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Old 03-22-2018, 04:41 PM
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When you DO find the ones you like, will you personally let me know? Id love to jump on board...
The double sided tape doesnt melt? I heard the reisstors get so hot they would melt most things they touch...not true?
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dopeboy, what HID bulbs are you running? Those look good with your LEDs.
The car came with those when i bought it so i really have no idea. For the longest time i thought they were OEM lol.

When you DO find the ones you like, will you personally let me know? Id love to jump on board...
Will do ive been slackin but now that the weather is improving im looking into the mods i want to do this spring/summer.

The double sided tape doesnt melt? I heard the reisstors get so hot they would melt most things they touch...not true?
Ive never had a problem with it melting but I only use it if i feel like they will move.
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The car came with those when i bought it so i really have no idea. For the longest time i thought they were OEM lol.
lol they look damn good. I'm running Osram CBI 6000Ks. They aren't broken in yet but they look almost exactly like yours when you first light them up.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:25 AM
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lol they look damn good. I'm running Osram CBI 6000Ks. They aren't broken in yet but they look almost exactly like yours when you first light them up.
Wait...lights have to break in? Mine look exactly th eway they did on day on of install. Have I mentioned how I HATE installing HID bulbs on these cars!? I burned the sh%# out of my hand once...and pulling it out of the crevice with such rapid force I scraped it...
I just ordered New Phillips bulbs...Im dreading the install. But even so most people want like 200.00 bucks here in Northern Cali..thats ridiculous. i'll do it myself.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:33 AM
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Wait...lights have to break in? Mine look exactly th eway they did on day on of install. Have I mentioned how I HATE installing HID bulbs on these cars!? I burned the sh%# out of my hand once...and pulling it out of the crevice with such rapid force I scraped it...
I just ordered New Phillips bulbs...Im dreading the install. But even so most people want like 200.00 bucks here in Northern Cali..thats ridiculous. i'll do it myself.
Yeah, they may take a while to color shift/brighten up a bit. I had some Lucenta 6k bulbs (which looked more like 8k) and looking straight at the beam they gave off a little bit of yellow at first. I got charged 85 bucks but I had them change the bulbs by taking off the front bumper cover to get to them.
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:47 AM
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I did mine through the wheel well as found on a wesbite called car kiosk. Its amazing its how to videos on almost any car...for major and minor services and repairs.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:11 AM
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I got the Phillips Diamond Vision bulbs in the mail today.

Acura Philips Diamond Vision Bulbs

I can't wait to install them. Just to see what the dealership said, i asked them how much they will charge to replace the DRL bulbs for me. They said $20 bucks a bulb lol

Will be doing this over the weekend myself.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:26 AM
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This is the cutoff with my CBIs. Theyíre listed as 6000K bulbs but are completely different in color and light output than my other 6000Ks. This cutoff line is quite a bit better than I had with the older OEM bulbs and the other 6000Ks. Would definitely recommend.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:49 AM
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Are there any DIY here with pictures how to replace DRLs?
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:59 AM
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Are there any DIY here with pictures how to replace DRLs?
I think there is a DIY for putting in LED DRL bulbs. It works the same way, you really just try to reach behind the lights and twist the bulbs out from the engine bay. Itís a tight fit on the drivers side.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:50 AM
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I think there is a DIY for putting in LED DRL bulbs. It works the same way, you really just try to reach behind the lights and twist the bulbs out from the engine bay. Itís a tight fit on the drivers side.
Trying to look for it. If you find, please post here.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:31 PM
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Its really easy... just open the hood, remove the plastic trim pieces, remove the plastic duct on the driver side (4 clips) , remove the coolant reservoir on the passenger side (it lifts right out) and that gives you access to the DRLs from the top. Pay attention to which way the bulbs rotate when removing so you can put the new bulbs in the same way the old ones came out.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:09 PM
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Thank you! I will do that
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:42 PM
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I installed the Philips Diamond Vision 5000k bulbs for the DRL/High beam.

The DRL is still yellow. The high beam is white. Plus the DRL looks really dim. It is seated and locked correctly.

Is the quality just poor? What's going on here?

Picture 1 is High beam - White
Picture 2 is DRL - Yellow?
Picture 3 is front of the car with DRLs on - Yellow?
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:08 PM
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You basically have to be directly in front of the reflector for the DRLs to look 'bright'. It's the same way with my LEDs.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:31 PM
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But when the high beam is on, i don't need to be in front of the reflector :S
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:40 AM
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I have noticed that NON Led bulbs will always be yellow no matter what. If you set it to high beam, it may look more whiter. Going LED is the only way to go and don't get cheap ones....
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:06 PM
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Returning those and getting LEDs

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Old 04-12-2018, 03:34 PM
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would you also have to get the anti-flicker harness so that the DRLs work?
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Yes you need that harness but the lights should still work without them. The harness for our cars keeps the drl warning light on the dash from coming on.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:58 PM
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thanks, would something like this be dimmer as the DRL or just full blast all the time?
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:07 PM
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Just installed the LEDs and returned the Philips 5000k bulbs. Massive difference.

