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It is much easier and faster to remove the grille assembly then the head lights housing. I was done with mine in 15-20 minutes. I suggest redoing that and putting the o-rings back on the bulbs to prevent moisture build-up in the light housings.

Here's a how-to on removing the grille
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Then there's two 10mm bolts holding the top of the headlamp onto the radiator support. The bottom of the headlamps hook into the radiator support. After removing the two 10mm bolts, tilt the headlamp forward and lift out. Be sure that the hooks on the bottom of the headlamp are positioned properly when reinstalling them. You may even find a way to fix the adjuster with the lamp out.
Wow!! That was a heck of a lot easier. Re-installed the o-rings today. I wish I would've known to take the grille off b4. Anyone who's installing hid's...PLEASE watch the link and take your grille assy off, then the headlights. Took me about 20 mins instead of 3 hrs. It'll save you tons of time and pain on your arms and hands! Salamat DB.

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Took my 15 minutes with my grille on :)
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Took my 15 minutes with my grille on :)
Man, you must have some small arms and hands. I could get my hands down there but I couldn't turn the bulb and lock it into place.

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i did mine without pulling off my grille nearly cut my hand off i had soooo many cuts lol.
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haha i used the actual plug as a tool to turn the bulb once it was in the light housing!!!

those of you thinking of getting the high-beam kit DO IT!!! I love the mess out of it!! talk about bright!!! lows.highs. and fogs @ 8000K on at the same time = hella bright!!!!!!!!!

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anyone had problems with people flashing you at night? I dont want to be blinding oncoming traffic.
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There are pics of the install of mine. Mine are behind the grille for the lows and the fogs. I got new sets with slimmer ballast that I have to change out. I stick with 5000K lamps because they are the more 'pure' white than 6000k. When HID's first start up they always have a blueish tint until the gas heats up to the temperature for that lamp. When a lamp goes out, the replacements cost $75> (off of eBay). Local places here want $100> just for the lamps and $200 for the entire kit. I never use my highs anymore (just plain old H55 white lamps) because they are not bright enough. As for people flashing you when oncoming, I got that a lot in Stuart,FL because off the older drivers at night. Here in Miami,FL a lot of people on a lot of vehicles have HID's now. Cops only give those who got purple or real deep blue problems because anyone can tell that is not factory. Once you go to HID's you will not go back to halogens. I recommend 4500k-5000k for lows and to 'be different' you could go with 3500k yellow on the fog's. The higher the rating of the lamps, the more you will see the rain drops especially on a blacktop road. That is my opinion, and it works for me. Others may want 30000k purple lamps which are good in the early evening but not worth a shit @ night or in the rain.

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dunno i find 6000k to be perfect there is not a major difference between 5000k and 6000k but u do see the slightest hint of blue with the 6000k compared to 5000k and i kinda like that. but very true once you go HID u never go back.
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Just ran mine tonight. Other than the reverse polarity, the install was a breeze!

6000k is a great color and lights the hell out of the road! I have them in my lows and fogs. I was brighted twice on the road. Once because I had them aimed just a tad high. Then again as I was coming over a slight hill in the road. Jackass in an oncoming car thought I had my brights on because my front end was in the air. So, he got my nice yellow highs in return haha. Didn't drive around with the fogs on since that would have definately been bright as hell.

I am happy with the results and as Dillusion said, now it is time to see how long the bulbs last...

Thank syncron. I am half tempted to order a set of highs from you just for those asshats that wanna bright me haha.
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lol glad you enjoy the lights like i said the bulbs should last a while since they are philips bulbs as for the other kit lemme know i can def hook you up :->
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I cant wait to get mine, your all to lucky to have yours. I should,ve ordered mine earlier. Im so excited.......

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anyone had problems with people flashing you at night? I dont want to be blinding oncoming traffic.
I do but I have 8000K in the lows, higs, and fogs :D

i also have a high beam kit which allowa ALL the lights to be on at the same time!!

They will regret flashing me!!! buahhhahhhhahahhh!!!! look @ my pics on the 1st page if you want to see!!

BTW lights are working really good thanks syncron

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Hey Guys quick question for ya. Do your ballasts whine a little bit?? i installed mine last nighjt ( took me 20 minutes to thnk of switchin the polarity) and mine have a slight whine to them is this normal?

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Hey Guys quick question for ya. Do your ballasts whine a little bit?? i installed mine last nighjt ( took me 20 minutes to thnk of switchin the polarity) and mine have a slight whine to them is this normal?
Yes but I can only hear it if the truck is off. It slowly goes away after the lights are warmed up.

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i only swtiched the lights on from the switch.. i didnt wanna get up in my truck cause its on jackstands waiting for the trans to go back in...but the whining does go away....thats good...its not a loud annoying whine its just a slight whine i can hear when i was standing next to them....just wanted to know if it was normal

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Im glad to hear everyone is enjoying their kits. For those of you have yet to add a review please do so soon so that others can enjoy the quality of these great kits at an AMAZING PRICE!!
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these lights aren't legal though, are they?
I heard that if your car didn't originally come with HID, then its illegal to add 'em. Is that true ?

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these lights aren't legal though, are they?
I heard that if your car didn't originally come with HID, then its illegal to add 'em. Is that true ?
It's true in most states and provinces. They are pretty easy to swap back to stock should you need to pass inspections.


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i'm more worried about being pulled over all the time... i know that the police in the suburbs around here are very strict about this kind of stuff.

i think i'll steer clear of these, I already get flashed enough using silverstars while driving around town.

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