Halogen vs HID?

Asked by Dec 05, 2014 at 09:04 AM about the 2003 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had the low beam headlight for my 2003 Nissan Maxima SE replaced recently. The
original headlight gave off kind of a blueish/whitish light and the replacement that the
repair shop put in gives off a yellowish light. The bulb the charged me for was pretty
expensive so I assumed it was the same type as the one that was originally installed.
If the light is yellow instead of blueish does this mean they gave me a halogen light/an
HID light will always look more blueish/whitish? Thanks!

1 Answer

20

I've seen white HIDs. Uncommon(around me atleast) but they're out there. If it doesn't throw as much light as the other one(the bluish bulb), its definitely a halogen they put in.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Nissan Maxima Questions

Nissan Maxima Experts

#1 rtriel
rtriel
Reputation 570
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 540
#3 Cocohuate
Cocohuate
Reputation 410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,027 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Chevrolet Impala
520 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Acura TL
233 Great Deals out of 6,297 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
946 Great Deals out of 79,655 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
474 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 3 Series
971 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima
461 Great Deals out of 29,994 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Murano
311 Great Deals out of 26,504 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Maxima For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 14,379 listings starting at $20,688
2016 Nissan Maxima For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,100 listings starting at $17,900
2014 Nissan Maxima For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 2,657 listings starting at $10,499
2013 Nissan Maxima For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,112 listings starting at $8,499
2012 Nissan Maxima For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 751 listings starting at $7,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.