It has built in fan and aluminum heat sink cooler.

Lasfit LEDs for DRL/High Beam
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Who is the best bulb manufacturer of the recommended white LED headlights? Thank you
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:52 PM
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dont spend too much and dont spend less.

Lasfit is just $49.99
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ICED - Thank you very much. I will Look to get the Lasfit's. Have a good weekend.
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I went with Putcos with a fanless design. Made in USA, 2 year warranty. I spent a lot of time researching it. I wanted something that would hopefully last a long time....
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Echodigital - Thank you. I will take a look at the Putcos fanless design also
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Are the Lasfit or Putco LEDs dimmer when using as DRL and do they need a decoder or do they work out of the box?

I'm doing alot of research on this as well, I already put in LED fogs and really don't like the look of the stock yellow DRLs.
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I would get these ones from Putco (DRL-9005 bulb).

https://www.carid.com/putco/silver-l...pn-309005.html

You don't need the Anti-Flicker Harness. I just bought the one below because I wasn't sure....

https://www.carid.com/putco/silver-l...pn-289005.html

Because I am in Canada, I ordered mine via t-dot performance. Good luck. In DRL mode, the lights are really bright. Trust me, it's a really good mod/upgrade.

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Thanks, I actually bought a cheap pair from Amazon that came with an anti-flicker harness just to try them out. If these work/look good maybe I'll spring for the more expensive set.
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The ones i got don't need a decoder or harness. They come with a heat sink and fan.

I am selling a brand new extra set.

DRL LED for sale
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The challenge that everyon has woith ones that are in the 40-80 dollar rangeis they work but they dont last long. A couple months if that Ive rad in the forum.
IN will be interesting to see how long they last. Thats Why I went back to the Phillip Halogen. The DRLS operate at HALF The voltage i imgagine than then High Beam.
So for them to appear as bright as the LED eyelines in the newer Acuras, you would have to have totally Seperate lights. The Dual thing Screws us over having the same light as DRL and High Beam.
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The challenge that everyon has woith ones that are in the 40-80 dollar rangeis they work but they dont last long. A couple months if that Ive rad in the forum.
IN will be interesting to see how long they last. Thats Why I went back to the Phillip Halogen. The DRLS operate at HALF The voltage i imgagine than then High Beam.
So for them to appear as bright as the LED eyelines in the newer Acuras, you would have to have totally Seperate lights. The Dual thing Screws us over having the same light as DRL and High Beam.
Nothing lasts forever. But so far so good.

These have built in heat sink and fan in them. No decoder needed as the voltage is not that high.

I have had mine for a few weeks, they have been great!
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The challenge that everyon has woith ones that are in the 40-80 dollar rangeis they work but they dont last long. A couple months if that Ive rad in the forum.
IN will be interesting to see how long they last. Thats Why I went back to the Phillip Halogen. The DRLS operate at HALF The voltage i imgagine than then High Beam.
So for them to appear as bright as the LED eyelines in the newer Acuras, you would have to have totally Seperate lights. The Dual thing Screws us over having the same light as DRL and High Beam.

Also The Load Resistors or Decoder if you will, gets INCREDIBLY HOT on some brands so you have to do drilling to attach it to something metal as not to melt plastics that might touch.

After struggling with all of that I said F*%$ it. Im goingt back to halogen. So...Any light I buy will have to:
• ACTUALLY get brighter when I turn on High Beams.
• Have a built in Decoder, no additional Pieces that get hot enough to melt plastic
• NO DRILLING OF ANY KIND
• Will work More than 30 days
• at LEAST one sex toy included in the package (TOTALLY kidding....just thought it would be funny)
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This is plug and play. ONE AND DONE brother. Relax lol, it works amazing.
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I installed the set I bought over the weekend and very impressed so far. I can confirm that the DRL is dimmer than the high beam, no error message and no flicker.
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I'm having some trouble with the beam pattern. Should the flat style LEDs be positioned horizontally or vertically to get that nice cut-off?
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I'm having some trouble with the beam pattern. Should the flat style LEDs be positioned horizontally or vertically to get that nice cut-off?
im also interested in responses.i Just got my car back from Acura...im doing this mode (again) once i get paid.
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