Tup said:The problem people run into is the daytime running lights(DRL). HID's don't do well with the reduced output of DRL's. I think they tend to flicker when in DRL mode.
It's not hard, just very time consuming to do it right. I did it on one of our Civics. I had to pull off the front bumper, pull out the headlamps, install the bulbs, run the wiring, conceal the ballast/ igniter and then re-assemble the car. That is the right way to do it so you have a clean look.How hard is to to install the HID's? Either way i'll probably pay someone to put them in.
I believe I read on this forum that the e-brake is somehow attached to the DRL's. Those who have HID's will apply the e-brake, start the car, turn on the headlights and then release the e-brake. This is the round about way to disable the DRL's so your HID's don't flicker from the low voltage DRL's, thus damaging your bulbs.Regarding disabling the DRL's, I notice a clicking noise when the E-Brake is applied as the headlights go off. There has to be a switch or toggle that gets tripped when the e-brake is applied. Hmmm
I would guess that disabling DLRs on Tribeca should be *very* similar to other Subarus, say Legacies and Outbacks. My LGT also has DLRs connected to parking break, and I don't see why Subaru would use any different components on Tribeca.Magic Marker said:I believe I read on this forum that the e-brake is somehow attached to the DRL's.
did all model years in Canada come with HIDs? I've got an 06, and didn't look.battlecat said:Out of curiousity has anyone purchased or know what would be required to swap to the canadian HID headlights?
Canadian tribeca's come with hid headlights and i'm curious what would be involved in changing to that system.
ballasts, drl relay modules, etc.
Also are the headlights the same for the tribeca's with factory HID's and non hid equipped?
Any updates on the HID parts?...thanks..battlecat said:i believe all years came with the adjustable height hid headlights.
So in theory it should be very simple to convert the usdm vehicle. Not cheap, but do-able.
When i goto pickup a tribeca i will certainly sit down with the parts dept and try to figure out what part numbers are needed.
Unless someone here is a parts manager or knows a good one.