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Old 04-29-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

title says it all. I have denali projectors and want to install them but I have 9006 HIDS for my lows and I was wondering if they fit.




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Old 04-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

Other than the wattage being different (9006 are 55w, 9005 are 65w), if you hold the 2 bulbs up side by side, you will see the surrounding tabs are a little different. This is so you don't put the "wrong bulb" in the "wrong" socket. But since the tabs are plastic, you can use a file to ground down the plastic on the bulb, or even some wire cutters to snip the plastic.

With about 2 minutes of work, you can make either bulb fit in either socket.

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My experience is with the regular halogen bulbs. I am assuming the HID's are the same.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

Check inside the bulb connector too, I know that some are different than others, can be fixed with razor blade and steady hand though.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

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Check inside the bulb connector too, I know that some are different than others, can be fixed with razor blade and steady hand though.
That's right...I forgot about that. There are plastic tabs inside the connector that need to be ground down. If you have a soldering iron and you are careful, you can also heat up/melt the plastic and yank it out.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

seems simple enough. I currently have 9006 HIDs from visionbulbs.com. So with some cutting and trimming I can put my 9006 in 9005 housing?

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Old 04-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

Sorry that these are civic and corolla links, but some good visuals:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=71341

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/light...isibility.html

They are going from 9006 to the brighter 9005 highbeam, but you get the idea.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

you can go to the 9005 highbeam in a 9006 lowbeam but you CAN NOT go backwards. the base that the o-ring sits in is slightly smaller in the 9005 in the 9005 which allows this to fit in the hole. the 9006 is larger at thebase and will not go backwards into a 9005 hole. you also have to modify the inside of the connecter. there are two tabs on the top side of it, just take an x-acto knife and file them down flat.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

or just spend $25 on a new set of bulbs

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-9...#ht_500wt_1214
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:41 AM   #9
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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

I realized the amount of destruction I will have to do to my lights in order to make the 9006 fit in the 9005 housing. So rather then destroy a set of 600 dollar lights I'll spend the money and pick up a new set of HID bulbs.

Thanks for everyone's input and suggestions.

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Default Re: 9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

but why would you want a 9006 in ur 9005 spot? they wouldnt be as bright....
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