Dissappointed with TYC HID's :(

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  1. toast

    toast Well-Known Member

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    I bought a 2000 coupe with TYC projectors already installed. Neither headlight worked, except for the drivers high beam. I recently purchased the 35W 5K H1 kit from DDM. The light pattern is crap at best. Both projectors have a concentrated U pattern, and they leave the middle of the road rather dark...I dont have instructions for either, but am I doing something wrong here? I have a fairly steep driveway, but here is a series of pictures backing up. I adjusted the height to match my other 2000 coupe on the garage.

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    Here is on the nearest country road...


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    Re: Dissappointed with HID's :(

    its your projectors. theyre cheap. probably ebay? people put those down on 6ga not only because they dont like the look, but because the light output is crap.
     
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    Re: Dissappointed with HID's :(

    x2 :owned:
     
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    Re: Dissappointed with HID's :(

    Go to ebay and get a nice cheap set of blackhoused headlights, then install your HIDs. There will be a enormous difference. Then when you have the extra money, retrofit it!

    You should destroy those TYCs and make a video of it. :ugh2:

    Oh and BTW your title sucks. Did you even bother searching?
     
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    Re: Dissappointed with HID's :(

    Now a retro is another OEM projector custom fitted to the stock headlight?? Is there any chance of getting a good projector to install in the TYC? Ill check into the blackhoused headlights...
     
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    Re: Dissappointed with HID's :(

    I could have told you that you were going to have an output like that.
     
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    Re: Dissappointed with HID's :(

    LOL OMG... URS AND HIS ARE VERY VERY DIFFERENT.... :eekwtf:
     
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    are you sure you have the bulb in correctly?
     
  10. ryan s

    ryan s they dont think it

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    be like it is
    :rofl:

    sorry...had a little :lawl: over the shape of the light...

    make sure the return wire on the bulbs is facing down (6 o'clock)...it looks like the wire is on top. the return wire is the thing that runs from the top of the bulb to the bottom, just in case you didnt know.

    let us know if that helps

    edit: andy beat me to it while i was lol'ing :lawl:
     

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