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2016 LED headlamp retrofit to earlier cars (with full functionality)

 
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Its a bit hard to tell how bright yours actually are due to the strobing effect of the camera.

1) I used the adapter harness method
2) They are US-spec lamps (I appreciate that they lightly smoked the orange reflectors on this version, btw; although I would've preferred the clears)

The J Blades are very bright in the garage with the garage lights on (low beams off) and very bright with the low beams on at night. During daytime driving, I can still see them reflecting off of the car in front of me if we're close. But if you get out and look at them from the front, they just don't seem to be as bright as they should be or as bright as other XJs I've seen.
 
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Hi Xdave!
Yes and Yes. On my 2014 XJR.
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Hi where can I buy with the UK spec?
 
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Originally Posted by drpainless View Post
Hi XDave,
I been wondering about this for a while. I purchased a set of the AFS led headlights from a shop in England about a year ago. They made already been modified to fit pre 2012 cars and were simply plug-n-play. All functions work, including the cornering lights, and have never had a warning light come on. My question is since the headlights do not appear to have been opened up, are all the required modifications done by rearranging the pins in the plug or is there something else involved.
Hey, can you send me their contact info? I'd love to just have a plug & play solution, and are comfortable shipping to the US. I'm new here so I can't message you, so if you can message me you can email me at [email protected] Thanks!
 
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Has anybody had any battery issues after installing the new headlights? I started getting the Low Battery warning semi-frequently after installation in December and its progressively gotten worse. My battery voltage is reading 12.2 in the off state so its definitely getting low. Before I just put in a new battery, I'm wondering if there's some possibility of a parasitic draw somewhere in the lights or harness, or is it just a timing coincidence?
 
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No. I have had them on my 2014 XJR for over a year now with the same battery the whole time. Only the 2 small issues noted above.

The J-blades are a bit dimmer than on the factory installed LED's during the day.
If the car is turned off with the bright lights on. You will get an adaptive headlight error light on the dash on the next start. This goes away by turning the car off and restarting.
Just don't shut it down with the brights on again.

So probably just battery time.
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Originally Posted by xdave View Post
FW93-13W029-BB (RH) and FW93-13W030-BB (LH) are US spec with AFS.
FW93-13W029-CB (RH) and FW93-13W030-CB (LH) are UK spec with AFS.
FW93-13W029-DB (RH) and FW93-13W030-DB (LH) are UK spec without AFS.
I am unsure about other markets.
Anyone know what the difference is with the US spec part numbers that end with a "C" instead of a "B" like posted above?
 
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RH = Right Hand Drive as light pattern is configured for countries like to UK. LH = Left Hand Drive is what is used in the US where we the driver sits in the left front seat.
 
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Originally Posted by XJsss View Post
RH = Right Hand Drive as light pattern is configured for countries like to UK. LH = Left Hand Drive is what is used in the US where we the driver sits in the left front seat.
I'm aware of that. I'm finding US spec headlights that have part numbers that end with "C" instead of "B" such as FW93-13W029-BC. The part numbers listed in the previous post end with "B" (FW93-13W029-BB). Is there a difference in the specs between the two are is it just the next iteration of the lights?
 
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Hi XDave,

Your post is excellent, is this a service you would provide for a fee I guess you are based in the UK, would be reaally grateful if you can?

Thanks SJJ
 
 
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