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HID kit installed in my Yukon Denali


copout221
12-31-2003, 11:28 PM
I bought a HID kit for my Denali from MisterJung.com. DON'T do business with this idiot. He will take your money and ignore you when you have problems with his kit. He told me that new bulbs were going to be shipped to me and they never arrived after three weeks. This guy will NOT respond to my E-Mails and does not care about his customers after he gets their money.
I highly recommend installing a HID kit in a Yukon Denali. The output of a HID kit is amazing and the light looks incredible compared to stock halogen bulbs. A HID kit is very easy to install and remove if necessay, it only took me approx fifteen minutes to install in my Denali. Remember, the Denali comes stock with projector style headlamp housings which are the true and correct way to direct the HID lighting rather than using reflector style housings like the Escalade has. I bought a new 4100k (not that blue in color) from another distributor www.xenonfactory.com after several people I know recommended their products and said they stand behind their stuff 100%. DON'T even think about wasting your money with MISTERJUNG, he is a crook !!!

denalio34ceo
01-02-2004, 11:19 AM
Nice! I'm looking to do the same in my 'nali and I came across suvlights.com. Did you do the high beams and fogs? I'm looking to do all of them.

copout221
01-02-2004, 11:30 AM
I only did the low beams but the fogs are next on my list if I can find a kit that has 880 bulbs. The high beams are not something I will be doing because the HID kits take up to 15 seconds to warm up and produce decent light and IMO the high beams need to be instant. SUVlights have good quality products that you should have not problems with. They are just a bit more money than some other vendors.

denalio34ceo
01-02-2004, 11:57 AM
SUVlights will convert the 880's. You have to send them the housing and they'll convert it to a D1.

zutoo
01-08-2004, 12:13 AM
Nice! I'm looking to do the same in my 'nali and I came across suvlights.com. Did you do the high beams and fogs? I'm looking to do all of them.

Did you get your HIDs yet? I just did HIDs in my low beams and fogs, it is crazy bright! I'm considering doing my high beams, but I was concerned about the warm up delay. Let me know how yours turn out if you do it. Thanks.

copout221
01-08-2004, 03:17 AM
I just installed the 4100k kit fron xenonfactory.com and love it. The 9005 base they are supplying is the wrong size and had to be modified a bit to fit but otherwise I really love the kit. WARNING -- DO NOT buy a kit that does not have starter relays for the ballasts that have direct 12v connection to the battery. Cheap kits are directing people to use the factory headlamp harnesses as power for the ballasts. As the ballasts get a bit older they WILL draw more current and WILL melt the factory wiring due to excessive heat or simply blow fuses when powering up. The MisterJung kit is garbage and DO NOT buy one of these kits unless you want to possibly start your vehicle on fire.

denalio34ceo
01-08-2004, 10:16 AM
I was considering xenonfactory or xenondepot. Does XF know they're supplying the wrong size 9005? I'm not going to modify the highs because I want the high beam passing feature which the HID's can't provide plus the lows in HID will be sufficient. The highs will be the standard philips or maybe the Silverstars or the PIAA's. I'd like to modify the 880's too.

denalio34ceo
01-08-2004, 10:19 AM
Zutoo, how did you modify your fogs? Do you have a 'nali?

zutoo
01-08-2004, 12:11 PM
Zutoo, how did you modify your fogs? Do you have a 'nali?

I have an '03 Denali... I had the HIDs done at an install shop. I'm not sure exactly what they did, but they did take out the fog housings and had them for about a day before they installed everything on the truck. The said they had to 'set' the HIDs in and let it sit to avoid future problems.

copout221
01-08-2004, 12:12 PM
I was considering xenonfactory or xenondepot. Does XF know they're supplying the wrong size 9005? I'm not going to modify the highs because I want the high beam passing feature which the HID's can't provide plus the lows in HID will be sufficient. The highs will be the standard philips or maybe the Silverstars or the PIAA's. I'd like to modify the 880's too.


