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 Post subject: Koito to Bosch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:13 am 
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Hello all - did a search, but can't find a conclusive answer to this.

My new F has Koito headlights, (wrapped in a delightful mirror film which is hard to peel off) :lol:

Anyway, I've already bought an HID kit for Bosch, as I thought they were Bosch, and I prefer the look and more importantly output of the Bosch so I've sourced some Bosch units which are in the post.

When they arrive....what do I need to do to make them fit? As far as I can tell, the Koitos have two connectors, one of which deals only with the levelling adjuster. But Bosch only have one connector. Although they should plug and play on the main connector this means the leveller won't work.

Now presumably if I chop the levelling connector off the Koitos at the headlight end and attach to the right wire from the Bosch I'd get levelling. But that would mean cracking open the Bosch connector to get the wire out, and I don't want to break it.

i am wondering if anyone has successfully got Bosch lights fully working in a Koito wired car?

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 Post subject: Re: Koito to Bosch
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:03 am 
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Never attempted this myself and never heard anyone else try either. I'd love to hear the answer to this too.


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 Post subject: Re: Koito to Bosch
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Have you looked in the guides section guys? I'm sure several people have done this!!

Actually, I might do it, I was thinking the easiest way would be to chop the bosch connectors off the lamps and splice in the Kioto connectors ;)

I've got several sets of Kiotos and a Bosch set, I'll have a look next week and see if there is an easy solution :)

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 Post subject: Re: Koito to Bosch
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Only real problem is the motors for the low beam adjustment - those are completely different, incl. different electrics. Meaning you at least need the correct switch element as well as the pinout since they are different.
However, i beleive Mazda actually used adapter cables in some of the intermediate cars so it is possible to make it work.


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 Post subject: Re: Koito to Bosch
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Ooooo, I like the sound of adaptor cables :thumbright:

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 Post subject: Re: Koito to Bosch
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:54 am 
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Thanks all. Adapters would be great, never seen any before though. I did look in the guides, but there's no pictures. It's passed MOT now, so I'll investigate when the nice weather comes. Will report back if I get it working.


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