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    Just got my HID kit through. The bulbs are as one with the loom. So if I wanted to change the bulbs where would I get them? If the bulb/loom is generic I take it I could get them from most HID outlets?

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    To answer my own question.

    Think I may have made a mistake with my colour choice. I went for 6000k but they might be a bit blue for me. 4300k are the ones I should have got for the factory look.

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    I find the 6K ones from HID's Direct perfect mate - only the slightest hint of blue tinge and much brighter than the factory ones you see on the road...

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    Aftermarket HIDs use the same wiring as some factory fit HIDs. My HID kit has GE H7 bulbs, 4300K. They're a great job, better than the plastic-based-held-together-with-heat-glue jobs in my old kit. The GE bulbs have a proper metal base, so they clip in to the facelift lights no problems.

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