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:confused: If your car came OEM with halogen bulbs, HID's are an illegal retrofit. The wiring and fusing can prove interesting. HID capsules ain't cheap. For your car, the entire wraparound headlight reflector assembly needs to be replaced because HID capsules have a different focal point from halogens. High beams or low...both?...woohoo! As earlier, nice in Montana at 125 at night......in Philly or LA......ricer. If you gotta look trick to keep up, buy an illegal set of PIAA blues for 1/10 the cost. (Of course there's always a 1962 Lucas 800,000cp pencil beam driving light......two of those will blind anybody.)
 

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The reflector and bulb placements, design, and aiming are very critical. Each car model is different. If it's done wrong, you'll blind everybody else on the road and it will be a hazard to yourself, too. Not very road-smart.

If you're thinking of doing the usual ghetto HID 'upgrade' (whether you use real HID bulbs or blub-bulbs), do your fellow drivers and yourself a favor and don't do it. Spend your money on something else.
 

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:highfive: Invest $14.99 in a headlight lens renewal kit that comes in a 4x4x7 box at large autoparts houses and polish your lenses. Install a set of GE Nighthawk halogen capsules. Live long and prosper.
 

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Hmmmmm intresting, I replaced all my blubs with HIDS 2 years ago & never seemed to have a prolbem.
the fog lights are soooo much brighter, but they tend 2 burn out quickly
 

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The Nighthawks? Wal-Mart. $10 each. There are other good high-efficacy halogen bulbs out there also, like from Philips. Just make sure any that you buy do NOT have a blue coating on them (like the Sylvania Silverstar and Silverstar Ultra). They will make the light whiter, at a cost of reduced light output. If you want MORE light, this is not the way to go.
 
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