Built on the Volkswagen PQ34 platform, the Seat Leon 1M has a lot in common with cars such as Volkswagen Golf Mk4 and Audi A3. Several editions feature powerful engines and firm suspension for improved road capabilities, and the model was awarded Car of the Year in Portugal in 2001 as well as Most Satisfactory Car of the Year in Poland in 2007. Fittingly, the Leon 1M was marketed as a cheaper yet sportier version of the VW Golf. It remained in production 1999-2006. The lighting technology used in these cars is however more than 20 years old today.
The factory-fitted setup was a H7/H1 halogen headlight made by Valeo, which features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Seat Leon 1M is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H1 halogen headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Seat Leon xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Seat Leon will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.