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Old 03-02-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Smile New to this forum and already a HID question!

Hello, I am new to this forum since I just got a Ford Focus 2010 SE Auto. I am really appreciating the MPG of this car, I used to own a RX-8... I had to sell the Mazda since I am starting my career in real estate and I travel alot.

I want to convert my headlights into HID. I searched for 2 days and I found alot of helpful info on the net. I will go with a 35W AC bi-xenon hid 8000k kit http://www.ebay.com/itm/350609315322...S:1123&vxp=mtr. I just had 2 questions left that weren't answered by the internet.
1. I want to know if this kit needs a warning canceller or any other kind of parts.
2. Should I get 55W or 35W.

Hope to find the answer and by the way, if the is a D.I.Y. can someone be kind enough to send the the link?


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Old 03-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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Don't know if it matters in canada, but this kit is not DOT approved and not legal in the USA. The optics of the stock headlights assembleis are not correct for HID, so the pattern is poor and oncoming drivers get blinded. I would suggest 35W unless you want to attract police.
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You will be blinding the world without retrofitting proper hid projector housings . Hids dont work right in halogen housings. Also a 55 watt will probably damage your lights from heat. But to each his own , and ebay stuff is crap. Try theretrofitsource.com
They have quality shit , and they have the full projector kits if you wanna do it the right way and not be riced out lol.

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Just as the other people in this thread have said, do not purchase that HID kit ... or any ebay kit at all for that matter. The primary issue being that they do not contain an actual HID projector to retrofit into your housings that will keep the light directed to where it should be. The only thing a kit like that is going to accomplish is to blind other people on the road and increase the likelihood they will crash into you or other people/objects.

>This< is an excellent explanation of why any of these "HID conversion kits" are an awful and dangerous idea.
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General Technical Chat is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls. When a question is about a modification, it should be posted in another forum. Posts in here typically deal with cars that won't run, or won't run right.

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Good luck, hopefully you laws will allow you to use these kits. The kits should be cheap. Now HID lamps were available from the factory in that YM, so you might be able to find some in a junkyard. If it were me, I'd just add some powerful driving lights. It's much cheaper. Then you can put those on a separate switch from the fog lamps. If you don't have fog lamps, see if you can find a Focus in the junkyard with Fog lamps, and get the factory light switch for it- that will look much better than a toggle switch.

I've heard some reliability issues with those aftermarket HID lamps that would keep me from ever ordering one even if it was legal here. I don't know if there are any reliable manufacturers left- or if there ever were.
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Here is what you need.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227
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Thanks for the quick replies. It is not legal in Canada but the police doesn't give you a hard time as long as you don't drive dangerously. I will listen to the advice and go with the 35w HID 8000k. And eventually I will put oem fog if I find a focus at the scrap yard.
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Do these work inside the aftermarket CCFL projector headlights? I mean to like swap out the projector with the one already inside the headlight?
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Do these work inside the aftermarket CCFL projector headlights? I mean to like swap out the projector with the one already inside the headlight?
Anything is possible. Ive seen a bunch of people take aftermarket ebay projector headlights apart and put in MH1 or OEM projectors but I have no experience with the headlights you speak of.
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