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Okay I JUST got them in today after 2 weeks from my order date. Theyre the full size ballast (I am taking pictures right now) and I have size comparisons with my SI key, something most of you should have. The ballasts are all metal and well sealed. First impression of the build quality on this is pretty good so far. I will have pictures of how to install without taking off your bumper (coupe) and where I mounted my full size ballast along with my slim ballasts from months ago tonight. I will update the OP and post a reply when im done with the install. I'll also include pics of lights *off* *low* *low+fog* comparisons.


NOTE: the fogs are reverse polarity so all you need to do is flip the input power cord to the ballast.

Low beams are 55w apexcone slim 5000k

Fogs are 35w apexcone full 5000k


The box


Whats inside


The whole kit, removed the rubber gaskets cause fogs are not a sealed beam


Comparison of size to honda key


Thickness


Backside


Instructions, you really dont need them its pretty straightforward


The bulb


You start by removing the two plugs


Theyre off! Now peeling back the plastic wheel well.


I couldnt get a pic under the car but when working on the driver side you need to take off 3 of those plugs under there and unbolt (10mm) splash guard to bring that plastic piece down so you can reach the foglight and insert the new HID bulb, its much easier this way. counter-clockwise to remove bulb.


Here is where i mounted my slim kit for my lowbeams, right on the resonator with 3M heavy duty mounting tape, the full size ballast for the fogs are mounted on the bumper wall to the left.


Lights off


Lowbeam only


Lowbeam + fogs


5k + 5k





It took me a little bit of time with the driver side since the resonator made it difficult to work around, the passenger side is MUCH easier, all you have to do is peel back the wheel well, no need to unbolt anything underneath, its pretty wide open and will go much quicker on the install.
 

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How come I've never seen any posts about putting HID's for the bright/running lights? Are you not supposed to? I was just looking at the same kit online and wanted to get 'em for hi's and low's but everyone has me questioning on putting HID's for the brights. I just don't want yellow running lights when all the other lights in my car are white...
 
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