Awarded Family Car of the Year by Top Gear Magazine in 2009, the Yeti marked Skoda’s highly successful entry into the popular SUV segment. It provides exceptional passenger comforts along with practical off-road capabilities such as hill descent control, and it achieved a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Launched in 2009, the Yeti remains in production at time of writing. But the lighting technology used in these cars is more than 15 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H4 or H7 halogen and D1S or D3S/H7 bi-xenon headlights.
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 ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Both the single- and bi-xenon setups feature a 3.0-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Skoda Yeti is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H4, H7 halogen, D1S or D3S/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 Skoda Yeti 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 Skoda Yeti will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.