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Old 03-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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How to replace hid bulbs?

Was wandering if anyone has replaced their OEM HID bulbs on 2011 mustang GT. Bought this car used and previous owner had used tint spray on headlight lens. Would like to replace housing and keep bulb.
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Was wandering if anyone has replaced their OEM HID bulbs on 2011 mustang GT. Bought this car used and previous owner had used tint spray on headlight lens. Would like to replace housing and keep bulb.
There should be a way to disconnect the bulbs. I've never messed with Factory HID's. I would assume it has more to do with the housing than anything else.
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Was wandering if anyone has replaced their OEM HID bulbs on 2011 mustang GT. Bought this car used and previous owner had used tint spray on headlight lens. Would like to replace housing and keep bulb.
AM has the Raxiom headlight housing that fits the OEM HIDs dunno if u like those... I do, but not enough to change my factory ones out, in your case it's justified since they were damaged by the previous owner
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Bit fiddly it is...Easier to take the headlight out and work on a bench.

You need to ensure the bulb gaskets come out with the bulb and there is a black retaining ring inside the housing that, when twisted, opens the little fingers that hold the bulb in.
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Thanks for the help
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #6
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I have HIDs too and wanted to know if anyone else has a noticeable ring on the flat plastic surface where the HIDs have "burned" in? If so, how to fix and/or replace?
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Was wandering if anyone has replaced their OEM HID bulbs on 2011 mustang GT. Bought this car used and previous owner had used tint spray on headlight lens. Would like to replace housing and keep bulb.
If the lens is sprayed have you thought about a lens restore kit to polish off the spray tint?
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Didnt think of that. I will look into it. Thanks!
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I can't understand anyone who wants less light on the road. Bizarre.

You have a headlight restoration kit in the bathroom. Use any mild polishing toothpaste. It'll even make you lights minty fresh and attractive to foglights. Everybody likes a good set of headlights...
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I can't understand anyone who wants less light on the road. Bizarre.

You have a headlight restoration kit in the bathroom. Use any mild polishing toothpaste. It'll even make you lights minty fresh and attractive to foglights. Everybody likes a good set of headlights...
I just don't see the need. I have perfect vision and light sensitivity and I can see fine in the dark with my dim lights.

I on the other hand, don't get people who practically have a lighthouse on their car while driving down the road.
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Well, on the back side of 40, when your night vision starts to go for ****, you might like a little more light on the road....I like it when the front of my car looks like a welding arc, but that's me...I don't run the super-brights in town anyway.
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Well, on the back side of 40, when your night vision starts to go for ****, you might like a little more light on the road....I like it when the front of my car looks like a welding arc, but that's me...I don't run the super-brights in town anyway.
Yeah some people go overboard like your talking about and what I hate is when they do that and then ride my *** in the slow lane on the highway while I am already doing 15 over. I mean some of the trucks with like 20 lights in the front and they just blind other people and someone like me who is already sensitive to light it actually hinders my vision because the light is getting reflected off everything at me. And I can only do so much to get rid of it when there is that much light.

I literally have headlight covers and turn my interior lights all the way down almost to feel comfortable in the car.

I also cannot stand people who do after market headlights and then don't aim them properly or probably at all and have them angled as far upwards as possible. That is just as bad.
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Yer gonna love my 35 watt HID foglight upgrade.....

IMG_0896_zps92428e61.jpg Photo by 5lho | Photobucket

IMG_0898_zps2729bc14.jpg Photo by 5lho | Photobucket

I even reworked the wiring (no cut) so I can run the fogs with the high beams on.... It's completely ridiculous, and to think i was contemplating 55 watt HIDs...
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Yer gonna love my 35 watt HID foglight upgrade.....

IMG_0896_zps92428e61.jpg Photo by 5lho | Photobucket

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I even reworked the wiring (no cut) so I can run the fogs with the high beams on.... It's completely ridiculous, and to think i was contemplating 55 watt HIDs...
see the picture from your perspective as the driver that is awesome but the poor people infront of you...lol
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Yep, kinda relegates the fogs to outside of city limits, back-country stuff. least I made the factory Christmas lights actually worth something.

I can't stand it when makers put something on a car that's just frickin' tinsel over dog****.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #16
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does anyone know where to get the plugs for 2013 oem 2013 xenons. ford wants $500 for whole harness gotta be someone who can get these to make a plug and play tuxsedoblack got them but wont tell me where he got them he wants to sell a plug and play when I could do it myself, if I had this info id share it with everyone.. im not out to make money , when this is a forum to help each other make our cars into personal pieces of art.. let me know guys if anyone hears anything..thanks for ur help
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