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After much wondering and pondering I finally decided to go ahead the HID upgrade and though it was said, I had no idea it would be really this easy.

What held me back was me wanting to have a good cut-off so as to not blind oncoming drivers and get a look closer to factory designed HIDs. I personally hate to see HID systems with glare galore which I find very annoying myself and do not want to do the same to others. After reading I360 tutorial and his step 9 suggestion, I decided to do some preliminary assessment on how 'difficult' the squares would be to cover. I took out my HL assembly and found that with a 12" tweezer and a bright 3watt led flashlight would make the process fairly easy.

To cover the squares I went with Cool Tape found at AutoZone rated for 2000ºF, my 12" tweezer, my bright light and 15~20minutes to get it right.

The other thing that really confused me because I did not have to do it which also had me checking & rechecking my steps was me not having to break the wire tab off. My HID bulb fit right in place with no issues whatsoever and the wires are very secure. What do you guys think?

The HID system used is the 4500k slim ballast DDM tuning kit with relay harness.


Here are the pictures. Any suggestions/criticism are welcome














 

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QUOTE (mrkookm @ Oct 17 2010, 05:09 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=364129
The other thing that really confused me because I did not have to do it which also had me checking & rechecking my steps was me not having to break the wire tab off. My HID bulb fit right in place with no issues whatsoever and the wires are very secure. What do you guys think?
It really depends on the HID kit... yours looks good, the end of the bulb (with the wires coming out of it) is strait, mine has a 90 degree bend, I had to break a part of the bulb base off for it to fit without breaking the wire tab on the headlight housing off.
 

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QUOTE (riceR @ Oct 17 2010, 07:45 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=364144
It really depends on the HID kit... yours looks good, the end of the bulb (with the wires coming out of it) is strait, mine has a 90 degree bend, I had to break a part of the bulb base off for it to fit without breaking the wire tab on the headlight housing off.
Ahhh...I see now. What's funny was that before I even attempted to try the lamp, the first thing I was trying to do was break off the brackets..lol! If it wasn't so **** hard to separate the wires from the retainer bracket on the base I would have definitely dremel'd it off not realizing it wasn't necessary with this kit...newb me haha!

Anyways you guys have been very helpful with sharing your experiences, keep up the good work! Did I mention I love the HID upgrade? :)
 

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QUOTE (riceR @ Oct 17 2010, 07:45 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=364144
It really depends on the HID kit... yours looks good, the end of the bulb (with the wires coming out of it) is strait, mine has a 90 degree bend, I had to break a part of the bulb base off for it to fit without breaking the wire tab on the headlight housing off.
Mine as well.

Although I had an extra set of headlights to play with. :)


OP, looks good thanks for sharing
 

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Looks amazing.
Had some questions.
You got the H11 kit for the facelifted Sonata right? But you didn't have to break the tabs?
Did you pretty much follow all the steps of i360? except for the breaking step? Did you have to drill anything?
Did you get the 35W or 55W? And do you think that at 4500 the DDM kit looks pretty darn close to OEM HIDs of other cars?
 
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