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Old 12-11-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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does anyone know the what temp the stock hid's are on an 03 vector??also i was wondering if i can jus get different temperature bulbs like higher temp bulbs..thanks any help would be appreciated
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The closest you will be able to get easily are Silver Stars, the headlight bulb type is H7. The catch however is that they burn out very fast. The silverstars run at 4100k i believe it is, the stock HIDs on saab is somewhere between 5000 and 6500. I know for a fact that Osram makes the stock HID bulbs. You can't just buy HID bulbs and put them in however. They have a different socket type, draw a different wattage, and you need to have auto balancing =/ Trust me I've been working on this for a while.
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You can buy just HID bulbs for your car. The sockets would be the same as long as you have ballasts already. Auto level is part of the headlight assembly. I dont think you will have a problem. I have a 9-5 assembly sitting right next to me.
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You can buy just HID bulbs for your car. The sockets would be the same as long as you have ballasts already. Auto level is part of the headlight assembly. I dont think you will have a problem. I have a 9-5 assembly sitting right next to me.
Different power draw throws a bulb failure, rumor has it if you set the tech 2 to hids then it throws an error for not having auto balancing.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:17 PM   #5
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well i mean i already have hids and auto balancing so...i don't think that should be a problem as far as that goes...but that also worries me the auto balancing if i change the bulb is it gonna throw the balancing off?
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well i mean i already have hids and auto balancing so...i don't think that should be a problem as far as that goes...but that also worries me the auto balancing if i change the bulb is it gonna throw the balancing off?
whoops, my bad. I didn't realize your name had vector on it. I don't think you will have any problems changing the bulbs. If you try it out just return them, let us know what happens though.
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so again onw of my bulbs went out. no more sylverstars for me. wnyone have suggestions that might work better for me and still give a good white light.
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so again onw of my bulbs went out. no more sylverstars for me. wnyone have suggestions that might work better for me and still give a good white light.
Silverstars are rated to last something like 300 hours. There is nothing other than cheap blue bulbs that you can use for good white light. I'm going to try a conversion pretty soon here to see what it would take to get a 93ss running HIDs from thestocksuckbulbs. It's been done before, shouldn't be too bad.
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silver star ultras are around 4100k
stock hids are usualy around 5000k the projector lens helps add color
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:53 PM   #10
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ah i c...well thanks anyway...i'm afraid to mess with the autobalancing...so i'm just going to leave it until the time comes...
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The closest you will be able to get easily are Silver Stars, the headlight bulb type is H7. The catch however is that they burn out very fast. The silverstars run at 4100k i believe it is, the stock HIDs on saab is somewhere between 5000 and 6500. I know for a fact that Osram makes the stock HID bulbs. You can't just buy HID bulbs and put them in however. They have a different socket type, draw a different wattage, and you need to have auto balancing =/ Trust me I've been working on this for a while.
H7? The Saabs have d2r/d2s HID bulbs..
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i believe most stock HID's are in the 3800-4200k range but i bought a set of 6000k HID replacements and could not see any real change over stock . we install hid kits all the time here and 6000k retrofit HID and stock HID is a big differance the retrofit is usually way brighter and more blue which makes me wonder what our bulb temp really is. BTW 6000k gives the best balance of blue and white plus retains visabiltiy unlike the higher k rated bulbs that are more in the uv spectrum.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:01 PM   #13
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Most HIDs are in the 5-6.5k range. And H7 is the bulb type for non HIDs.
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H7? The Saabs have d2r/d2s HID bulbs..
H7 is the halogen bulbs for most Saabs. But my 9-5 Aero uses D1S style bulbs where the ballast is attached to the HID bulb itself.

D1S bulbs: http://www.suvlights.com/index.php?cPath=25_50
Xenon bulbs, ballasts, and kits: http://www.suvlights.com/index.php?c...c80082270edfd4
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The closest you will be able to get easily are Silver Stars, the headlight bulb type is H7. The catch however is that they burn out very fast. The silverstars run at 4100k i believe it is, the stock HIDs on saab is somewhere between 5000 and 6500. I know for a fact that Osram makes the stock HID bulbs. You can't just buy HID bulbs and put them in however. They have a different socket type, draw a different wattage, and you need to have auto balancing =/ Trust me I've been working on this for a while.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:13 AM   #16
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ah thanks for the bump haha but i'm just going to say screw it and stick with the stock hids and then when they burn out deal with it then....1sweet ur car looks sweet haha do u have cleared amber turn signals if so how did u get to them to switch them out?
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ah thanks for the bump haha but i'm just going to say screw it and stick with the stock hids and then when they burn out deal with it then....1sweet ur car looks sweet haha do u have cleared amber turn signals if so how did u get to them to switch them out?
Hey ~ I didn't mean to bump the thread back up, but I posted a reply I made a while ago, lol. i forgot.

As for my clear amber turn signals.. what do you mean? In the headlgiht assembly itself?

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Old 02-08-2007, 02:55 PM   #18
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yea in the head light assembly haha no problem i totally forgot bout this thread.haha!i guess u have the chrome bulbs in there maybe?

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ohhh....lol, it's just the way The pic came out. I still have the orange bulbs. I haven't really thought about changing them..are you?
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:51 PM   #20
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i was thinkin bout changing them...although they seem like a pain to get to...also i was lookin at ur side strip lights were painted were they tint sprayed or straight up painted?also if painted does any light come through when they are on?
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