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Thread: HID's and DRL's on Halogen CX-5 (w/out Tech Package) HELP!

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    HID's and DRL's on Halogen CX-5 (w/out Tech Package) HELP!

    Hello, i have a 2013 CX-5 Grand Touring w/ out Tech Package (halogen lights) and i was looking to get HID's and DRL's for my car. I had a few questions if you could please answer for me that would be great. I was gonna get these lights for my car.

    If you have a CX-5 with With halogen bulb headlights (Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring without Tech Package) in US model use the following:
    Headlights Low: H11 (H11)
    Headlights High: HB3 (HB3)
    Daytime running lights: HB3 (HB3)

    DRL's: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/9005-LED-Da...d_sku45_r4.htm
    HID's: http://www.extremebrightleds.com/Pro...Code=R-HID-H11

    I read somewhere that you loose the high beam function if u replace the DRL's on the CX-5's without the Tech Package do you know if that is true? Are these the correct bulbs to use for my car? Is is really hard to install them in the car and how long do you think it would take?

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

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    in the halogen setup, the drls are actually the highbeams in a 'low power' mode (vw does the same thing but with lowbeams) so if you replace those hb3's with leds, you'll still have drls, but that will be all you get for your 'highbeam' too, not to mention that with many leds, running them at less than standard voltage will make them not work, or fail early

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    Ohh ok thank you... so u suggest not messing around with the DRL's and just change the halogen bulbs to DDM HID's??

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    if you are so inclined, yes

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    Do u know if it still keeps the automatic headlight function? Because i keep mine on auto and it automatically turns on at night

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    no idea, i would imagine so, the sensor just triggers the relay to apply power to the bulb, so if the packs for the hid take their trigger from the stock connectors, it should be ok
    i'm not a fan of the auto setup, turning hid's on and off alot isn't good for them (going in and out of tunnels, garages, heavy wooded areas) that those auto sensors always trip on...

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    ohh ok so overall the install process is easy right? its not too hard? i dont want to mess anything up...

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    DDM kits plug right into the factory wiring. just replace the bulb, plug in the ballast between the factory wire and the bulb and mount/hide the ballasts. No wires to cut, no holes to drill.

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    ohh ok thank you! i have a black cx-5 what color hid do you recommend? i was going to get the 8000k but i kind of want 10000k

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike786 View Post
    ohh ok thank you! i have a black cx-5 what color hid do you recommend? i was going to get the 8000k but i kind of want 10000k
    Wow! Good luck trying to see anything with those color temperatures. I would recommend no higher than 6000k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike786 View Post
    ohh ok thank you! i have a black cx-5 what color hid do you recommend? i was going to get the 8000k but i kind of want 10000k
    going that high, will just give you blue lights and not improve the lighting. You will probably get pulled over for it too. I'd stick with 5000k-6000k.

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    i ordered the 8000k h11 35w bulbs from ddm tuning and gonna install it sometime next week. Thanks for all the responses ill let u know how it goes

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    Qn: Is there a written law against how high is too high for the temp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by webslinger View Post
    Qn: Is there a written law against how high is too high for the temp?
    prolly varies with locality, i know in ny its illegal to have blue,red,green lights on the front of your vehicle
    problem with getting far out into the ends of the temp ranges you're losing so much light for the sake of appearance, you approach being a 'ricer'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by webslinger View Post
    Qn: Is there a written law against how high is too high for the temp?
    OEM colors are about 4300k to 5000K any more than that is noticeable to the HID trained eye but most people still get away with 6000K to get a hint of blue, 8000K and above is pushing it and rice IMO.

    So anything not OEM looking will stick out as being illegal. Putting HIDs in our projectors housings is borderline illegal as it didn't ship from the factory with HIDs in those housings but I doubt anyone would ever know.

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