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  1. FS: Pair of B5.5 OEM Headlight Assemblies

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    I will post pics soon. Thanks!
  2. FS: Pair of B5.5 OEM Headlight Assemblies

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    These are fairly new headlight assemblies from my 2004 Passat. I drove the car for about 6 months before putting on HIDs. They have been stored in the old HID box ever since. Asking $250.00, includes shipping Prefer paypal Email me with any questions: [email protected]
  3. w5w wedge bulb advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Old Topic, but I am looking for the best w5w led's out there. I saw these Hoens, http://www.hoen-usa.com/city2.htm, but I wasn't sure that they would fit. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  4. City Light Replacements

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    Thanks! Did you get the white ones? I have OEM HID's and I am trying to match them
  5. City Light Replacements

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    Haven't posted in a while, and I am sure that this topic has been hashed and re-hashed, but.... What is the type of bulb for replacing city lights in the B5.5, and does anyone know: 1) What bulb best matches HID's 2) Do they make an LED that actually works well now days? The ones I put in a...
  6. Koni Adjustables

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    Getting ready to install a set of Koni Adjustables. What settings are most people happy with for front and rear? Thanks, Bill
  7. Any suggestions on aftermarket brand of bulbs(H7) for 2002 Passat

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    Xtravisions are great bulbs, not too much different than the Philips Vision Plus or the European Osram Silverstars. They all put out in excess of 1500 lumens, compared with 1200 for the blue tinted Sylvania Silver Stars. But I guess most people would rather look white than put out more light...
  8. E-Spec bi-xenon bulbs for B5.5...

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    I am not sure I see a whole lot of difference between the W8 and the eurospec bi-xenons. They may be some differences in the projector designs. As a rule, euro-spec assemblies are designed to put more light and a more focused beam on the road. As for the bulb, there are some differences...
  9. Ok, Who has actually gotten a Xenon Ticket?

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    This is a great thread....I have a brother-in-law who is a cop. He doesn't even bother unless he sees totally blue or purple xenons...8000k plus. He is looking for the obvious conversions.
  10. Is it possible to focus the Bixenon beams?

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    I think we have Osrams????? There is an independant dealer, www.danielsternlighting.com, who sells the Philips d2S for about $75 to $85 a piece. Still pretty spendy though. A fraction of the price of a diamond ring!!
  11. Is it possible to focus the Bixenon beams?

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    Your ballast doesn't care about a 6000k bulb, but the law might. The voltage is the same, just a variation in gases to cause a higher color temperature. Just found an interesting website that discusses bulb color. http://faqlight.carpassion.info/hl-hid-bulbs.htm. I didn't realize that a d2S...
  12. Is it possible to focus the Bixenon beams?

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    Roninone, after reading all of these posts, I am starting to believe it is simply in the design of our projectors. I had my dealer aim the lights. I am pretty well happy with the beam cutoffs and patterns, but as for the yellow hue, it ain't gonna go away. You could try a 6,000k bulb, but...
  13. Is it possible to focus the Bixenon beams?

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    Often wondered this myself. We should have the same kind of Hella projector setup as a lot of other xenons, but the beamers and the other cars mentioned above do have a crisper cutoff with more of a blue hue. I thought at first that maybe it was the bulb, but the Hella OEMs are supposed to...
  14. Check Your Slush Screen

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This item has been mentioned in several threads over the years, but I thought it was worth mentioning yet again. My B5.5 V6 was running sluggish for no apparent reason, and I decided to check the airfilter pre-screen or slush screen. It was almost totally blocked with caked on dirt, bugs, and...
  15. Xenon conversion / HID

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    I agree, I would not put this junk in a nice Passat. Better off saving your money for OEM xenons
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