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    2004 hid upgrade not legal?

    i have a 2004 wrx i got used kinda regretting that now. I got the car for a dealer a year ago the did an inspection on it it pass ofc just fine. this year i went back to get reinspected they said my head lights failed who ever owned it before me put the hid kit in they said the light beam was not right and was not able to be adjusted. how hard will it be to convert back to the regular bulbs? i live in pa if that helps at all

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    Look at your lights. Are the housing fittings still intact? Are the correct connectors still in place? If yes, it's trivial. If not, it's a splice-and-solder question at minimum.
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    honestly i dont know what the stock should look like

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    Can you post a pic of the headlights from the front as well as the connectors inside the engine bay. Though just a guess from your avitar it looks like a plug n play kit which you then just need to buy some halogens and aim them.
    the 04-05 have reflector bowls so if someone were to put an "ebay hid kit" the light output would look something like this

    HID in a reflector headlight (light goes everywhere)


    Stock Hedlight


    This is an HID retorfit notice the projector in the low beam side



    This is what an proper HID out put should look like.
    HID in a HID projector (sharp cut off line even spread of light)

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    looks liek the first one

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    Take pics of the connectors inside your engine bay and post some pics hopefully you can just install halogen bulbs
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    having problems getting pics from phone

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    well that didnt go as planed

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