The heat of the HID burned them. I'm pretty sure it even says that they're not recommended to be used with HID bulbs.
That is ridiculous if you go to AmericanMuscle.com and go to this product you will see someone asked if you could use HIDs in these lights and here is the response.Okay, so I spoke with a rep from AM and I was told that putting aftermarket HIDs on your halo projectors would VOID your warranty on them. The hid bulb is usually longer, therefore it's closer to the lens. Apparently, they've had had issues with the projector housing melting before, although not very common. It would have been great if they mentioned this on their website since a common issue with these projectors is the light output not being good enough and hid conversion would seem like a great option for some.
Spoke with a rep from Stangmods.com. They told me that they haven't had any issues with the external, projector lens or the housing melting, especially not with a 35w, since it shouldn't be as hot and it would only happen if the bulb itself was not installed properly and was touching the projector lens or housing. Which it didn't when i checked it and because it was the external lens that was slightly melted. Anyway they, recommended I send pics by email so they would have a better idea of what I was talking about.
Personally, I would recommend to those who want to upgrade their projectors to HIDs to hold off for now, do some research first. The distortion on my lens is not noticeable from afar right now but who knows after a few more weeks.
If you bought your projectors from AM, do not install HIDs! You will lose your warranty. Stangmods have the HIDs and the same projectors but only have warranty for the HIDs I think.
An AM staff member posted this. Nothing about a voided warranty. It also says in the description specifically not designed for stock HIDs.Aftermarket HID kits will work fine in these lights, you won't have any issues installing them. Factory HIDs on the other hand, will not work. The factory HIDs bulbs are incompatible with these lights because they use a slightly different mechanism to attach to the light housing.
Product description:That is ridiculous if you go to AmericanMuscle.com and go to this product you will see someone asked if you could use HIDs in these lights and here is the response.
An AM staff member posted this. Nothing about a voided warranty. It also says in the description specifically not designed for stock HIDs.
So obviously someone is wrong here. Also when I was researching these lights months ago I found a thread where someone was just comparing temps. The halogen bulb heated the plastic to a higher temp then the HIDs did.
I'm about to call for these headlights because the halo in the one light stopped working.
It's not AM that offers the warranty - it's Raxiom. And their warranty says the product isn't meant for HIDs.Hey guys, this is Heather with AmericanMuscle.com and I want to show you these black Raxiom projector headlights with the CCFL halo, for the 2010 and newer GT and V6 Mustangs. These headlights have an intimidating design and the black housings will blend smoothly into the lines of your newer Mustang. The projector lenses are designed to give you a bright, focused beam of light, that will really illuminate the road ahead of you, and the integrated halo and LED lights will give your Mustang a bold look, that will really stand out from the crowd. Included in the box with your headlights are a set of H9 bulbs which are already installed, the amber side marker bulbs, the quick splice wire connectors, and the installation instructions. With this set of headlights you’ll also receive Raxiom’s 2 year full warranty. One technical note, these headlights will not work with daytime running lights or HID kits. Installation for these headlights should take about 2 hours using simple hand tools, and it will require you remove the front bumper cover. We also suggest that you raise the vehicle and remove the front wheels as this will make install a lot easier. And before you put the front bumper cover back on, make sure you aim and align the lights correctly. So if you like the look of the blacked out headlights with the intimidating effect from the halos, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a set of these black Raxiom projector headlights.
In regards to the description. That was done before I am pretty sure they have changed to the description to say stock hids since I bought it. When I bought mine I tried to find the answer the HID question, so I messaged AM. They said they don't recommend it because of the heat. Okay, fine but why did a AM staff say the exact opposite just recently? Why was the description changed from no "HIDs" to no "stock HIDs"?Product description:
It's not AM that offers the warranty - it's Raxiom. And their warranty says the product isn't meant for HIDs.
People have asked rather frequently about putting HIDs in the Raxiom projector housings. There's usually two responses: Someone derping it up with a "Go for it bro!! works 100% so amazing I love the HALOs!", and someone else saying it should work, but at the risk of melting the housings.
Might be the best bet would be to try and get Raxiom to replace them and use something beside that HID kit. No I'm not saying the stock bulbs, but if this 35W HID kit melted one set of lenses, they're likely going to melt another set. Not every HID kit is the same or built to the same standards, too. Just a bit of common sense there.
Do you have that dark grey colored mustang? If so, I'm sure ive seen you before driving down Burnett.I have the same Smoked headlights and I use 55W 5000K. I drove with them on for 6 hours becasue I need to travel. I had no issue with my HID, these are aftermarket HID from DDMTuning.
Hardly do down Burnett road, If I am in that area its because I went to FRYS or DnB. I usually take N35 then 183 finally N Mopac.Do you have that dark grey colored mustang? If so, I'm sure ive seen you before driving down Burnett.