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Just poked around a bit under the hood to see what might be involved in this. Drivers side is easy, the headlamp housing access ports are wide open. Passenger side...not so much. There's this odd, black rubber panel that wraps from the core support around onto the passenger side inner fender. Doesn't look like it just pops out easily.
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From what I have read, I head its easier to go through the wheel well on that side. Just loosen the plastic on the wheel well you don't even have to take it all the way off.


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The black panel under the hood pulls back very easily. Pull out a retainer or two, pull the hose retainer out of the panel, and just flex it out of the way.

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Cool. Thanks! I was just looking at it last night in the dark with a small flashlight. I didn't want to muck around with it at all till I got some more information....which you just provided.

Appreciate it.



....I've only upgraded lighting once on a vehicle. An IPF kit for my old XJ (thus far the easiest and best documented vehicle upgrade I've ever done...if they had something for my Canyon, I'd buy it just out of loyalty, but they don't) to upgrade the sealed beam headlamps to H4.

So forgive the simplicity of this but...... between the H11 and 9005...which is the low/high beam?
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Cool. Thanks! I was just looking at it last night in the dark with a small flashlight. I didn't want to muck around with it at all till I got some more information....which you just provided.



Appreciate it.







....I've only upgraded lighting once on a vehicle. An IPF kit for my old XJ (thus far the easiest and best documented vehicle upgrade I've ever done...if they had something for my Canyon, I'd buy it just out of loyalty, but they don't) to upgrade the sealed beam headlamps to H4.



So forgive the simplicity of this but...... between the H11 and 9005...which is the low/high beam?


H11 low and 9005 high I believe.


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H11 low and 9005 high I believe.


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FYI 9005 will just about always be for a high beam and are very popular for that on a lot of different cars. They do not have a 'cap' on the bulb which allows the light to spread 360 and straight out. A 9006 is essentially the same bulb but with a cap that used to popular for low beam. The H11 is similar, capped bulb.

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Go to TRS, and see how much for their 2 Stroke LED pairs vs Cyclops individuals...
For those that are too lazy to do that:

Cyclops:
H11 LED's = $64.95 x 2 = $129.90
9005 LED's = $64.95 x 2 = $129.90
Total = $259.80


Morimoto 2 Stroke from TRS:
2 Stroke LED's with H11 Adapter and Anti-Flicker Links = $115 + $5 + $15 = $135
2 Stroke LED's with 9005 Adapter = $115 + $5 = $120
Total = $255

The morimoto's are actually a few bucks cheaper.


Great review though. I plan to use HIDs for the Lows and LEDs for highs.
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FYI 9005 will just about always be for a high beam and are very popular for that on a lot of different cars. They do not have a 'cap' on the bulb which allows the light to spread 360 and straight out. A 9006 is essentially the same bulb but with a cap that used to popular for low beam. The H11 is similar, capped bulb.
Agreed. 9006 low and 9005 high is the most common setup I've ever seen until around 2007 when I started seeing more H11 low and 9005 high vehicles. The H11 lows are IMO superior to all of the older 9006 low setups.

I haven't taken a picture yet, but the Cyclops 9005 LEDs in my high beams are downright outrageous. If you forget to turn off your high beams when someone passes you the other direction you might just x-ray them it's so bright. I've never seen anything like it.
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Well apparently IPF doesn't make a vehicle specific kit for the Canyon....but apparently it's not as involved a swap as the XJ kit I previously described and doesn't require it.

They have a 9005 analog: ///IPF? 351HLB LED HEAD LAMP CONVERSION KIT

and an H11: ///IPF? LED HEAD LAMP CONVERSION KIT

Any input from those of you with experience with these things would be appreciated. Like I said, I have purchased from them in the past and been really pleased...but if the Cyclops is a superior technology I'll go that route.
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The poor Chinese to English translation on the Web site scares me a little! Gives the impression of a low end Chinese knock off company. But that's just based on past personal experiences.

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IPF is a Japanese company. Apparently founded in 1946 and a supplier to a number of JDM mfr's and the global aftermarket.

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I've got the 2stroke lows...

They are pretty good, they have pretty noticeable hot spots tbh. My highs are from my WRX and look great. Now on to the fogs!

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IPF looks like it's double the cost of the Cyclops, which is insane. I haven't tried them, but there is no way they are double the light or quality. Cyclops is the only one I've found that has proven to be worth a premium over basic Amazon $60 bulbs. IPF might be just as good as Cyclops, but I can't see any reason why any LED bulb would be worth the $195 IPF wants.

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I just ordered a set of Lumens G7s that came up to about $58 per bulb. 5 yr warranty doesn't sound bad.
I'll see how they do, albeit will be in a reflector lens instead of projector.

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IPF looks like it's double the cost of the Cyclops, which is insane. I haven't tried them, but there is no way they are double the light or quality. Cyclops is the only one I've found that has proven to be worth a premium over basic Amazon $60 bulbs. IPF might be just as good as Cyclops, but I can't see any reason why any LED bulb would be worth the $195 IPF wants.
I wonder if there might be a difference predicated on the fact that IPF is also a supplier to JDM? OE quality housings and such? No idea though if the Cyclops product is of that level or if the delta between the two justify the delta in pricing.
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My install / demo video of the Cyclops LED bulbs :)

Passenger side added 30 mins due to all the stupid paneling but wasn't too bad. I might do fogs over highbeam next since I have the light bar installed.
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I went with morimoto not cyclops, but I'd recommend the MOD regardless of brand, it's worth it. Much more output than stock and looks really good while doing it.

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DISCLAIMER. Your results and or opinions may vary...
Few questions about this terrific improvement.

> For fogs, Which Cyclops kit do I need if I would like to have either day white (5000k-5500k)or cool white (6000k-7000k) tone ?

I have halogen housing housings...

> Can I add a Cyclops kit for low?
> What about the one for high?
> if so .. which ones do I need?

Which one will produce scattered light output high or low?

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Ok...well I'm definitely going to upgrade my lights...this may be a silly question, but what did you do with that little box that's inline between the bulb and the plug? Does it just hang in the headlamp housing?
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Ok...well I'm definitely going to upgrade my lights...this may be a silly question, but what did you do with that little box that's inline between the bulb and the plug? Does it just hang in the headlamp housing?
There is plenty of room in the housing to close the cover even with all the cords and metal box thingy.
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