|HID Conversion Kit
*The HID kit featured in this tutorial is a 9006 Bulb-Type, 6000K Premium White kit.
*The installation vehicle is a 2003 -2008 Honda Accord EX V6
*All HID Conversion Kits at PlasmaGarage.com feature plug-in wiring with no permanent modification to the vehicle. Although the kit you may need may be
different style of HID bulbs, installation will be very similar.
STEP 1: Replace the stock halogen bulb on one side
We disconnected and removed the battery
for safety and to clear room for easy access
to the rear of the driver-side headlamp.
We were especially sure NOT to touch the
Bulbs. Natural oils from a human hand will
do great harm to the life of headlight bulbs.
We wore Latex gloves to avoid any possible
On this 2003 V6 Accord, taking out the old
bulbs required a 1/4-turn counter clockwise.
The Honda owner's Manual recommended
that headlight bulbs be changed by
removing the plastic under-body of the
fender that sits over the tire to access light
bulbs for changing. While space was tight,
installing from the engine compartment
worked great and probably took less time
than Honda's approach.
Next, we carefully removed the clear bulb
protector without touching the HID bulb.
Carefully insert the HID bulb into the
We inserted the HID bulb with the wires
pointing at 5 o'clock, then locked it in to
place by turning the bulb base clockwise
until the wires pointed to 6 o'clock.
Step 2: PLUG-IN the HID wiring
We located the metal tabs that appear
behind the HID Bulbs.
UPDATE: As of 2009, this 9006 kit uses a
regular plug instead of the two metal tabs.
NOTE: It is CRITICAL to connect (+) to (+) and ( -
) to ( - ). Positive (+) wires are identified by
RED wiring, Negative ( - ) wires are identified
by BLACK Wiring.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE COLOR of the
wires that lead in to the factory harness, you
may have to peel back the black electrical
tape to be sure. DO NOT INSERT THE METAL
TABS UNTIL YOU DETERMINE WHICH WIRE IS
Next, we firmly, but gently, inserted the
metal tabs in to the appropriate slits
located on the factory wire harness. The
"factory harness" is the white plug above
that was connected to the original light
bulb. You will feel each metal tab "click"
into place when fully inserted.
The custom plug-ends will only fit with the
appropriate corresponding wire.
We connected the remaining wires by
plugging them into the corresponding
STEP 3: Install the other side.