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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011 Thread Starter
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Has only added OEM HID after purchase?

Just what the title says. Maybe get the whole unit mail order cheaper than buying the $900 option HID and security package?


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nice thought but...

My selling dealer explained the original parts alone cost over $2000 to retrofit OEM hid onto a non HID Mustang GT. So I went aftermarket... for $300 installed.


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I am currently adding OEM HID's to my non HID mustang GT. I have a brand new set of OEM HID headlights waiting to be put on my mustang, but I am having second thoughts for some reason. Im starting to like the look of the halogen headlamps much more than the HID's. I still have not decided what I am going to do, but if you are interested in buying these off of me, I may consider selling them.

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I'm a few months from buying a mustang, so don' t need them yet. But to make this a great thread, how about part numbers/price paid and a picture of the setup? That way others can do the upgrade too.

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Even though I've already done my retrofit I'm curious about prices as well. I've heard as high as $5000 for a complete OEM retrofit. Ridiculous IMO when you can do it yourself for much cheaper and better results. Before I did mine I did a little research and couldn't find any of the OEM parts...
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The part number on the headlights are AR33-13005-C. The entire assembly includes bulbs, ballast, and projectors. The link below has an illustration of everything as well as pricing. Still have not installed these in my car though. I think I'm going by the dealership tomorrow or friday to see what installation is going to be like.

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I ordered an '11 that came in accidentally came in HIDless and the dealer would rather give me a better deal on a '12 than to retrofit the '11.

When you consider the HID package comes with the alarm it doesn't seem nearly as bad price-wise, at least it didn't to me. Plus I'd think it would be far less trouble all around. I can see not going this route however if you like the way the non-HID car looks better as many do.

I was quoted the same price as CandyRed, $2000, for the parts alone to do the retrofit up to factory specs. And that doesn't even include the labor. YIKES.

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Yup, that solves it- worth it to order the option.

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Yup, that solves it- worth it to order the option.
That's really only the viable option if you want OEM, other than finding one on the lot. Installing OEM after the fact is not worth the cost, IMO.
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glad my car came with them. it was only mine and another one that had it out of 65 cars on the lot.

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The part number on the headlights are AR33-13005-C. The entire assembly includes bulbs, ballast, and projectors. The link below has an illustration of everything as well as pricing. Still have not installed these in my car though. I think I'm going by the dealership tomorrow or friday to see what installation is going to be like.

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Did you take some pictures of the back of headlights with and without HID?? I want to see if the connectors are identical... I mean straight forward retrofit.

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Hi Mate,

Did you take some pictures of the back of headlights with and without HID?? I want to see if the connectors are identical... I mean straight forward retrofit.

I have a new oem set of 2011 HID assemblies sitting in front of me and the headlight connector IS different - 4 pin and the HID lights require a separate VBAT connection.

Anybody have a service manual printout of the connector pinout for both the Halogen (H13/9008) and HID (WPT-925)?

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I have a new oem set of 2011 HID assemblies sitting in front of me and the headlight connector IS different - 4 pin and the HID lights require a separate VBAT connection.

Anybody have a service manual printout of the connector pinout for both the Halogen (H13/9008) and HID (WPT-925)?
Yup, connection is different. I swapped my halogens for the OEM HID kit, parts and labor were around 900 bucks.

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I recommend the OEMs. Plus you get the security pkg.

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The OEM is gonne be cheaper than to it after words . The other two options are aftermarket HID kits ( $150-300) or the complete headlights with Halos from American muscle.


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