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I recently ordered 1 set of 9006 & 1 set of 9005 blue HID bulbs for my 1994 Corolla, I was wondering if these are going to fit, or am i going to need some type of HID converter or whatever? would anyone know? thanks!
 

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No they won't work if they are real. If they are hid, then they must have ballasts that have extreme voltage required at startup. The plugs will be different. Maybe you got those fake hid blue or xenon white bulbs from ebay. If so, they will work for a little while. I got some a long time ago that were higher wattage than stock and they burned out after a couple of weeks. Our electronics is not setup for higher wattage bulbs. I believe silverstars are the best bet without any modding.
 

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are you using them in the 9006/9005 headlamps? If so, any pictures of output?
Been there done that. 4x9011 bulbs lasted me about 8 months before they started burning out, light output was /phenomenal/ but you can get about 80% of the brightness for 10% of the cost by just running 9005s (suitably trimmed, do a search, it's been mentioned on here at least 5 times how to trim them, probably mostly by me) in the 9006 sockets.
 

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No they won't work if they are real. If they are hid, then they must have ballasts that have extreme voltage required at startup. The plugs will be different. Maybe you got those fake hid blue or xenon white bulbs from ebay. If so, they will work for a little while. I got some a long time ago that were higher wattage than stock and they burned out after a couple of weeks. Our electronics is not setup for higher wattage bulbs. I believe silverstars are the best bet without any modding.
so is it better to just replace the factory headlight assemblies with full projector light assemblies??
 

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so is it better to just replace the factory headlight assemblies with full projector light assemblies??

No to be a jerk dude, but if you are asking this question, then you obviously don't understand that your doing and need to spend some time reading up on it.

If you put an HID bulb in the Corolla lens assembly, its going to look like ass. I'm sure theres a few morons around here that are going to pipe up with "Derrrr....but I put them in mine and it works just fine!! In fact, more light comes out, and its blue, so my car gained like 20 horsepower and my weiner got bigger".

But in fact, putting an HID bulb in a non-projector assembly is going to cause some serious light scatter. If you ever notice, an HID bulb has a very sharp cutoffs, have a friend with stock HID's pull up against a garage. You need projector assemblies to do this.

If you don't, your going to be one of the jackasses driving down the road that make me swear and want to stab you in the eye with a rusty spork. You also run a good risk of getting a ticket out of it.

They do not make HID projectors for our cars. They do make "projectors" but they are phoney and are still meant for use with halogen bulbs. I may be wrong, and someone might find a set on ebay, but I just looked and couldn't find any.

If you want a set of real HID projectors, your going to have to find a set of headlights from a car with stock HIDs like a BMW, Mercedes, or Acura. Next, take a pair of our headlights. Start cutting and pasting. Your going to need to be wise beyond your years on how to use plastic epoxy and other techniques to get a good outcome.

I've seen a good set made for a grand prix one time, but the dude really knew what he was doing.


So, to reiterate.

Do not buy these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-9...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories


These are not real HID headlights:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/9006...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

If you want a good set of halogen headlights, go to the parts store and ask for Sylvania Silverstars. They are a bit more pricey, but they are very nice, very bright, and work well. I've had a set in my honda accord for several years now. They do have a bit more of a blue/white hue than normal bulbs, and really help illuminate the road at night. I live in deer country, and its helped alot.
 

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No to be a jerk dude, but if you are asking this question, then you obviously don't understand that your doing and need to spend some time reading up on it.

If you put an HID bulb in the Corolla lens assembly, its going to look like ass. I'm sure theres a few morons around here that are going to pipe up with "Derrrr....but I put them in mine and it works just fine!! In fact, more light comes out, and its blue, so my car gained like 20 horsepower and my weiner got bigger".

But in fact, putting an HID bulb in a non-projector assembly is going to cause some serious light scatter. If you ever notice, an HID bulb has a very sharp cutoffs, have a friend with stock HID's pull up against a garage. You need projector assemblies to do this.

If you don't, your going to be one of the jackasses driving down the road that make me swear and want to stab you in the eye with a rusty spork. You also run a good risk of getting a ticket out of it.

They do not make HID projectors for our cars. They do make "projectors" but they are phoney and are still meant for use with halogen bulbs. I may be wrong, and someone might find a set on ebay, but I just looked and couldn't find any.

If you want a set of real HID projectors, your going to have to find a set of headlights from a car with stock HIDs like a BMW, Mercedes, or Acura. Next, take a pair of our headlights. Start cutting and pasting. Your going to need to be wise beyond your years on how to use plastic epoxy and other techniques to get a good outcome.

I've seen a good set made for a grand prix one time, but the dude really knew what he was doing.


So, to reiterate.

