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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 01:23 PM
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**BEFORE YOU ORDER YOUR HID KIT...**

After all the research (and a little trial and error) here is what works with the 2013 Elantra...

35W bulbs just don't cut it and the 881 (PGJ13) base never really fits correctly in the fog light housing. The H11 base fits much better (so keep that in mind when ordering your HID kits).
I installed a 6000K HID kit using a digital CANBUS ballast. This will eliminate the flickering or the lights cutting out due to the cars computer detecting a wattage mismatch (no cancellation/warning resister kit needed as the CANBUS has it built in.)
My fog lights are awesome now! So bright and really lights up the road. The only problem now is the stock headlights look so yellow and dim compared to the HID fogs ... so not that I really care about how it looks, I am going to upgrade my headlights now because the light from the HID's make such a difference at night!

If anyone has any questions ... please feel free to ask... I think after all my trial and error and research I have become an Elantra HID expert...LOL
Thanks, I'll keep this thread bookmarked for when I get my own Elantra. I thought it would be an easy plug and play process like almost any other car...i guess not!



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oh no it is a very easy plug and play especially if you get the canbus ballasts so you don't have to install the resistor/canceller kit. The only small challenge is the drivers site headlight..you need to remove the assembly in order to change the bulb. Actually it's two screws and some wiggling ... if you view a YouTube video for installing HIDs in the Elantra, it will walk you through taking out the headlamp... it's really not hard at all!

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the hardest part is getting to the bulb lol. after that it's all plug and play.

and of course there is a bit of skill involved in tucking all the wires and harneses and ballast so it looks clean. Just make sure if you are using a relay to put it somewhere where water won't attack it. Trust me on that one.
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the hardest part is getting to the bulb lol. after that it's all plug and play.

and of course there is a bit of skill involved in tucking all the wires and harneses and ballast so it looks clean. Just make sure if you are using a relay to put it somewhere where water won't attack it. Trust me on that one.
If you get a good ballast, they should be water and shock proof (one reason not to buy that cheap crap on ebay).

I actually cut a small hole in the headlight access cover to allow the HID wires through as the ballast sits outside the headlight assembly.
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Today I installed the foglight HIDs (6000K) kit in our Coupe SE and it looks great. The HID headlights (6000K) were installed a couple weeks ago and I avoided using the foglights until they were HID. Definitely a better lighting system, highly recommended. Only need zip ties, 10mm and 12mm socket/wrenches and philips screw driver. The fog lights are H8, not 880 on the Coupe. Ballasts for the headlights mounted via 3M double sided pads on the inside of the front quarter panel, adjacent to the signal lights. The passenger foglight ballast installed on the side of the washer fluid reservoir facing the engine bay, driver side ballast mounted on a black housing surface under the fuse panel (low near the foglight). I had to use a harness for the foglights because the factory wiring did not provide enough power to keep them lit. I found the harness just long enough to make it across the bottom of the car to the passenger side.
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So the warning canceller is required for the kit to work, correct???

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So the warning canceller is required for the kit to work, correct???
On most kits yes, however there are a few kits that are made specifically for CANBUS systems like those found in the elantra. I will warn you though, I purchased a kit that says it's for a CANBUS system and I still needed the error cancelors to keep them from flickering. So the only way you will know is to install them and then turn the car on to see if they work. You'll have to have the engine running for a couple seconds to know if they are working or not. When just the power is turned on, any problems there may be wont show themselves.
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Ok great. Thanks for the reply. I bought a kit without the cancellers, when the engine is running, the lights come on and go out after 1 second. They don't even flicker, they just go out. I purchased the cancellers and waiting for them to come in.

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You should be good once they are installed. They are usually just plug and play. They are very easy to use.
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The kits I purchased from Xenon Supply had no issues other than the fog lights needed their own relay harness. Pretty much plug and play, tidy up the wiring and done.
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