if so, do they really cost 2000 dollars? Where do i get them from, and is it possible to install them yourself? id appreciate any advice.
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    If you look at this UK forum people are asking the same question below - but there is not much stuff, they seem quite expensive all these kits and of course you have to find one for a clio.... which maybe better sourced second hand from a renault wrecker? and then you have to install this stuff.....

    Aussie angle eye seller - They have HID kits
    http://www.motorware.com.au

    For wrecked renaults, maybe RS clios with the lights? maybe source them second hand ???? Auto Parts Recyclers
    b.m. spares | dandenong Ph. (03) 97916822
    209 Princes Hwy Dandenong http://www.bmspares.com.au/
    reno spares | East keilor Ph. (03) 9336 1602
    8 Disney Avenue, Keilor East, 3042

    http://www.renaultsportsclub.co.uk/f...OPIC_ID=26744&

    http://www.hidplanet.com/
    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/

    http://faqlight.carpassion.info/

    HIDS http://www.autoaccessorystore.com/ho...at=6&sub_id=18



    This maybe of some help or confuse the issue even more.... all I know is it all seems $$$$ for the time being.

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    Its going to cost...

    You'll need the assembly's (higher temps), bulbs, & running gear.

    They run on at least a few hundred volts i think, & require >1,000volts to start, so heavy transformers etc are in that running gear.

    Find a wrecked Clio, as they should fit, providing they havent filled the existing space with other stuff in the other models.

    but good luck trying to find one that hasnt rear ended something! (like pretty much every wrecked car!)

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    Well looks like nate has the answer for the conversion..... but I think have you not thought of this as a option...... a lcd screen conversion for your clio... not even I had not thought of that idea....

    http://www.screenlights.com/

    "A company called Screenlights has introduced a deliciously useless (and ridiculously expensive) LCD screen that comes completely embedded in a fully functional headlight. For a car. Forget that neon edging crap and blinged-out rims. How about riding down the blvd playing The Fast and the Furious in your headlights? How much you’d be able to see on that LCD is a mystery, but if you’re really dying to throw away some cash, it comes in 4-inch, 5-inch and 7-inch sizes, and runs around $900."




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    hmm pointless AND tasteless, all in one posting! Well done Covert! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Europa
    hmm pointless AND tasteless, all in one posting! Well done Covert! :-)
    I have to agree europa, but imagine the possibilities at the next French Car Day, like playing renault winning F1 etc...... maybe not LA soft erotica videos etc.... as shown in the pictures

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    Thank you all for teh advice, i have contacted motorware askign about the projector lights for a clio. I just recently spoke to a friend who bought some bulbs for his Golf IV from super cheap autoor autobarn? Are these the same thing? He told me he installed it himself without needing any other parts or modifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marek
    Thank you all for teh advice, i have contacted motorware askign about the projector lights for a clio. I just recently spoke to a friend who bought some bulbs for his Golf IV from super cheap autoor autobarn? Are these the same thing? He told me he installed it himself without needing any other parts or modifications.
    You need the Gas Discharge bulbs plus ballast (transfomer things), try XenonOz, they have a website...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marek
    Thank you all for teh advice, i have contacted motorware askign about the projector lights for a clio. I just recently spoke to a friend who bought some bulbs for his Golf IV from super cheap autoor autobarn? Are these the same thing? He told me he installed it himself without needing any other parts or modifications.
    Marek I think you're still confused between Xenon (HID) headlights and replacement (Rice) globes which give the impression of Xenons.

    Xenon (HID) systems use a very high voltage passed through a gas to produce high intensity light, and they are standard on the Renaultsport Clio.

    They are a totally different system to Halogen headlights which you have, and no putting the rice globes in doesn't mean you have Xenons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClioF1
    Marek I think you're still confused between Xenon (HID) headlights and replacement (Rice) globes which give the impression of Xenons.

    Xenon (HID) systems use a very high voltage passed through a gas to produce high intensity light, and they are standard on the Renaultsport Clio.

    They are a totally different system to Halogen headlights which you have, and no putting the rice globes in doesn't mean you have Xenons.
    thankyou for clearing that up for me. I didnt know the difference, and i didnt want to be able to say that i have "xenons" for the sake of it, i simply like the look thats all. I apologise if my question is amateurish, this is my first car and ive only had it for 2 months.

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    Yeah HIDs (High Intensity <gas?> Discharge) bulbs are basically the same as the beloved Fluoro, except... high intensity...

    Different to the incandescent stuff... there's a thread round here somewhere on it..

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