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Hey guys

 

Need to replace the Xenon bulb in the outback.

Its a Xenon D2 bulb, the issue is the only replacements I can find available are the D2S and D2R.

Ive seen D2S being sold as a replacement, but when I checked at Supercheap the bulb holder bit at the end looked a little different.

So can anyone advise if I can use the D2S or if not where to get the right bulb.

 

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I would strongly suggest having your ballast checked (auto sparky), or swapping bulbs side to side to confirm you have a bulb issue. 
Also in case you didn't know, the HID system runs off around 24,000V so care is required when messing with the system at all

Oh, and you wanna be careful with replacing bulbs individually. Each bulb has a different colour/temperature rating, in Kelvin. Most stock bulbs hover around the 4300K, closest to 'white light'. If you replace one bulb you may notice a colour difference between left/right lights

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Awesome advice guy.

Looks like the bulb in mine is the D2C, so it fits both.

Didn't think about the ballast, will do that  when it stops raining

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I used D2S in both BL5 and BR9, doubt yours will be different. 

Osram Xenarc from ebay, were around $100/pair back then. 

 

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On 1/06/2019 at 6:53 PM, sobanoodle said:

I used D2S in both BL5 and BR9, doubt yours will be different. 

Osram Xenarc from ebay, were around $100/pair back then. 

 

Brought a D2S in the end.

Had a good chat with the guy at Supercheap Linwood, and between the info from @ADIKT we worked out its just a  normal D2S bulb.

So the basics are:

D2S - D2 bulb with shield - location cut outs one side

D2R - D2 bulb with reflector on side - location cut outs other side 

D2C - D2 bulb with out reflector that will fit both headlight fittings (What I had)

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1 hour ago, sobanoodle said:

Instruction manuals actually have a list of all the bulb types you might need. That is where my info came from. 

in...struct.....ion........man...ual?

 

Never heard of them before 🤣🤣

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Whenever you're changing HID bulbs, throw the one from the side that's working in the other side, to confirm that it's not the Ballast that's gone.

So if it works, it's only a bulb, which is a few hundred $$$$ cheaper than a Ballast.

 

Also, if you've got a BE/BH, the HID bulbs in those are D2Rs. Later Subaru's are D2S, which I think is due to the Projector low beam.

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