Originally Posted by bhvm
apart from warranty and insurance issues,
go ahead. I have same bulb spec and halogen projectors on my Toyota fortuner.
I've installed 35w hid which works well.
never install hid in high beam though.
Thanks bhvm, I would like to hear more about it. If you can post some pictures on light throw at both low and high beam would be very helpful. One more thing I want to know is - did you had to cut the protective cap of the projector head lamp to introduce wires?
Talking about verna projector lamps it is bi-focal and I believe fortuner will have the same type too. Light throw is outstanding and better than reflectors of same wattage but the problem is while driving fast in highways and when car approaches with bright light then my light disappears and have to slow down. Few weeks back I'v upgraded the stock bulbs to Osram night breaker plus of same wattage which is much much better than stock. I am happy with this installation actually but HID is something which I always admire. As my car is equipped with projectors now I feel its worth trying
According to some experts halogen projectors are known to have hot spot just like a torch beam so light spread is not linear but confined to a specific spots only; installing HIDs there may be multiple hot spots due to difference in light source and there is also a serious concern about glare. I also heard that installing HIDs may cause interference in smooth functioning of electronics like stereo and bluetooth connectivity - please confirm if you had faced such issues.
I'v confined my choice to Philips HID HB3 9005 conversion kit which might cost around 8k to 9k. There is also P8 HID kits but have no idea about it. Some friends also suggested me to watch out for duplicate products - pliz suggest.
Originally Posted by IndicaDLS2002
You might lose warranty on the vehicle if you go for Philips HID conversion kit. Check with dealer & OEM
My suggestion is to leave the standard headlights as they are & install HID in place of foglamps maybe after warranty period.
Installing HID kits in head & fog lamp housing will definitely void the warranty - thats understood. Installing HID in fog lamp is strictly no unless you test it properly before hitting the road as it will definitely emit unnecessary glare and will trouble the opposite drivers.
Attached photo: Have a look at the light throw of my car with Osram night breaker plus HB3. This bulb has a 2 distinctive blue rings on tip and at bottom. Colour temp probably ~4000K