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Old 06-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #71
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I'm interested as I drive at night a lot, and my stock headlights aren't bright enough for me even after getting new bulbs.

Will the 55w kit melt damage the headlights? (Warranty?)
Is the #3 option with 55w plug and play?
Shipping to 90631?

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #72
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SO the HID kit is a direct plug and play kit? There isn't any additional power wires that need to be run from the ballast to battery or any hacking to the factory harness?
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #73
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I'm interested as I drive at night a lot, and my stock headlights aren't bright enough for me even after getting new bulbs.

Will the 55w kit melt damage the headlights? (Warranty?)
Is the #3 option with 55w plug and play?
Shipping to 90631?

Thanks.
The housings have a one year warranty. The 55w bulbs should not melt the housings. According to Retro Solutions:

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Facts regarding Retro-Solutions 55w kits:
Our 55w kits use real 55w bulbs, these bulbs will allow for the following conditions that can not be met by most competitor's products:
1) temperature output is less than that of 55w halogen bulbs they replace, safe for housings
2) operation efficiency is maintained with dedicated 55w ballast architecture, not boosted 35w models
3) no color fade or "wash-out" effects
4) no increase in physical glare, arc height maintained
5) no reduction in life span, same as 35w kits
http://retro-solutions.net/product-i...IT-pid664.html


However you may not need a 55w kit, even the 35w kit is significantly brighter than the stock halogens.

All of our kits are plug and play, we are adding the wiring that is needed.

For shipping we are still exploring the cheapest options, however the estimate is around $39 with shipping insurance.

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SO the HID kit is a direct plug and play kit? There isn't any additional power wires that need to be run from the ballast to battery or any hacking to the factory harness?
We are providing the wiring that you need, it is a single wire to the fuse box, we used the powered mirror fuse. There is some additional things that need to be done, as it is with ANY aftermarket HID kit. We will include both the instructions from Retro-Solutions and of course jdubhack's "how-to" can always be used.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:44 AM   #74
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We are providing the wiring that you need, it is a single wire to the fuse box, we used the powered mirror fuse.
Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on this and see how it goes. :)
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I'm interested as I drive at night a lot, and my stock headlights aren't bright enough for me even after getting new bulbs.

Will the 55w kit melt damage the headlights? (Warranty?)
Is the #3 option with 55w plug and play?
Shipping to 90631?

Thanks.
hey just curious, don't mean to be off topic...
I decided to try upgrading bulbs for now too since the aftermarket housings are so expensive and I'm not ready to drop $600 on that... yet. You say yours were still not bright enough for ya? I ordered Philips Crystal VIsion Ultra but have yet to put them in. Which did you use?
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Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on this and see how it goes. :)
Millertime,

I wanted to add some more information for you so that you can get a more decent understanding.

These headlights are plug-n-play. What that means is that after you've made the necessary connections and such, they will work out of the box.

Here is what will need to be done:

- Mount HID ballasts
- Run wiring harnesses
- Positive wire to the battery for the HIDs
- Attach 3 ground points
- Run wire to the fusebox for DRL
- Install lights

By plug-n-play, we are saying that there is no butchering of the stock harnesses, there is no splicing, cutting and/or other technical work that needs to be done.

Anytime you run HIDs in a car that didn't come pre-equipped with them there is going to be some work, we'll have done most of it for you before they even arrive at your door. Thus alleviating any guess work and frustration on the customer's part.

I hope this provides more clarity. Thanks, again, for looking!
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hey just curious, don't mean to be off topic...
I decided to try upgrading bulbs for now too since the aftermarket housings are so expensive and I'm not ready to drop $600 on that... yet. You say yours were still not bright enough for ya? I ordered Philips Crystal VIsion Ultra but have yet to put them in. Which did you use?
Before I installed the repro ST3 headlights I had the Sylvania ZXE lights in both my highs and lows. While they provided more light than the stock lights, they were still not bright enough for me. Having now upgraded to the 35w HIDs I can tell you there is a significant difference in light output and visibility.

I don't have any experience with the Phillips so I can't weigh in on them personally. I hope that helps.
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Before I installed the repro ST3 headlights I had the Sylvania ZXE lights in both my highs and lows. While they provided more light than the stock lights, they were still not bright enough for me. Having now upgraded to the 35w HIDs I can tell you there is a significant difference in light output and visibility.

I don't have any experience with the Phillips so I can't weigh in on them personally. I hope that helps.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #79
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just got a couple of questions. The LED DRL is white, correct? I wanted all of the other lights white as I have a yellow bulb I was going to use for the turn signal. It's not amber, so it matches my fog lights :) . Also, package 1 is the basic package, for just the headlights?
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Millertime,

I wanted to add some more information for you so that you can get a more decent understanding.

These headlights are plug-n-play. What that means is that after you've made the necessary connections and such, they will work out of the box.

Here is what will need to be done:

- Mount HID ballasts
- Run wiring harnesses
- Positive wire to the battery for the HIDs
- Attach 3 ground points
- Run wire to the fusebox for DRL
- Install lights

By plug-n-play, we are saying that there is no butchering of the stock harnesses, there is no splicing, cutting and/or other technical work that needs to be done.

Anytime you run HIDs in a car that didn't come pre-equipped with them there is going to be some work, we'll have done most of it for you before they even arrive at your door. Thus alleviating any guess work and frustration on the customer's part.

I hope this provides more clarity. Thanks, again, for looking!
Thanks for the additional information. I want to wait till I am out of warranty before I do any modifications to the car. With the way I drive, that will more than likely be by the end of the year :(

I'm also just a little uncertain about the Chinese lights. I really like the projector HIDs, but I want to wait and see how they last. It's nothing against you and your company. I like that you are running the lights threw a 100% inspection before sending them out the door. That does make me feel a lot better about the idea, but I still want to wait and see how they do in the long term before I jump in.
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