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HID kit for low beams installation?

Anyone have experience with installing a HID conversion in the 2005 Civic. How difficult to install? Any modifications required? Do they really help visibility (low beam conversion) ? How long do the bulbs last?

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    JeB Jan 26, 2011

    Answering my own questions: I picked up one of the O-nex kits (4300K) for the H6 bulb which is low beam on the Civic. Seller described it as a 15 minute job ... I'd call it more like an hour (ok ... I'm slow) but still within the DIY category. Everything is there, take out the old bulbs (I found the driver's side hardest to deal with ... small hands would be helpful) put in the new bulbs and find a place for their ballasts. Honda power plug for stock halogen bulb feeds the ballast and then the ballast feeds the HID bulb ... no wiring mods. Bulb life remains to be seen, definitely brighter.

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    JeB Mar 06, 2014

    3 1/2 years later still very happy with the HID upgrade. At some point the power connector slipped loose as it isn't an exact fit to the Honda feed. I initially thought it was a burned out bulb. Lots of light, long bulb life, happy camper ... YMMV.

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Just get the plug and play kit just need a couple of rewiring the lights to the ballast so it can oower up the light bulb....vvisibility it depends on the watts the higher the number the brighter .... longivity depends on the brand some are good and some are bad good luck in choosing a hid

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SOURCE: drivers side low beam is out but high beam works fine

Sounds like a bad bulb or connector to the bulb. I would check the connector make sure its not burnt or melted and then change the bulb.

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SOURCE: Low beam headlights on 95 honda civic dx

There are two filiments in each headlamp; one for low beams, and the other for high beams. It is possible that the both right and left low beam filiments burned out at nearly the same time. Otherwise, there may be a fuse, or headlight relay that is causing the problem. If all these check out good, it may be your headlight switch needs to be replaced.
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Hi, you will probably find it has it,s own fuse, suggest you check fuse box, it will be a 10amp fuse (red)

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SOURCE: i have a 2005 montana i installed hid headlight

yours is the fifth problem with the hid headlight kit,
have no idea,it may be their problem since people are having trouble.

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http://www.carsets.co.uk/upload/temp/images/hid-light-installation-photo-display.jpg

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