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Nice to hear there was no flickering/strobing going on. Also, no bulb out warnings requiring a resistor to disable? SWEET! Looks like I'll go with 4300k and try to be more uniform with the LED DRL. Great work there.
 

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With my 4300k kit, there is almost no contrast difference with the LED DRL bar, it looks super clean and stock which is what I like
 

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With my 4300k kit, there is almost no contrast difference with the LED DRL bar, it looks super clean and stock which is what I like
x2. that's the look I'll be going for -- says the guy who has yet to receive his car :D
 

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Nice to hear there was no flickering/strobing going on. Also, no bulb out warnings requiring a resistor to disable? SWEET! Looks like I'll go with 4300k and try to be more uniform with the LED DRL. Great work there.
No warning lights present, and works great with the Auto function. Also, the slim HID kit did NOT require a relay kit; it is 100% plug and play.
 

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looks good, hybrid! You should install HID fogs too!

"HEY GURL", don't be scared to install these HIDs. You won't get pulled over as long as you use an OEM 4300k/5000k setup.
 

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Which brand of HID and seller are people going with?
+1, please post links to the kits, eBay, stores, etc. It would be really helpful for people like myself who are looking for a HID retrofit.
 

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Well you guys are really not safe with any aftermarket kit like I said before. I purchased a kit locally in the Montreal area made by a company called Bamboo. Just make sure when you buy, the kit has a good warranty on BULBS & BALLASTS, it's preferable to buy locally so if something does go wrong you wont need to ship anything out, just have it replaced right away. Considering out vehicules electrical system is very high tech you shouldn't need a relay to the battery to keep the current to the ballast stable. I've done test and the current is fairly stable with only minor shifts when the engine shuts off/on. I would only also advise to use any aftermarket kits at night, to preserve the life, since they are not of OEM quality. I know they look amazing, but using them at night will make them last longer almost always. Our Low beams are H11, and if I remember there are a few brands I've seen online but I don't have much experience since when I bought the HID on my first Nissan Altima it was also local. I have never purcahsed a kit online.......
 

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In the end a HID kit is never the proper way to do things, but I do agree it is the fastest. The only rear way is to Retrofit OEM projectors (valeo,bosch, stanley, koito etc etc) with OEM ballast (matsu****a...etc.) and OEM bulbs. This however will take many many hours and is all custom work, however the end results is nothing short of spetacular.
 

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I got the DDM non-slim kit - they call it "Raptor" - sounds scary :)
Wattage 55W
Bulb Type H11
4500K color

I bought the HID harness (not needed) and error eliminator (not needed).
Didn't buy the adapter cable - and didn't need it.

I also bought mounting brackets - they are cheap and look cheap - totally optional, and double sided tape may work better.

Net is - plug and play. I needed my wife to do the passenger side, as my hands are too big to get things done without much disassembly.

Look like stock HID headlights in my BMW - $68.01 to my door for what I needed.

A few things...

If you do this buy yourself some H11 halogen fog light bulbs too - look for "HID look" or something like that. You won't be happy with your pretty new HID headlights and off-yellow fogs. I bought Hoen Xenonmatch H11 bulbs.

If you get this kit, there is a rubber grommet that holds the wires together (the 2 wires that goes from the CT200h headlight plug to the ballast, and the two wires that go from the ballast to the new HID bulb). I removed that grommet completely- the wires go different places, and don't seal anything in our application, so it gives me a bit more flexibility in placement of the ballast.

The kit ships from China via mail - it is pretty much untraceable, and took 2 weeks to get here. A bit unnerving and not like UPS or FedEx, where you know where things are every step of the way.

I am in the process of replacing the interior lights and the license plate light with LEDs - when I get that done, I'll post some pics too.

Standard disclaimer applies - no association with any vendor - simply a customer.
 

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Hi acf53ct200h,

how do you like philips HID so far? i am thinking about getting one too. any problem or issues?

thanks
 

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Tae,

I love the Phillips. No problems after 2 weeks. Looks really good. If you need pictures, please let me know and I can post a few.
 

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Acf53ct200h,
thanks for your reply. oh yeah..i love to see some picture of yours with the lights on. did you get 4300K or 6000K? Also, please show me where you mounted the ballasts. thanks again.
 

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Acf53ct200h,
thanks for your reply. oh yeah..i love to see some picture of yours with the lights on. did you get 4300K or 6000K? Also, please show me where you mounted the ballasts. thanks again.
This is what he purchased

I got the DDM non-slim kit - they call it "Raptor" - sounds scary :)
Wattage 55W
Bulb Type H11
4500K color
 

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Tae, i got the Philips. The previous post got confused. I will take some pictures tonight and then post it. I installed the ballasts on the frame. Not sure whether I'll get the pics of that. But i'll post the lights themselves.
 
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