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#1 Dodger

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:06 PM

PROJECT CELIS

This is my guide to repairing the Hella Celis Halo Rings, when the green voltage regulators blow!

This is a common fault on these headlights, especially after fitting HID kits.

Step 1 - Parts.

After hours of research, I decided to order the parts I required from a company in Canada called Luxeon Star.

Package from Canada!

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  • 2 x 350mA Power Puck DC Driver - £14.33 each.

  • 4 x Cool White 6500K LED's (optional) - £7.34 each.

  • 1 x Thermal Adhesive Pads (optional) - £4.79.


The LED's & the thermal pads are optional, depending if you want to replace the LEDs while you are carrying out the repair.

Step 2 - Strip Headlights.

Remove both headlights & strip out the old green voltage regulators & all the bulbs, along with the LEDs if replacing.

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If replacing the LEDs you will need to remove them. They are 4 LED's in total, which are attached to small heatsinks. Note: the bolts for the heatsinks are difficult to get at, as the headlight lens slightly covers the edge of the bolt. A small angled torx bit is required for ease.

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Old Parts Vs New Parts.

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The new LED's are much smaller, but brighter & will need attaching to the heatsinks with the adhesive thermal pads.

The new Voltage Regulators are about the same in size, but more heavier duty.

Step 3 - Repair.

If replacing LED's, then remove the wiring loom to the LED's, remembering how the loom was routed. I wanted to solder every connection, as the voltage regulators rely on a very good Earth connection.

I drew a very scrappy diagram to work out where everything went.

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Then re-assembled everything.

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Re-assembled & routed wiring through headlights & zip tied all loose wires. Drilled a new hole for the new voltage regulator, the new ones are slightly bigger.

Step 4 - Completed.

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Ready to re-assemble.

Step 5 - Trial Run.

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LED's are brighter, but Celis rings still not as white as they were when new. Still, at least they work!

If anyone has any questions, please ask! Hope this helps some of you Hella Celis owners!




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Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

When we booking mine in chief..?


I kinda like this worn yellowy look they have.. the bright look reminds me of chavs now...



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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:04 PM

 Yea, they are more like a glow, it's just nice to have them working again!


If you wanted to do yours, then all you really need are the Power Pucks & a soldering iron!



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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:27 PM

 Just a quick heads up to anyone who asked me about my Celis headlights, i will be selling them very soon on E-Bay, will post a link when listed.


Anyone interested, please PM me & will let you know by PM when they are on E-Bay.



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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:24 PM

You taking the plunge..

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

 Yea mate, liking the original headlights at the moment.


Hope I dont regret it in the future, but I quite like how my Golf looks very standard!



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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

 On E-Bay!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

Hi mate, I realise this is an old post, but I have a couple of questions... Why did the halos end up looking yellowish after changing the LEDs for brighter ones? I've just ordered new voltage regulators for mine, as one has recently blown! The new VR's are the exact same rating as the original green ones yea? I haven't striped mine out yet, as I'm waiting for delivery. How did you know where to get these VR's initially? & how easy on a scale from 1-10 are they to change? I'm electrically minded & a mechanic by trade. 


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

I think the halo rings get dis-coloured themselves, it's the actual plastic ring that dis-colours not the LEDs.


Mine looked slightly brighter after I replaced the LEDs, but not by much really.


There was a thread on vwvortex which suggested ECS versions of the original green VRs, I tried these and they weren't up to the job and failed on my headlights, I think one didn't even work at all.


I then did my own research and found the ECS VRs were made by a company called Luxeon Star, I then found the heavier duty version on their site, so asked a few questions to them, told them what I was going to use them for and they said that they would be fine to use.


It was fairly easy to do the repair, definitely worth taking the headlights out. The LEDs were a pain to get to and to unscrew from their mounts, it's probably not worth doing it to be honest.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

 Luxeon Star LED Drivers



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Hi mate, thanks for the reply, I've orderd 2 off he new LED VR's as recommended. I want bother changing the LED's. like you said, it's probably not worth the hastel. I just want the rings back on.. So if the new VR's do the job, I'll be happy! Bit annoying though, they're only just over a year old! I expected better quality parts to be used by Hella, that's why I bought them in the 1st place... ??



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

I just recived my new PowerPuk LED drive modules this morning!! ?? Can't believe how fast they arrived. I ordered them from http://www.ledsupply.com/ in the states, only 2 days ago! Delivered by FedEx. Very efficient service & company! 



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:24 AM

Is this worth a go for when they start to get yellow? http://www.verstrale...t-led-blue.html

 

...just don't know if i can go through the work to find out (unfortunately I am not mechanic standard)



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:23 AM

Luxeon Star LED Drivers


Hey Dodger,

Do you still have the Celis headlights? Did that reg fix the halos for good?
I've just bought a set that need the regs changing.

Cheers

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:29 AM

Hey Dodger,

Do you still have the Celis headlights? Did that reg fix the halos for good?
I've just bought a set that need the regs changing.

Cheers

Hi, Yea it did fix them for good, don't bother doing the LEDS though as they weren't any brighter due to the halos were discoloured not the LEDs.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:46 AM

These have literally only been used for a few weeks. As they blew shortly after HID's were fitted.

So the Luxor ones are the ones to get!?
I'll get them ordered today. 👍🏼

You still running them today?
The projectors cope with HID's ok?
My depo's were shoot. Lol

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:33 AM

These have literally only been used for a few weeks. As they blew shortly after HID's were fitted.

So the Luxor ones are the ones to get!?
I'll get them ordered today. 👍🏼

You still running them today?
The projectors cope with HID's ok?
My depo's were shoot. Lol

The originals will blow if hids are fitted, I tried the ECS ones first and they blew too. The big power pucks are the ones to go for.

Not got my hella celis anymore, but they worked fine with the hids and the new power pucks.

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:07 AM

The originals will blow if hids are fitted, I tried the ECS ones first and they blew too. The big power pucks are the ones to go for.

Not got my hella celis anymore, but they worked fine with the hids and the new power pucks.

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That's good news. I've ordered the Ones that you have in this guide. So fingers crossed they arrive quickly and I can get them soldered in and on the car.

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 01:17 PM

Wired them up as per your diagram but only 1 out for the 4 LED's light up though. 😩
New LED's needed maybe!?

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 09:09 AM

The originals will blow if hids are fitted, I tried the ECS ones first and they blew too. The big power pucks are the ones to go
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Right, I need to replace my LEDs.
What exactly do I need to search for??
12v led pcb 20mm??

Did you try maplins?

Any help is greatly appreciated.





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