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Kind of like I did in my Elantra using XB LED ring. They are very bright and to not blind folks at night I added a resistor to drop the power to about 20%.
I had the H11 Morimoto on my 2015 F5 that did not have HID. I took it off when I traded in for a 2016 F5.
I just installed the kit into it and the light pattern is different. It basically seems the headlights are not the same (2015 vs 2016).
Like in 2015 I had a nice hot spot for HID, now it is gone. I mean, it is not so bad, but it is not as good as it was with 2015.
Heck, what is it?
I'm not saying this is the case but a possibility. Care to take some photos when you get a chance?
2016 has different part number for headlight assembly.
I guess it might be related to 2015 having factory HID as an option... maybe they used same projector?
Part numbers (thanks, Mark):
LH for the 2015 is 92101-A7210. RT is 92102-A7210
LH for the 2016 is 92101-A7211. RT is 92102-A7211
I am almost sure I did NOT see the shadow in the lower of the headlight.
Look on the light pattern. Completely lacks hot spot. Compare to 9012 rebased HID in wife's FIAT 500X.
Light pattern on the wall. Both HID. Lack of hot spots (compare the last pic below). Some discoloration of the beam.
Sot into the headlight.
See the shadow. Typical for the electrode/return wire.
2016 FIAT 500X. Left 4300K HID, right OEM 9012 halogen. See well defined hot spots. Same light distribution.
That is HIGH beam. It is bi-xenon projector.
I actually have some spare Morimoto ones I can mail you if you want to try out a set of H11A to see if they are any better? They are a used set (about a year old) of 6500k, would be a big help to us too so we can better direct 2016 Forte owners to the correct bulb.
If you're comparing the Fiat that has factory HID's then yes, they will for sure have a better hot spot as the lens is made specifically for that bulb type and beam pattern. With an HID conversion kit the lens is made for a halogen bulb not for an HID so you do see some light dispersion and not as solid a hot spot as you would on factory equipped HIDs or a proper retrofit
Last edited by [email protected]; 12-20-2016 at 06:41 AM.
No, no. I just put HID, 9012 rebased, into my wife's FIAT 500X. It is OEM halogen. I was only comparing the hot spot in it.
I did not even expect any problems with 2016 so I was not taking pictures at all...
Thanks for your offer. Sure, I could try it to see.
However, I am not going to do anything until it gets warmer out there...
Also, I have some old H11s HIDs laying down somewhere.
On a side note. I think my bulb is dying as during ignition it has very unstable light. I must swap the ballasts first to see for sure. Then do the bulbs.
Last edited by PLP; 12-20-2016 at 07:11 AM.