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I've been looking and I only found one thread on here explaining is a pain in the but to replace them. Now my question is. What size are the bulbs for us? I have been looking and all in finding is h11b. I owned a soul before this car and the lights are the same. This is my first HID light setup in a car and I feel that it should be a different like as its HID. I would love to get the lights to a cool blue as I personally feel you see better at night. Also im a lucky guy or unlucky to have HID as my lows AND for my fog lamps.

Does anyone know the correct part number or light number for both our is it actually h11b
 

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I was told when I purchased the car it was HID and at a quick glance you could never say they are not but one quick bulb check proved to be Halogen projectors. Easiest way to know is remove the twist cap on the back of the headlight housing and remove the bulb (careful not to touch the glass of the bulb). You can look on the back (connector end) of the bulb and if it says H11 you have normal Halogen lighting.
 

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I never even thought of this. Also that makes me sad if I don't have HID because I would like that color light. If they are not. It's there an easy way to get them install? Or would I need a whole kit?
 

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You would need the kit, depending on skillset some of us are hands on and some are the brains (we have a few that are both). If you feel comfortable doing the install it really isn't that bad if you have the tools. Or you can have them installed, either way there is one little thing to watch for that I found while installing mine. I had seen where a few others had to run capacitors to keep the HIDs from flickering. So I purchased a full canbus HID kit and installed only to find out the passenger light would flicker and almost strobe at times. So I purchased a set of LED headlights and installed those and the passenger side didn't work at all. Being that I work with LEDs all day at work trouble shooting was quite simple, LED lights do not work when the polarity (+ & -) are backwards. After a little probing with a meter I found the factory harness inside the headlight was reversed in the plug compared to the drivers side. Used a micro screw driver to pop the wire loose from the plug (depin) and reinstalled them in the right configuration. Yes now the LED lights worked so I removed them and hooked the HIDs back up and they also worked flawlessly since.

With HIDs if you spend under $130 for the kit you will more than likely have issues. The Mirimoto XB35 or 55 Elite for Canbus can be had for around $150 US and works flawless. If you buy a kit make sure to let them know you have H11 bulbs and need the bulb with wires attached (the plug style sticks out to far).
 

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When I bought my car it says that they are hid headlight and fogs and have leds also.
 

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When I bought my car it says that they are hid headlight and fogs and have leds also.
Pull that bulb lol I want to see what HID bulb the factory used. My 2104 owners manual doesn't even list a HID bulb for the car but if I can pick up a set of headlights for a 15 and use my ballasts I may go that route later. The Halogen projector and HID projectors are different.
 

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Is there a white light or led light I could use or something that's cool blue? Or does it have to be hid for those colors? I'll look around to see
 

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No you can go to the parts store and get regular Halogens in a brighter and whiter light. Don't know your location but in Florida they love handing tickets for the blue headlights. 6000 is about as high as we can go but the 5500 matches the LED markers perfect. Actual LED headlights don't work to well in our setup since once they are installed you can not seal the light back up and first rain or carwash and you have moisture inside the light.
 

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I love in kansas city. I would assume it's not so strict here as I've seen blue, green, yellow, red.

But I feel I'll just end up getting the real HID lights in the near future.
 

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If you have the premium package and the navigation package, it's most likely you have HID as they are part of the nav pkg from my understanding.
 
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