HID globe fitting ?

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 23:06
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For the technical minded .
How much clearence should there be from the edge of the external wire, on HID globes , to the edge of the insert hole, on Hella Ralle 4000 spotlights.
Those who have done this will know that there is not a lot of clearence, like bugger all and it worries my a little
As I am on night shift, I cannot supply adrawing yet, but am worried about the effect of badly corrugated roads, and the life of the globe, because of the minimal clearence

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Reply By: Gobumpy - Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 00:17

Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 00:17

I converted my 4000s to HID about 2 years ago have not had a problem at all with them and we have been on some horrible roads with lights both on and off.

Scott n Lara
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Reply By: Muntoo - Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 03:01

Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 03:01
Hi Bucky,

Mate are you worried about the rear of globe rubbing on the light housing????

I have done heaps of these conversions, as i sell them and HID kits.

Alot of kits are different, some are tighter fitting then others.

But if you can get the reflector back in and the retaining ring back on without needing to push down then your right. If it takes some force and is a bugger to line up hex bolt holes then you will have problems later on.

I take it this is what you mean??

It all depends on how you have done the conversion also. Where have you got the wiring exiting the housing???
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 22:36

Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 22:36
The kit is a Phillips HID, no dramas there. The rubber seal for that kit is round, but the hole in the back'of the 4000's is square.
I can carefully exchange the round seal for the square one, rejoin it with Sicaflex, and reinsert the correct seal into the back of the lights. Bit of dicking around but it will work.
To me that is fairly basic , and i guarantee it will never leak,
Love my Sicaflex.
The only concern is as I described in my original post, about the gap, and i am now contemplating using the smallest amount of superglue, just to give that extra bit of secure, or else a very fine file and just open it up a fraction.
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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Monday, Feb 07, 2011 at 00:20

Monday, Feb 07, 2011 at 00:20
Hi Bucky,

Sorry mate i am lost.

I dont understand what part your having trouble with mate.

Can you supply a pic or drawing.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Monday, Feb 07, 2011 at 02:14

Monday, Feb 07, 2011 at 02:14
Give me a day or 2
Will be off night shift. Will take some pics
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