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Old 27 Dec 2008, 05:01 pm
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Default 2000 Acura RL Headlight help!?

The front one went out. The dude at the shop said it's special and would cost $150. "It's not just a bulb that you take out and replace." My car's lights are pretty nice, but I highly doubt that they are HID. Am I missing something here? I'm pretty sure he's not trying to rip me off. I just don't know what the special bulb is. Any clues?Thanks for your time. Sorry for any typos.OK, I'm pretty sure they are HID now, after double checking. Now my question is, could I just replace them with like...some basic bulbs to save money?
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 05:46 pm
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Take it to another shop and get a 2nd quote.
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 06:01 pm
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If it is HID. It could be that cost. They can be real pricey. Some as high as $600 for some cars. Probably not a rip-off.
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 06:16 pm
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you need to replace them with another HID bulb...if you need to replace the bulb and ballast that would almost validate 150 bucks, but you should be able to replace a single HID bulb for like 50-60 bucks. I dont think theres a cheap bulb replacement...
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 06:31 pm
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yeah they're HIDS. best way to get a bulb for cheap is ebay. they go for about 40-50 bucks for one. everywhere else is $120 or more i bet. things dont come cheap for a nice ride.
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