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Old 05-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #11
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The big questions are: Where? How much?
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Excellent write-up! As a potential ST buyer who is disappointed that I can't get HIDs in the ST2, this thread is very relevant to my interests... Curious to see how they hold up over time, but looks like it's so far so good.

Could you ballpark a total price for this project? Lights, HIDs, bulbs, etc.
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Justin has been testing these for SMC, we hope to have a Group Buy up soon
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The big questions are: Where? How much?
This.

Also, nice write up man! Very detailed... Got two questions though I didn't see covered (And if I missed it sorry!)

1. The inner mist light that came with a bulb and had the green wire that was cut... Could that be wired up to actually work as a parking light?

2. The bottom most light where the Turn signal is on the OEM lights... Does that have a bulb and connector and function as a front turn signal light? I see the reflector is clear and it has a little yellow behind it which makes me thing there is a bulb there... Does that work?

Now my big debate is do I get these or send my headlights out for two weeks to be professionally retrofitted....

Oh.. also, when you hit the high beam is there a thing that flips up in the low beams or does the high beam light just come on?
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Do you have a rough cost for this yet?

Also, is it possible to wire the LEDs to be true DRL, where they turn off if the headlights are on? I'd just assume they don't light up when the actual headlights are illuminated.

Compared to the stock headlights, what is your opinion on the materials used for the lenses, housings, rubber caps, etc.? Does it feel like same/very similar material?

Also, did the lights come with everything like the ballasts and resistors?
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Oh.. also, when you hit the high beam is there a thing that flips up in the low beams or does the high beam light just come on?
These headlights use a separate High beam bulb so they will just come on as well. No Bi-Xenon projector shield.
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Did you get those from the same manufacturer as zhadan1205? He got his inner most light to function.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:03 PM   #18
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emmm, your headlights are a little different from mine....maybe yours is from a different manufacturer .
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if you do follow the instruction, I do believe the inner-most light will function.
I did not cut off any wires, just connects all the part together, no needs to cut any stuff. For LED light, use the red wire that comes with the package to connect the #14 hole on your headlights dock on each side with the 25A in fuse box, than it is done~ Only took me like 15 mins.

P.S. when you turn on the lights with the new headlight housing for the first time, it would take up to 5 mins for the car to recognize them.
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This.

Also, nice write up man! Very detailed... Got two questions though I didn't see covered (And if I missed it sorry!)

1. The inner mist light that came with a bulb and had the green wire that was cut... Could that be wired up to actually work as a parking light?

2. The bottom most light where the Turn signal is on the OEM lights... Does that have a bulb and connector and function as a front turn signal light? I see the reflector is clear and it has a little yellow behind it which makes me thing there is a bulb there... Does that work?

Now my big debate is do I get these or send my headlights out for two weeks to be professionally retrofitted....

Oh.. also, when you hit the high beam is there a thing that flips up in the low beams or does the high beam light just come on?
Have you gotten quotes for retrofitting? Curious what numbers people are getting. I e-mailed 2 of the installers on hidplanet.com and got estimates of over $1,000 because the Focus uses perma-sealed headlights that are more difficult to take apart and reseal.

Seems like these would be a cheaper option and if they are not perma-sealed, you may be able to upgrade the projectors to something higher quality for less than hacking up the stock lights.
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