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pd high beam
« July 19, 2020, 08:31:48 »
just wondering if anyone knows if the high beam on the pd is canbus controlled? want to put LEDs in but dont know if i need canbus LEDs or if i could just get a kit from supercheap.


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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #1 : July 19, 2020, 15:48:04 »
Have just done mine and yes you will need Canbus LED's. I got mine from here and there fantastic.
:link: HB3 LED Headlight Conversion Kit Copper Belted
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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #2 : July 19, 2020, 16:00:55 »
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I use them in my BMW (motorcycle) for around a year now, fully enclosed like the i30 headlight unit. Works faultlessly and more importantly it was designed to create the same beam pattern the halogen globe does so it matches the vehicle to perfection.
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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #3 : July 19, 2020, 17:00:15 »
Awesome thanks everyone will get some soon.
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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #4 : July 27, 2020, 04:21:39 »
Did you happen to notice if on your LEDs the connection is reversed? I put mine in and they didn’t work I had to flip the connection so there’s technically nothing holding the power onto the bulb now.
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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #5 : July 27, 2020, 04:57:58 »
I would have suggested a more modern bulb myself, the LED positioning and design are correct but those copper belted type are messy and probably take up more room than the JW direct fit bulbs.

Cheaper too  :) :link: Where to buy JW Speaker LED Headlight Conversion Kits

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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #6 : July 27, 2020, 05:06:02 »
I have the jw direct fit hb3s and the positive and negative are reversed on the bulb to what my power is
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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #7 : July 27, 2020, 05:25:01 »
I have the jw direct fit hb3s and the positive and negative are reversed on the bulb to what my power is
Aren't they bi directional :undecided: I guess you've tried switching left to right...if that makes a difference :undecided:

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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #8 : July 27, 2020, 06:44:48 »
I have the jw direct fit hb3s and the positive and negative are reversed on the bulb to what my power is
Aren't they bi directional :undecided: I guess you've tried switching left to right...if that makes a difference :undecided:

unfortunately not when i plugged them in how the halogen would plug in nothing happened i flipped the power and they worked
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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #9 : July 27, 2020, 06:52:36 »
I have the jw direct fit hb3s and the positive and negative are reversed on the bulb to what my power is
Aren't they bi directional :undecided: I guess you've tried switching left to right...if that makes a difference :undecided:

unfortunately not when i plugged them in how the halogen would plug in nothing happened i flipped the power and they worked
If the place you bought them from can't help I'd try contacting a local auto electrician, they should be able to make an adaptor lead to switch polarities for about $20.

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Re: pd high beam
« Reply #10 : July 27, 2020, 07:06:12 »
I have the jw direct fit hb3s and the positive and negative are reversed on the bulb to what my power is
Aren't they bi directional :undecided: I guess you've tried switching left to right...if that makes a difference :undecided:

unfortunately not when i plugged them in how the halogen would plug in nothing happened i flipped the power and they worked
If the place you bought them from can't help I'd try contacting a local auto electrician, they should be able to make an adaptor lead to switch polarities for about $20.

for right now the power is holding to the bulb ill see how it goes after my 45min trip to work and back tomorrow if the power happens to slip off the bulb then ill see if i can get an adaptor made
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