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Plug and Play HID - DIY

Well, as I said I would make a DIY during my install. The install didn't go as smooth as planned so the DIY isn't as thorough as I wanted it to be but this should help anyone who is having second thoughts or questions.


1.) Here's the kit (xenon depot xtreme HID 6500k)



2.) Here's all that you need (I used wire cutters as well because one of the connectors was different) The extension for your socket set is key! The gloves (which came with the kit) are so you don't directly touch the bulb.



3.) There are three bolts to remove the headlights (you don't have to take the bumper off though it helps)


bolt 1 (on top of headlight):

bolt 2 (on the side of the headlight):

bolt 3 (under headlight, this is what you need the socket extension for):



4.) The aftermarket headlights came with a spring clip that worked great. On my original RSX I had to bend the stock spring clip to hold the bulbs snug.



5.) The wiring is self explanatory, plug and play, you can't screw this up.




6.) Do not put it back together until you test it!





7.) End results (cutoff is not as clean as I would like because of the cheap projectors in the aftermarket headlights) but still a huge improvement over the halogens.










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Oooh, I like that cutoff. Definitely much better than HIDs in the stock reflectors. I don't like those three little lights, though. When I buy a pair of those headlights, I'm going to see if I can disconnect those. Or maybe wire them up to be extra turn signals.

By the way, there are four bolts that hold on the headlights:
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Thanks, Kev. Nice DIY. But, here goes stupid again, are those HIDs? Are those balasts I saw in the box? Are those blacked out?

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Oooh, I like that cutoff. Definitely much better than HIDs in the stock reflectors. I don't like those three little lights, though. When I buy a pair of those headlights, I'm going to see if I can disconnect those. Or maybe wire them up to be extra turn signals.

By the way, there are four bolts that hold on the headlights:
there are four. Sorry I was trying to do it quickly. I'll update it.

I don't like those three little lights either. The only way to rewire them though is to completely take apart the headlight. It's still just one connection for the parking light that lights up both Halos and the three LEDs.

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Thanks, Kev. Nice DIY. But, here goes stupid again, are those HIDs? Are those balasts I saw in the box? Are those blacked out?

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Yes those are HID's, ballasts, ignitors, bulbs and all associated wiring is what comes in teh box.




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The only way to rewire them though is to completely take apart the headlight. It's still just one connection for the parking light that lights up both Halos and the three LEDs.
Drat. Well I may do just that. I've never baked headlights but I suppose these are cheap enough (relative to the stockies) to experiment on.



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7.) End results (cutoff is not as clean as I would like because of the cheap projectors in the aftermarket headlights) but still a huge improvement over the halogens.
Even if your headlight was stock, and not after market, the cutoff wouldn't be all that great, because the RSX headlight was design to use halogens bulbs, same goes for none HID cars, but is still a lot brighter and nicer then the halogens.

Here the Pilot HID 4300k on my teg, stock headlights.

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Oh I know the cutoff wouldn't be nearly as good with stock headlights, but it's still not as good as a nice set of projectors.

Here's with the aftermarket projectors and 6500k HID bulbs.


Here's my old rsx which had stock reflector headlights with 6500k HID bulbs.





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can't see the pics, but i'm sure it's a great DIY. Thanks kev.

are you planning on installing this?


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No, with the aftermarket headlights I didn't need those. But yes for anyone doing it in stock headlights that is not mandatory, but it will save you a great deal of time and frustration.




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ugh, didn't know you have aftermarket headlights. :duh: couldn't see the pics.
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Oh yeah, do you notice any color refraction with those projectors?



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No, not really.




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i just thought i'd throw this in...............the bulbs from xenon depot's great. when i used to have PIAA xtreme, they would burn out in 6-8months. now, it's been a year and a half since i installed my HIDs and it's still running great. please note that i drive with my lights on all the time.
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finally saw the pics........kev did you buy a new set of HIDs for this or you kept your old ones? looks like it's a new set.
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