What color did you get? What options packages? Whatever else we might like to know about your new IS.
How did the HID install go? Some people seem to have some problems with condensation. Where did you get your kit? I want to install HID but I'd like to work around some of the install issues, mainly the routing of the wires.fline said:IS350
Phillips HID Retrofit
Traded in a 2003 M3 and cut my monthly payment in half.
bartkat said:How did the HID install go? Some people seem to have some problems with condensation. Where did you get your kit? I want to install HID but I'd like to work around some of the install issues, mainly the routing of the wires.
I bought a 6000k phillips kit from xenondepot. The kit looked to be of higher quality than the competition. On arrival, I was surprised to find no directions whatsoever. Quality was very good, with low-profile ignitors, etc. No matter what you do, you have to drill holes into the dust cover. Rubber plugs to seal the wires are provided. The only way around this would be to access the OEM wiring cover which is below the light housing and would probably require removal of the bumper or mucho access while on a lift. The wiring harness for the lights are INSIDE the dust cover, which requires routing the light wiring and the harness wire for one side. The other harness is not used. Both lights can be installed with only removal of the air cleaner housing. You will find a lack of space to secure the ballasts/etc.
Another nice addition is the 5-LED parking light replacement. The site I used was V-leds.com. They cost about $13.00 shipped. I had the blue ones and switched to the lighter blue ones. The blues were too wild for me.
I'll try to figure out picture posting and send some photos.