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I didn't use harness, just can bus and resistors, as without them my lights didn't work...check my DIY thread...fog lights also need them
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I'm also from Umeň. I have done High beam LED conversion, no issues. Since it was an improvement but not good enough I also added the Vision X LED bar behind the grille. Check with Conrad at Bilspektrum.
Nice! We two ought to arrange a Hyundai Tucson meeting then.

We've got our new Hyundai Tucson home during monday. The high beam was really bad, as expected. LED low beam and Halogen high beam just don't mix. Period.
I hope a conversion kit with 55W, Canbus, EMC filter, and bulbs from CNlight at 6000K will do the trick. These H7R kits have bulbs with pre-mounted H7 sockets. Maybe that will work instantly. But I ordered a pair of bulb adaptors just to be sure.

Looking at the back of the housings, and at semco's video clip, this doesn't look like a difficult install at all.

I did consider a LED conversion insted but I wasn't 100% satisfied with the Audi LED Matrix system actually. I still believe LED (for high beams) need more development. Especially the length of the light beam.
What is your experience CathastrophiX?

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You are correct about LED and length of the light beam, but that's more related to the reflector focal point being optimized for a smaller light source. There are LED lights with very long reach.
Still, an hard driven Cree XHP 70 gives a really impressive output compared to the stock halogens and the colour matches the low beam. I went with bulbs using several smaller Philips LEDs to better mimic the smaller halogen light source.
I personally don't like xenon due to the warm up time, I want instant light, hence the LED H7 swap and LED bar.
The LED bar behind the grille is also very discrete and only visible from straight ahead.
I have also changed the stock reverse lights to high output LEDs and connected a separate 10w LED spot to the tow hook harness. All interior bulbs also swapped for LEDs.
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You are correct about LED and length of the light beam, but that's more related to the reflector focal point being optimized for a smaller light source. There are LED lights with very long reach.
Still, an hard driven Cree XHP 70 gives a really impressive output compared to the stock halogens and the colour matches the low beam. I went with bulbs using several smaller Philips LEDs to better mimic the smaller halogen light source.
I personally don't like xenon due to the warm up time, I want instant light, hence the LED H7 swap and LED bar.
The LED bar behind the grille is also very discrete and only visible from straight ahead.
I have also changed the stock reverse lights to high output LEDs and connected a separate 10w LED spot to the tow hook harness. All interior bulbs also swapped for LEDs.
I know I'm going off topic a bit, but did you have to do anything special with the bulbs like install resistors? Just got a 17 Tucson. It's our first Hyundai. It was all Dodge before that. You had to cut in resistors to replace the bulbs to LED's

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Please use the thread. Any light related questions are interesting imo.

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No need for resistors on my Tucson, but I only used high wattage LEDs.
The computer? controlling the original 13 pole tow hook harness can not be fooled with LEDs tough,
for my trailer I only found reverse bulbs with high enough current draw to work without resistors, still searching for the rest...
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Just ordered morimoto hids for low beam, hopefully it would plug nicely
I'm assuming you have a Tucson. I just ordered the same. They have the best ballast too. It's low RF so it won't interfere with the other electonics.

Mormoto tells me resistors are not needed. We'll see

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Nice! We two ought to arrange a Hyundai Tucson meeting then.

We've got our new Hyundai Tucson home during monday. The high beam was really bad, as expected. LED low beam and Halogen high beam just don't mix. Period.
I hope a conversion kit with 55W, Canbus, EMC filter, and bulbs from CNlight at 6000K will do the trick. These H7R kits have bulbs with pre-mounted H7 sockets. Maybe that will work instantly. But I ordered a pair of bulb adaptors just to be sure.

Looking at the back of the housings, and at semco's video clip, this doesn't look like a difficult install at all.

I did consider a LED conversion insted but I wasn't 100% satisfied with the Audi LED Matrix system actually. I still believe LED (for high beams) need more development. Especially the length of the light beam.
What is your experience CathastrophiX?
I had LED's in my truck. I found they were not hot enough to keep the ice from building up on the lenses. Be careful of that. When I put the HID's in there, the problem went away.

The other thing I noticed is the range of the HID is greater than the LED. Allot different.

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The first picture is for the low beams right?, it doesnt seem to really fit, how did you close the cap? It probably will melt the plastic closing cap in long term of use(I assume the cooling coppers are touching the cap if you're able to close), what's your opinion? Do you able to check how is everything going there lately?

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R3 is some kind of chinese brand I guess. Links below. Low beams need adaptor, however I think US model and European models are different. Everything fits inside the housing.


LED R3 9600lm Kit

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The first picture is for the low beams right?, it doesnt seem to really fit, how did you close the cap? It probably will melt the plastic closing cap in long term of use(I assume the cooling coppers are touching the cap if you're able to close), what's your opinion? Do you able to check how is everything going there lately?
correct, 1st pic is low beam. It fits perfectly however there is not a lot of room left

Cap closes without problem. Coolers get hot but not so hot it could melt anything. Until now working without issues. Would not exchange them for anything else.

These LEDs produce intense white light, definitely a huge difference to yellow stock halogens.

However, I have them for 2 months, so I do not know about long-term performance. However for 35$ I am willing to take the risk.
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