I e-mailed Alex Hsu from XenonFactory.com and he told me that the problem is being corrected and that the first batch of 9005 bulbs from his supplier were not measured correctly. I DO NOT recommend to anyone to modify the bases like I did because there is too much to lose and it should not be necessary in the first place. Alex told me that a new batch of the 9005 bulbs should be in this week or early next and the problem will be corrected. In addition, he told me that he will still honor the three year warranty on the kit even though I had to modify the bases a bit. That IMO is pretty nice. I would not recommend installing HID's as high beams because of the warm up delay that can be a problem when you need the light ASAP. That is like installing an alternating headlight kit on HID lamps, it is just and will not work correctly. I was thinking about doing the 880's but decided that there is more than enough light with the lows installed and I really don't want to have four ballasts installed on my truck. Also, the Denali headlamp housings are projector style which drastically cut down on glare for other motorists. The fogs are reflector style which were designed for halogen bulbs, not HID's. They WILL be extremely bright for other motorists and could cause problems with law enforcment if they believe the lights are a hazard. HID lighting may be outlawed very soon because of the issue of blinding other motorists that have led to numerous accidents in the U.S. The NTSB is currently doing research on this subject that could lead to making HID lighting illegal on motor vehicles.

denalio34ceo
01-08-2004, 12:49 PM
Thanks for your input. I see you've done your homework. I'll go with HID's in the low beam and upgrade the highs and 880's to Silverstars.

denalio34ceo
01-08-2004, 12:53 PM
Removing the housing is pretty simple right? You just turn and pull the two pins and the housing comes right off.

copout221
01-08-2004, 01:15 PM
Yep, there is a vertical rod that is attached for aiming the headlamps that you have to be careful of. Otherwise it takes a matter of minutes to pull the housings and replace bulbs.

denalio34ceo
01-08-2004, 02:34 PM
So I turn and pull the black pin on top and turn and pull the black pin on the side???

copout221
01-08-2004, 05:27 PM
Yes, they pull all the way out. Don't lose them !!! I don't think the hardware store sells them.

tonytone
01-08-2004, 05:46 PM
copout221--thanks for the heads-up! I was just about ready to order a kit from xenonfactory but now I'll wait 'til they have the correct base. Also--does their kit come with relays or will I have to buy a pair elsewhere?

As far as going with the Silverstars for the regular high beams--IMHO, don't! I put them in my YXL and there was hardly any noticeable difference between the SS 9005 and stock 9005 bulbs as far as looking at them head-on is concerned...and I would imagine since the highbeam portion of the Denali headlight housing isn't reflector IIRC, the results should be similar, i.e., no difference in appearance between the SS and OEM 9005 bulbs.

copout221
01-08-2004, 06:50 PM
copout221--thanks for the heads-up! I was just about ready to order a kit from xenonfactory but now I'll wait 'til they have the correct base. Also--does their kit come with relays or will I have to buy a pair elsewhere?

No, the kit includes everything you need to get the lights up and running except for wire loom tubing which is a personal preferance for me because it hides the wires and makes the install look nice. The kit even includes wire-ties and mounting screws for the ballasts. The relays are included and totally wired to simplify things. Another nice vendor of HID conversion kits is http://www.hid-online.com/. They are a little expensive but the quality is top notch. You have to order the 9005 high beam 4100k kit for the Denali because they don't list the Denali in their database.

tonytone
01-09-2004, 03:21 PM
copout221--thanks for answering my question! I have a few more questions though--you mentioned hid-online.com as another source; any reason why one would go with them instead of xenonfactory.com? Also--does the hid-online.com kit also include the relays? Finally--was it personal preference the reason why you went with 4100k instead of 6000k? I know that 4100k will put out a bit more light to the pavement than 6000k, but 6000k does look a bit more HID-like compared to 4100k, so am curious as to whether you went with 4100k due to the greater light output.

Sorry for all the questions, but I just got my '04 Denali XL and want to be sure that if I go HID I get the right kit.

Thanks!

denalio34ceo
01-09-2004, 04:51 PM
Another site to checkout is xenondepot.com. They're having a sale right now.

copout221
01-09-2004, 10:43 PM
copout221--thanks for answering my question! I have a few more questions though--you mentioned hid-online.com as another source; any reason why one would go with them instead of xenonfactory.com? Also--does the hid-online.com kit also include the relays? Finally--was it personal preference the reason why you went with 4100k instead of 6000k? I know that 4100k will put out a bit more light to the pavement than 6000k, but 6000k does look a bit more HID-like compared to 4100k, so am curious as to whether you went with 4100k due to the greater light output.

