Date Added: Sunday 10 August, 2003
Simple enough to fit, brighter than standard lights and they look good. However, considering this is advertised as the 'ultimate twin headlight' conversion for the mx5, it hasn't all been plain sailing. For starters, it wasn't stated that you cannot light all four lights at the same time (ie: dip & main on together), so i had to purchase and wire up a separate switching relay so i could run the main beam with the dip beam if i so wished. I also had to purchase longer 'stop' screws, as the supplied screws wern't long enough, and despite adjustment, there is still a small amount of vibration in the units. And despite numerous fiddly efforts of adjustment, the headlight lids won't sit as they did before. The new headlights do look the dogs when they are up & on, but i can't help but feel a little dissapointed.
We are reviewing the instructions at the moment, they currently do not make it clear that the upper stop bracket should be mounted UNDER the original. This would mean that the bolts supplied were the correct length. It is important that the lamp unit is hard on the upper stop to eliminate any vibration.
LID FITTING: This is more difficult as every car is different! On many cars, the lid fits perfectly first time, on others though, it can take a lot of trial and error to get a good fit. It is worth taking carefull note of the original fit before you start. The small mounting brackets of the lid can be carefully bent to adjust the sideways fit, and the slots opened out to adjust the front-rear fit if needed. We have not found a car where a perfect fit could not be achieved with a bit of patience.
As with most headlights of this type, (including the original headlights), when you switch to 'main beam' the 'dip beam' goes out. It is quite possible to add a relay to allow the dip beam to remain on when the main comes on, but this is not how the lights are designed to operate.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]