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Old 10-16-2012, 01:25 AM   #261
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opinions on hids in the 2000 focus FOG lights, not main headlights, i know better, but the fogs? they seem to be low enough for this to work. any thoughts or experience with this?
I have them in my fogs, they seem to do the same thing as the headlights but are still pretty effective as fogs , I will be buying a retrofit kit for my headlights from the retrofit source in a few days , I just want to look at my options . im pretty set on the fxr stage 3 kit with upgraded bulbs right now , but might put something a little more cost friendly , im mainly worried about asthetics , such as cut-off and color , but I also want a super - premium output
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:32 AM   #262
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My bad , I just realized this is a 2012 thread
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:19 AM   #263
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Ok... all done.

I did notice I'm getting bulb dip error still because of the passenger side... before you ask, yes, resistor and all the wiring is correct... and yes.. I tested it with a bulb to the side; and that gave out no errors.
The resistor alone doesn't seem to be a high enough impedance... unless of course you pair it with the harness...
Anyhow.. Pics!




Ok... Call me indecisive, but I ripped out my HID harness etc...
The lights angled down too much, the pattern was wavy, and the lights just way too blue.... Even with a 4300k bulb I didn't like the HID refraction pattern definition. Anyways, decided to go with the Phillips CrystalVision Ultra...
I'm 90% satisfied.... I guess I won't be 100% till I get projectors.


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Old 10-16-2012, 05:41 AM   #264
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Some one should post some direct links to the kits that people find are the best bang for your buck. I'm trying to decide which brand to get.
And is it hard to get the HIDs in the fogs?

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This is the kit I used for my headlights:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3955

Make sure to set the wiring for H11 and keep the heavy duty relay picked. What color you want and whether you want the 3Five or 5Five ballasts is up to you. This kit will also work for the fog lights (same bulb size).

I am still running a DDM tuning kit for my fogs and I will probably stay that way as they aren't super essential. For headlights I wouldn't recommend a kit from them, but that's my opinion.

And no, the fog lights are easy to do. You can do the driver's side from the access under the headlight, but you do need to get under the car or access the fender well for the passenger side.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #265
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Ok... Call me indecisive, but I ripped out my HID harness etc...
The lights angled down too much, the pattern was wavy, and the lights just way too blue.... Even with a 4300k bulb I didn't like the HID refraction pattern definition. Anyways, decided to go with the Phillips CrystalVision Ultra...
I'm 90% satisfied.... I guess I won't be 100% till I get projectors.


Hey Dark,

Are you using the Phillip bulbs in both the Headlight and the Fogs? Whats the life expectancy on a set of those bulbs?

Thanks and pics look great!
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Hey Dark,

Are you using the Phillip bulbs in both the Headlight and the Fogs? Whats the life expectancy on a set of those bulbs?

Thanks and pics look great!
The CrystalVision has a running time average of 150 hrs.

The OEM Philips LL (Longer Life) the car comes with averages 300 hrs use.

The standard OEM Philips H11 is 150hrs use also.

So, I think it's a good swap out. I mean it should hold up just about the same as a normal 3200k halogen.
Crystalvision is rated at 4000k btw.... wish it was higher but meh...

And yes, both headlight and fogs.
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This is the kit I used for my headlights:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3955

Make sure to set the wiring for H11 and keep the heavy duty relay picked. What color you want and whether you want the 3Five or 5Five ballasts is up to you. This kit will also work for the fog lights (same bulb size).
Do you have 35w or 55w in the heads/fogs?
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This is the kit I used for my headlights:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3955

Make sure to set the wiring for H11 and keep the heavy duty relay picked. What color you want and whether you want the 3Five or 5Five ballasts is up to you. This kit will also work for the fog lights (same bulb size).

I am still running a DDM tuning kit for my fogs and I will probably stay that way as they aren't super essential. For headlights I wouldn't recommend a kit from them, but that's my opinion.

And no, the fog lights are easy to do. You can do the driver's side from the access under the headlight, but you do need to get under the car or access the fender well for the passenger side.
Is the relay kit REQUIRED for error-free operation? I'd think not - just resistors and 35w ballasts, no?
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Do you have 35w or 55w in the heads/fogs?
I decided on 35w in both for the longevity advantage over the 55w.

They are PLENTY bright enough for me.

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Is the relay kit REQUIRED for error-free operation? I'd think not - just resistors and 35w ballasts, no?
That isn't a question I can answer completely, as I don't know of anyone who has run HID's without a relay on this car for a while.

Usually it's just better to get the relay to prevent any future issues and the fact that they are super cheap to make or buy. The Morimoto kits even include the relay in the price.

I suppose you can always try sans-relay and if you need one, buy one. It's incredibly simple to change back to stock headlights if you need to.
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How difficult is it to install HIDs in the fogs. I have yet to check it out on my own as I have a busy schedule. Anyone do a write up?

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