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I'm interested in replacing the bulbs (low beam, DRL, and high beam) on my 2011 9-3 2.0T to a whiter hue to more closely match the eyebrow lights. I don't want them to look too blue as some people do to their cars.

Can you share some resources to do this please for headlights?

Also, is there a separate light for the DRL or is it the same as the low beam?

How do I know if I have self leveling headlights - is that for adaptive headlights only?

-Roy
 

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The first question would be do you have Halogens or HIDs? If you have HIDs, the higher the Kelvin (6000K +) the more blue it is going to be. 3500K are Stock I believe (at least for '03 9-3) and have the brightest (White) output. Something around 4000k I'm sure would be good as well, thats what I plan on replacing mine with.

To tell if they are auto leveling, when you start your car, do your lights appear to move at all?
 

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3500k is yellowish actually, stock is typically 4300k-5000k.
 

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I'm interested in replacing the bulbs (low beam, DRL, and high beam) on my 2011 9-3 2.0T to a whiter hue to more closely match the eyebrow lights. I don't want them to look too blue as some people do to their cars.

Can you share some resources to do this please for headlights?

Also, is there a separate light for the DRL or is it the same as the low beam?

How do I know if I have self leveling headlights - is that for adaptive headlights only?

-Roy
I recently purchased my 2011 9³ Turbo⁴ and it did not have the HID or the adaptive headlights. I did replace my headlights with a 35W slim aftermarket HID kit with 6000K bulbs. I purchased my kit off of ebay and it had resistors built in to cancel the strobing. Here is the link to what it looks like. I have not resized the image, so it's huge on the forum. Sorry for the link.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/img1231mi.jpg/
 

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5000K is the closest to white that you can get. But it does vary on the company too.

Also. If you go to a 55w HID, the colors change too. I believe a white would be close to the 6000K range
 

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You want either 4500k or 5000k 55w hids. 6000k would be somewhat bluish
 

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I like the idea of converting to HID. I checked out some youtube videos and the installation is fairly simple.

The only question I have is if it draws more or less power than the standard halogens I have? What are other possible "side effects" of installing?

Thanks,
Roy
 
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