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Old 03-01-2018, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got this exact pair for my G1 Insight, and I like them. I want to get them for my G2. But the G2 has CANBUS. I'm wondering if I need the CANBUS option for the G2? Or does the car not have a sensor for the headlights? I'm not sure how this works.
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In some cases, there is a light sensor (located on the glass).
Nobody made light control through the CANBUS. But it's interesting.
I want to caution, the use of powerful diode headlights, can spoil the reflector and lens. https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...enclosure.html
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There are cars that control light via CANbus. There are cars with CAN sensors that sense current flow and detect blown bulbs. The Insight has some CANbus controls. If you have the light sensor on the passenger side of the dash, if your driver display warns you about broken bulbs, then you also have CAN sensoring. IMHO the Insight Gen2 only has CANbus control.
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I have CANBUS HIDs in my Insight, but I know other Insighters who have non-CANBUS HID kits and run them with no issues.

One of my HID lamps went bust. Luckily I had a reserve pair (they are very cheap anyway but shipping from China takes a month). No warning on the dash.
I've been messing around with the headlights but have not triggered any warning whatsoever.

The ballasts may produce a high-frequency signal from the power modulator inside, but apparently the ZE2 doesn't care.
LEDs have power regulators too and may cause interference with the radio, so that would be a thing to watch out for if you do use the radio.
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I have CANBUS HIDs in my Insight, but I know other Insighters who have non-CANBUS HID kits and run them with no issues.

One of my HID lamps went bust. Luckily I had a reserve pair (they are very cheap anyway but shipping from China takes a month). No warning on the dash.
I've been messing around with the headlights but have not triggered any warning whatsoever.

The ballasts may produce a high-frequency signal from the power modulator inside, but apparently the ZE2 doesn't care.
LEDs have power regulators too and may cause interference with the radio, so that would be a thing to watch out for if you do use the radio.
Good advice ref radio, couldn't do without it here in Ireland, lots of long early journeys to and from school/sports
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Good advice ref radio, couldn't do without it here in Ireland, lots of long early journeys to and from school/sports
Just hearsay as my own HID headlights and all the LEDs elsewhere do not cause radio interference. Fingers crossed.
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