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Old 07-21-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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Ok, looking to get the wife a set of HID'* for her birthday. She doesn't have the greatest night vision (long story, actual medical problem) and I thought she'd like them.

Question is, I went out and pulled the bulbs out to see what model they were. The lows were 9011'*, and the highs are 9005'*, does this sound right? I thought the GXP'* had 9005/9006'*? Unfortunately I don't have an owner'* manual. What are the correct bulbs?

Also, I believe I can disable the DRL'* by pulling the relay, but has anyone wired up the lows to run all the time? Is tying the high beam hot lead to the low'* through a diode sufficient? Or is there a smoother way of accomplishing this?

And before someone posts up w/ "HID'* aren't really brighter, you'll blind people, retro kits are a waste of money, you should spend thousands and get a projector setup, etc. etc"....save it. I've had HID'* before, love them. They are brighter, I can see better, I'm not an idiot. Well, maybe I am an idiot, but I can tell if the headlights are brighter.
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my low beams were 9006
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With my 2005 GXP I ordered 9006'* for my low beams and the plastic bumps on the bottom of the bulb didn't match the open holes to install the bulbs in on the headlight assembly. I had to clip off one of the bumbs to make it work. The plug is the same as the 9006 it'* just the pattern of the plastic that was different.
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