HID stands for "high intensity discharge" and HID lamps are much more efficient than the stock halogen lamps that are included with the Honda CR-Vs. They are filled with xenon gas and operate at less than 35 watts instead of the normal 55 watts of halogen lamps
. In addition, due to a highly regulated electrical system, HID lamps have a longer life and better performance in night conditions. Things You'll Need
* HID lamp kit
* clean gloves Show More Instructions
1. Park the vehicle, apply the emergency brake, unlock the hood and open it.
2. Remove the negative battery terminal.
3. Locate the two headlight bulbs that are located in the lower left corner and lower right portions of the engine compartment.
4. Remove the harness that is attached to each lamp using a screwdriver to press the release tab.
5. Remove each lamp by rotating it out of its socket.
6. Insert the new HID lamps into their socket, rotating them until they click into place. It is important to wear gloves during this step, as any dirt or residual material on the surface of the lamp can shorten its life.
7. Mount the ballasts that came with the HID kit close behind each HID lamp. The mounting method will depend on your specific kit, but most need only damage the ballast at any open support point
8. Connect each ballast to the back of each HID lamp
9. Locate an open door on the control panel of the your driver's side.
10. Remove the panel and install the relay for the HID lamps.
11. Connect the relay for each of the ballasts. This should mean simply connecting the harness, because all of these components are part of the same kit.
12. Connect a "power from" wire from the relay to the negative battery terminal. Secure the relay to the panel with the supplied mounting bracket or screws.
13. Replace the negative battery terminal. Make sure the headlights are working properly.