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Just installed an HID light kit on the drivers side mirror, passenger to come tomorrow. Not a super functional modification considering the cost of the kit but it sure beats the heck out of those wimpy little lights that come stock, check it out! Stock vs. HID

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Welcome TerribleOne,

WARNING : There's a very good chance that you will be pulled over by Law Enforcement if you drive on the street with those HID mirror lights on.

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I have the lights switched independent of the headlights, they are way too high up and bright to drive on the street, thanks for the heads up though. I got the kit on ebay, had to do a little modification to make it work, its a 9005, 8000k kit.
 

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I don't know how much heat those plastic lenses are rated for but I'd be careful you don't melt those with the 9005's in their.

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By the way, with brighter mirror lights, at night if you want to open your hood, rotate the mirror towards the open engine bay and boom, you have a lighted engine bay (the stockers don't do enough to light it.)
 

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Welcome TerribleOne,

WARNING : There's a very good chance that you will be pulled over by Law Enforcement if you drive on the street with those HID mirror lights on.

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Also - try this:

Get in someone else's car, then have THEM drive your FJ with these on towards you. Are you blinded? Likely you are. Try it as well with your FJ behind you, with these shining in the rear view...

Aftermarket HIDs are actually illegal in some states, due to improper lighting cut-off patterns - HID can dazzle oncoming cars very easily, especially in rain or snow. With these being up so high, I think the risk is even greater. Plus, you have that melting issue as well - I've heard of even proper fog lamp housings eventually succumbing to the heat of HID - be careful.
 

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Like I previously posted, I'm not planning on driving on the street with these on I have switched them independent of the headlights. Think of them like any other light you would mount for extra OFF ROAD visibility. The question of overheating and melting is a good point, ill have to watch that.:rocker:
 

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I took some pics along the way of the install since its not a plug and play operation. If you look into it they may make an HID bulb that directly replaces that stock bulb. If you want a white light you need the 6000k spectrum bulbs, mine are the 8000k which are blue and if you get 10000k those are purple. I can post the pics if anyone wants to see, Im getting mixed reviews on this mod.:rocker:
 

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i think i will stick with PIAA in there or Sylvarstars for that much money...having enough issue with other cars as my truck sits window high from rear of most so no matter how the lights are adjusted it is going to light up their inside like high noon. makes it easy to see the girl with her head in her boyfriends lap jump up at stop light at night all embarrassed and he is pissed as my low beams highlight their activity.....LMAO
 

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How about some pics of the fitment ?? 9005 bulbs are huge compared to the 194 wedge bulbs that are jammed in the mirror stock. And what about the ballast / ignitor ?? I'm having a difficult time perceiving where you were able to mount the components, so it would be great to see some pics of the install.

For what its worth, the factory wedge bulb is 3W output, and the HID is usually 35W output, so keep a watch on the plastic lens for signs of distortion / melting. And check to see if the addt'l heat is affecting the wiring / mounts for the mirror itself - could be an expensive upgrade if you have to keep replacing mirror assemblies.... Looks awesome in the pic :bigthumb:
 
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