HID conversion kit

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jferris
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Re: HID conversion kit

Post by jferris » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:43 pm

Hi Paul,

Bet you're counting down the days! Best of luck with the new motor.

I did upgrade the bulbs but not to Philips ones. I've only just realised now that I never posted an update about this until now.
I was toying with upgrading the speakers also so in the end went to a very good audio specialist who did a complete upgrade on the audio system (Hertz 13" sub in the boot and Hertz component speakers in each of the doors) - the difference is amazing! - I can post more info if anyone is interested.

But back to the bulbs - the same guys also sourced bulbs and upgraded them.
I've posted a couple of pics below.

They are definitely much whiter than the yellowish glow from the stock bulbs - yes they are H15.
I would definitely recommend them - I'd say the Philips would be good also.

Regards,
Joe

XE Bulbs.jpg

IMG_0442.jpg



pd1dish
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Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:41 pm
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Re: HID conversion kit

Post by pd1dish » Sun May 06, 2018 3:50 pm

jferris wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:43 pm
Hi Paul,

Bet you're counting down the days! Best of luck with the new motor.

I did upgrade the bulbs but not to Philips ones. I've only just realised now that I never posted an update about this until now.
I was toying with upgrading the speakers also so in the end went to a very good audio specialist who did a complete upgrade on the audio system (Hertz 13" sub in the boot and Hertz component speakers in each of the doors) - the difference is amazing! - I can post more info if anyone is interested.

But back to the bulbs - the same guys also sourced bulbs and upgraded them.
I've posted a couple of pics below.

They are definitely much whiter than the yellowish glow from the stock bulbs - yes they are H15.
I would definitely recommend them - I'd say the Philips would be good also.

Regards,
Joe

XE Bulbs.jpg

IMG_0442.jpg
are these just plug and play? or did you have to modify any of the housing? also, did this cause any electrical issues or cause any lights on your dash to pop up?


jferris
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Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:12 pm

Re: HID conversion kit

Post by jferris » Sun May 06, 2018 3:53 pm

No modifications needed - just a straight swap for the stock ones and no warnings on dash either.


Chris289
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Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Location: West Sussex

Re: HID conversion kit

Post by Chris289 » Mon May 07, 2018 1:20 pm

Some details on the audio upgrade wold be most appreciated


jferris
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Re: HID conversion kit

Post by jferris » Sat May 12, 2018 9:39 pm

Hi,

Sorry for delay - only getting around to uploading this now.
This was professionally done by a reputable in-car electronics company.
They did an awesome job as the sound quality now is amazing!
Also, one of the major gripes I had with the stock Jaguar system was the complete lack of bass - the 12" sub in the boot has really made the difference here.
Originally I was looking to get an under-seat sub installed as part of this upgrade but there wasn't enough room under the front seat for this.
I'm glad in the end as the full size sub in the boot is much better.

The components installed were:
HERTZ 2 way front Component Package including Tweeters, Mid-drivers and Cross-overs
HERTZ 2 way rear Component Package including Tweeters, Mid-drivers and Cross-overs
HERTZ HCP 5D Digital 5 channel amplifier
HERTZ remote control for amp
HERTZ 12" Subwoofer kit
HERTZ 12" Subwoofer Box
Black Subwoofer grille
Banana plug kit
Wiring kit and cabling

This replaces the front speakers with HERTZ components which give fantastic definition and clarity.
They would normally use HERTZ Co-axial speakers in the rear but they felt that the car would sound much sharper and stronger with another full component set in the rear.
The HERTZ 5 channel amp runs the whole system which means everything is amped.
Channel 1+2 run the front Component Speakers
Channel 3+4 run the rear Component Speakers
Channel 5 runs the boot mounted HERTZ subwoofer
The subwoofer is a medium power HERTZ design mounted in a vented subwoofer box.
A subwoofer grille protects the subwoofer from loose cargo in the boot.
A banana plug kit allow me to remove the subwoofer box from the boot if I'm carrying larger loads.
The touchscreen Jag head unit didn't need to be altered in any way.

See attached images of the sub and amp in the boot and the sub volume control mounted in the centre console just below the heating controls.
The sub enclosure is velcro'd to the boot floor so it doesn't slide around.
The amp is mounted to the back of the rear seat and when the seat folds forward I have full access to the amp.
Sorry, I can't seem to rotate the attachments after I attach them so they are the wrong orientation in the post.

sub remote.JPG

sub & amp.JPG

sub.JPG

amp.JPG



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