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10-11-2012 06:02 PM
focusonthefocus19
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Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...t=hid+retrofit

there are others on here if you search around

I'm about to get my HIDs in soon. So when I'm install them into the stock housing what do I do with the lower connector that plugs in the bottom left of the housings? Does the H4/9003 HID harness plugs right into that, or what. Or do I need to buy me some wire, and connectors and connect that to the HID harness, or is it just plug, and play?
10-11-2012 12:58 PM
rambleon84
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Originally Posted by focusonthefocus19 View Post
Can you tell me some good instructions for doing a retrofit?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...t=hid+retrofit

there are others on here if you search around
10-11-2012 09:55 AM
focusonthefocus19
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Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
There are few things you can check with your stock headlights to make them work better.

They have headlight restoring kits that can clear up any glazing or fogginess of the outside lens. Also, you can check to see that your lights are aimed correctly. If they are out of alignment and/or pointing down, that could be an issue as well. Your lights are over 10 years old now and might just need some tlc, new bubls will help too.

When putting hid's in the stock housing, what most people complain about is the scattering. It may have more light output but its not going to be directed well and possibly have even worse visibility for you.

Case in point, this very recent thread.

Thanks man. I just ordered a DDM 4500k kit last night. I will install them in the stock housings to see how good they are. If not I'll buy the silverstar ultras till I'll be doing a retrofit some time around the holidays. This is only temporary though. Just desperate for any thing.

Can you tell me some good instructions for doing a retrofit?
10-11-2012 09:32 AM
rambleon84 There are few things you can check with your stock headlights to make them work better.

They have headlight restoring kits that can clear up any glazing or fogginess of the outside lens. Also, you can check to see that your lights are aimed correctly. If they are out of alignment and/or pointing down, that could be an issue as well. Your lights are over 10 years old now and might just need some tlc, new bubls will help too.

When putting hid's in the stock housing, what most people complain about is the scattering. It may have more light output but its not going to be directed well and possibly have even worse visibility for you.

Case in point, this very recent thread.
10-10-2012 01:09 PM
focusonthefocus19 I've seen the how to on installing hids, but i heard you need to buy wire along with the kit, and other places its just plug and play. I know how to install them but it just confuses me
10-10-2012 01:04 PM
focusonthefocus19 Narrow, curvy and dark road
10-10-2012 01:03 PM
focusonthefocus19 I want to retrofit so bad. How hard is it to install it? Any modification needed? I might just buy the horrible silverstars ultra for now till I can retrofit. I'm needing better headlights because I almost crashed three.times already due to bad distance the OEMs throw. I live off a narrow, curvy, and long road where animals jump i front of you every few feet.
10-10-2012 10:42 AM
katiekay I would just save up and do it right the first time. When you do it right, it looks awesome!!!

04silverzx3's ride:


Get the morimoto mini's from here:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=237
wire harness H4/9003 is the one that's a direct fit for our harness
10-10-2012 10:19 AM
Tom There is a how-to here, it's for a 2005 Focus but you can reference it for locations to mount the ballasts.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/howtos/hid_install/

You would need to get H4/9003 kit and it's just a matter of wiring up the ballast and replacing the stock 9003 bulbs with the HID 9003 bulbs.

Here are some links to Amazon and eBay where you can purchase the kits.


How-To Replace Bulb 2000-2004 Focus:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=271229

Bulb Size Reference:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=34666
10-10-2012 10:02 AM
rambleon84 4100 - 4300K will be the brightest. the higher you go the more color you will see and less light output

This place is a good resource for HID information an I am not even going comment on the HID in stock housings.
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/forum.php
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