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I'd agree that high beams would be a waste of money to do in HID. Kind of surprised that the high beams aren't LED from honda. Usually it is just a matter of turning off some of the LED units or using a shutter to limit the light output direction. Guess Honda's LED lights aren't as good as the germans as of right now.
 

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How do you access the fog light compartment on the 2016 Pilot Elite? Is it located within the wheel well area?
 

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Would led for the highbeams be an option?

Also, does anyone find the light output of the led headlights to be lacking? Well compared to hids?
 

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I figured it out. Was able to access from the wheel well after turning the tires inward. Nice to have matching fog lights with headlights and LED daytime.
 

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I'd agree that high beams would be a waste of money to do in HID. Kind of surprised that the high beams aren't LED from honda. Usually it is just a matter of turning off some of the LED units or using a shutter to limit the light output direction. Guess Honda's LED lights aren't as good as the germans as of right now.
Actually, the "jewel eye" LEDs in 3rd-gen MDX are amazing. Marketing differentiation between Acura and Honda, unfortunately...
 

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I wouldn't bother with HIDs in the highs... If you want to flash to pass or flash for other reasons, high beams take awhile to warm up and you're going to fry them switching on/off quickly. LEDs or a decent set of halogens is fine.

HIDs in the fogs is usually overkill-- OEM fogs are usually fairly useless other than for running lights anyway. Again, a nice set of yellow halogens is what I usually run. LEDs are an option, but for $1xx, might be a bit spendy.
What can make them useless, IMHO, is the fact they can't be used without the headlights being on. I recall many times as a young person driving in very heavy fog with only my fog lights on as the fog was so thick that all the headlights did was to reflect in the fog making visibility worse. With just the fog lights on, I could easily see the lines and edge of the highway.

On my Mercury Capri years ago I had a fog light on the right side and a driving light on the left. Boy, did that driving light throw a light way down the highway. I had to be sure to turn if off as soon as I saw headlights from an oncoming car, no matter how far away.
 

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I figured it out. Was able to access from the wheel well after turning the tires inward. Nice to have matching fog lights with headlights and LED daytime.
was it difficult to install the new fog lights? I just ordered them and noticed in the manual that you needed to take half the front off to replace them. seems odd to have to do all that work to replace the fog lights. if you just go under the tire well it shouldn't be to bad, but I would rather know up front. thank you,
 

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Just did 40W LEDs for my low beams and the T10 LEDs for the interior and front doors. Looks awesome. Thanks folks!! Now time for the backup lights.

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Just put HIDs in the headlights and fogs. An amazing amount of light. The fogs illuminate houses 75 feet to the left and right side of the vehicle. The headlights illuminate road signs well in the distance and do not blind oncoming traffic.

I put a Xenondepot H11 4,300k kit in the headlights and a 4,300k H8 kit in the fogs. The fogs were a little harder since you had to go through the wheel wells but I got everything done in an hour. The kits are top quality. I did have to reverse the prongs though. No big deal, it took an extra 16 seconds.

I would definitely recommend LEDs for the high beams instead of HID.
 

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^^^ Any concerns with heat cooking the fog light capsules? They aren't very big. Please let us know how it works out. LEDs throw the heat out the back.
 

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Just did 40W LEDs for my low beams and the T10 LEDs for the interior and front doors. Looks awesome. Thanks folks!! Now time for the backup lights.

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May I ask which LED you bought for the low beams? And what you think of them so far?
I have the Xenondepot 4300k Philips HID, they are very good and bright, but I get high beams from on coming cars some times. I had to lower the angle on the left side a bit to solve that problem.


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I got these. Figured for the price I couldn't go wrong. Work well. Not HID bright but I wasn't aiming for that. I don't want to blind folks as I have been a victim of this a few times and its not fun on a windy dark highway at speed. They provide a nice blue glow...comparable to the bulbs in the grand Cherokees and Explorers.
 
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