only to realize the beetle uses VW plugs and not generic H4 connections...
As a warning to others, don't bother trying to put in HIDs...
The kit I got her didn't had that plug we had 2 wires with tabs at the end that plug in the stock harness.
Your alternate way is pull those tabs out of the Plastic connector. Keep the tabs intact attached to the cable. and plug them into the Harness. Make sure to use some heat shrink to protect the wires.
You could also retrofit them yourself if you just have to have HIDs.
www.hidplanet.com is a great resource.
I contacted Daniel Stern about upgrading the lights on my Beetle and he sent me a pair of 65/70W Osram +50 bulbs that made a very big difference. After properly adjusting my headlights it got even better. Bulbs alone in the Beetle isn't going to come near what I have on my 4Runner but you can't easily replace the headlamps like I did either.
Give the bulbs a try and adjust your headlights per Daniel Sterns instructions and see if that will do it for you. If you're still itching for a HID kit please save your money and have a retrofit done, you'll enjoy it more in the end and so will everyone else.
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You don't have to do it yourself. You send your lights out to any number of reputable shops and they send you back a plug and play setup. They're just as real as the ones you would buy from VW but you get to choose which projectors you want so they're actually better than anything VW can put out. Check out the link I already posted to HID Planet. There is tons of info and they have vendors on there too.
This is what's possible when you do it right.
That's 165 degrees of driving pleasure right there, you won't get that from a DDM kit in your factory housings.
Here is a picture of another vehicle with a LS430 swap
This is what you get with a kit like the DDM and stock housings.
Technoblue thanks for all the info. You've made my decision a lot easier. I've decided to contact Daniel Stern, sent him an email already, and get something from him to increase the performance of my current headlights. Then once I am able to afford either a real retrofit, or the OEM projector HID setup, I'll move to one of those. Thanks again for your help on this!
That's unusual that he isn't responding. Did you put "Automotive Lighting Query" in the subject line and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org? He may have thought your e-mail was spam if you didn't include that in the subject line.