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Hi all, I just installed a HID kit on the iQ. I bought a set of 8000K H11 Slim HID conversion kit online. I ordered the one with slim ballast since there is not much space under the hood to place them.
I am not sure if this will be helpful or not, I took some pictures during my installation and would like to share with you all. Hopefully this can help out as a reference :)

Before installation.
Please be aware that DO NOT touch any bulb with your hands directly. The oil / grease on the hands make cause the bulbs to shatter when turned on.

Stock light:


I replaced the left side bulb first.
First, remove the fuse cover, the latch is circled in the picture below:


It gives more room to replace the bulb. Then rotate clockwise to remove the light console cover.


Once the cover is removed, remove the bulb by rotating it counter-clockwise.


Remove bulb from the socket. Be careful that the wire for the socket is short, don’t try to pull it too hard.


Here is the conversion kit that I got. Connect the extension wire to the connector. There are 2 sets of them.


Now connect the socket with the extension wire (as circled on the left) *make sure the positive (red) and negative (black) are connected correctly to the socket*, and put in the HID bulb, rotate clockwise to lock it in place.


Now connect the connectors with the HID bulb to the ballast *make sure the positive and negative are connected correctly*


Connect the extension wire to the ballast.


Test to make sure the HID works.


Organize the wire, and use double side tape (included in the kit) to put the ballast in place. I stick it on the side of the fuse box *make sure not to block the fuse box cover thou*


So left side is done, let’s move on to the right side.
Remove the light console cover by rotating it counter-clockwise


Rotate clockwise to remove the stock light bulb, then remove the socket just like the left side.


Connect the extension wire to the socket. *make sure the negative and the positive wire are matched*


Put in the HID bulb and secure it.


Connect the wire to the ballast, and then organize and secure the ballast in place.


Here is the iQ with 8000K HID light


You may notice that I didn’t put the light console covers back after the installation. It is because I can’t run the wires with the cover on. If you want to put the covers back on, I suggest you to drill a hole in the middle of the covers, and run the wire through it. I am being too lazy to use the drill :p The conversion kit is water proof anyways, so I don’t think it really need the covers.
 

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great usefull pics. thanks for taking the time to do so.my first order of buisness when,if i ever get mine is to have the hood painted in flat black.and for the fact that the hood is no bigger than a sheet of paper,lol.it will be a very thrifty application,qouted at 189.00$:D
 

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Getting an H.I.D. Kit is a must for every car I own. The cheapest and best upgrade you can do! Visibility is so important. This should be helpful for those unfamiliar with the install process of H.I.D.'s.

Seeing a before and after with the lights shining at a wall would have been nice to see, but this post is still very helpful.
 

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That's cool! BTW, what is the original bulb on the iQ? H3? H4? Something else? (Sorry, at work now and I took the motorcycle today.)
 

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HIR 2 is the right bulb

Changing to HID is not a good way
To hot for the plastic - it can brake in winter
no better light because the "light field" is not equal

Not allowed in most countries - your insurance will not cover a car with modyfied/changed bulbs
You need extra light washer (rule for HID in EU) - not available for iQ
 

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Sorry for dragging up an old thread, but did you need to modify the bulb in any way to make it fit?

I'm looking at fitting some HIDS and from other places they have used the 9006 model bulbs.

Fish
 

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Sorry for dragging up an old thread, but did you need to modify the bulb in any way to make it fit?

I'm looking at fitting some HIDS and from other places they have used the 9006 model bulbs.

Fish
I ordered the H11 bulbs (H11 is what stated in the manual). They fit perfect, no mod was needed, as easy as replacing the light bulbs.

- Ken
 

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Maybe the Europe ver and the US ver are different. But I am sure that the US iQ use H11's for low beam as stated in the user manual. 9005's are used for high beam :)


- Ken
 

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I am confused,
two bulbs in the box?
A HB3 AND a H11, means a P20d base AND a PGJ19-2 base in the box/unit.

I'm sure the US version is different to the EU.

The HB3 (=9005 with 60 Watt) is for the mean beam and the H11 (55 watt) is for the dipped beam???

Can you have a look to the box that there are TWO bases to fit two different sockets / to hold two bulbs.
 

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There are two bases for the two different bulbs. Top one with the red/black wires is the low beam (H11), and the one below with blue/white wires is the high beam (9005)

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I am confused,
two bulbs in the box?
A HB3 AND a H11, means a P20d base AND a PGJ19-2 base in the box/unit.

I'm sure the US version is different to the EU.

The HB3 (=9005 with 60 Watt) is for the mean beam and the H11 (55 watt) is for the dipped beam???

Can you have a look to the box that there are TWO bases to fit two different sockets / to hold two bulbs.
effectively in Europe we have HIR2 on High beam (can be replaced by 9006) and H11 is for fog light
 

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(Professional modification is required !!!) if you change (sockets needs to be modified)
the 9012 (HIR2) bulb with the 9006 or HB4, your luminess is not so good and the reflections are not so perfect, because the iQ-EU silver reflectors geometrie is optimized only for HIR2.
 

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I finally finished all the big mods so I figured I'd get around to doing my HID lights. I decided to go with a 8000k because I like them a little more on the blue side. Ill let the pics explain themselves, but my goal was to make the install look as stock as possible.you be the judge.
 

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