Questions on headlights

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  1. darklink991

    darklink991 Full Access Member

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    Hello new to the forum. Just bought a 05 orange cobalt lt the other day. The headlights are fogged up is that normal for stock lights, i can post a picture but easily describable. My thing is I am either going to buy ebay projectors and HID, or HID on a stock retrofit.

    1) Should I buy stock headlights from a junkyard?

    2) If I do buy clearer ones, should i crack mine and do the black base ones?

    3) If I do paint mine and seal them will they fog up again?
    to look like these
    05 06 07 CHEVY COBALT OE STYLE BLACK HEAD LIGHTS LS SS - eBay (item 130469903848 end time Jan-28-11 15:55:06 PST)

    4) If I redo my headlights will the 9005 bi-xenon HID conversion work and look good with stock lights?

    5) Or should I buy cheap projectors from ebay and do a HID conversion
    only projectors I do like, since LED just scream cheap looking.
    05 06 07 08 COBALT CCFL HALO PROJECTOR HEAD LIGHTS G2 ! - eBay (item 400182958168 end time Jan-21-11 16:52:04 PST)

    6) Has anyone used the headlights from the link above and where they good at all?

    sorry for being long just figuring out if i should stay with stock or is doing the high low beam conversion easy enough. Mainly I like the stock look with a black base, and i would like HID if possible on stock headlights, I know i will need to aim them down a little... Will likely be a spring break project.
     
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    Hope I helped somewhat
     
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    I think they are 9007. was looking at the conversions last night at 4am so numbers are a little plured..I do like the stock ones just black would be nice...ok so going with used from junk yard tell i can crack mine open and paint then get a 9007 bi-xenon kit.

    If i go that route *i found some on HIDnation that came with a canceller cable and relay just so i dont blow any fuse or wiring harness.

    Is there any way to stop from the glaring on stock lights with HID like spraying half of the chrome light housing or anything.. I would only do the 6k HID

    9007 BI-XENON HID Kits - Home

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    If you go with projectors on a cobalt how do you get the high and low beam thing do you make your own wiring harness?
     
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    Not that I know of. The only way I would think to do if you don't want glare would be to do retrofits. Its cost a lot though. The projectors can do HID with no glare, I think. And with the projectors I think its plug and play. They use different bulbs though.
     
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    yeah i haven't looked at the wiring harness but i do not want to make my own low high beam seperate. I have been reading if i aim my lights down i should be fine doing a 9007 and stock housing. Since glare i get blinded by jacked up trucks and suvs with HID in them they blind everyone that should be illegal.

    I think i will just get the conversion in a week or two and plug them in and see what happens for glare. then go and do my rebuild on a stock housing
     
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    HIDS in halogen housings is illegal cause of the excessive glare
     
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    ^This they were made for projectors I do Believe. I hat cars with them in stock housings cause they blind people.
     
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    get projectors
     
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    Ok well my wife will kill me if I spend a grand on retro or screw them up. So should I go with cheap ebay ones. And will the ebay projectors take care of the the high low beam
     
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    yeah the have seperate housings
     

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