General Hid Information

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  1. Woolbright

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    Nevermind, I found them.

    They use an H7

    Here's what I need clarified. The website says it's projector for low beam and halogen for high beam, when I put on the high beams do the projectors turn off? And how does it work for the auto headlight setting?
     

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    Lows turn off when the highs are engaged. That's how they all work, like I was saying in your other thread though, 2 diodes and a capacitor will keep them on. Like $10 with shrink wrap.

    The auto setting it depends on the year, 05-06 your DRLs are the parking lights, 07+ the low beams are the DRLs.
     
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    Right, so I turn the car in during the day time and the projectors come on. I turn the car on at night and the car will provide more power to the headlights. Is that going to be a problem?
     
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    Should be fine. The only problem is if you run HIDs in those projectors the light won't be directed correctly (everywhere) and you'll need a relay harness for 07+.
     
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    So I would need to get them aligned?
     
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    Won't need an alignment, the reflector and lens are designed for halogen bulbs which have a small filament that emits light. HIDs have a much larger area that they emit light from.
     
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    Sooooo it would be the same as throwing an HID into the stock housing?

    Because I thought the projector projects the HID light properly because there aren't reflectors.
     
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    Correct on the first count. It depends on the projector itself, everything off the shelf that I've seen for our cars isn't designed for HIDs.
     
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    Is there a difference that I can tell? Like something on the box or website that says it's meant for HIDs?
     
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    They would have to have the bowls and lenses replaced. All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gens are designed for halogen, the ones you posted are 4th gen and I think those are designed for halogens as well.

    My 1st gens came with halogen bulbs mounted and had a sticker specifying that they were not for use with HIDs. When I eventually mounted HIDs in them the beam pattern had hotspots and dark lines. Stock housings with regular bulbs was brighter and more even.
     
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