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    New headlight bulbs! (Halogen upgrade)

    While I am one of those terrible people that loves hids even in a halogen enclosure I know I'm blinding everyone constantly so I chose to get hids for my fog lights (coming soon) and the best rated halogen bulbs for my normal use headlights (which are already very good).

    I paid $22 Amazon prime

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    The stock bulbs are German made here's a link.
    Original Osram BILUX H4 Halogen Light Car Light Made in Germany 60/55W


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    The replacement process is about 2 minutes with a flat head screw driver.

    Passenger side first (it's easier)
    1) wiggle plug gently up and down while pulling it towards firewall don't pull on the wires
    2) carefully pry the rubber boot off the housing, I was able to work it off by hand and my key, screw driver would make it very easy.
    3)unclip the metal clip holding the bulb in and pull it out carefully. Don't touch bulbs.
    4) install new bulb and re clip, the h4 2 prongs point at the ground.
    5) when re installing the rubber boot be sure you fit the bulb prongs through before sealing it to the headlight assembly.
    6) reconnect and test.

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    Thanks for another write-up!

    Added to the Mirage Modifications and Customizations list

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    Mirage has really good high beams. It happenned twice to me. I did high beam behind a pick-up truck and a crv. So they took revenge on me by going to my rear and did the high beam. As they pass me I chase them and did 150kph with a high beam behind them. I felt there is no need to upgrade the lights.

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    Osrams are great bulbs... why don't you just send me the ones you pulled out. Heck that being said, send me all the stuff you have taken off your car.... lol.
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    Where did you mount the ballasts for the fog lights?
    Do you have any photos?

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    The fog light write up is here:

    Fog light bulb replacement adding a hid kit
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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    That blue coating on bulbs that claims to make them "whiter" actually reduces light output.

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    Those look nice... but...

    I'll stick with my LED's.



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