Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
(noob) HID conversion kit spacer poblems, fog lights, and HID HI beams
greetings all, i'm new to the site and looking forward to sponging up some mazda knowledge. i'm trying to make over my mazda, and am starting with the lighting. so three exterior lighting related questions:
1) LO beams
i recently purchased a 6500K HID conversion kit for my Mazda3, but neglected to read up on the stock halogen setup. it's a great kit, i used one on my motorcycle and it seems to be a quality product. this kit looks identical to the apexcone kit used in the install guide EXCEPT it doesn't have the proper plastic spacer needed to seat the bulb into the socket. instead, my kit came with this C-shaped, thick foam disc that the the HID wires pass through (i'd snap a picture but i'm having camera issues). and no, it's not the rubber grommet that fits into the dust cover.
so..... is this a big deal? commonly seen on kits? should i just use the foam disc and snap the retaining clip on over it? does someone sell plastic spacers? should i simply order a pair of OEM spacer/H7 adapters and just drill through the center?
2) fog lamps
i'd like to install matching HID fog lamps while i'm messing with the lighting. any recommendations? i would really like something high quality, and easy to install.
3) HI beams
does anyone run HID HI beams as well? do they work better than halogen? or is this just me being xenon crazy?