Replacement Headlight Bulbs?

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Discussion Starter · #1 · Aug 15, 2012

Can I replace the stock 894’s with any other 894, such as the HID bulbs?

I thought I read you need a HID conversion kit to be able to use any HID bulbs, or it is too much strain on the stator?

I’m not neccesarliy concerened about getting brighter, I just want something in a high temp range than the 3200 yellow looking stock light bulbs.

I’d prefer something 5k or up. I like the really BRIGHT WHITE, and even the BLUE tint color of light.

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Can’t do the hids without a battery. Just pick up a set of lights on eBay or other aftermarket places. It’s just a 894 fog light bulb. I actually bought some last night and am awaiting them. There’s a lot of threads about it, just search alittle and you’ll find pictures and links

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Discussion Starter · #3 · Aug 15, 2012

I see all kinds of 894’s on EBAY, but 99% of them are HID’s. And the ones that aren’t, are the standard yellow color, which I can’t stand.

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the bulbs that work well are the salvaina superstars or ultra stars. You can get them at any auto parts store

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You cant get 894 in a silverstar or ultra(I work at Advance part time). You can get straight plug 891’s but I heard you cant plug the outside bulb in then. Here are the lights I picked up. They say HID but they actually arent, HIDs require a ballast and these are just plug in. For the price if they last a season I’d be happy as pie.

+61404532026W Fog Lights Xenon HID Super White Direct Replacement Light Bulb Aw7 | eBay

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You cant get 894 in a silverstar or ultra(I work at Advance part time). You can get straight plug 891’s but I heard you cant plug the outside bulb in then. Here are the lights I picked up. They say HID but they actually arent, HIDs require a ballast and these are just plug in. For the price if they last a season I’d be happy as pie.

+61404532026W Fog Lights Xenon HID Super White Direct Replacement Light Bulb Aw7 | eBay

so if i buy those i wont burn my stator up?

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also would i use those for all four or just low beam?

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All four and no they are still the same wattage

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low beam and high beam are the same?

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Yea … Just aimed differently. They are all foglights, I had them out a week or two ago.

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splicing harness together for all 4 on when hi beam , low beam remains only two low beam helps immensly along with the brighter bulbs .

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I didn’t think that was a good idea to do… From what I read anyways

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all sleds are different , I was concerned also . I run that , heated shield , added warmer on brake lever [ fingers were always cold ] and am at nearly 8000 miles . I am not saying you should do it , but I havent had an issue yet. Soon to be adding boondocker and tax system even more , fingers crossed ofcourse !

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Yea I’m on the fence w a boondocker or a pcv for mine… Messed around w tuning and logging on some imports in the past so I’d like to get into it with this as well

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I got those lights yesterday. They worked well so far in there. I dont know how long they will last haha…

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Discussion Starter · #16 · Aug 19, 2012

You cant get 894 in a silverstar or ultra(I work at Advance part time). You can get straight plug 891’s but I heard you cant plug the outside bulb in then. Here are the lights I picked up. They say HID but they actually arent, HIDs require a ballast and these are just plug in. For the price if they last a season I’d be happy as pie.

+61404532026W Fog Lights Xenon HID Super White Direct Replacement Light Bulb Aw7 | eBay

I’m confused, as I know nothing about light bulbs. How are they not HID’s if they say they are? The look like every other HID bulb on ebay that is a 894.

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They just use HID as a description because people are looking for that color bulb. If you see the bulbs with a regular style plug end like I sent you a link for then they are NOT hid but they are a whiter light bulb, same wattage just different temperature

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Discussion Starter · #18 · Aug 19, 2012

They just use HID as a description because people are looking for that color bulb. If you see the bulbs with a regular style plug end like I sent you a link for then they are NOT hid but they are a whiter light bulb, same wattage just different temperature

What kind of plug does a HID have? Can you link me to an example? I just dont wanna **** up and buy bulbs I can’t use.

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