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Old 12-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #31
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my 96 SL600 has factory Xenon Lighting without projectors. projectors werent introduced till late 97. they are very purple-blue. never had a problem with police or such no one would know if they were factory or not.
xenon doesnt always mean HID
X2. Silverstars are xenon bulbs, but they are not HID.
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They are HID. mercedes calls all their HID xenon'* or bi-xenon'* if its low and high beams.
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They are HID. mercedes calls all their HID xenon'* or bi-xenon'* if its low and high beams.
the main difference between a xenon projector and and a bi-xenon projector is that there is a small motor that moves the cut off shield. There is no change in the state of bulbs.

I find what you are saying hard to believe. pictures are worth a thousand words...
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:44 PM   #34
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from what i understand, the 97 SL600 there was a standard bulb headlight available, or an optional HID which would have projectors as seen in these pics, so as far as i can tell, me and corvette crazy are correct..



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ok what about the older gen(one gen back fron current) Maximas that have HL'* like ours?? They have a HID option available and they dont have the projectors

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im still doing research, but that maxima is an 00-01, which did not have an HID option
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ok, in the 02-03 maxima, there was no projector, however, the housings are different for the HID than the standard halogen
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that is the Max'* headlights

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The point is that halogen reflectors/housings are vastly different from HID reflectors/housings.. The light patterns are totally different.
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The point is that halogen reflectors/housings are vastly different from HID reflectors/housings.. The light patterns are totally different.
correct. i always thought all HIDs had projectors, but apparently not. ive learned something new again today
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