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    DIY Retrofit Xenon Headlights

    Hi guys, here how I’ve installed the BiXenon headlights with some other notes about the Bumper and Headlight removal, some of us found on the internet, MK6 Forums, Vortex, etc, some procedures in how to do it, we’ve found some differences in the Golf models, depending the country, so, here’s the Australian Golf GTI 2011,

    For more information about the research and source of the OEM BiXenon Kits, please refer to Ian’s (Spydar) Product Review thread,

    Product-Review-Replica-OEM-HID-Headlamps-for-Halogen

    Anyone is welcome to post comments or other ways to do it, please,

    Procedure.......

    Tools: Torx screwdrivers T25 and T27
    Optional: Flat screwdriver, plastic to rest the bumper on the floor,


    1.- Remove the (4) screws on the top of the grill, now, as many of us, this is the trickiest part, because you will have use some force to remove it, in my case it was useful just to waggle it a little bit to the sides to get it out of the brackets,




    2.- Remove the Bumper, this is several steps,
    2.1-Remove the (2) Front screws,



    2.2-Remove the (5) Side screws, each side, be aware that the TOP screw has a Flat Washer, these two are the only different with from the rest,





    2.3-Remove the (8) Lower screws,



    3.-Now from one of the Sides pull the Bumper with force to the front, same case as the Grill you will have to waggle it to get out of the brackets, be prepared with the plastic or anything on the floor to rest the bumper, once that is out of the second side it will free fall into your hands,

    4.-Remove each Headlight, several steps,

    4.1-Remove the (3) Top screws,



    4.2-Remove the (3) Side screws, 1 on the Left, 2 on the Right, and unclip the Plastic support,







    At this point you might think the Headlight its ready to be removed, well, is not....

    The Headlights are bolted to 2 Plastic Supports, on the base and the side of the Headlight
    The Side Plastic Support is also the part that holds the bumper on the side,

    -Note-
    There’s a little of controversy here, some from the US/UK have manage to remove the Headlights without removing the 8 screws in the step 2.3, from my point of view this can’t be done with the Australian Golf, more plastic parts holding the Headlights?, I don’t know, but I’ll explain my procedure,

    4.3-Remove the (3) Plastic Support Side screws,



    Now, unclip the connector on the Engine bay and pull the Headlight to the front,



    This is how the Headlight looks with all the Plastic Supports, as I mentioned before the support on the base of the Headlight it’s screwed to the Headlight enclosure, like this,



    5.-Remove the (1) Base Plastic Support screw from the Headlight enclosure, and then remove the Front Plastic Support,



    6.-We do a little Screw inventory just to make sure we are ready to put everything back together and test the new Headlights,



    -Reinstall-
    8.-Install the Plastic Supports to the new Headlights



    9.-Install the Headlights, make sure all the screws are in place before reinstall the bumper,
    10.-Run TESTS on the new Headlights, all OK?

    DRL's






    BiXenon








    -Install the Bumper,
    -Install the Grill,

    Note:
    You might require to manually level the BiXenons, here is where, you can use an Allen key or a Phillips P12 screw driver,



    The result!!!









    And that's it!!
    Once again if anyone wants to add more info, or even better a different procedure, please do so!


    Cheers!,
    Last edited by M4RK0; 31-12-2011 at 06:10 PM.
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    Fantastic Marko!!
    They look so nice.
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    What a result Marko, they look very close to OEM spec Xenons.

    Nice detailed DIY btw, this will help others a lot.

    The GTI is coming along nicely keep it up

    Happy new year.

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    Thanks Guys!

    Cam: Now a nice photo session

    Rob: Thanks man, yes they are, very very good, I'm very happy with them,
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    Holy crap intense write-up Marco! Love your work, gotta give you a call whenever I get these :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo View Post
    Holy crap intense write-up Marco! Love your work, gotta give you a call whenever I get these :P
    Thanks, sure man!
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    looks so much better than stock. but from the DIY it is as much of a bitch to do this as the mkv. but still worth it for the end result

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    hey silverbullet the worst bit for me was the grille lol easy as otherwise
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    Lights look tuff.

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    They look awesome.
    I was sitting here reading it going, 'god, there's SO MANY SCREWS'..

    But then I saw your little inventory picture. very nice little DIY touch there.

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