Headlamp cleaning systems are a must for xenon headlamps and also offer a significant advantage for other headlamps. Thanks to such a cleaning system, completely dirty headlights are a thing of the past and the driver can always rely on the good brightness of the headlights. Provided that the headlamp cleaning systems are optimally installed and work perfectly. By the way, there is more about headlights in our large overview "Headlights from halogen to LED to xenon - an indispensable companion"!
Retrofitting a cleaning system - why?
Anyone with his car Xenon pig launchers would like to equip, usually also needs a headlight cleaning system. However, there are certainly vehicles that have installed such a system in combination with simple halogen headlights. The specialist dealers of various types of cars often even offer retrofitting options and explain in detail what needs to be considered when retrofitting xenon headlights. As a rule, the seller will make an offer that includes all the necessary elements for retrofitting xenon headlights and the headlight cleaning system. The price can, however, be disproportionately high and tuning workshops could possibly offer a cheaper price. Anyone who is enthusiastic about tuning, who does not necessarily want to use a headlight cleaning system in combination with xenon headlights, but wants to equip "normal" headlights with them, will find countless videos for self-installation on YouTube & Co. Order from specialist retailers. The installation on your own should only be carried out with specialist knowledge.
Pay even more attention to Xenon headlights
If you want to retrofit xenon headlights, you don't just need a headlight cleaning system. For the installation it may be necessary to either have to change the entire front apron or at least to edit it. Finally, the spray nozzles must be screwed on and if it is the chic variant with retractable nozzles, a corresponding recess must be cut out. Furthermore, automatic regulation of the headlight range is necessary for xenon headlights. There are a few things to consider when retrofitting that a tuning expert or the knowledgeable staff of an authorized workshop should explain. In case of doubt, the retrofitting of the essential elements should be carried out by an authorized workshop or a tuning workshop.
Retrofitting - what are retrofit kits made of
But if you only want to retrofit the headlight cleaning system and do not want to install xenon headlights, you have the option of buying a headlight cleaning system set from specialist retailers. The sets are available as retrofit kits and can even be purchased in universal versions. A set usually consists of the wash water tank, the spray nozzles, PVC hoses for water transport and a 12 volt pump as well as some small items. The windscreen washer set can be purchased with a comfortable 1,4 liter tank, for example. Of course, it must be clarified beforehand whether the tank can even be installed due to space constraints. The 12 volt pump can connected to the circuit of the vehiclen be. When buying the set, attention should be paid to compact dimensions (197 mm x 128 mm x 105 mm, for example). The tank should be big enough. The PVC hose should also be long enough and not under tension. Variants with 1,7 m hose are available. The hose can often be shortened as required. The hose usually also includes a pressure switch, as well as the appropriate bracket and wiring. By the way, the cover cap of the SWRA can also be modified!
Headlight cleaning system - what to look for?
The headlight cleaning system should work properly after installation. It is therefore important to purchase a variant that is suitable for the type of vehicle when installing it yourself. Furthermore, the system should be able to be connected to the circuit of the car. Customer reviews can help you find the right item. The information and legal requirements in paragraph 50 of the StVZO must be observed and observed if the xenon light is also to move in.
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