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2011+ halogen to HID upgrade DIY

A DIY video on how to upgrade your 2011+ model Ford Edge halogen projector headlights to the HID headlights. This is not an upgrade for the 2007 through 2010 since the headlight housings are not compliant for the upgrade. 2007 through 2010 required a complete headlight housing upgrade. MACTFORDEDGE on Youtube and Facebook
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I have problem with hid light


follow this link to u-tube video not the exact vehicle but the principle will be the same,or search for your exact vehicle
How to replace low beam xenon HID bulbs 2006 BMW 330i

May 08, 2014 | 2007 BMW 335i Coupe

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how to change a headlight bulb in 2011 Ford edge


Here is a link to a video that shows it for you. There is an ad that plays first Headlight Change 2011 2014 Ford Edge 2013 Ford Edge SE 2 0L 4 Cyl Turbo

Jan 04, 2013 | 2011 Ford Edge

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I've replaced the bulb, the passenger side headlight is still out. My feeling is the problem is electrical but I'm not sure.


Im assuming that you have check the fuses for the headlights and they are good.If your headlight is HID(Hight Intenstiy Discharge Xenon bulb) The headlight assembly will have a balast that might be defective.Deferentiating the Halogen from HID.Halogen will have a yellowish color when you turn on the headlights whereas the HID will have a whitesh to bluesh in color.If your clk320 does have a halogen then its highly probable you have an electrical problem but if its HID then you might want to replace the balast.

Nov 09, 2012 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK

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how to replace headlight on 2007 gmc acadia


first if you are changing the bulb only and it is a HALOGEN
there is a round acess hole in the inner fender remove it and change the bulb
if you have HID lights or are changing the head light assembly then you have to remove the front bumper facia
hope this helps
hope you have HALOGEN lights

Feb 11, 2010 | 2007 GMC Acadia SLE

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i replaced my main bulbs with hid xenon in my 98 range rover hse


First let me just explain something about putting HID bulbs in a reflector headlight, then I'll get to answering your question. High end cars use something called a projector with their HID bulbs and these projectors focus the light into patterns that won't blind other drivers with very perfect cutoffs (no light goes above a certain line). To retrofit a projector into your stock housing it takes a lot of work and careful measurements and thus a lot of time. But this is the only way to do a HID retrofit the right way.
Putting a HID kit into a reflector housing as you did, also makes light scatter everywhere, which creates many hotspots or high concentrations of light that make it much more difficult to see the road. Not only do HID kits in relfector housings make it more difficult to see, they are hugely illegal, and can/may get you pulled over and ticketed by a police officer. 
The best thing you could do insted of putting a HID kit in your relfector housing is to get higher wattage bulbs, OSRAM makes some great H4 overwattage bulbs. http://www.rallylights.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=6
If you purchase from rally lights (you need to purchase them in sets of two( I wouldn't go over 85/80 watt bulbs because it could melt your housing.)
Also make sure your headlights with stock bulbs are aligned correctly, most of the time this alone makes a huge difference as headlights droop over the years. 
If you are set on using your HID Kit illegally and blinding all other drivers on the road and willing to live with the risk of getting pulled over by any cop you run into. You will need to figure out how to trick ecu into thinking regular headlights are being used because its detecting the power being drawn for your HID lights to be a fault in the system that needs to be replaced. You can do this by wiring in a 55watt resistor to the circuit. 

May 18, 2009 | 1998 Land Rover Range Rover

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