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Old 08-10-2009, 04:04 PM
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HIDEXTRA.com HID Review

This thread is intended for all members that has installed HIDEXTRA.com HID kits. Please feel free to post your reviews, pictures, and comments here. Thank you

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:57 PM
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I have had my kit (9006, 5000K) for 4 months now. Figured I've had enough time to test it out and write a review.

Very pleased with the kit. Fast shipping...received it in only a few days after my order. Seems to be well built and install was very easy. No cutting...all plug and play.

Light output is excellent and no problems with excessive glare. View of the road is greatly improved, especially in the rain. (you know how with halogens in the rain sometimes you think that your lights are off? Well with this kit you can see the road clearly even in the worst weather)

Have run the kit for hours, including a 10 hour trip at night from NJ to Myrtle Beach, without any problems.

Although not needed, I did add a relay (purchased for a great price from Hidextra) after doing some reading. What I learned is that a relay can "protect" you stock wiring since the relay draws power for the HID kit directly from the battery instead of through your stock headlight wiring. (The relay did correct one issue that I sometimes had where the Hids would go off when I flicked my high beams on and off quickly)

I posted some pics of the light output on page one of the sellers thread about 3/4 of the way down:
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For the price, I would say you can't go wrong with these kits. I am pleased and give it
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Nice review, was the installation of the relay as easy as hooking up the kit?
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:20 AM
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Nice review, was the installation of the relay as easy as hooking up the kit?
Thanks.

Yes the relay was very easy.

I just connected the power and ground of the relay to the battery, the other ends to the ballasts, and only one of the car's headlight wires to the relay. What happens is the car headlight wire, when you turn it on, triggers the relay to draw power from the battery to the hids. Easy!

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HID Light output is great (9003, 6k) but the high beam halogen is just absolutely awful. The high beam light is scattered and very dim compared to the HID's. Other then that, the set is great.
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I have a pair of 6k's for the headlights and fogs. After about a month so far so good, the only thing is they WASNT plug and play.

In both kits I had to clip the ends off the plugs you insert into the harness b/c there where too big and did not fit. Not really a big deal just used some butt connectors BUT there advertising PNP.

But as stated above for $60 WTF, it is what it is!! They work, there bright, and thats all I care about!!
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Bought 2 kits and went with 8k for the heads and fogs. I've had the headlights in for about 4 months or so and the fogs I had put off for a little bit but been running with them now for about 2 months. The fog lights weren't exactly plug-n-play but like most said just a simple connection was fine. I was able to retain the OEM fog light harness too. The 8k color has a great purplish hue to them which I was looking for.

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Anybody know how the HID kit would react to a Canadian daytime running light system?

IIRC it powers the fronts at about 10V, not 12V, while the DRL is active (I know, I know ... why bother and not give it 12 to begin with).
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Originally Posted by homeyclaus View Post
Anybody know how the HID kit would react to a Canadian daytime running light system?

IIRC it powers the fronts at about 10V, not 12V, while the DRL is active (I know, I know ... why bother and not give it 12 to begin with).
is there a way you can disable the DRLs?
pull a fuse maybe?
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anyone buy 6k d2r as replacements for 02-03s? thoughts?
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is there a way you can disable the DRLs?
pull a fuse maybe?
There is this magic control box on DRL-equipped Maximas (I am sure the US ones are different from the Canadian ones too), so it's not that simple. If I have to, I'd pop it open, and pull the diodes or something to make sure the DRL system got a full 12V. Question was, will the ballasts get hosed if I don't do this.
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Haven't installed it yet, but received my order today. Ordered on 12/28 and with the USPS being closed yesterday I am very pleased.
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Awesome!

So far so good. I ordered a 6000K's on 2/14 and they arrived at my house on 2/18. I coundnt of asked for a faster turnaround time. The kit and relay arrived and I began the install immediatly. After a little trouble shooting the lights came on and looked awesome. Great company, great product and great support by Michelle at HIDextra.com. If anyone is thinking about upgrading to HID, HIDextra.Com should be your one stop shop for all your needs. (I have no affiliation with HIDextra).
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troubleshooting?

i thought the kit was plug and play... it appears it cant be much simpler than that.

what was the issue that caused the lights not to work?
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i have hidextra bulbs in my car now.. and i have no complaints.. best kit i have bought so far... GMAX86
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:43 PM
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Sorry for the delay...The HIDExtra kit is plug and play. The only way to screw up the install is to reverse the polarity when plugging the wires into the balast. The plug can be plugged in two ways. It even states in the directions that come with the kit that if the lights do not turn on, then flip the plug over to reverse the polarity. So the word "troubleshooting" was used to describe the process that I had to follow to find out why the lights did not turn on initally.
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both a set for the maxima i went with 6000k and its works great easy install etc. i liked them so much i bought a second set for my altima.
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can someone that bought the kit post pictures of everything included inside with the wires...

