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Headlight LED Upgrade

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Bristol, WI
Sorry - offline for a bit. The HIDs are great. No problems and like my other cars with factory HIDs, the light output is white and beautiful!
Amazingly I have no photos from behind the steering wheel. I was so happy at how well they worked I only took the direct-on photos (to look at color). I'll take some next time I'm out at night. The high beams light up the next county!
PS: I have not been "flashed" even a single time...
Thanks for the update, they look great.
 

Bhalvey01

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Kenosha, WI, USA
The new ones the shop gave me. Had to modify the back cover as these suckers run hot started to melt the retainer for the desecant so I removed the retainer as you can see in the pictures. Test run tonight when it gets dark.
I have a question. When I popped off my dust cover there is a white bag behind the retainer clip. Do you have any idea what the bag is for? It looked like a bag of silica gel pellets or something. Should I have removed this?
 
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I have a question. When I popped off my dust cover there is a white bag behind the retainer clip. Do you have any idea what the bag is for? It looked like a bag of silica gel pellets or something. Should I have removed this?
The bag is designed to absorb moisture.
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Reno, NV, USA
I'm not a fan of LED headlights yet. So I installed a DDM Tuning xenon HID kit. Here’s what I used: DDM Tuning Plus 35W Premium... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AJ11WFG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I attached some headlight shots plus a look under the hood. Kit took about an hour to install (including a 5-minute call with tech support).
If you want to see the brightness difference, look up HID installation or HID vs halogen headlight videos on YouTube.
Pure white and sooooooo much better illumination.
Pardon the pun, but there is a night and day difference from the HORRIBLE halogens...
PS: I had to contact DDM Tuning @ddmtuning tech support during the installation. I sent a webform Q and they CALLED ME back in under 20 minutes. We solved the problem in 5 minutes. INCREDIBLE customer service!!
Are you still enjoying your HID's? We just purchased a S model recently and were hoping to replace the stock bulbs asap.

It's a shame that they didn't offer the upgraded lights as an option on all trim levels, and sadly we couldn't justify paying about $12k more to upgrade to an SX given our vehicle needs.
 
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