Thread: HID option
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:27 PM   #6
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2007 Outlook XR
Default Re: HID option

It has the HID headlights.

And more good news - last night it was the opposite side flickering.

What I'm gathering is that the halogens have a wiring harness issue.
The HID has a ballast issue.

Dealer says HID's are $300 to replace. Ballast is add'l $250.
That's $1000 for both!

In the name of money, because we just bought the car, paid cash and cash is a bit tight right now, I considered going from HID to halogen (which, evidently can't be done without making a mess out of "how to operate.")

So:
1. how do I know if it's the bulb, ballast, or both that need replacing?

2. Anything else I need to check that may be the issue?

3. Any specific suggestions on where to buy such (other than eBay).

4. Is there one replacemt bulb or ballast brand and/or model that's superior, but more cost effective.

5. One of the yellow lamps is also out (presumably daytime running lamp). No flicker or flash - completely dead. Is this also going to be a HID bulb?

Thank you!

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2007 Outlook XR AWD
Dark Blue, Tan Leather, 2nd row Captains Chairs
Fully Loaded
Engine Replaced by dealer at 100k, Evidence of new(er) transmission
(Purchased in Feb 2017 with 165k miles)

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