some people are saying it is and it isn't plug and play so i was wondering if someone would post a picture of the entire kit with close ups on the wires...thanks
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it is "pnp" so to speak. you have to cut the wires to the bulb to get the connector outside of the foglight or headlight housing. once the wires are fitted thru you reattach the wires together. i wired in a relay to mine so mine wasn't exactly pnp. mine took with the relay about an hour to do. im not totally sure i would buy from hidextra again. i had to have new bulbs sent to me after i received the order due to each one being a different color.. 6000k.. one was pure white one was fairly blue. recently one of the ballasts went and i had to have a new one sent out and the one i received looks totally different than the ones i received in the kit. i can say the customer service end seems to be one of the easiest and headache free ive dealt with.
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i ordered a set of 3000k hid bulbs, because i had ordered hid's from ebay and you can def. see a difference in quality.

first, i had the ebay fog hid's as a christmas present. i installed them and everything was good. the only complaint i had was when you walk up to the car, it appears to put out a yellow/pinkish hue. 3 months later (a few days ago), i noticed my output on the passenger fog was bad. i took the bulb out, and the base MELTED and the bulb's position was changed because of this, hence the bad output.

that is why i purchased the new bulbs from hid extra. straight from opening them, you can see a diff in quality. the base is not plastic, but metal. after installing the new bulbs, i was very anxious to see how they looked. and let me tell you, they are amazing. there is no pink hue to them if i walk up to the car, and they are a ton brighter. i have to re adjust the fog light reflector tomorrow, i had no time to do so today. but i am definitely pleased, and you can expect me to purchase from again, and recommend hidextra to everyone i know.

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I ordered the 5000K 9003 Kit for my 2001 GLE.

The kit is completely Plug and Play with NO wire cutting required.

I had one side not turn on, but had to simply interchange the connectors and it worked fine.

I need to re-aim my lights a little lower to avoid blinding other drivers.

I have to say I LOVE the lights!!!

HIDExtra also has great shipping!!! I ordered on a monday morning and had the lights on wednesday afternoon. That is absolutely great knowing they ship from CA and I am in FL.

Thank you for the great work and keep it up!
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I had one side not turn on, but had to simply interchange the connectors and it worked fine.
wat do u mean interchange the connectors? are the connectors just 2 prongs + and - or an actual h11 connector (in my case) to the ballast?
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The connectors go from the ballast to the bulb.

It seems to be a +ve/-ve type setup so if you have them incorrect the bulb will not light up.

One suggestion to them would be to color code these so no issues are faced!
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they def fixed my issue, the low beam hid would not work, but the high did they sent me a relay and all is in workingg order now, great company
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Great product will buy some for my next car.
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checkout our new youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AMr3...=youtube_gdata

You can see ours compare to others. On the left, the light is flickering the whole time. poorly made HID kits will flicker. it's not the installation but simply a bad kit.
google "flickering hid" or http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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Originally Posted by hidextra.com View Post
checkout our new youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AMr3...=youtube_gdata

You can see ours compare to others. On the left, the light is flickering the whole time. poorly made HID kits will flicker. it's not the installation but simply a bad kit.
google "flickering hid" or http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...x=1&fp=1&cad=b
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"The URL contained a malformed video ID."
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Installed my kit yesterday and they work great so far
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I bought two kits fog/headlights. On a 2007 max fogs are plug and playbut headlights needs some modification to the weather seal cap. Other wise the wires are pnp. I do have an issue I don't know if it's bad luck but 3 out of 4 lights are flickering. One fog and both headlights. Luckly I bought the deal with the free extra bulbs I changed one of the fogs bulbs and that solved that issue I attempted to do the same for the headlights and so far no luck all wiring checked and ballast switched around. No luck I'm sending back he defective bulbs to have them replaced and hoping that the balast can be replaced. So far customer service via email has been quick so let's see how it all ends.
Other wise shipping was quick and the transaction went smooth, now I just hope that I get my issues resolved with the flickering.

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just got off the phone with HIDEXTRA, customer service was very nice and are sending me a new set. ill keep you guys updated
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hey everyone, i have a question and maybe someone here might have gone through something similar with the HIDEXTRA kid. I bought an H3 3000k kit for my foglights, the HIDs worked great for about a week and now both are not working and went out at the same time, does anyone have a clue to what could have caused this?!?!
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bought 2 kits from hiDextra and what i must commend them for is their A+ customer service on phone and via email through both purchases. . .the kit i bought for my Max was amazing from installed date goin on 2 years this upcoming year. bought a kit this Christmas for my friends ES300 installation was a cinch and it looks amazing.
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fuse problem

okay so i checked all my fuses and I blew the foglight fuse, but i put a new one in and that one also blew right away, im going to check the wiring once the snow melts

on a side note: HIDextra customer service rocks!
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If the fuse blows right away you have a direct short.
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I have had my kit (9006, 5000K) for 4 months now. Figured I've had enough time to test it out and write a review.I just connected the power and ground of the relay to the battery, the other ends to the ballasts, and only one of the car's headlight wires to the relay.
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So far wouldnt try them again. Bulbs only lasted 1 month before they died. Ebay $15 bulbs lasted longer
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