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I'm trying to install some HID bulbs in my stock housing (03 SE) and it seems the bulbs are to small they are 9006 HID bulbs. here are a couple pics.....



For those of you who have HID installed in their stock housing, how did you get them to fit?
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Those don't look like 9006 bulbs to me, they look like H3 or something, fog lights...
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just looked it up, they are H1. i had them in my camaro projectors that are just laying around.
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H1, typical aftermarket projector bulb size, that's what the aftermarket spyder lights use on my trep.
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Yea the hid's that I have in my trep they use the existing metal spades that hold the stock bulbs in you just push in and turn and there held in. That bulb is way smaller I don't know how you could even make that work with our headlight housings.
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I'm trying to install some HID bulbs in my stock housing (03 SE) and it seems the bulbs are to small they are 9006 HID bulbs. here are a couple pics.....



For those of you who have HID installed in their stock housing, how did you get them to fit?
Should look like this.....

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Okay, stop right there PLEASE.

DO NOT INSTALL HID BULBS IN THE STOCK HOUSINGS.

Do you want to blind everyone on the road? I don't give a shit about what anyone says. You CANNOT install HID bulbs in non-projector housings without blinding all oncoming drivers. Either you install HID bulbs the proper way or you don't install them at all. End of discussion.
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Interesting...I had D2R bulbs that were rebased in 9006 sockets in my stock headlights for nearly 2 years with no problems at all. No flashing from on oncoming drivers or complaints from any one else. I attribute that to two things.

The D2R bulbs are stock in OEM reflector HID housings. They have a mask on the bulb that covers probably 40% of the area of the glass. A D2S bulb used in projectors doesn't have the mask and the glass entirely uncovered. Putting D2S bulbs in will cause glare and light reflections that will be problematic.

2nd item is once the HID kit was installed I found the headlight aim was high when it had the stock halogen bulbs in. I lowered the aim of both headlights and all was well.

If you're going to go with the cheapie Ebay kits of which probably 95% of them are...you'll be pissing people off with the glare. You need D2R rebased bulbs or don't bother. Basically if you don't want to spend the $175+ on a proper kit..don't waste your time.
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Not only do they work and look great if you take the time to adjust them, but I don't know about you...when someone tries to be controlling and tell me what to not do, makes me wanna do it THAT MUCH MORE, hahahaha!! This subject has been beat to death...there are a lot of examples of factory NON-projector HID's and many more projector. Factory or not, projector or not, when not adjusted, they are blinding. Now, after market HID's are pretty much illegal so you take a chance on installing them, but many many many of us here and elsewhere have them and adjust them accordingly. Sssooo, get the right bulbs, install and ENJOY!!! FYI, in 1 year since installing and ADJUSTING mine, NOT ONE person has flashed me or complained. ;)
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And tell me... how do you adjust a bulb in the stock housings? There's no way.

HID bulbs in stock housings that were not designed for HID bulbs are cheap and redneck. You're always free to do whatever you want but my advice is to either do it properly or don't do it at all. Oh, and if you have the wrong bulb in your hand... I say you just drop everything and pretend like this never even happened lol.
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And tell me... how do you adjust a bulb in the stock housings? There's no way.
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I was talking about the stock headlight alignment. The standard adjusting screws on the headlights themselves. In my case the aim was high so I used the vertical adjusting screws on the Headlights themselves. This had nothing to do with the bulbs or sockets.

If you do a little searching for rebased D2R bulbs in 9006 sockets...you'll be in good shape. If the bulb is entirely clear glass..then it's not a D2R bulb. I'm not the only one who's gone this route with good results.

Here's an OEM D2R bulb in a 9006 base..the same I used. The mask is the brown coating on the glass of the bulb. That's what eliminates most of the horrendous glare that the cheap bulbs/kits have.


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I wish you luck man, when you get the right bulbs and adjust them, you're gonna love 'em! ;)
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how do i adjust my driver side headlight? i have an adjuster thing on my passenger side but not on my driver side.
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Cool

Beware of the HID police

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but I don't know about you...when someone tries to be controlling and tell me what to not do, makes me wanna do it THAT MUCH MORE, hahahaha!!
My thoughts exactly... lol
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