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On the topic of fitting HID bulbs to lights. What about retrofit projectors in old glass headlights?

I want to fit retrofit projectors into the standard SD1 housings, so it wouldn't be using the reflector anymore and then use HID bulbs in the projectors. 

Would that be legal? The lenses have some faint lines cast into them but I can't see it breaking up the beam pattern. 

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11 hours ago, kiwiplymouth said:

Quick cert question. I've just finished making metal flares and right angle sills for a HQ, will they need to be certed? 

depends.

if you cut any part of the structure of the vehicle then yes it would need cert.

 

also, if it was done to increase the width of the wheels a reasonable amount (over 25mm track width increase) , then that would need cert

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On ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 19:14, kws said:

On the topic of fitting HID bulbs to lights. What about retrofit projectors in old glass headlights?

I want to fit retrofit projectors into the standard SD1 housings, so it wouldn't be using the reflector anymore and then use HID bulbs in the projectors. 

Would that be legal? The lenses have some faint lines cast into them but I can't see it breaking up the beam pattern. 

I don't think it would be.

the LVV standard allows for a headlight to be upgraded by fitting more modern innards in old housings, but this would have been written before HID upgrades were common.

2.2(19)

https://lvvta.org.nz/documents/standards/LVVTA_STD_Lighting_Equipment.pdf

 

but then the WOF requirements exclude that situation- note 8 at the bottom of the page

http://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/lighting/headlamps#note8

 

 

 

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Depends how that particular certifier works. 

Its meant to be 2 months from the date of the inspection, if the whole cert inspection is done and completed 

I would do a partial inspection in the case of something that wasnt finished yet - that way there isnt a set time to get it done in

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15 hours ago, cletus said:

I don't think it would be.

the LVV standard allows for a headlight to be upgraded by fitting more modern innards in old housings, but this would have been written before HID upgrades were common.

2.2(19)

https://lvvta.org.nz/documents/standards/LVVTA_STD_Lighting_Equipment.pdf

 

but then the WOF requirements exclude that situation- note 8 at the bottom of the page

http://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/lighting/headlamps#note8

 

 

 

Seems to be bit of a grey area then. Note 8 seems to indicate that fitting an HID bulb to a standard light with no modification is illegal, which we already know, but it doesn't seem to imply it would be legal if the lights were modified to accept the HID correctly, only if the whole light is replaced. 

The projector units I have use a very defined cut off so would perform well, and wouldn't have the issues HID bulbs usually have. Maybe I just do it and see how I go. 

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Are wound back odometers a ballache for getting imports on the road in NZ. I was inquiring about a car in Japan but the guy warned me to say they couldn't verify the km.

Edit: apparently it might be a customs "prohibited item" if a car has dodgy speedo. Doh! Anyone had experience with this?

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Surely the only issue with a wound back speedo is a "buyer beware" scenario, if it being wound back doesn't bother the owner / purchaser then who cares? Probably has to be noted but can't see why it should impinge on importation.

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I don't see why it would. A verified odo is more of a maintainance feel good thing. It protects the buyer from purchasing a car that's done 300k rather than the 100k advertised. It becomes an issue with diesel vehicles when the go for a wof and the odo is the same as the last wof though. 

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I asked a vinz guy just now

 

Doesnt matter. They dont have any requirement to make sure the odo reading is accurate. Most imports have one of these stickers but its not compulsory. 

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