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I'm really liking the look of the LED headlights on the higher models. Does anyone know if they can be plug & play in the lower end models and function properly?
It likely wouldn't be plug n play. At a minimum, I don't think there is support (igniter/ballast) for a HID set up in the lower trims.
Some of the used/pulled Xenon headlamp assemblies I am finding out there state that they include the ballast. I am not prepared to drop $600 on a used set to try this out, but I anxiously await the results if anyone else is able to try. I am also curious to see if any dealer reprogramming is required to somehow specify "limited" because of the reduced voltage, or to get the DRLs to function.
That's very admirable of you to live by that standard. Unfortunately there are many people who wouldn't even give that a second thought. I'm of the opinion that putting in brighter lighting solutions is okay*.Consider Kant's(?) "Categorical Imperative"; If it's not okay for everybody to do it, then it's not okay for anybody to do it.