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Installing projector headlights on a 2017 Hyundai Creta

18th Jul 2020 8:00 am

I want to swap out the stock headlights from my 2017 Hyundia Creta in favour of projector units.

My 2017 Hyundai Creta currently makes use of stock headlights but I want to install projector units. Is this possible?

Gautam Subbiah, Secunderabad

The headlamp (inside) design in the lower variants of the Creta differs from that of the projector-equipped top models. So, it is not possible to install a projector setup that comprises a projector lens, ballast, bulb, wiring and brackets, within the same headlamp casing. The only option is to swap the lamps with those from higher variants, but again the wiring harness will be different and will need modifications.

Since lights are safety-critical parts of a vehicle, and if you are currently satisfied with the light output from the stock lamps on your car, we would discourage you from attempting any modification for the following reasons.

Firstly, a replacement from a higher variant will be quite expensive and will still not offer you the best output, and secondly, most options available in the aftermarket are Chinese replicas that, beyond looks, will not guarantee you the right functionality. So, it wouldn’t be a sensible idea to consider a change.

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