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So I tried to swap out the oem hid's for 8000k ones. I've worked on cars and know a little but found it near impossible. Messed up the bulbs I got and scared to put the stock ones back in. I'm pretty sure it's simple but I can't seem to do it. Can anyone help! Thx.


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So I tried to swap out the oem hid's for 8000k ones. I've worked on cars and know a little but found it near impossible. Messed up the bulbs I got and scared to put the stock ones back in. I'm pretty sure it's simple but I can't seem to do it. Can anyone help! Thx.


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What is the brightness of the stock HID ?
 

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Thanks. They seem to be completely different. The frs bulbs are 9006 I believe and the brz are D4S. Thanks though!


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4300k is the brightest you can get actually. 5000k is a little bluer (mostly white) with just a little bit of lumens reduction, and 6000k is a bit more blue with a bit more lumens reduction. 6000k is really as high as you should go honestly, or you might not be able to see things at night due to less light output. After 6000k, they actually have to tint the bulbs to get the desired color so light output suffers greatly.
 

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4300k is the brightest you can get actually. 5000k is a little bluer (mostly white) with just a little bit of lumens reduction, and 6000k is a bit more blue with a bit more lumens reduction. 6000k is really as high as you should go honestly, or you might not be able to see things at night due to less light output. After 6000k, they actually have to tint the bulbs to get the desired color so light output suffers greatly.
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I had 8k before and it wasn't much of a light output loss. Still better than regular halogen lol.


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I had 8k before and it wasn't much of a light output loss. Still better than regular halogen lol.


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Yeah still brighter than halogens, lol. I personally wouldn't go above 6k because I have to drive on pitch black country roads often and I don't want to die. You can get away with it easier if you drive mostly city.
 

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So I tried to swap out the oem hid's for 8000k ones. I've worked on cars and know a little but found it near impossible. Messed up the bulbs I got and scared to put the stock ones back in. I'm pretty sure it's simple but I can't seem to do it. Can anyone help! Thx.


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Did you ever find a guide to remove and replace stock HID bulbs ?
 

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No. Ended up taking it to a shop. I found it to be a pain in the you know what!!!


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I've wanted to replace my bulbs with either 5000k or 6000k but I was worried it would look weird with the LED Eyebrows a different color. Does anyone have pictures with different HIDs installed?
 

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I couldn't figure out the bulb clamp inside the headlight and it's hard to see. Gave up and had a car shop do it for me. Everything else I'm doing myself LOL.


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Figured it out for anyone thinking of changing bulbs. There are two small retention clips on either side of the bulb. Just push these forward and up toward the bulb and this will allow you to pull the bulb plug assembly outward towards the engine bay. Remove bulb and replace with desired bulb. Reverse steps to reinsert. Done ;)

UPDATE:There's a bit of a learning curve when re-attaching the retention clips. Took me 20 minutes to figure it out, second one took me a minute or so once I got my head around it. Take your time to examine the clips before removal and re-attaching, refer to other HID if you need too. Also pay attention to bulb installation as there are two small notches on the bulb plug, one is rectangular and the other is half moon shaped. Make sure that the rectangular opening is too the top of the bulb plug as it fits over a metal or plastic tab when reinserting plug
 
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