I can see the light!
I got the package from XenonDepot just a few days ago, and I have been wanting to install them. SO I neglected the kids for a bit to put the pieces together, read over the install instructions and go step by step...
Well The product is pretty straight forward....
There is a pair of bulbs with attachments to the ballast/Igniter, and then to the headlight housing...."Piece of pie!" (watch the movie "Spies Like Us")....
Its really a no-brainer once you look and see how things fit....
BUT I did offer to do a review of them at my will, and I would gladly flame them if so deserved :-)
I'm usually pretty cautious of these types of upgrades, and there is so much product to sift through and sometimes we don't give it much attention and never do the upgrade.
I'm so glad this worked out so drastically, and so well. Thanks XenonDepot!
HERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO THE HIGHLANDER OPTIONS:
XenonDepot for HIGHLANDER
1. Select "H11
2. Select "H11 HID KIT / Xtreme HID kit".
3. In the drop down options, select "Philips bulb 4300K(add $45)"
No Can Bus needed
4. Check Out!
Some time back in January I posted a thread regarding the stock halogen lights...
I took a road trip that was very dangerous due to the weak stock lighting....
In Northern California, It was raining hard and it was dark on the freeways. I was so disappointed in how they performed. It was nothing short of seriously dangerous. My wife and I were glued to watching the road, the few feet distance we could see, and hoped to avoid any crash.
I was not about to do that again this coming vacation time with the stock lights!
So upgrading the stock lights is something I urge everyone to do, regardless of weather conditions.
Even on a clear night, in regular weather, these things are an amazing difference from stock.
Now its safer, and I can see much better at night. I can drive with much more confidence seeing ahead of me in a clearer farther distance.
Here's that thread I had started that goes into the problems with the stock lights: Stock Lighting
member Rockett1021 shared a couple links, and its very much on point with what I noticed, and now the IIHS is on top of it!
I will be updating this review with pictures and hope it helps anyone with any snags they might run into when you get your lights to install.
So first locate your headlight sockets (See 1st image/Green color base).
The outer sockets are the normal headlights that go on when its dark, and what you drive with. These are marked with green color on plug and back of bulb (1st image below
This is about a quarter turn up towards you as you lean over into the engine bay. So it will look counter clock wise. It doesn't need a lot of force, but you're not likely to break it if you twist it the wrong way. Just use some common sense.
You might notice, the opening is discolored, as the heat has caused the plastic to discolor and turn brown around the edges. This is from my OEM STOCK bulbs (2nd image
When you get your HID lights, they are in the clear plastic capped housing so they don't get damaged in shipping/handling(keyword, handling, after you open the package!). The top cup comes off and you're left with the cap. You need to feed the rubber piece and wires through the cap and set it aside as I used it to store my stock bulbs in it (yes, it fits).
3rd image is your stock bulb.
4th image is your HID bulbs that go in.
5th image is what will come with your HID order.
(Continued on next post )
Here is a Direct Link to Xenon Depot's site with the instructions I made here....
(You may find it easier to follow the steps)