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Hi,

Is it possible to install the original HID kit into a replacement halogen headlights set?

From the pictures it looks like the ballast housing just need to be cut open, but I have no idea regarding the lamp fixtue. Can I remove it from my old headlights and just install them in new set?
 

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@smotimls if your 2008 didn't come with HID headlights, it's not a direct swap. Take a look at this thread:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT Member Journal] ['03 X Member Journal]
 

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@2.5x_sleeper Thanks for the quick reply
It came originally with the HID, but after 12 years both the front cover and its seal gave up.
What I was looking to find out is if it is possible to mount the d2s lamp instead of h1 of the regular TYC headlight
 

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Thanks,

Looks like its time to go for LEDs
Anyone has recommendations?

M
 

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No don't fit leds, you will blind everyone, just fit decent halogen bulbs, they are more than bright enough
 

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Thanks Mikey,

The bright white light actually gives me better contrast in the dark.
I'll try to refurbish the headlights and keep the hid set
 
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