Today I've installed the Morimoto HID kit recommended by bondguy. Installation took about 1hr and 15 mins. I had no issues fitting the bulbs in the sockets. I am really happy with the installation and the way the lights look. Below are some pictures.
Here is a picture of the kit before install:
On the driver side all I did was remove the top black plastic cover. I've attached the ballast to the underside piece of metal that the plastic cover attaches to:
On the passenger side I removed the top black plastic cover and the jug of pink liquid. The ballast is attached the same as on the driver's side, but with zipties only as I couldn't find an appropriate location to bolt it.
Here is a picture of the HID (on the driver side) vs the stock halogen (on the passenger side):
Here is a close-up at night:
Here is a close-up of the HID vs the stock high beam:
Unrelated, but here are pictures of interior and license plate with LEDs I installed:
Nice job !
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Great job and the pictures you took are fantastic.
2011 Lexus CT 200h Premium-Tungsten Pear/Water Gray Leather
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On a different note, I had my wife drive behind me at night to see how the lights look and when she was going over bumps in the road (so going up and down) I could definitely see a lot of "flaring" in the rear view mirror - quite annoying. Probably more so for drivers coming the opposite way. I suppose that's the downside of not having factory HIDs with the auto-levelling feature (I never noticed this with BMWs or other cars that have the factory HIDs).
Nice work. Yeah, I used HD velcro for my ballasts, found some @ Home Depot actually, they were big circular velcro patches, I just trimmed them to fit.
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