Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more common questions about automotive replacement bulbs. If you have a question and do not see it, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.
Most likely, this is a common fuse issue. Whenever installing an aftermarket HID light kit, it's important to bump up your headlight fuses to 15A or 20A to ensure your kits operate correctly.

For vehicles with DRL that use the same bulb for both DRL and low beam you will need to deactivate your DRL. DRL operate on reduced wattage or fluctuating current levels. This will cause the HID system to flicker and burn out prematurely. Please ensure that your OEM headlight harness is providing a constant 12 volts to ensure that no damage will be caused to the HID system.

The Auto Switch On will not affect the HID conversion kit or bulbs. The lights will simply turn on just like your factory halogen bulbs turned on before.

Every precaution should be made to never touch the bulb glass with grease, oil, or your skin as oil from your hands or any other source will shorten the life of the bulb. If you do touch the bulb, remove these oils with alcohol and a very soft cotton cloth. HID bulbs that are exposed to oils and grease will shatter and are not covered under warranty.

The Mobile HID HID conversion kits are made from quality HID components that are designed to meet stringent quality standards. Each kit comes with all of the necessary components and hardware to install this system into your vehicle.

-2 HID bulbs
-2 Ballasts
-1 Plug and play wiring harness with fuse and relay wired inline
-1 Easy to follow installation and wiring diagram.

These units are plug+play and will require no cutting of any wires during installation.

Factory halogen bulbs operate at 55 watts. Using a higher wattage bulb will produce more light but the output will still be dim compared to a true HID system. If you choose to use higher wattage bulbs, you increase the current draw on your entire electrical system and run the risk of melting your factory wiring or harming the rest of your electrical system.

A true HID system runs at 35 watts while traditional halogen bulbs are 55 watts. Even though XENON HID lamps draw less current, they produce 3 times the light output as the higher wattage halogen bulbs.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights have a glass chamber of gas that replaces the filament of traditional halogen light bulbs. The gas is ignited with an approximately 23,000 volt charge and stays illuminated by a constant 12v source that is provided by a ballast which is connected directly to your battery.

Cheap xenon-filled halogen bulbs do not use the same technology and are tinted blue to give off a white light. They still have a filament and produce less light output then standard halogen bulbs of the same wattage.

There are three main advantages to installing an HID system in your vehicle.

1) An HID bulb produces roughly 3 times more lumens (the measure of the visible light emitted by a source) than a halogen bulb.
2) HID bulbs consume 30% less power than halogen bulbs.
3) With no filament to vibrate and fatigue, HID bulbs last roughly 10 times longer than halogen bulbs.

LED lights and bulbs have several important benefits. Most importantly, they last substantially longer than traditional bulbs - anywhere from 10 to 30 times longer - while also using as much as 1/10th the energy. They also provide more options for design, both in integrating lights into more exciting shapes, and with more color variation including very bright whites (okay, white isn't technically a color, but for the purposes of conversation...)

For anyone who is somewhat mechanically inclined, this installation is considered "do-it-yourself". Our kits are ready to install right-out-of-the-box and come with everything that you will need. We also provide you a full set of easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions to guide you, and you can also check out our Online Installation Guides for even more helpful information.
Provided you have not made any modifications to the wiring system of your vehicle, the entire kit can be removed and the original halogen bulbs replaced within 20 minutes. The HID conversion kit can then be re-installed into another vehicle that uses the same bulb size. Remember to re-activate any system settings you may have changed, such as Daytime Running Lights - if applicable to your vehicle.
Can I keep my high beams with HID conversion kits?
In most cases you will not, especially when your vehicle uses separate single-filament bulbs for both high and low beam. Vehicles using a single dual filament bulb (H13, 9003/H4, 9004, and 9007) for both high and low beam, we provide both bulbs with either dual-xenon bulbs or a xenon/halogen combination so you maintain full functionality. These do require a relay harness for installation (included in our kits) in order to properly connect the bulbs. We also offer single filament bulb versions where the dual functionality is not desired (high beams are operated by bolt-on lights, for example). Please contact our support team if you have questions regarding your installation.
What type of HID kit is needed for my car?
The vehicle owner’s manual may tell you what type of bulb you need, and you can also check on the bulb itself. The bulb type and wattage should be printed or molded into the base. We also provide vehicle-based searches throughout our site, or you can search online through the Sylvania Replacement chart.
How do Install an aftermarket HID kit?

