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From halogen to HID for my car ... Opinion ?

Want to make the transition from halogen (that keeps burning) to HID for my honda cr-v 2006

Anybody has advice on that matter ?

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Its great to have good lights but those new lights are so bright they blind me and can not even imagine how bright high beam is!

BTW I have a 2004 CRV bought new off the lot and have never had a head light burn out? I run with my lights on in day light on the highway too?





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Its great to have good lights but those new lights are so bright they blind me and can not even imagine how bright high beam is!

BTW I have a 2004 CRV bought new off the lot and have never had a head light burn out? I run with my lights on in day light on the highway too?

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Did look into those and I was wondering if they lasted and were worth it ?


MTS, m cr-v is eating my low beam these day like crazy

I've change both side at least 4 time (and I started counting at the second or third change...)
I've tried sylvania silverstar, twice, both failed in less that 3 month
Asked my mechanic about that, he told me not to bother buying high end bulb because they blew anyhow and were expensive

So, I'm looking for better than average bulb, and taugh that HID might be tha way to go

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I'd worry more about why they're blowing. Are they getting too much voltage or something? Something is not right.
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Thank's black dog
Did look into those and I was wondering if they lasted and were worth it ?


MTS, m cr-v is eating my low beam these day like crazy

I've change both side at least 4 time (and I started counting at the second or third change...)
I've tried sylvania silverstar, twice, both failed in less that 3 month
Asked my mechanic about that, he told me not to bother buying high end bulb because they blew anyhow and were expensive

So, I'm looking for better than average bulb, and taugh that HID might be tha way to go

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sounds like another problem to me
240000 on my truck & just changed a second time
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I'd worry more about why they're blowing. Are they getting too much voltage or something? Something is not right.
Phil - I'm with 'prim8' on this - SOMETHING is wrong. Hondas have a pretty good (deserved) reputation.

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If your rig wasn't meant to run HID you will likely be blinding people if you don't replace the projector part also.

I agree though that something isn't right. I have 150k on my car and use the headlights every time I'm moving. Only replaced them once.
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Ok guys, because of you I'm starting to see a "clearer" (punt intended) picture

Maybe you are right ...

I've had this honda for 4 year, and it only started blowing those bulb a year and a half ago ... Hum !??

What course of action do you suggest before I get it to the stealer ???
Voltage regulator going out ?
Wouldn't other bulb also be blowing up ?
Do those bulb (H1) go a certain way, like, filament up, or down, (because they only fit one way or 180 degree the orther way) and I've consistenly put them the wrong way ...

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If you use the headlights of your CR-V, you're going to blind people, as the HID has a different focal point than halogen and it will shoot light all over.
I had that on my Versys and it wasn't bringing any more useful light.

The way to go is to install HID projectors.... way better!!
I had them almost 3 years and 16 000 km and I never changed them, and on moto there are more vibrations.

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Ok guys, because of you I'm starting to see a "clearer" (punt intended) picture

Maybe you are right ...

I've had this honda for 4 year, and it only started blowing those bulb a year and a half ago ... Hum !??

What course of action do you suggest before I get it to the stealer ???
Voltage regulator going out ?
Wouldn't other bulb also be blowing up ?
Do those bulb (H1) go a certain way, like, filament up, or down, (because they only fit one way or 180 degree the orther way) and I've consistenly put them the wrong way ...

Thank's guy

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LOP..... Just remebered Honda CRV had head light recall because of lights burning out! So sorry it just hit me. My year was not in the group yours is! Take to dealership they fix for free takes two hours. They replace switch. Sorry was brain dead for a minute! Call dealership first!

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LOP..... Just remebered Honda CRV had head light recall because of lights burning out! So sorry it just hit me. My year was not in the group yours is! Take to dealership they fix for free takes two hours. They replace switch. Sorry was brain dead for a minute! Call dealership first!

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Thank's for the info

Went to check it out on the NHTSA something something and found out it was a slightly different problem
It was the switch on the blinker stick that was kind of either burning out or at the very best preventing any "on" signal to the headlight
So it's not exactely what happening to me since I do have tension in the connector

I also found out that it seems like a common problem on the 2005 2006

I have an appoitment at the dealer, and they tell me that they will install a set of oem bulb that will be on waranty for 1 year or 16000 km

So I'll let them figure it out ...

Thank's guys for the hint

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Before you buy them I'd check with the local police. I know in some states it's a big NO NO to do this. Most of the kits are sold as Off Road Use Only. You can tell when someone has done the swap as they tend to blind oncoming driver with glare as the focus point is different than on a halogen bulb so you end up with a scattered beam rather than a crisp one.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Before you buy them I'd check with the local police. I know in some states it's a big NO NO to do this. Most of the kits are sold as Off Road Use Only. You can tell when someone has done the swap as they tend to blind oncoming driver with glare as the focus point is different than on a halogen bulb so you end up with a scattered beam rather than a crisp one.
For now I'm going to pass on HID

The main reason for witch I wanted HID was because I tought they would outlast the halogen bulb, but deep down I don't like the blueish glow

So now this project is on the ice ...

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Get 6000k bulbs. That color temp is white. Not all HID are blue.

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