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HID headlights conversion

... have a 2007 Boxter S ... recently converted my halogen headlights to HID ( Morimoto Elite kit- H7A, 6500k, 50W) ... main beam only .. look great, w/one small complaint ... notice a 'light' shadow in each beam center ... I'm guessing it's a result of the bulb base to top ignition wire running outside the bulb 'shadowing' the beams ... the bulb can only be inserted (keyed) with the wire facing upward, the upper side of bulb ... there was no option to select bulb with wire facing downward, below bulb ... any thoughts? comments? suggestions? Tx
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I suggest posting this in our 986 forum, it is dedicated to just the Boxster/Cayman.

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... have a 2007 Boxter S ... recently converted my halogen headlights to HID ( Morimoto Elite kit- H7A, 6500k, 50W) ... main beam only .. look great, w/one small complaint ... notice a 'light' shadow in each beam center ... I'm guessing it's a result of the bulb base to top ignition wire running outside the bulb 'shadowing' the beams ... the bulb can only be inserted (keyed) with the wire facing upward, the upper side of bulb ... there was no option to select bulb with wire facing downward, below bulb ... any thoughts? comments? suggestions? Tx
Caused by the lens being designed for halogen bulbs, not HID which use a different projector assembly. The factory bulb is also a 35W, so be ready for some lens discoloring from the excess heat of the 50W bulb.....
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2007 Boxter S HID Conversion

... tx for the response ... manufacturer (Mirimoto) states igniter wire external to bulb '.. probable cause of shadow..' ... when I purchased kit, there was no choice selecting wire location above or below install ... altho I agree with your comment rel to higher heat level (obviously) generated if bulb is 50W vs 35W, manufacturer says no problem?? also, they've obviously had consumer 'shadowing complaints', as they now offer both top vs bottom ignition wire configurations!! guess I lose!!
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I suggest posting this in our 986 forum, it is dedicated to just the Boxster/Cayman.

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