04 Forester XT 5MT
You misunderstood my explanation. 9003 is the same sort of mount set up as H1 and uses a tension wire clip to hold it in as well. The LED headlights I am using have a removable mounting ring. It's not a twist lock, but the ring is removable so you can fasten the tension wire to the ring first, then reinsert the entire LED light back into the ring, and turn the light back to level (or any other position if it doesn't mount straight and level).The H1 bulb is not twist lock like the 9003. It has wire retainer clips that have to lock the bulb in place. I might opt for brighter halogens for the low beams as I've seen several posts from people saying I'll blind people with LED's in the stock reflector housings and I should only put LED's in the high beams. Does anybody have any recommendations for good halogen bulbs besides Silver Stars? I want them to be a cooler color tone (6000 or 6500ºK), so Silver Stars might be about it.
Also, can anybody give me a hint how to get the eyebrow bulb out? I can't seem to find where it is on the back of the headlight housing. I'd like to swap those for LED's too if I can.
Check your LED, the ring is probably removable, and the instructions probably won't tell you. It should be held in place by an o-ring. Some are, some aren't.
And just so you know, Silver Stars are only like 4000K (according to Sylvania). Osram Nightbreaker Lasers are 4300K, but just like Silver Stars, they won't even last a year. The ZXE bulbs are closer, like 5000K, but they don't put out nearly as much light because of the film on the glass. ZXE is more for the look than the output.
I'm pretty sure you have to remove the headlight in order to get to where the brow light is located. I have the same issue on my 04, so I would assume it is the same on 06-08.