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#1 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 06:20 PM
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Hello all!

I looked over the forum and was wondering if anyone knows what the replacement headlights for the Rondo are? I looked in the manual and the online workshop manual - as far as I can tell, it's not listed.

My best guess is, it's 9005/9006 combo.

I think the car would look great with superwhite headlights!

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I also want to replace my headlight, but can't find any info on the headlight. I guess we will need to remove one...

Costco is selling Philips CristalVision headlights, 32$ for 2. Is there something better for the price.

Thanks.
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Your right, I double checked the owners manual and the workshop manual and the best you can find out is that the headlights are 55 watts. I even went out to the car, took the back cap off to see if I could see any numbers but no luck. The left headlight bulb looks like you have to take the battery out to get to it, right ones a little easier.

deal_addict; I replaced my PT Cruiser headlights with Sylvania Super White and they looked great, but when I had my fogs on, the fogs looked yellow in comparison. You have the EX so you probably have the fog lights. Be prepared to change those lights out also.


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I've been looking around - still no definitive info. I'd hate to pull apart my headlight assembly just to find the bulb model but I might have to.

Comparing with other Hyundai and Kia models (Sonata & Magentis), they both use H7 for low beams and H1 for high beams, both 55W. I'm thinking that's probably the lights.

In regards to changing your foglights, it does look nicer in white but everyone should keep in mind why stock lights have a yellow tint. Yellow is apparently the shortest wavelength and has the best penetration - which is what you want in foggy weather. White beams will reflect off the white fog and you'll be driving semi-blind. I don't have my fog lights on all the time so I think I'll keep them stock.
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It looks like you are correct. I am ordering in the proper Rondo Bulbs today as I really should keep a set in stock for warranty purposes any how.

My initial assessment from the catalogue is that it looks like you are correct, the low beam appears to be a H1 55W and the high beam looks like a H7.

I will come back and repost once I have the parts in stock.

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If you all are still wondering, to locate the bulb type for the front headlights open the hood and look on the black plastic frame on top of each light and you'll find the specs. It's hard to see so a flashlight might be in order.
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My local UK parts specialist doesn't like the new superwhite bulbs, his pro opinion is to use top quality "Hella" bulbs for best results. On my last car (Peug 406) I tried these, the difference to a "cheaper part" was very noticeable & I do a lot of night driving!

I wish they would make a 75w H1 legal for dipped beam work, it would be a lot safer!

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Hello all!

Just a quick update, since I bought some bulbs and yanked off the headlights to do a swap.

The daytime running lights (or high beams) are H1.
The projector lights are H11B (not H7 or H11).

I guess 1 out of 2 isn't bad... the H11B look hard to get.
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projector? i guess you mean low beam?

i also want brightwhite bulbs...

are you saying that even though they stamped H7 on the black plastic frame (as per kech above) that is incorrect?

thanks, mark
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This baffles me.....why are people changing the bulbs? I find the factory lights on my Rondo are bright and have good range.
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