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good auto shops for HID install? (Markham/Scarborough)

Was wondering if anyone knew a place where i can have them install my HID kit on my Genesis? i was quote $80 and found that to be a little high.

located near markahm/scarborough/richmond hill area

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If you ask around, someone may be able to help you install them.

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hey, my friend manages a shop. i asked him for a quote and he said 60 bucks. im not gonna lie and say hes giving you a special price or anything. but hes a good guy and will take care of you. if he asks, he knows me as Andy, not XaeLee.

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In all honesty, it's super easy.

All you really have to do is take out the bulbs and plug in all the special fitting wires and strap it to the car and your done. It's absolutely fool proof.

If you know how to change a light bulb in your headlight, you have the automotive skill to install the kit.

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If your doing it for the first time, reading the instructions, etc.. it will take about an hour. You do have to remove the headlights, etc..

So in all honestly, $60 - $80 is not unreasonable at all.

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In all honesty, it's super easy.

All you really have to do is take out the bulbs and plug in all the special fitting wires and strap it to the car and your done. It's absolutely fool proof.

If you know how to change a light bulb in your headlight, you have the automotive skill to install the kit.
hmm, i have to agree with you only to a certain point. i think its more about guts. skill-wise, you're totally right. theres really nothing to it. but when it comes to splicing and general electric work, people start to get paranoid about doing it wrong or improper.

if you have experience splicing cables, then you're seriously good to go. make ask someone on this forum to send you a picture of how they did it, and you'll do fine.

If you do it yourself though, i would ask around for some small tips. always good to be safe.

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FYI, theres already a DIY guide (afew of them actually) on the forum which can be found through searching.

ScoobaSteve made a nice one.

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i ended up with igarage. it was $50 and it did look complicated. he took out the front bumper!

thanks for everyone else' replies though!

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hmm, i have to agree with you only to a certain point. i think its more about guts. skill-wise, you're totally right. theres really nothing to it. but when it comes to splicing and general electric work, people start to get paranoid about doing it wrong or improper.

if you have experience splicing cables, then you're seriously good to go. make ask someone on this forum to send you a picture of how they did it, and you'll do fine.

If you do it yourself though, i would ask around for some small tips. always good to be safe.

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In all honesty, it's super easy.

All you really have to do is take out the bulbs and plug in all the special fitting wires and strap it to the car and your done. It's absolutely fool proof.

If you know how to change a light bulb in your headlight, you have the automotive skill to install the kit.
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i ended up with igarage. it was $50 and it did look complicated. he took out the front bumper!

thanks for everyone else' replies though!
They took off your front bumper to install an HID kit? Or am I reading that wrong. Are we talking like an HID conversion kit like DD sells?

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The headlights can be tricky to remove with the front bumper on. Taking off the bumper is alot more work, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

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i bought a conversion kit =/
wait wait... what is the different between a hid kit and hid conversion kit? (sorry serious noob question!)

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They took off your front bumper to install an HID kit? Or am I reading that wrong. Are we talking like an HID conversion kit like DD sells?

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The headlights can be tricky to remove with the front bumper on. Taking off the bumper is alot more work, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
I just installed my HID conversion kit and all you have to do is remove 2 screws and the headlight pops right out. Not sure where the tricky part comes in.
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i bought a conversion kit =/
wait wait... what is the different between a hid kit and hid conversion kit? (sorry serious noob question!)
Well for me, an HID kit would mean replacing the headlight housings for the actual ones that come from the dealer on the high end models (or aftermarket), and an HID conversion kit would be installing HIDs on a car that didn't come with them from the factory. Sorry I wasn't trying to confuse you, I just found it weird that they had taken your bumper off to do the install.

Did they mount the ballasts behind the bumper or something?

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if u really have trouble doin' it urself,
i say take it to igarage!
he j/ installed a set of HIDs j/ today on someone's 2.0T when i dropped by in the afternoon~
and they actually do a great job, mountin' the ballast somewhere that cannot be seen

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if it was grey and you meant "friday", that would be me =)

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if u really have trouble doin' it urself,
i say take it to igarage!
he j/ installed a set of HIDs j/ today on someone's 2.0T when i dropped by in the afternoon~
and they actually do a great job, mountin' the ballast somewhere that cannot be seen

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if it was grey and you meant "friday", that would be me =)
I guess u were the one Ivan brought up....he told me u own a civic earlier?

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yep. owned a civic ex coupe 06 earlier. haven't gone there for 2 years but he still remembered me!

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I should be getting my HID kit in mail in the next few days. I know Lorenzo wants to come over and watch me do it, your more than welcome to come by as well. I've never done it but it doesn't look that difficult.

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