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Got two slightly abused W8 headlights from somebody on FB on the cheap. One of the ballasts was bad so I did and aftermarket 55w hid conversion one headlight was dim and one was bright. The stock lights with hid bulbs were brighter. Played around with them swapping bulbs, ballasts and wiring harnesses to no avail. My only conclusion that the headlight housing is shot and needs to be replaced unless it can be adjusted. Anybody have any solutions to my problem?
 

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The reflector may be shot/faded. I had that happen on my OEM Hella HID. You can buy new reflectors from: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/
It will require taking the headlights apart, but it's not too bad to do.
 

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I have a spare W8 headlight or two that I've 'parted out'. I also have spare OEM ballasts. PM me if any of this is of interest to you.
 
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