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Old 03-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Replacing OEM D2S bulbs

Hello all-

Has anyone ever replaced their factory D2S bulbs with another manufacturer's? I know Acura uses Stanley bulbs as OEM but I have an '07 TL and wondered if replacing mine with a Philips D2S bulb would provide any upgrade (considering Philips is one of the better bulb makers). Also like halogen's, do HID bulbs ever lose any degree of brightness over time/as they age?

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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i think you might have to remove the bumper and myabe even headlights (dont take my word for it)...to get to the bulbs.
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yes HID bulbs change color and lose brightness with age,
near the end they usually turn pink or purple on initial startup- then failure comes.

Kaixen is a popular brand with gen2- where many ziners have a lot of hours on 10 year old lights and needed new~

4300k is stock color, many prefer 5000k with more blue and still good white, 6000k too blue but liked by many, and above 6 is not worth trying to see at night with!
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I just swiched to the Philips 85...+..whatever bulb on my 04TL and they are crazy bright. I would say easily a third brighter than stock. I got them at http://store.theretrofitsource.com/index.php And I had a local VW specialty shop do the install. They gave me an intial quote of $30 to $60, I told them I hear that it's quite extensive, etc and they are prob quoting me to little. No joke, 2 hours later the guy comes out to the waiting room sweating like a whore in church telling me it's done. They were super cool about the whole thing and just told me to pay $65 and swore that he'd never do another Acura headlight job again.
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Changing the bulbs are a pain, becasue you have to take the bumper off, and then remove each headlight in order to change the bulb. It's easy if you have taken the bumper and headlights off before but still takes some time.
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Not to jack your thread but does anyone know if the oem hid ballast can handle a brighter bulb? Or do you have change everything if you want to go brighter?
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^^^^as long as the bulb wattage is the same you should be fine...
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Changing the bulbs are a pain, becasue you have to take the bumper off, and then remove each headlight in order to change the bulb. It's easy if you have taken the bumper and headlights off before but still takes some time.
I WAS ABLE TO REPLACE THE BULBS WITHOUT REMOVING THE BUMPER OR INNER FENDER. READ MY TREAD IT WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA HOW TO DO IT. THE ONLY THING I HAD TO REMOVE WAS THE BATTERY , VERY EASY CHANGE.

http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769286
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