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Old 01-27-2013, 04:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HID Fog Lights - problems with the reflector getting too hot?

For those of you that have HID fog lights have you had any issues with the little plastic part in the fog light assembly itself? i had my hid bulb turned on for about 5 mins while testing out the install and when i pulled the bulb out and touched the plastic reflector part inside the fog light housing, it seemed to get quite hot.

Now from what i'm hearing/reading HID bulbs are supposed to run cooler than standard halogen bulbs.

Again just wanting to see what other peoples experience has been who have installed hid kits for their foglights....

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd be interested in views on this as well. That's the reason i didnt do mine. I know a few friends with other vehicles whose HIDs cracked their fog lens so i stayed away doing that mod just incase.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Never had a problem or fro anyone I worked with. Stick with a 35w ballast from a reliable source
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I bought mine from bavtoys.com

I bought my prolumen 35w hid kit from them as well thats in my bmw (for the fog lights) never had any issues)

the one i got for the mdx is a 55w kit i'm considering if i should switch out or not....1
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I as well went with 35w and no problems so far. You should definitely switch the 55w kit to 35w, they tend to concentrate a large amount of heat in a small area.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You guys should check out kbcarstuff.com. They have the hID extreme kits with the stock phillips bulb (4300k) i have this on another vehicle for low beams and they are fantastic. I wouldnt use any other kit. These kits are real quality, check them out. - Im just a customer not affiliated with them in any way.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ive had HIDs in my fogs for over 3yrs now and no problems..80k miles going strong..
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