Originally Posted by the_stig
Did you get the factory housings and ballasts too? That must have cost you a bunch....probably not the $900 i paid to have the car come with it from factory though.
I found out that my daytime driving if my headlights are on auto, only my fog lights stay on and act as my drl's it looks pretty neat. I wonder if automatic mustangs with factory hid behave the same.
I bought the lights used on Ebay from a salvage yard in Alabama
. I paid 412 $ delivered to Canada. A new set of OEM HID lights run about 900$ on Ebay . I bought my Mustang used from a Ford dealer and it was the one option missing that I really wanted ( HID's).
I totally agree that it's better to order the car equipped with HID option as it's much easier and cheaper from the factory.( I didn't know when I bought the car that it would be such a headache to retrofit otherwise I would have bought one with the HID's)
From what I understand ; All Canadian Mustangs equipped with HID's use the factory foglights as the DRL's. All Canadian Mustangs equipped with standard halogens' use the low beam headlight filament ( reduced voltage setting) as the DRL's. It does not matter if it's a manual or auto transmission.