For anyone who is somewhat mechanically inclined, this installation is considered "do-it-yourself". Our kits are ready to install right-out-of-the-box and come with everything that you will need. We also provide you a full set of easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions to guide you, and you can also check out our Installation Guides for even more helpful information.

How do I know which color fog lights to use? Do I get less light from yellow fog lights?

The quick answer is "any color you would like." However, many states have regulations restricting colors other than yellow or white - be sure to check your local laws.

White will provide you with the most light output. Remember to place them no more than 20'' off the ground since fog tends to hover just above that area.

The old belief that yellow fog lamps contribute to superior lighting in foggy conditions was based on a misinterpretation of physical laws. The truth is that adding any color reduces total lumen output and therefore has a negative impact on visibility - if only by a fraction.

 

When installing LED fog or signal lamps, you will encounter problems on some vehicles with computer-managed electronics due to the difference in power used between standard halogen bulbs and LED bulbs. To save time and get your kit installed correctly the first time, you want to make sure you have any necessary accessories when you first order your kit, so you can avoid flickering, error messages and incorrectly operating lights.

To find out if your vehicle needs a canceler cable, follow these guidelines.

Are you using the LED bulb for a turn signal?
Nearly all vehicles will require an LED Error Canceler when using LEDs as a turn signal. The decreased voltage for LEDs often causes hyperflashing.

Does your vehicle notify you when a bulb is out?
Your vehicle has a CAN (Controlled Area Network) and will require an LED Error Canceler.

Do you have an Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo or Volkswagen?
Your vehicle likely has a CAN (Controlled Area Network) and will require an LED Error Canceler.

Is your vehicle model year 2006 or after?
Many vehicles in the United States sold after 2006 and most vehicles sold after 2008 have a CAN systems and you may encounter problems with your HID light installation. In these model years, an LED Error Canceler is recommended. However, we recommend researching your specific vehicle to be sure.

 

When installing an aftermarket HID kit, you will encounter problems on some vehicles with computer-managed electronics due to the difference in power used between standard halogen bulbs and xenon bulbs. To save time and get your kit installed correctly the first time, you want to make sure you have any necessary accessories when you first order your kit, so you can avoid flickering, error messages and incorrectly operating lights.

To find out if your vehicle needs a canceler cable, follow these guidelines.

Does your vehicle notify you when a bulb is out?
Your vehicle has a CAN (Controlled Area Network) and will require a Warning Canceler Harness and a relay harness. Some vehicles, including Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Chrysler will also generate a CANBUS error message and require a CANBUS Warning Canceler Cable instead ( a CANBUS canceler does not require a relay harness).

Do you have an Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo or Volkswagen?
Your vehicle has a CAN (Controlled Area Network) and will require a Warning Canceler Harness and a relay harness. Some vehicles, including Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Chrysler will also generate a CANBUS error message and require a CANBUS Warning Canceler Cable instead ( a CANBUS canceler does not require a relay harness).

Is your vehicle model year 2006 or after?
Many vehicles in the United States sold after 2006 and most vehicles sold after 2008 have a CAN systems and you may encounter problems with your HID light installation. In these model years, a Warning Canceler and Relay Harness is recommended. However, we recommend researching your specific vehicle to be sure.

Does your vehicle have Daytime Running Lights
Warning Canceler and Relay Harness is highly recommended if your vehicle has daylight running lights (DRL). In some vehicles you can also disable DRL through the on-board computer.

Your vehicle requires one set (two harnesses) of either a CANBUS Warning Canceler Cable or Warning Canceler Harness with a Relay Harness.

 

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