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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2007, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I just got my HID's in. Tested them and they are beautiful . BUT the H1 HID bulb doesn't fit in the H1 OEM Headlight hole?? WTF! Has anybody had this problem??

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What brand of kit did you buy? My bulbs were very snug but if you line it up just right they should slide through. Rumour has it that some H1 kits have this problem and I definitely wouldn't force it since replacement bulbs definitely don't come cheap...I think the best way around it is to go with a different set. If that's not an option then you are going to have to take a dremel tool and widen the hole just a hair. It's not a huge deal, just be careful..

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P.S. I'm assuming that you took off the bumper and removed the headlight assemblies right? Because I tried to install my HIDs without doing this to try and save time but the angle that I was forced to try and put the headlight bulb into the housing at would not allow it to slide through...just make sure your sliding the bulb in perfectly straight if you haven't been that picky about it yet..

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Thanks man. I guess it is the kit. I'll just dremel it. Yea i was trying to fanagle it in there but it to damn tight. I'm just going to put them in at the same time as the grille, fog lights, tint, and ground effects when everything is off the car.(p.s. - If you know anybody selling those items listed I'll buy them)

Is it a b*tch to take off the bumper and lights?

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As for the parts..I'm not selling any of those, sorry. Um, taking off the bumper and removing the headlight assemblies isn't too bad. I didn't even jack my car up to get the splash guard bolts like they recommend. The whole removal took about 20-30 minutes and I had never done it before. There are only two things I would definitely recommend. Firstly, search for the video on removing the front bumper and headlight assemblies (I think they might be on mazda 6 tech) so you know where all the bolts are and secondly, having another person there with you as you take it off. There are two clips (one on either side of the bumper where it contacts the front fenders) that hold it on and it is 5730973 times easier to take it off if you can do it simultaneously with the help of a buddy! Don't forget to disconnect the side marker harnesses as you pull away the bumper too!

Best of luck with the install and give us updates! The car will look hot with all those new mods

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