Sorry for all the questions, but I just got my '04 Denali XL and want to be sure that if I go HID I get the right kit.

Thanks!


I totally understand and don't be afraid to ask me as many questions as you need. Ok, the first HID kit I bought a few years ago came from Hid-Online.com and it worked great. However, HID-Online is usually more expensive than other distributors but they also use Phillips bulbs and ballasts. When I bought my Denali I did some more research and found that the 6000k color was most common on stock vehicles with HID so I decided to buy the 6000k. After installing it I thought the color was really really too blue for me and I was not that happy with it, especially after several people I know made some comments about how stupid they looked. I compared the 6000k HID kit to the Escalade HID color along with several other vehicles including BMW and Mercedes. I found that most of the veh manufactures are not using HID bulbs that are too blue anymore because of problems with local laws and complaints from what I have been told. Personally, the 6000k was annoying to me and I decided to get the 4100K kit. I am much more satisfied with the 4100k bulbs from XenonFactory.com. They still have a slight blue tint to them but are just plain bright and do not bother my eyes. The main reason I purchased this recent kit from Xenonfactory is because of their price and quality of products they offer, along with the three year warranty. I did a lot of research before buying the kit from them and know someone who bought a kit from them that has worked flawlessly. Oh, and YES the Hid-Online kit includes starter and all necessary wiring.

tonytone
01-10-2004, 10:46 AM
Thanks, copout221! Looks like I'll go with xenonfactory once they straighten out the fitment issue with the 9005s...

copout221
01-10-2004, 10:53 AM
Thanks, copout221! Looks like I'll go with xenonfactory once they straighten out the fitment issue with the 9005s...

You will not be dissapointed with their products. I e-mailed them a few pictures of my bulb bases that had to be modified to fit. They wanted to see how far off the base was. Hopefully they will have the issue corrected by next week.

tonytone
01-14-2004, 03:17 PM
copout221--do you know how the visual output (when looking head-on at the headlights) of the Silverstars is like vs. the xenonfactory HID kit, color-temp wise? I'm asking because SS color temp is 4000k, whereas the xenonfactory 4100k HID kit is (duh) 4100k--on paper, not much of a difference color-temp wise. I'm sure that the 4100k HID would probably put out a slightly more brighter light patter to the road than the SS, but if the color temp difference isn't noticeable, I might consider the 6000k kit only because the color temp will definitely be noticeable and still put out more visible light to the road than the SS bulb.

Hope that made sense...LOL!

copout221
01-14-2004, 03:42 PM
copout221--do you know how the visual output (when looking head-on at the headlights) of the Silverstars is like vs. the xenonfactory HID kit, color-temp wise? I'm asking because SS color temp is 4000k, whereas the xenonfactory 4100k HID kit is (duh) 4100k--on paper, not much of a difference color-temp wise. I'm sure that the 4100k HID would probably put out a slightly more brighter light patter to the road than the SS, but if the color temp difference isn't noticeable, I might consider the 6000k kit only because the color temp will definitely be noticeable and still put out more visible light to the road than the SS bulb.

Hope that made sense...LOL!

After buying my Denali I replaced the stock low beam 9005's with silverstars and they produced less output (Yes, less than stock) and they looked really blue. Remember, if a bulb has a colored coating on it it WILL produce less light, it is just common sense. Also, the silverstars wattage was the same as the stock 9005's. NOW, the HID is a totally different story, the xenon bulbs I received do NOT have a colored coating on them and do not look as blue as the silverstars did. However, my fogs have been replaced with 880 silverstars and they almost match perfectly with the HID's. Honestly, there is no comparison between a true HID kit and imitation halogen "HID LOOK" bulbs. You are talking about 1400 lumens to 3100 lumens for HID. The cost is high but the benefits are incredible. I highly recommend true high quality HID's, they really are awsome when it comes to light output. The best way to describe 4100k hid output is that it is just plain white with a small hint of blue and incredibly bright. The 6000k kit I originally installed and removed looked way too blue, almost like some German cars that have factory HID lamps. Also, I have noticed most vehicle manufacturers are now using 4100k -5000k kelvin xenon bulbs as opposed to 6000k and up because of the intense color that can produce problems with the law in some states. Here in Illinois, it is illegal to have any type of blue headlamps, regardless of how faint the color is.

