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Old 08-27-2010, 10:19 PM   Thread Starter #1
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When you turn on a Halogen, the light just comes on and stays the same yellowish color.

When you turn HID's on, they warm up and get progressively brighter.
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You can also look under the hood, on the driver's side, right above the headlight for a sticker that looks like this:

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Xenon = HID
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Did you know this is almost 2 years old??
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Did you know this is almost 2 years old??
Yeah, but the question continues to come up. So I just though I'd add a little clarification.
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Yeah, but the question continues to come up. So I just though I'd add a little clarification.
Gotcha..

By the way, I dont have a sticker like on mine. At least I dont remember seiing one.
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Gotcha..

By the way, I dont have a sticker like on mine. At least I dont remember seiing one.
I just checked with @1hawaii50 and he does. Check yours when you get a chance and let me know.
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I just checked with @1hawaii50 and he does. Check yours when you get a chance and let me know.
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Actually I do have one. Its a tiny little sticker. I never even noticed it before.
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Actually I do have one. Its a tiny little sticker. I never even noticed it before.
Maybe someone was hoping you would get shocked?



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does all 2008 nissan maxima come with xenon lighting
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does all 2008 nissan maxima come with xenon lighting
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Was polishing my halogen headlights that I'm converting to OEM HID, and noticed there is a VERY easy way to know what bulbs your headlights use, assuming that the headlight lens is original. Just read the writing on the lower corner of the lens. Since I have pairs of both OEM halogen and OEM HID headlights, I was able to confirm the writing is indeed different.

Halogen headlights off the car, says HIR2, AKA 9012.
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HID headlights currently on the car, says D2S.
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So I just got my max back from the shop. They replaced my headlight but it seems to not be OEM nisssan xenon, it looked in the back and it had a tawain sticker on it.

So now i have one HID and one non-HID..

What do i do? Was the shop suppose to replace it with the same kind I already had right??
Do i call them back and make them get me a stock oem xenon headlight?
Or am i SOL and have to get one my self?





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What if i take my OLD xenons where only the housing was broken and put the light inside these current headlights that are not HID?? is that possible
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So I just got my max back from the shop. They replaced my headlight but it seems to not be OEM nisssan xenon, it looked in the back and it had a tawain sticker on it.

So now i have one HID and one non-HID..

What do i do? Was the shop suppose to replace it with the same kind I already had right??
Do i call them back and make them get me a stock oem xenon headlight?
Or am i SOL and have to get one my self?





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What if i take my OLD xenons where only the housing was broken and put the light inside these current headlights that are not HID?? is that possible
Was this done through insurance? Aftermarket headlights do not have the same quality as OEM's, and it'll be a headache in the long run, especially if you have two different projectors and two different bulbs. Does the headlight housing and lens say Stanley on it?
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Default Re: How Do I know If I have HIDs or Halogen Headlights??

Yes it was done through the insurance at a friends body shop who covered my deductible some one backed in to me and then took off. BUT where would it say stanley? and youre talking about the one they replaced right
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