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Best HID Kit for 2016 Sonata SE?

What's the best HID kit that is easy to install for a 2016 Sonata SE? I was going for one from xenon supply since they had instructions on YouTube then I noticed they are permanently closed. What are the good kits that fit nicely on stock headlights? I don't know too much about cars but my friend can help me do it with proper instructions.
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What's the best HID kit that is easy to install for a 2016 Sonata SE? I was going for one from xenon supply since they had instructions on YouTube then I noticed they are permanently closed. What are the good kits that fit nicely on stock headlights? I don't know too much about cars but my friend can help me do it with proper instructions.


For me, the ease of installation depended on the size of mine and my friend's hands. Both of our hands were too big to fit into the headlight sockets so we had to remove the entire front bumper in order to take off the headlight assembly and to take out the bulbs.
I ordered the Morimoto HID kit from The Retrofit Source and I absolutely love them. A little pricy as I paid $150 for everything but it was sure worth every cent.

I hope this helps, best of luck!
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i went led. cost way less, plug and play, great results. not on a sonata, tho
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I also went with Morimoto on two Sonatas. Great customer service.No wiring harness needed on the 2015 depending on the kit. I assume the 2016 would be the same way,but,someone would have to confirm that.

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I also went with Morimoto on two Sonatas. Great customer service.No wiring harness needed on the 2015 depending on the kit. I assume the 2016 would be the same way,but,someone would have to confirm that.


Confirmed! No wiring harness needed for my 2016.


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i went led. cost way less, plug and play, great results. not on a sonata, tho
What brand did you use? Wouldn't mind doing this to my Sonata so the headlights match the LED DRLs.

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What brand did you use? Wouldn't mind doing this to my Sonata so the headlights match the LED DRLs.
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they were on sale, 34.99 for the pair. amazing. there was a post where someone said they were brighter than his hid. the back of the bulbs house a tiny fan, and interfered with the dust covers. i bought a couple of rubber covers off ebay, then using my dremel, i cut a hole in each cover, and silicon sealed the rubber covers so the back of the bulbs could clear
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With both our former 2012 Kia Forte and the new 2016 Forte5, I used Kensun. https://www.amazon.com/Xenon-Headlig...+kit+h11&psc=1
Harness is not necessary but makes installation easier. Did both cars in under an hour. Over a year in the 2012 before we traded it in September for the 2016. Installed it in the 2016 within a week of purchase in September. No issues and they work great.

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I may try an HID upgrade only if I can keep the light focused and have a crisp cutoff like the halogens do.

In my last car, Altima SE, I bought a McCulloch HID kit that was fantastic.
It wasn't cheap but it was perfect in every way.
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I have tried these best LED available in market, they do not perform even lower than halogen.So i returned back to Halogen.
I will not recommend these LEDs atleast not for headlights.

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