It Doesn't Get Any Simpler Than a Single-Beam Installation

Posted by Justin L. on 12th Sep 2017

Our HIDextra HID conversion kits are designed to be compatible with almost any vehicle on the road today. We’ve seen that HIDs are most common on European and luxury vehicles, but what about the popular makes on the road? Aftermarket HIDs are the most common upgrades for any vehicle, regardless of the year. And you don’t have to wait until your boring halogen headlights go out before you upgrade.

This is a rare case of halogens lasting 10+ years. But upgrading to HIDs is always better late than never. Check out this HID installation on Mike’s 2002 Honda Accord (6 cylinder, 4 doors).

  • Bulb type: 9006 (HB4)
  • Color Temperature: 6000k
  • Ballast Series: Volt Canbus
  • Relay Harness and Capacitors: No
  • Kit: 9006 6000K HID Kit

Let’s get started and see what’s under the hood:

It seems like for this year, make, and model, the bulb may be locked into place via a twist lock. Simply remove any plastic coverings to get to the bulb socket itself and twist the base to remove the original halogen bulb. A screwdriver was not needed. Don’t forget to use gloves -- this will help keep oil smudges from getting onto the HID bulb.

4 Easy Installation Steps for Single Beam (9006):

  1. Connect the bulbs’ +/- wirings into the ballasts’ +/- plugs.
  2. Insert and lock the HID bulb into the housing (9006 bulb type has a twist locking tab)
  3. Connect the wiring harness from the bulb into the vehicle’s headlight power connection
  4. Plug the power polarity plug from bulb to the ballast and find a dry, suitable area to mount the ballast.

Installation Diagram:

What does Mike think about his new lights?

HIDextra Guru: Mike, do you see a difference compared to your halogens?

Mike: [Laughs]  Absolute big difference, not only in straight ahead vision distance but side to side or lateral acuity is greatly improved.