OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

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jonkop
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OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

Post by jonkop » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:27 am

J.P.
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Hello to everybody as I am a new member.
I have imported US LX PHEV to EU and want(and most probably should) change the crappy halogen OEM headlights.
In EU there are plenty of second hand OEM LED headlights for Niro (please don't discuss any kind of conversion kits in this topic, there are plenty of others in the forum) and I am thinking of buying one of these.

I am wondering whether somebody already done this, has he resolved the problem with the coding - I have pictures of the pins of the OEM halogens and the OEM LEDs and the LED's are 2 more, so obviously additional wiring will be required.
Is anyone familiar with the wiring diagrams for those 2 kinds of OEM headlights.

Thank you for any shared thoughts!
J.P.


davethesteam
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Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

Post by davethesteam » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:05 pm

I have spoken to customer services at KIA UK and my local agent. No LED conversions are available warranted by KIA.
I have come to the conclusion the only way to improve the headlamp output is fit replacement Halogen bulbs
I have looked at the Hb3 Night Breaker Laser Next Gen 150 2st OSRAM W5w Ultralife which would appear to do the job.
However these are listed as HB3 / 9005
The car handbook states HB3 HL+ - I am not sure what the difference is - can anyone help please?


jonkop
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Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

Post by jonkop » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:44 pm

HB3 is equal to 9005! So either of these stamped on the box will fit!

But I will not give up on the OEM LEDs cause I already don't have any warranty from KIA - it is not transferable and although my USA KIA is covered, it is only in North America.
So I am still thinking of buying the OEM LEDs, they are way beyond any conversion with any kind of HB3/9005 bulb.....


AlanW55
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Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

Post by AlanW55 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:37 pm

My First Edition has OEM bi-xenon headlights which are presumably an upgrade on the halogen. These are more than adequate for my (leisurely) driving at night. Is this option available to you, and presumably they would be fitted correctly aligned for UK left-hand driving. Good luck otherwise!
UK 2017 First Edition HEV in pearlescent white, standard spec.


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