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Old 08-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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HID cheapo kit

So when I purchased my car I found out someone installed HID's. I have the regular bowls and I really want to go back to halogens. The one's that are in there now have only given me more problems on my list of s**t to fix. I want to know how hard it would be to switch it back and also if there is a place where you can buy the plastic piece that the light sits in? It's all cut and drilled through to fit these HIDs. Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Those bulb receptacles need to be replaced, that should be all that was modified.
The ballasts "the sliver boxes" on each side is connected to the car, just disconnect, and the lead coming from the car will plug right in to the new receptacles you will be replacing.

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Those bulb receptacles need to be replaced, that should be all that was modified.
The ballasts "the sliver boxes" on each side is connected to the car, just disconnect, and the lead coming from the car will plug right in to the new receptacles you will be replacing.

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Just a little update, I went to the dealership and it was like $40 for the new ones. I bought them there because I didn't feel like waiting. Went to auto-zone and purchased sylvania silver star whatever. Now my lighting is way better, brighter, further and wider.
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Just a little update, I went to the dealership and it was like $40 for the new ones. I bought them there because I didn't feel like waiting. Went to auto-zone and purchased sylvania silver star whatever. Now my lighting is way better, brighter, further and wider.
Good to hear, thanks for the update.

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:30 AM   #5
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Take put the ballast and hid bulbs, you will probably have to buy new sockets for the halogen bulbs and it's just plug and play with the oem wire harness. If you have $280 or so to spend do a Morimoto projector retrofit.
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