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another HID installation

atom44wat's information is really helpful but I could not install the HID without removing the front bumper. He did an amazing job!!

So, here is an another HID conversion example.










0. I purchased a CATZ 4300K conversion kit from Litetswap.


1. Open the hood and test the new bulbs.


2. Remove two screws and two plastic snaps.


3. Remove three snaps from the tire housing.


4. Pull the rubber cover off from the bumper and remove a screw which fixes the bumper to the body.


5. Unscrew ten bolts from the bottom of bumper.


6. Lay bath-towels or a carpet on the floor to protect the bumper.
Pull the edge of bumper off from the body, both side. Be aware the bumper might fall down if it's loose.
Pull the bumper off from the center of front.


7. Unscrew three bolts of the headlight unit. these are not the adjusting screws for the light beam so don't worry! Throughout the job we don't touch the adjusting screws.


8. Open the plastic cap.


8. Make a 1-inch hole on each cap.


9. Install the bulb and clip it with a stock clip for H1 bulb and cover it.


10. I found the space for an inverter at the bottom of headlight unit, but the universal plates came with the kit did not fit. then I placed them where the photos show.


Left side igniter


Right side inverter

The HIDs are very bright but little bit yellowish than I thought.
4300K is exactly 4300K, not high, not low, not pure white.
I don't like the tinted 5500K because it's not a real light color, it's a shadow of blue tint but someone who prefer notn-yellowish color 5500K or 6500K might be a good idea.
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Awesome I'll save these pics for my install. Thanks for the detail.
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Oh and what material did you use to mount the inverters on, as the stock plates with the unit wouldn't fit?

And did you need anything else? Spacers to hold the bulbs in tightly?
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Oh yeah heh. Isn't it a 4500K kit? They have 4500K, 5500K and 6000K listed.
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Kincaid,
I used a stock plate to attach to the wind-washer fluid tank bolts at the passenger side. and I used a double-sided sponge tape at the driver side. I'm not sure the tape is strong enough or not.

I did not use any spacers for the bulbs. They look very secure with the stock clips.

The manufacturer says 4300, the reseller says 4500. little bit inflated as usual.. ;)
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VTF!!!!!

Thanks, man!
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Do you have any pics of the road lit up at night with the HIDs s the halogens (from the inside of the car, taken out)?

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Tmuk, your picture #9 (the very far right one) is wierd.

Is it made from your car or somewhere else. The cap doesn't look like stock cap from halogen lamp.

Can you make a photo of how the back of the headlamp look like after installation? I'm kind of worried about the hole drilling in the lamp cap. This may draw moisture into the lamp housing and cause all kinds of problems (fog, corrosion...)
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mbd_int, take a look at pic #8 (oops, there're two #8...); the pic right above #9. The rubber cap came with HID is attached to the stock plastic cap. I also modified the photos (added "rubber cap").

Since the HID bulb is too long it's impossible without drilling the hole.
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you guys need to reload this page to see the modified photos if you have ever seen this page recently.
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