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HID Install +Pics - Step by Step

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by Motoarzan, November 30, 2013.

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  1. peterk9

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    Even if you can, and you likely could, it still has a 'housing' not meant to be used with HID lamps as mentioned in post 95. The only proper way would be to change the housing as well to one designed specifically for HID bulbs.

    Peter
     
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  3. deadmanx

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    It comes as a whole assembly, apparently you can't get parts seperate. It can be done by putting the limited housings into the sport. So ya peter is correct.
     
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    DM, any talk of price ?

    Thanks


     
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    I think they are listed on the ford oem site where you can find parts. Expensive is my guess. You would still be missing the nice blacked out housings which sucks :/
     
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    Can of Kryon ? :)

     
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    Ya it can be done just Pita. I bet those housings are 700$+ I asked so we will see
     
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    Thanks DM, let us know what you find out

     
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    One thing I have found in checking fordparts.com is that Ford often has the same part number for parts that are not exactly the same. One member and his dealer found that out when they ordered and installed the lower front air dam. It turns out the one they installed had the cutout in it and the original did not. Dealer had to reorder and re-install the correct one. Both had the same part number.

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    http://m.ebay.com/itm/261163763185?nav=SEARCH

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/400642726489?nav=VI


    So there are the 2 different housings, the goal would be to change that projector / lens that is.in the limited and swap it with the sport. It looks like it could possibly just be clipped in and we would be able to swap them. You can clearly see the ballast and mounting points are on both housings. Plug n play? see if anyone else can spot any other differences , the lens is def different though

    Edit: looking at it closer they look almost identical.. so I dont really know anymore ! Lets see ehat everyone else thinks
     
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    Does anyone have access to a housing to see if that lens comes straight out from the back or is it the whole assembly. It looks like it possibly has clips not sure though, but if that were the case wow that would be a simple change and then you have factory hids essentially
     
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    No. The projectors can only be removed from the front of the assembly by separating the clear front cover from the backing.
    Check You Tube for video on how to...
     
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    So did someone do.this to.the sport then and has a vid? Link??
     
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    Those HYLUX ballasts seem to have good reviews.....make sure you grab the CANBUS version ballasts.

    Pretty good pricing too, you going for 4300K to replicate OEM look?

    Why does it say Low Beam only though?
     
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    That caught my attention as well since we just have the one bulb.

    Peter
     
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    I'm not sure why it says low beem, but I went out to the HQ today, really nice place, and extra super cool employees, I would have to say this is a "top notch" company!!!!!! I'll be installing these tonight, I'm a professional photographer, so I will be posting pictures...hopefully later on this evening!!!!
     
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    Great I will be awaiting the photo's
     
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    Ya I would like to see some.good pics of these.. if they look like xenon hids should.then I may go this route.
     

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