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post #1 of 65 Old 04-22-2016, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Morimoto Elite HID's- Installed- 2016

Hello, I am a new member and new happy owner of a 2016 Accord.
I had Xenon HID's on my last daily driver, and I was not about to go backwards in technology to Halogens.

Night and day difference- no pun intended. I have to say the halogen projectors were bright, but these are considerbly brighter than the stock halogens. Yeah, no surprise there.
The color is very close in match to the new LED DRL's and LED fog lights. LED's just seem to have a slightly different pure white color to them, if that makes sense, than HID's, at least in my limited experience.
As always, the pictures do not do enough justice.



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Looks good. What color temp?

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They are 5500K 35W Kit.
I will post a pic of the OEM Halogens light output for comparison to the above HID's.
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OEM Halogen's light output.
I was limited to only 5 pics in initial post.
Also fog lights were turned off in all these pics.


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OEM Halogen's light output.
I was limited to only 5 pics in initial post.
Also fog lights were turned off in all these pics.


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Looks good. Quick question - are these the H11A or H11B bulbs?

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Looks good. Quick question - are these the H11A or H11B bulbs?

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They are H11B
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Same setup on my Sport!

XB35 5500k bulbs.




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Are both u guys happy with these hids? Would u choose the 6500k/ do u think they would match better than the 5500k
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Great pics and post (I'm also a new owner). How easy was the installation? I have big hands so some of the spaces near the bulbs look a little tight...
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Are both u guys happy with these hids? Would u choose the 6500k/ do u think they would match better than the 5500k
Really happy with the color match & light output, but I'm experiencing a problem with them : they shake on some bumps.

They're pretty tight so I don't really know where to start looking. OP, do you have the same problem ?

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Great pics and post (I'm also a new owner). How easy was the installation? I have big hands so some of the spaces near the bulbs look a little tight...
Installation is really easy, installing driver side bulb is the hard part if you have big hands.
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Installing the hid on the driver side was a PITA! good luck lol
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Yes, I am happy, they really light up the road. The OEM halogens are in my opinion very good as well, but these are definately a step up, that you will notice.
No shaking on mine. Roads are all smooth surfaced here.
I will say this, they were a in my opinion difficult to insert the bulb and then turn clock wise, to lock them in. They seem to have a thick rubber O-ring/gasket which I assume is for a tight seal. The OEM's went in easier. I was afraid to apply to much force and damage the new bulbs but I was careful as I could be and my fingers were sore from turning.
So Rick66 assuming you got the same kit from same supplier, maybe you did not insert/seat them fully and they are wobbling in the entry of the projector housing. Based on my experience installing these HID' bulbs, I do not see how they could shake/move at all.
Yes, I have large hands, I would'nt say huge, but normal size and it was difficult, esp on the driver side.
Mounting the ballasts in an out of the way area, is probably the most tedious. I fabbed some brackets and put one next to battery and the other far side corner of passenger side. If someone wants to see pics, let me know. I may relocate them, but the wiring harness does not have much slack, so your limited.
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Are both u guys happy with these hids? Would u choose the 6500k/ do u think they would match better than the 5500k
I would avoid the 6500K. You have less lumens and you going to have more of bluish tint/color vs. the pure white of the 5500K temp color.
I have been told the 4300K is typicaly OEM factory HID color, which has a hint of yellow, but I also have an Acura with factory OEM HID's, and there is not yellow that I can see on those and they are very bright, like these that I installed on the Honda.
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It looks like there is an anti-flicker capacitor available with the kit for +$15. Maybe that would help?

Side note to OP: good call on the sport grille. I had the dealership swap mine out for that one as well before delivery. Looks much better than stock.

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It looks like there is an anti-flicker capacitor available with the kit for +$15. Maybe that would help?

Side note to OP: good call on the sport grille. I had the dealership swap mine out for that one as well before delivery. Looks much better than stock.
I asked about the anti-flicker capacitor and they told me it was not needed. Something is loose with his, most likely the bulb.

Thanks, yes my sales dude, had a black 2016 touring with the sport grill on his as well as some Coilovers, and some HFP wheels he had installed. Looks good. I had also requested them not drill the bumper for the license plate.


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