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Old 12-15-2011, 02:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is what i'm coming from. So yeah, might have to go there again.

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Do you happen to know what K rating the factory HID's come with? Probably what, 6000K?
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WHOA that was an extremely nice 300. Definitely should go there again. I had the same setup in my Tahoe except all of my HID's were 6000k. My CR-Z had factory HIDs and I put LED fogs in it.

I can't wait to get my HIDs for the 300. I read a lengthy thread over in the Chevy Volt forums (because they use same size 9012 bulbs) that the 9006 HID kits they bought fit perfectly fine.

One thing to note, I don't know about 1st gen 300's, but these have a cap that seals the headlamps. So when you go to install the HID's it won't fit back on right. Instead you will have to drill a 1" hole in the center of the cap and route the wires through there, but most HID kits come with a rubber seal for this and you'll use that to seal the hole you drilled or you'll get (more) condensation.

Factory HIDs are 4300k, so I try my best to match it with 5000k, because I can usually never find 4300k bulbs from a reputable place.

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i get bright lights from people coming at me with just stock 2012 300c lights already your gonna get jammed up
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Yeah I get brights with my standard halogens, I think some people assume I have my high beams on when they see the LEDs are lit up or something. Either way I'm gonna do a test and level them if they're too bright once they get here. They've been back ordered and are finally arriving on the 3rd.
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Nothing personal, but ROTFLMAO on that... Holy Carp, the BS Marketing on that one is astounding...

Back to reality, the shutter for high/low on the Halogen lights will work just dandy with the HIDs. Just need to make sure you seal those wires, so your lights don't get a lot of water in them.
This is probably a stupid question, but the HID/9006 kits I've looked at all say they are 'low beam' only, but does that matter wit the 300's shutter? If I replace the factory non-HID's with an XtremeHID 4300K kit, does the bulb stay on regardless of whether I'm on high or low beam switch setting and it's just the movement of the factory shutter that determines the beam aiming?
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The bulbs will stay on. I think it should be fine with the shutter assemblies, I think it only creates a problem for cars that tilt the bulb for high beams rather than opening/closing a shutter.
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For reference, I just received my HID kit today from V-LEDS and installed it. It was a long wait and a time-consuming install but man it is very worth it. The light perfectly matches the LED DRL color just like the OEM HID lights, and the cutoff was exactly the same, so they're not blinding anyone. I went with the 9006 5000k V-LEDS premium XPU kit and they are perfect. They match my interior LED bulbs that I used to replace the standard bulbs, as well as the LED's I put in the reverse and license plate lights.

One thing to note, in order to get the wires through the headlight seal/cap, I had to drill a 1" hole in the center of the plastic cap. It has ridges on the outside which initially prevented the included rubber seal from sitting right so I also had to use a grinder and flatten that out. This way, I was able to route the wires through the cap, put the cap back on and keep moisture out. This is a requirement for the install (unless you want to leave the cap off and leave a gaping hole for condensation), and makes the install level about moderate. Other than that it was super easy, the headlights are easy to reach.

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HID on passenger, halogen on driver


HID installed (passenger)


Compared to halogen (driver)


iPhone camera doesn't do much justice but this is both installed


With lights off; phone didn't really capture the nice color they make


Light cutoff

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