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Old 10-16-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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I got sick of replacing fog lights. Annoying as hell, so I ordered a set of H3 HID lights.

$60 shipped, includes everything (ballast, bulbs, wiring, brackets, etc.).

I'll post pics when they're on. For now, my passenger lens is off. It doesn't output a beam like the other side does, and barely makes a difference at all. I'm sure it just needs some adjustment.

They were ordered yesterday, so they should come fairly soon. Pictures to come when they're done.
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where did you get them from. 60 is cheap...

what K?

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where did you get them from. 60 is cheap...

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Ebay.

This will be the 4th kit I've bought from this seller. I'm still using the first kit, which I bought over a year and a half ago.

eBay Motors: Xenon System Headlight HID Conversion Kit H3 8000K (item 250308095544 end time Nov-11-08 23:44:53 PST)
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Cant wait to see pics and how you like them, like your rotors, very interested in this mod also.
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Alright, I have an update for you guys.

First off, this wasn't as easy as i had expected it to be.

Here'* what I ran into.

First off, the retention spring doesn't fit right over the bulb socket:

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Notice how the bulb is at an angle. It will take some effort, but you can get it to work eventually.

In the same picture, you'll notice that the butt of the bulb is a lot longer than the standard H3 bulb, which causes a clearance issue with the cap that'* supposed to go on top. I ended up covering up the hole with electric tape for the time being until I can figure out a more permanent solution.

In addition, finding a place for the ballast can be a challenge, at least in my situation. I had to fit both a headlight and foglight ballast for each side, and they *BAREY* fit behind the passenger head light, and don't fit at all behind the driver head light. With a bit of thinking though, I figured out a way to do it. I'll take pictures of that later.

Another annoyance is that since the cap doesn't fit over the bulb like before, you need to find something to do with it since the socket is part of it. I just covered the whole thing in electric tape, which should work for a few years.

That'* about the only trouble I had. Overall, the performance is amazing, and the look is pretty badass as well. When used alone they're brighter than the stock headlights are by far, and when combined with the HID head light kit I have, the lighting power is excellent. Overall, I'd say this mod is definitely worth it, even despite the issues I ran into. The last thing I need to do is adjust them so I don't blind everyone, and I should be getting you guys some pictures.
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you havent made any mods to keeps the fogs on with the high beams have you? i want to do another HID kit in my fogs but they turn off when the high beams come on and hids dont like to be on and off, the only thing i thought of was just turing off the fogs at night
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you havent made any mods to keeps the fogs on with the high beams have you? i want to do another HID kit in my fogs but they turn off when the high beams come on and hids dont like to be on and off, the only thing i thought of was just turing off the fogs at night
I've had the HID'* on my regal for over a year now as low beams, and when I switch to high beam, the HID'* turn off. I've done it more times than I care to mention, and they haven't caused any problem. Sure, it isn't good for them, but at a mere $60 for the pair *shipped*, is it really that big of a deal? How often do you use your high beams anyway?

BTW, I'd like to emphasize how awesome these things are. They seriously provide more lighting power overall than the HID low beams do. Its really quite amazing.
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id love to see a shot of the cutoff of the stock Projectors.
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i actually use mine a lot at night, but i could just have the fogs turned off then, thats like the same kit i have now, but for 60 bucks you cant complain if something goes wrong, im just waiting to get new housings cus mine are crap now
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id love to see a shot of the cutoff of the stock Projectors.
I'll definitely take some pics of that when its all ready, but for now, I have another problem.

For some reason, the cutoffs for the projectors are at an angle, and its MUCH more visible now that the HIDs have a much higher range and are much brighter, so I have to oval out the bottom of the fender so I can move that bracket to straighten them. I'll probably get that done on Saturday since I need a drill to do it.



And yeah, for $60 a kit you really can't complain if it only lasts you a year. The ones I bought have 14 month warranties anyway. How many H3 bulbs do you guys go in 14 months? Yeah...it adds up.
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