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can someone help me about changing stock lights to hid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MySilverTaco13, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    MySilverTaco13

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    im new to this kinda stuff
    and i was wandering what at h.i.d convertion kit is and is that needed to change stock lights
    or do i just buy the h.i.d bulbs and replace stock bulbs

    thanks for the help
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    an HID kit is a complete kid for upgrading your headlights. In the end, your replacing just the bulbs, but the HID kit includes some additional wiring and ballasts to power the brighter new lights
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    ...so to use new High Intensity Discharge bulbs, you need an HID kit
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    yes.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    You want the Bixenon Slim 6000K kit
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    so u cant just buy the bulbs u need the kit for sure
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    Yes. To go HID, you need the whole kit, which includes the bulbs

    And, as was said above. Go with the 6000K BiXenon, slim ballast kit. This gives you HID lights for your high and low beams, at 6000K temperature (measurement of light hue) which is nearly a white light with a slight blue tint to it.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    ....the bulbs are much much brighter than stock, and thus draw a lot more power from your system. The ballasts in the wiring of the kit control this, without the kit, you cant run HID bulbs
     
  10. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    yeah theres a whole kit that comes with the HIDs i dont believe you can just buy the bulb so theres no way of getting confused when purchasing it haha, but yeah some wires, ballasts, and the two bulbs. oh and once you get the kit make sure you NEVER touch the bulb,
     
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    thanks guysss
     
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    will the Bixenon Slim 6000K kit work for 1st gens?
     
  14. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Follow the link already mentioned. The H4 Bi-Xenon kit works in 98-Current Tacoma's.

    Slim Cubby also posted a color temp. chart a few posts down.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2011 at 3:29 AM
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    FYI, you can buy just bulbs and +2 on not touching the glass when installing.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    You're confusing the situation a bit I think.

    While it is true that you can buy just the bulbs, you still need the kit as the bulbs by themselves will NOT work without the ignitor ballasts. The only reason you'd buy just the bulbs is to replace a burnt out bulb on an existing HID setup.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    Actually they draw less power than the standard halogen bulbs if you're comparing a 35w HID kit and the OEM 55w bulbs.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Troof.

    My 02 Audi A4 came stock with Halogens. I upgraded headlights and fogs to HID and got blasted with "bulb out" warnings after the install because the computer was thinking the lower wattage meant the bulbs were blown. I ended up having to install load equalizers to make the computer happy and everything worked fine. But those load equalizers got HOTTTT.
     
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