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05 Rolla S
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I have a stock 05 corolla S. I was wondering if I purchase some HID lights (9005/9006/H3) will they just replace the original lighting with no problems?
 

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figured it out. answer = will not work. would need to get an HID upgrade.
 

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Yep... They don't make HID (Xenon) bulbs for standard sockets. HID systems require ballasts, a leveling system, and specialized reflectors/projectors as the bulbs produce a different light pattern than halogen bulbs.

If you're looking at blue-tinted bulbs that are marked as "Xenon" or "HID" or some other marketing gimmick, they're CRAP and should be avoided. That goes for Sylvania Silverstars, as well.

The most cost-effective upgrade is a set of CLEAR high-efficiency bulbs like Philips Vision Plus, GE Nighthawk or Sylvania XtraVision.
 
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