You are probably going to have to buy online. Stay away from hids4less.com. They have terrible customer service. I bought some Philips VisionPlus bulbs from http://www.autolamps-online.com/gasdischarge/index.htm They have great customer service, and the components in their HID conversion kits are the best available. They are located in the UK, but shipping is free and they usually throw in some free items.
Does anyone know if I can purchase a kit to make the headlights the same as the HID package that is available from the dealer? If so, what is the approximate cost? I did not want to pay the several hundred extra at the time of purchase and was wondering if I could do it myself for cheaper.
For reasons that I have not been able to determine, the HIDS was not an available option for the C230 Kompressor in Canada, but it was on all of the other C class vehicles.
Definitely interested in a quality install of HIDs in Canada, even if it is done by the MB dealer.
Lynn, I am particularly interested in your views on this issue. FYI there are some other unexplained differences between US and Canadian specs, e.g. autodimming mirrors are standard on the Canadian vehicles, but part of the C2 option in US. In Canada, we get two years free maintenance vs. the four years in the US. 8O
You should try and look at the philips brand ballast. I have an aftermarket HID kit with the hella ballast and I had to rewire it to my high beams because there wasn't enough power coming from the low beam connector. So I suggest the philips brand because it doesn't need to rewired like mine is.
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