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I have been looking into switching out the stock halogen bulbs in my iM for LEDs but I have a couple questions. First, I don't know what color of bulbs to get, I want them to match the DRLs as close as possible so should I go 5000k, 6000k, 7000k or something else? Second, I have heard some people complain about the noise coming from the fans on the LED bulbs, is that a sign of a poor quality bulb or is it a legitimate problem for all LED conversion kits? Lastly, what is Canbus? Some people are saying you need to install one with your LEDs, is it a part, or a brand, is it necessary? Any and all responses will be very helpful, thank you in advance
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if youre looking to change the headlights bulbs your best option are the philips crystal vision,but if you want to boost more the output then look for fanless lumileds bulbs in 6000k if you have fog lights or planning to add get both pairs, get some ferrite filters because they will cause radio interference (happened to me).

Hids are ok for projectors but not for the foglights!! and the hids are more complicated to own (ballast,bulbs etc etc) the stock wiring is not designed for hids (happened to me).

So as stated your most secure and hassle free option is philips but if you like the led look like i do get a set of fanless lumileds.
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Would something like this work?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332120114139
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Would something like this work?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332120114139
No they dont because the headlights need the rubber cap always on.
i got mine from this seller
New 9006 Fog Lights PHILIPS LED Foglights Conversion Kit 160W 16000LM 6K White | eBay

till now now issues with them (only radio interference),but keep in mind that fanless leds heat up a bit more than fan cooled.
those are 9006 but they fit on 9012 base,just adjust them aligned before installing and tight really well the heatsink.
when ordering leave a note to the seller to not forget adjustment screws and the extra color tubes (light blue and yellow are included) seller accept offers i paid $30 for mine shipped.
not 100% color match when near but if you look at them at maybe 10ft distance you will notice the color is nearly the same as the drl leds.
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another type of fanless leds 5500k

S2 H1 H3 H4 H7 H11 H13 9004 9005 9006 880 5202 36W LED Headlight 3600LM Wireles | eBay

you can try them just ask the seller if not return them.
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why do people wanna avoid fanless LEDs? are they loud or something?
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why do people wanna avoid fanless LEDs? are they loud or something?
you mean fancooled?
because the design of the headlight bezel it will turn it on to a bell! the fan vibration will transfer all over the assembly and believe me after 5 minutes you will want to get rid of them!
corollas in other hand are equiped with non removable leds ,dont know if they are fancooled or not but theres no noise!
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i was searching more info about this headlights but theres not much for this car model,can you post more pictures of those philips crystal vision maybe a wall view or angle views? a distant frontal view?
4000k or even 4300k halogen will have a yellowish look??,im looking to try them!
thanks!

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i was searching more info about this headlights but theres not much for this car model,can you post more pictures of those philips crystal vision maybe a wall view or angle views? a distant frontal view?
4000k or even 4300k halogen will have a yellowish look??,im looking to try them!
thanks!
Only other ones are these





My nightly drive home is 20 minutes on an unlit freeway and these give me plenty of light.

Is it a perfect match to the DRL, no. But it is closer than the stock ones.
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