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2014 Ford Explorer Factory HID vs Halogen housing

Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by CalifLove, October 17, 2013.

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  1. wbrudi28

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  3. JimiJak

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    Awesome Crystal, thanks so much for finding the answer to this for us!
    Just to be clear (you know what a stickler us forum folk are for detail:D), we are talking about the projector itself being different and not just the overall headlamp assembly, correct?

    Thanks again Crystal for the quick response (as always!).
    Jack
     
  4. FordService

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    Hi Jack,

    I'll have to reach out to my adviser again and get back with you on that one. :thumbsup:

    Crystal
     
  5. FordService

    FordService Official Ford Rep

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    Hi Jack,

    My adviser confirmed that the projector itself is different.

    Crystal
     
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    Excellent. Thanks again for all your help here. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Crystal,

    Based on what I read on this thread, I went out bought genuine Ford HID headlight assemblies complete with bulb and ballasts to upgrade my 2013 Limited which came with halogens. However, when we hooked them up, the lights wont turn on. Am I missing something? The conectors are identical... I did notice that there were no fuses on the locations identified as proper for HID headlights. I put in the porper fuses but it still doesnt work. Only the turn signals work... Please help, im 1000 dollars down right now...
     
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    Hi rickz07,

    I'm not a technician, so I'm not the best resource for mechanical advice. As a next step, I'd recommend making an appointment at your local dealership; I'm sure they'll be happy to help. :thumbsup:

    Crystal
     
  9. rickz07

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    Local dealership says they will not install a part they did not sell, even if it is an evidently new, original Ford part...
     
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    The best reply to that is, No problem. I'll spend my money elsewhere.

    Try another dealer. It's unusual for them to turn away work. There are a few threads out there on what you're attempting.
     
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    Thanks for the answer MarkM. Their reply has changed to: We cannot do it, as it is physically impossible.
     
  12. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    Did you ever get this resolved?
     
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    Nope. I have 2 brand new HID headlight assemblies lying around and Im about a grand down.
     
  14. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    Ouch, that sucks!
     
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    Why don't you just run aftermarket HID in those factory HID assemblies rickz07?
     
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    Any update on what happened with this?
     

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