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Old 10-14-06, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default 6K HID Headlamps - Installation and Before/After pics!!!!!

I received my 6K D4S HID bulbs in the mail earlier today...obviously making it a priority to install them the minute I opened the package.

I've posted pics of the installation and before/after pics of the factory 4300K hids vs. the 6000K hids.


Bulbs look pretty much the same.



Remove the light compartment cover to access the HID bulb.



Remove the wire connection to the HID bulb to access the HID bulb. You will need to twist the silver **** about an inch counter-clockwise to unlock the connection.



There are two spring clips that have to release in order to remove the HID bulb. All you have to do is pinch both sides until the clips pop out of its retainer. The clip wire is held by a small screw (see picture) so you won't have to worry about it falling out of place. You can then remove the factory HID bulb and install your new one.



Once installed, reassemble the spring clips, connect the silver **** and lock it in place, snap the light compartment back in place, and cross your fingers!

Make sure the leave the HIDs on for atleast 15 minutes to break them in.

Here are some before & after pics of the headlamps compared with my 194 5-LED Super Wide Angle parking bulbs.

BEFORE



AFTER





BEFORE



AFTER



I am soooooooooooooooooooo pleased with the turnout! The 6K's match better with my parking LEDs.

If any of you are interested in getting these D4S bulbs, check out http://www.xenonvalot.com/
They have great customer service and they ship anywhere in the US via EXPRESS mail!

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-06, 07:27 PM   #2
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Nice job suge. Now you can navigate thru the fog better if your Eskimo *** ever revisits your roots.
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The new HIDs are lookin pimp, Mark! Now you just gotta get 6k HID fogs to match! Great write up!
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Nice work. Just curious how the visability is on the street. I know with the stock HID's it's fairly white. With the 6K Blub, how different is it? Do you mostly see blue?
Sorry for the ignorance. Not too familiar with the blub temperature and how it projects.

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Nice work. Just curious how the visability is on the street. I know with the stock HID's it's fairly white. With the 6K Blub, how different is it? Do you mostly see blue?
Sorry for the ignorance. Not too familiar with the blub temperature and how it projects.

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Good question - I'll check tomorrow night...I haven't had a chance to drive it around yet. I'll keep you posted!
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Here are some shots I took of the light beam facing my garage. You can tell the light has a bluer tint to it





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That's nice. By the way, where did you get your parking light bulbs from?
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That's nice. By the way, where did you get your parking light bulbs from?
http://autolumination.com/194.htm
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Nice work. Just curious how the visability is on the street. I know with the stock HID's it's fairly white. With the 6K Blub, how different is it? Do you mostly see blue?
Sorry for the ignorance. Not too familiar with the blub temperature and how it projects.

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I couldn't wait until tomorrow night - haha! I just went for a test drive and took a picture of my lights in action:



Just a slight difference in brightness, but that is expected going from 4300K to 6000K. I think HID fogs are definitely necessary if you want some more brightness...I guess I just found out my next upgrade...

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well,I did'nt have to wait long for your next improvement!
nice work!
and thanks for the write up to make it easy for newbs such as myself to get it done!!!
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I couldn't wait until tomorrow night - haha! I just took a test drive and take a picture of my lights in action:
I like! I'm going to have to do this myself - the generic yellowish bulbs just don't look right on a car like the 3GS.
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same here. Just found something new to do !!!
Thanks for the tutorial section.
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Nicccccccccccceeee
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What mfg. makes these bulbs? Philips? Other? Can you take some shots of the packaging for us please? Looks sweet, btw!
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What mfg. makes these bulbs? Philips? Other? Can you take some shots of the packaging for us please? Looks sweet, btw!
Philips...just like the factory 4300K bulbs!
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