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Author Topic: Has anyone converted a MCI to the new style of HID headlights?  (Read 1078 times)
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« on: July 16, 2007, 12:31:07 PM »

Hello. I'd like to convert my 1987 MC9 to the small HID headlights like the new coaches use. Has anyone done this, and what lights were used? Thanks, Zeke.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 03:31:32 PM »

Hi Zeke,

Last year, International Bus Parts in Alpopka FL, were working on a HID conversion kit for earlier MCI's, complete with the beezels...

I'm not sure if they are ready for us bus nuts yet, but you could call them and ask.

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 07:01:39 PM »

This isn't really an answer to your question, but since we are talking headlights, I'd like to post the following link I found....

http://www.gti-vr6.net/library/electrical/Headlamp_FAQ.html

The guy provides one of the better summaries I have seen discussing the various styles of automotive headlight systems.  Makes for interesting reading for anyone considering an upgrade.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 11:04:41 PM »

Zeke -

WEC's link to lighting FAQs is a good one, study it thoroughly.

IMHO, you'd be far better off simply replacing your current DOT-code lamps with E-code models.  Probably a lot less expensive than the modifications you'd have to make to the front end to get the projector lamps to fit, too.  A full set of four (two low/hi, two hi) will set you back about $250 or so, but, seriously, what price safety.

E-code Cibie lamps are available also from www.cibieusa.com.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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