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post #1 of 8 Old Jun 12th, 2017, 2:07 pm Thread Starter
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HID bulb

Anybody recognize this bulb? It's attached to a Philips ballast, says it's a D2s/D2r 35W, but when I try to locate anything like it, the base, where it sits in the headlight housing, is different.
Know where I can find a replacement? If not, I'll likely go LED and yank the ballast out.
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post #2 of 8 Old Jun 12th, 2017, 2:15 pm
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Re: HID bulb

Sorry, I have no clue. I just received my LED light for the low beam and I will be replacing the HID I installed a year or two ago.
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Re: HID bulb

Usually the HID bulbs do not go bad after all they are are an arc globe (that is why you can't find them at auto parts stores). Unless it is broken (physically) the likely culprit is the ballast or the wiring to the ballast (check fuses). Phillips is one of the more reliable brands.
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Sorry, I have no clue. I just received my LED light for the low beam and I will be replacing the HID I installed a year or two ago.
Hmmm.... Doesn't look like a Phillips D2s or D2r - seems to be standard HID bulb you find in most of the kits around... Unless it's just the bulb designation with a permanently attached base and cables... (?)

Looking to replace mine as well as ballasts are failing - curious what you purchased?

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Re: HID bulb

No luck finding a bulb and didn't feel like screwing around with another ballast, so went this route: Superbrightled.com pictured

Easy install and seems as bright as the HID. Haven't tried it at night yet, and no idea about longevity. If you go this route, remember that this bulb is polarity sensitive.
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No luck finding a bulb and didn't feel like screwing around with another ballast, so went this route: Superbrightled.com pictured

Easy install and seems as bright as the HID. Haven't tried it at night yet, and no idea about longevity. If you go this route, remember that this bulb is polarity sensitive.
Does that have a internal fan? If so, does your radio work? I ask because the internal fan will turn your radio into a white sound machine.

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Mike, on this particular bulb there is no fan, just a very large heatsink. Really no idea how it affects the radio as I've not listened to it in years. Prefer the wind and motor noise.
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