Named for a Persian word meaning “the carrier of kings”, the VW Sharan has become widely popular for its great versatility (whether for carrying kings or not). It won the coveted Auto Express New Car Honors award for Best MPV, and the 1A and 1B models remained in production 2000-2004 and 2004-2010 respectively. The lighting technology used in this car is however more than 15 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7 / H1 halogen and D2S / H7 bi-xenon headlights made by Automotive Lighting.
The halogen version 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 aging cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Single-xenon setups feature a 2.5-inch projector, designed in the late 90s, which produce a poor light output. Furthermore, these projectors are known to lose their reflective layer, even to the point where they become black inside.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Volkswagen Sharan Mark 1A +1B is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7 / H1 halogen and D2S / H7 bi-xenon 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 Volkswagen Sharan 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 Volkswagen Sharan will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.