tonytone
01-14-2004, 07:35 PM
copout221--I reckon that the lumens output of the HID is much greater than that of the SS, as you pointed out; I was looking more along the lines of how much of a difference in appearance, from a color temp standpoint, there is between SS and 4100K HID. If there is hardly any difference in visual appearance, color temp wise, between the two, I might consider the 6000K HID (laws be damned--j/k) since the difference in lumens output between 4100K and 6000K (yes, 6000K will have less lumens output than 4100K) isn't as huge than the difference between the SS and either HID kit. Yes I admit I'm a bit partial towards the slightly more bluish tinge of the 6000K kit (vs. that of the 4100K), hence my post. OTOH--if the 4100K kit is noticeably more (doesn't have to be a night-and-day difference) white-bluish than the SS, then I may very well go with the 4100K.

Thanks for your input!

copout221
01-14-2004, 08:34 PM
copout221--I reckon that the lumens output of the HID is much greater than that of the SS, as you pointed out; I was looking more along the lines of how much of a difference in appearance, from a color temp standpoint, there is between SS and 4100K HID. If there is hardly any difference in visual appearance, color temp wise, between the two, I might consider the 6000K HID (laws be damned--j/k) since the difference in lumens output between 4100K and 6000K (yes, 6000K will have less lumens output than 4100K) isn't as huge than the difference between the SS and either HID kit. Yes I admit I'm a bit partial towards the slightly more bluish tinge of the 6000K kit (vs. that of the 4100K), hence my post. OTOH--if the 4100K kit is noticeably more (doesn't have to be a night-and-day difference) white-bluish than the SS, then I may very well go with the 4100K.

Thanks for your input!

The silverstars will not match the 6000k as closely as the 4100k but they do look great next to 6000k HID's, especially when compared to stock bulbs that really look yellow next to HID's. The lumen output is not really noticeable between the 4100k and 6000k. Actually, the 6000k IMO illuminated the road better because the deeper color actually produces a wider beam. It really is a matter of preference between 4100k and 6000k.

tonytone
01-24-2004, 02:00 PM
copout221 (or anyone who might know the answer to this)--how are sites like xenonfactory.com able to (still?) sell and/or ship non-OEM HID retrofit kits to U.S. customers, given that it has been technically illegal to do so since last August?

Supra_Denali
01-26-2004, 02:23 PM
I have a Phillips 4100K Kit on my Supra and its projected out of a projector light like the Denali. I like the light output, its more white than anything, but has a blue output to it, but nothing like my fathers S600 or my moms new 7 series, they are REALLY blue on the S600. I am looking for that kind of look on my truck vs the white on my Supra, I actually might get the new Phillips 6000K Unitron bulbs for the Supra too.

I am awaiting delivery of my 04 Denali Truck and when I get it I am going to order the 6000K kit.

copout221
01-26-2004, 02:46 PM
copout221 (or anyone who might know the answer to this)--how are sites like xenonfactory.com able to (still?) sell and/or ship non-OEM HID retrofit kits to U.S. customers, given that it has been technically illegal to do so since last August?

Honestly I don't know. You would have to direct that question to them !!

denalixl
02-20-2004, 09:27 AM
Hi! I got the HID conversion set [Hella low beam 9005] from ebay no instuction how to connect onto my Denali 04, need advise and if you have diagram will helpfull. Many thank

copout221
02-20-2004, 11:03 AM
Hi! I got the HID conversion set [Hella low beam 9005] from ebay no instuction how to connect onto my Denali 04, need advise and if you have diagram will helpfull. Many thank


http://home.comcast.net/~krydz/Hid_install_diagram.bmp

denalixl
02-20-2004, 08:21 PM
Thank you, Copout221. I will check my HID.

maskmobile
11-26-2008, 07:37 PM
I bought a hid conversion kit for my 03 denali, plugged everything in and it didn't work. i heard you have to disconnect or bypass the drl's . is this true and if so how ?

maskmobile
11-26-2008, 07:39 PM
:disappoin I bought a hid conversion kit for my 03 denali, plugged everything in and it didn't work. i heard you have to disconnect or bypass the drl's . is this true and if so how ?

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