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Yes, it is a problem, because if you compare the halogen bulb with equivalent HID, you will find that they do not match (in halogen H11B, as well as in H11 the electrode is on opposite side comparing to HID). So, in other words - some one screwed it up.

As for rotation.
It was not easy, but luckily my HID lamp base is plastic as well the base on headlight assembly. A cut (just a little bit, less than half mm, which is 1/64 inch) on the base from headlight (on corners where you put the bulb in), and then a little bit more on the base of HID base - the same location.
Then I put the lamp into the base (base is still removed from headlight) at weird angle, and pushed it a little bit while rotating. It snapped into its position.
And on the end I simply installed the whole unit (base with lamp) into the headlight assembly.

And that's why (or I should have said - this is another reason) I want to get the right model of HID lamp so that I can simply remove the lamp without removal of the base.

I hope it makes sense to you...

refer to this post, base is shown on the second picture I believe (with the connector)
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It does make sense...

I contacted ebay seller and awaiting his response. We'll see what they say.
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It does make sense...

I contacted ebay seller and awaiting his response. We'll see what they say.
Probably the same what I was told - they do not see any problem, they have never heard about it... and so forth.
Even when I sent them pictures they did not want to admit there is something weird in them. They were trying to blame it on me.

But one thing I was told which is weird for me is that Rondo (and probably Borego too) projector is designed "up side down" comparing to some other projectors... Can't really compare it...


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Can you tell me the eBayer you bought that system from? I'm looking to upgrade my '06 Spec5 but have had hell with some eBayers lately. I have the 4000K Silverstars but those aren't what i'm looking for. I recently purchased some "7500K" Halos but they were crap, the stock lights were brighter than they were. Any help would be great. Can you recommend a good fog light as well?
So many foglights out there... it's a matter of what style you like and how much you are willing to pay. Do you want good driving lights or true fogs? Then you have to decide if you want 55W or 100W, etc. I'm going through my own light saga on my bull bars here:

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I guess what I don't understand is no matter which way you rotate them, aren't they going to block some of the light?
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Oh just to make sure I understand, install the electrode facing the sky, right?
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Oh just to make sure I understand, install the electrode facing the sky, right?
just simply take the H11B bulb and HID. Look on those carefully and you will see how the base is oriented and how the electrode is located (in HID we call it electrode, in halogen filament support)


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I guess what I don't understand is no matter which way you rotate them, aren't they going to block some of the light?
Possibly, but it might not matter as much if the light being blocked is farther down the road. In the case of my pictures, the light being blocked is closest to the vehicle and can easily be seen by the driver.

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Oh just to make sure I understand, install the electrode facing the sky, right?
I don't remember. I didn't know about this issue when I installed them. My suggestion would be to try different settings while the light is out and shine the beam next to the garage door or something. Don't put the light back in until you get it to where you are good with it. You may have to make some modifications to be able to rotate the bulb. I can tell you that if the blocked light is at the bottom like you see in the picture, you will notice it while driving as a slightly darker area. If you can, takes some pics of the light pattern with the clock position of the electrode. Here's a pic of the electrode if it helps.


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