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Mojo Jojo
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2005 Beetle GLS OEM HID headlamps

Hello all...does anyone have any information on replacing the OEM HID headlamps with a less expensive aftermarket solution? HID or just projector beams, I am assuming some sort of new connector would have to be added to the wiring harness. Replacement assembly is $800 so I would like to know if anyone has replaced these with an alternative, hard to spend that much on a 8 yo car. Thanks
 

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Yeah really I would be all over factory HID, even though they're not cheap. I would try ebay or a junk yard. It might be hard to find but I'm sure there are some out there.
 

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Yea its been great, nothing like the visibility you get but I have replaced two lens for a total of 600 bucks and now I have lost low beam and two mechanics have checked it both state it cant be fixed, new assembly is needed.
 

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Are you sure it's not just the ballast or is that what you need to replace? I don't have any personal experience with them so can't say 100% what is going on.

If you do decide to swap to the halogen headlights, there is a lot of wiring that needs to be considered. I believe the halogen only has 3 wires whereas the HID has 10.
 
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