Lighting upgrades

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by spangenb, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

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  3. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    Got to drive last night for the first time after installing the H11 ZXE's low beam and fogs a great improvement over stock bulb. Now to replace the H1 high beams with ZXE's. Ay just more and more money :eek:
     
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  4. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    Can you take some pictures for me so I don't break my car that would be great thank you

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  5. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    The car is all back together now :) If the weather gets better soon then I will try to photo document the dome light disassembly.
     
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  6. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    Love my hid's

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  7. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    They so make the car.. Hate sickly yellow headlights from factory
     
  8. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    I love the light kit its plug & play

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  9. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    I've noticed since I bought my car there has been some vibration with the left headlight beam. Today while installing the H1 ZXE's high beams I discovered the adjustment assembly inside the light housing was broken. There's something that got past quality! Lucky though I was able to get some high strength adhesive and bond the thing together without interfering with the adjuster. Now that all the bulbs are in the ZXE's are well worth the money ! :)
     
  10. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Sucks about the adjuster. Warranty claim! My car had the air bag light come on several times under hard acceleration. Turns out the left front airbag sensor plug was loose. Dealer fixed.

    So do you agree that the high beams are an even bigger improvement than the low beams?
     
  11. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Are ZXE bulbs from the US?
     
  12. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Yup just go to Amazon.com and search for Silverstar ZXE. They are Sylvania.
     
  13. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    Yes
     
  14. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    I've found they don't last long. I had them in my last ford.. What about a good hid kit on Amazon?
     
  15. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    I need some more detail on how to get the dome light of my car so I can replace them with LED's

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  16. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I read all the stuff about short lifespan. Figured I would try one set and find out for myself.
     
  17. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    for the price here in Canada I was hoping to get longer than 9-10 mths
     
  18. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I need to double check, but I think I installed H9 Hella low beams and HIR1 Phillips Infra Red high beams in my 2011. I had to modify the tabs in the housing and the bulbs to get them to fit, but the performance out of the stock housings is amazing. I have played around with different bulbs (Silverstar, ect) but had not tried a different size until last year. It took an hour or so of work with some side cutters and a Dremel to get them to fit. I had to make a jumper harness to go from the bulbs to the factory wires. I plan on doing the same modification to the ST, along with some Hella 500s in the grille for winter.
     
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  19. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I do a lot of modding of my cars, but it's almost exclusively bolt-on mods. I would have to draw the line at taking a Dremel to my headlight housing :) If I can get a year out of these bulbs I will be satisfied. If not, I will look at some HID kits.
     
  20. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It was some simple clearence issues and would not effect putting the stock bulbs back in. The issue may not be there on the new 2014+ headlights.
     
  21. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    That I could do :) I will have to look up the light output of those bulbs you mentioned.
     

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