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Brought home the car last night and wasted no time installing the HID's and the Yellow Fog Light bulbs. The HID's are pretty straight forward so this is how I installed the fog light bulbs. Please do this at your own risk. I'd give his a 2 out of 10 on difficulty only because you do need some skill level to reach your hand up into the bumper and un-clip/clip the harness and turn the bulb in and out without looking at it. Use new/clean gloves or carefully try to not touch the bulb with your bare hands

I used Nokya 2500k 35w H8 bulbs.



First I took off the screw on the bumper.



There are two push clips and a 10mm bolt holding part of the fender liner to the bumper. Remove them.
The ones to remove are circled in black. The yellow dot shows the finger holes you can use to press down on the liner when reinstalling the liner.




Driver side-The fender liner can be pushed up to reach the fog light bulb. Take the harness off the bulb and carefully turn the bulb and remove it.

Passenger side- I found out that the windshield washer fluid prevented the fender liner to be pushed up so i had to pull the liner down instead which made it easier (I'm sure it can be done on the driver side too)




Reinstall in reverse order. EASY!

Before (all OEM)




After. 6000k HID kit 55w. and yellow bulb fog light bulbs.




 

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Awesome Post! I'd like to see a comparison some day (or night) between the HID and stock LEDs. I suspect that the HIDs will provide a "sharper" light, one that shows road irregularities such as dips, cracks, and other discontinuities, better than the more diffuse LEDs. Just my opinion though.

Anyway, 2slo4u, thanks for providing such a clear DIY. I am waiting for the HB next year, and wonder if I might "have" to do a similar mod to it.
 

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thanks @2slo4u , where did you get the bulbs/what sizes??
The low beams are H11 55w bulbs and the fog lights are H8 35w bulbs.

Nice Job. Always liked the yellow fog bulbs better.
Thank you! me too! :)

Awesome Post! I'd like to see a comparison some day (or night) between the HID and stock LEDs. I suspect that the HIDs will provide a "sharper" light, one that shows road irregularities such as dips, cracks, and other discontinuities, better than the more diffuse LEDs. Just my opinion though.

Anyway, 2slo4u, thanks for providing such a clear DIY. I am waiting for the HB next year, and wonder if I might "have" to do a similar mod to it.
sadly I didn't think to take pictures of the OEM bulbs but tonight I will take pictures of the HID/Fog set up I have now . I do hope the thread helps those who do plan on adding a little extra to their Civic.

hey look what popped up on my instagram feed just now ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/-ueVk8jkBX/?taken-by=10th_civicforum
Nice! Thanks! ;)
 

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I did a quick check on amazon for "H11 55w" and I found a few different choices.

What's the one I should get for my EX-L? (Is there a better place to buy these?)

Also, is there any risk of mis-aligning the headlights if I replace the low-beam bulbs?
 

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I did a quick check on amazon for "H11 55w" and I found a few different choices.

What's the one I should get for my EX-L? (Is there a better place to buy these?)

Also, is there any risk of mis-aligning the headlights if I replace the low-beam bulbs?
Did you want to go with the HID kit or were you just looking for a replacement halogen bulb?
The light bulb swap regardless of which kind you get should not need to be realigned since it will be a straight swap and should turn into place. The projector has a cut off point so it will not have the glare that non projector halogen bulbed headlight would have. Hope this helps.
 

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At first I was thinking of Halogen, but then I discovered HID replacements... and LED replacements.

The LEDs look interesting - especially this one: http://www.xenondepot.com/H11-LED-headlight-kit-p/h11-led-hl.htm

But to be frank, I'm a total newb.

I'd love for some more advice on this. What kind of HID did you use?
Honestly I've never used LED head light bulbs but I've heard many good things about them. The LED set you posted does look like a good quality set. Maybe you can take note of the specs on that set and find a cheaper set on ebay. $120 is pricey IMO.

For this car I used a Xentec H11 6000k 55w kit. $30 and the light output at night is good.
 

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Could you take some pictures of where you mounted the ballast in your install?
I haven't really mounted the ballasts yet anywhere permanent. I set them aside somewhere where they wouldn't move or were away from moving parts.
 

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any idea where you might mount them permanently?
I think it will be a good idea to mount it on some brace under the plastic cover covering the gap from the front engine brace to inner part of the bumper. Good amount of space to work with.
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Thank you! I'm changing the driving lights in my Touring over to match the LED's in the headlights.
How long did it take you to get it apart, put in the bulbs and put it back together?
 

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Looks WAY better than stock. BUT.....when you changed these out did you get any error code?? Also, can you send a link to me where you got these and exactly what type?? Thanks alot!
 
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