It is always a popular topic to discuss which one is better, LED or HID. There are many brands of HID and LED in the market, some of those work great; nonetheless, some of them don't. Unfortunately, so far I haven't found any aftermarket LED can compare to HID especially driving in a blizzard. So, for a person who travels to Upper BC & AB often, a good snow vision is essential. That's why I decided to "upgrade" from LED to HID.
I did both of the headlights and the foglights, and I like the engine bay looks like nothing happened. So I removed the front bumper. It's NOT necessary, just helps the job smoothly.
First Step: Remove front bumper.
A.Pop up the hood, remove the plastic cover(Photo 1)
B.Unscrew the screws behind the grille(Photo 2)
C.Unscrew the screws under the bumper(Photo 3)
D.Unscrew the screws on the side bumper protectors.(Photo 4)
E.NOTICE!!! Turn this tiny screw for 90 degrees, then take it off.(Photo 5)
F.Take out the side protectors.(Photo 6)
G.Pull the bumper out. (Photo 7)
H.Take out ACC sensor wire and fog lights wires, then take off the bumper. (Photo 8&8.1)
I. Put the bumper in a safe place.
Second Step. Install the HID kit for Fog lights.
A. Turn the OEM bulbs counterclockwise and take them out. (Photo 9)
B. Put the HID bulbs in and turn clockwise, make sure it is tight enough.
C. Connect the HID bulbs to the ballast, then connect the power cable on come with the kit to the ballast.(Photo 10)
D. Find a perfect place to install the Ballast(Photo 11)
F. Connect the power source to the OEM plug.
Third Step: Install the HID kit for Headlights.
There is a reserved whole designed for ballast under the headlights
A.Paste the ballast to the reserved whole. (Photo 12)
B.Do the exact same things like the procedure of fog light.
Fourth Step: Put everything back on. Then
You Are Good To GO!!!!!
To sum up, the HIDs are at least two times brighter than Halogen or AFTERMARKET LED kit. It is no doubt that OEM LED is brighter than HID now. But lots of the aftermarket LED kit, no matter how much lumens, it is still darker than a regular 35W HID kit. Hope this thread can help the beginner of C-HR to install your HID kit perfectly.