Projector Head Lights with DRL The need of this Accessory: Situation 1:
I had to complete the final lap of my maiden voyage in dark night in my Ashtra (Also my first long night driving, almost for 3 hours). I found very difficult to drive in low beam. I forced to use a high beam continuously which I don’t like it. Situation 2:
Personally I liked the projector head light and DRL facility in high end cars. Even I thought doing in my car at a later stage. Situation 3:
When I went to dealership to enquire about the service, I saw a City fitted with Projector and DRL. It was looking cool. Situation 4:
During my recent visit to UK, I understand the requirement of DRL from driver who drives in Europe Union. It is not just cosmetic accessory. It is a safety device.
After that I had so many other fellow City users also felt the headlight throw is not sufficient to do the night drive. Definitely one day I will be in big trouble because of this head light, so I wanted to eliminate the problem as quick as possible.
As a first step, stopped doing night drive. Also started gathering the information on projector head lights and DRL. My Options:
1. Install it from the dealer with 6 months warranty, Cost Rs 35000/-.
Felt the cost is high. So I dropped the idea of installing from Dealer.
2. Purchase from online and install in local accessory shop.
I can’t feel Product quality, and appeal with my own eyes. I was in the fear as I may end up with china product. Locating a good dealer to fix another big question mark to me in hyderabd.
3. Located a Accessory shop in Hyderabad. But his contact no is not all reachable for more than 2 weeks. No address was available. I had to drop this person.
4. Best is going for accessory shop, talk; feel about the product and cost. Then Install.
So I decided to search for good accessory shop in Hyderabad to install.
After finishing my official work in Secunderabad, on the way I saw accessory shop. The shop looks to be good one. So I approached the shop with my Ashtra. They accessory shop guy welcomed me. Actually before I ask about the Headlight upgrade, He himself guessed it correct for the first time as “You came here for Headlight upgrade of your Honda City”. I was shock and happy, so I came to the right place. He has shown photos of installation Projector headlamps on dealer display vehicle and other cars starting from swift to Mercedes which he has done in shop.
He gained my confident. I said to him to install. Once I agreed he called the OEM
installation guy for the installation. He arrived by 14:30 hrs and started. Took 3hrs to finish the entire job.
I'have updated some of my findings on Projector Head Light cost & DRL in the thread All-New Honda City 2014 Accessories & Modifications
The Indian Brand Projector Head Lights with one year warranty.
The work is started now.
Lamp wiring was disconnected
Wiring disconnection is going on the driver side.
Back side of the Head light assembly
H11 Stock lamp in my City.
Parking and indication lamp by Stanley
Heating of Headlight to melt the sealing.
Headlight opening is in progress.
Opened reflector assembly
Glass & grill assembly
Wiring completed without tampering the original wiring.
DRL is fixed on the headlight
Masked Low beam reflector area.
Now angel eye on the head light
Re-fixing of Eye in Eye replacement surgery.
With new better and beautiful eyes. Angel Ashtra got angel eyes.
installation technician with his good work.
The throw of the light. I'm more satisfied.