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Hey guys! Just had one of my headlights go out that is the Subaru OEM HID. Wondering what replacements can be used that aren’t $100 a bulb? Also seeing a lot of LED conversions on amazon with great ratings. Wondering if anyone has had success with those! Thanks for your time!

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Get replacement D2R bulbs. The Retrofit Source is a great place to buy from. You can usually find a pair of new bulbs (always get a new pair of bulbs!) for around $100 shipped.
 

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Thanks for responding! Will the D2R bulbs work with my OEM HID setup??

Get replacement D2R bulbs. The Retrofit Source is a great place to buy from. You can usually find a pair of new bulbs (always get a new pair of bulbs!) for around $100 shipped.
 

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IIRC the 2011 uses D2R. Easiest way to tell is pull the bulb out of your headlight and look for any markings or text on the bulb's base for "D2R". If you can't see any text on the bulb, then look at the glass of the bulb for a shielded portion. If the glass is entirely clear, then it's likely D2S. If it has a shielded portion, then it's likely D2R.

I attached a picture of some of the more common OEM D2R bulbs from Philips, Koito, and Osram (left to right). In the pictures, you'll see that these bulbs are all conspicuously marked with "D2R" and they also show the shielding on the glass I referenced.

 

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Ok awesome thank you so much! Going to swap bulb today to make sure it’s not a ballast problem and will look at the bulbs then! Cheers!

IIRC the 2011 uses D2R. Easiest way to tell is pull the bulb out of your headlight and look for any markings or text on the bulb's base for "D2R". If you can't see any text on the bulb, then look at the glass of the bulb for a shielded portion. If the glass is entirely clear, then it's likely D2S. If it has a shielded portion, then it's likely D2R.

I attached a picture of some of the more common OEM D2R bulbs from Philips, Koito, and Osram (left to right). In the pictures, you'll see that these bulbs are all conspicuously marked with "D2R" and they also show the shielding on the glass I referenced.

 
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