XenonSupply Review + Prius Install

Update 4-17-16: 1 Headlight bulb defective and sent back from replacement.  The ground wire coming out of the bulb detached and caused a short.  Ultimately, had to change the ballast too.

If you’re a forum junkie like me, you’re probably heard of XenonSupply in the Toyota and Hyundai communities.  They have had some great responses there, so I decided to pick up a kit and try it for myself.  After seeing several folks contemplate which H.I.D. kits best for their needs and reading 100’s of threads about positives and negatives of each, I decided this would be a good place to review the kit for the rest of the community.

After reading about several kits problems related to ground shadowing, on the Prius, and hearing XenonSupply’s hid kit didn’t have that problem, ,that was one of the first things I looked for after the install.  Before I jump into my thoughts on the kit, here are the

Toyota Prius HID Install instructions

Tool needed: 
10mm Socket + wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
…That’s in! BOOM!

Toyota Prius HID Packaged Includes:
Two (2) XS HID Xenon Bulbs with H11 Plastic Plugs
Two (2) Slim Premium Digital A/C Ballasts
Plug and Play Wiring Connectors
Zip Ties and Ballast Mounting kit
Online Manual

xenonsupply prius HID kit

Step 1: Disconnect the factory wiring harness and Remove the Halogen H11 bulbs from the headlight housing

Step 2: Install the new HID bulbs into the headlight housing. (Make sure the tab opposite of the ground wire is facing up)

Step 3: Mount Ballasts…. This is the cool/tricky part because you need to remove a couple of the plastic engine bay pieces.  See here:

NOTE: Make sure you clean the surface of the plastic before installing the double sided tape and ballast

Passenger Side:

 

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Driver Side: 

Remove the fuse box cover > Then use your Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 2 pins holding the plastic cover on the fender.
remove for installing ballast - driver sidedriver side ballast install

Step 4: Connect Wiring

First – Connect the HID ballast to the HID bulb.  Then connect your Factory headlight wiring into the ballast.

NOTE: If the lights do not work properly the first time, flip the factory headlight connector over, to reverse the polarity, re-plug it in and try again.

Now test your lights!

Here are some photos after the XenonSupply HIDs are nicely installed:

prius with hids installed
Install photos courtesy of Jblackwell on PriusChat

after XenonSupply Kit install prius headlight after hids

Prius HID install Video from Xenon Supply:

To date, there have been no issues with the XenonSupply HID kit.  Installation was super easy and there was no modification needed to their HID kit in order for the Prius.  I was very happy with the quality of the components and appreciate that they sent double sided tape to mount the ballast, instead of those damn metal brackets that non one ever uses.  Stay tuned for updates as the come up, but for now we give this kit a Thumbs Up!

Rating: 94 Points

hidlightreviews approved

3 thoughts on “XenonSupply Review + Prius Install

  • May 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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    Thank you for a very well done review of the XS Xenon kit. I wanted one of these kits for a long time and am now ready to take the plunge and do it!

    Have you noticed any AM radio interference once the kit was installed? I know, I know… NO ONE listens to AM any more but I do on occasion! 😀 Did you get the 4300K or 6K ? I am leaning toward the 6K even though some tests say you get more light on the road with the 4300K.

    Best wishes,

    J T

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    • May 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      Hey J T. Yes…there is a bit of radio interference. It’s kind of weird though because it’s only when I’m parked. It’s fine as soon as I start driving. I did 6000k on mine…I love to color.

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    • May 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      Hey J T. Yes…there is a bit of radio interference. It’s kind of weird though because it’s only when I’m parked. It’s fine as soon as I start driving. I did 6000k on mine…I love to color.

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