Do not buy these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-9...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories


These are not real HID headlights:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/9006...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

If you want a good set of halogen headlights, go to the parts store and ask for Sylvania Silverstars. They are a bit more pricey, but they are very nice, very bright, and work well. I've had a set in my honda accord for several years now. They do have a bit more of a blue/white hue than normal bulbs, and really help illuminate the road at night. I live in deer country, and its helped alot.
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start reading here:

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/

here's a bonus due to my research: The fx35 projector and hella ballast are a good combo that could work in our car. It will sit up hard next to the battery though. It is a lot of work and I still have to finish mine. Requires dremel cutting, and a lot of creativity. Not a cheap hobby either (+$400) :hammer:
 

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No to be a jerk dude, but if you are asking this question, then you obviously don't understand that your doing and need to spend some time reading up on it.

If you put an HID bulb in the Corolla lens assembly, its going to look like ass. I'm sure theres a few morons around here that are going to pipe up with "Derrrr....but I put them in mine and it works just fine!! In fact, more light comes out, and its blue, so my car gained like 20 horsepower and my weiner got bigger".

But in fact, putting an HID bulb in a non-projector assembly is going to cause some serious light scatter. If you ever notice, an HID bulb has a very sharp cutoffs, have a friend with stock HID's pull up against a garage. You need projector assemblies to do this.

If you don't, your going to be one of the jackasses driving down the road that make me swear and want to stab you in the eye with a rusty spork. You also run a good risk of getting a ticket out of it.

They do not make HID projectors for our cars. They do make "projectors" but they are phoney and are still meant for use with halogen bulbs. I may be wrong, and someone might find a set on ebay, but I just looked and couldn't find any.

If you want a set of real HID projectors, your going to have to find a set of headlights from a car with stock HIDs like a BMW, Mercedes, or Acura. Next, take a pair of our headlights. Start cutting and pasting. Your going to need to be wise beyond your years on how to use plastic epoxy and other techniques to get a good outcome.

I've seen a good set made for a grand prix one time, but the dude really knew what he was doing.


So, to reiterate.

Do not buy these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-94-95-96-97-COROLLA-CRM-PROJECTOR-HALO-LED-HEADLIGHT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a12Q7c66Q3a2Q7c39Q3a1Q7c72Q3a1205Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a0Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem29ff003369QQitemZ180371862377QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories


These are not real HID headlights:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/9006-Xenon-BLUE-HID-bulbs-93-97-TOYOTA-COROLLA-96-95-94_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a12Q7c66Q3a2Q7c39Q3a1Q7c72Q3a1205Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a0Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem29fe9a9a7aQQitemZ180365204090QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

If you want a good set of halogen headlights, go to the parts store and ask for Sylvania Silverstars. They are a bit more pricey, but they are very nice, very bright, and work well. I've had a set in my honda accord for several years now. They do have a bit more of a blue/white hue than normal bulbs, and really help illuminate the road at night. I live in deer country, and its helped alot.
thanx for the heads up. I've been actually LOOKING at getting those projector assemblies. So those projector headlights won't even be able to be outfitted with halogen or HID bulbs as well??

I had actually purchased a high/low beam set of HID bulbs...well at least I only spent like $20.

What's your take on getting an HID conversion kit?? I've read about the legalities on using those kits as the beam is not focused and being that they're at a higher wattage could actually cause more harm than good to oncoming traffic..

I guess for easy purposes, I'm going to look for those sylvania superstars.
 

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thanx for the heads up. I've been actually LOOKING at getting those projector assemblies. So those projector headlights won't even be able to be outfitted with halogen or HID bulbs as well??

I had actually purchased a high/low beam set of HID bulbs...well at least I only spent like $20.

What's your take on getting an HID conversion kit?? I've read about the legalities on using those kits as the beam is not focused and being that they're at a higher wattage could actually cause more harm than good to oncoming traffic..

I guess for easy purposes, I'm going to look for those sylvania superstars.
silverstars not superstars :p you wont find Sylvania Superstars anywhere lol
 

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Silverstars suck. Terrible bulb life.

There are better cheaper alternatives out there if you're considering halogen HID-look bulbs on ebay.

If you want a coated bulb get Osram Nightbreakers.
 

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and if you decide to get one, throw a bone to one of the sponsors, mod express. Mine still work almost a year later. They're $80 now down from $140 a year ago when I bought mine!
 

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been asking around some of the local car parts places around me as well as car audio shops and they say that the Sylvania Silverstars don't last really long...like about a year at most whereas the HID bulbs last a lot longer. Problem is after reading everyone else's posts is that the HID's just don't look good in a non-HID bulb assembly and plus I MIGHT get pulled over for having too bright of lights. And then of course there's the ugly factor of the HID lights not properly shining the light at the right angle..
 
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