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    Headlight Advice Please

    Hi everyone. I was on here earlier today asking for some advice with my burned out aftermarket HID lights.

    I bought my car used and someone did a very tacky ricer job of a headlight modification. One of them burned out recently and I'd like to go back to the stock H7s so people will quit getting angry at my HID in halogen projector setup. My knowledge of headlights and how they work is about zero, so I took some photos and will upload them to get advice from hopefully someone who knows more than I do.

    I'm hoping I can just go to the part store, pick up a set of H7's, plug them in and be on my way. Tell me if you believe I need any additional parts or if my setup is so messed up that I would be better off having a professional do it for me, thanks!

    The first photo is a picture of what I believe where the stock parts end and the made-in-BFE-by-chimpanzees HID kit begins. The green part is part of my WRX. The rest of this is the HID kit I inherited.

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    The second photo is a picture of the complete system. The wires run from inside the headlight housing outside of it and into the ballast, from the ballast it runs back into the headlight housing and into the HID bulb. I'm not sure if the bulb or the light is burned out, I will probably check this soon. Any input would be appreciated!

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    This is my first time uploading photos to this website, so hopefully it works...
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    What is the name on the box there? It'd be much easier to figure out how to undo it, if we can see how they did it by finding the install instructions from the kit.

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    Thanks for the reply, Professor Farnsworth!

    It's a Xentec kit.
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    News everyone!

    I'm fairly certain that green connector is the stock connector to plug into the bulb. So, that may be a plug and play kit (except where everything is hooked up to the battery). From the looks of it, you can take all of that crap out, plug the stock connector up to an H11 bulb, put it into the housing and call it a day. However, I would recommend (before taking everything apart), plugging a bulb into it (be careful not to touch the glass) and turning on the lights. If it turns on when you flip the switch, just take all that crap out.

    Unfortunately, they hacked up the bulb covers to run those wires, so you're going to have a hole, but you may be able to get away with just covering it with tape. Make sure you do a damn good job of it though, you REALLY don't want water to get in there.
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