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Finding The Correct LED Headlight Kits For Your Car

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When looking to upgrade your headlights or fog light bulbs from halogen to LED, making an educated purchase is crucial.

Whether you are looking for a product that will fit your car or you are trying to find the best product for your car and needs, we’ve got you covered.

We frequently get asked by prospective customers and car enthusiasts, “how do I find the correct LED headlights kit for my car?” This question can be interpreted in one of two ways, which we will address in this guide.

On the one hand, customers are essentially asking “what bulb size do I need for my car/truck/motorcycle, etc.” If this is you, continue reading, we’ll guide you on finding the exact bulbs your vehicle requires in this guide.

On the other hand, customers are wondering “what is the right LED headlights kit for my vehicle?”. In this case, customers are looking for the best LED kit for their vehicle, what to look out for when buying LED headlight bulbs, etc. If this is you, check out our guide on Finding the Best LED Headlights Kit For Your Car.

What LED headlight bulb size/number do I need for my vehicle?

The average driver knows what vehicle they drive but under 5% of drivers know the bulb sizes required for their headlights and fog lights. So why do most manufacturers and retailers advertise LED headlights by bulb size instead of by car!? No one knows.

There are over 50 different headlight and fog light bulbs, you have low beams and high beams, and they all have specific plugs, connectors, and fittings so if you get the wrong one it simply won’t fit.

That’s why this is such a popular question and why we have the perfect solution to help you find the exact bulb for your exact vehicle.

XenonPro has pioneered a way to find LED headlight bulbs by vehicle using our Vehicle Bulb Finder. Simply enter the Year, Make and Model of your car and we’ll tell you exactly which bulbs will fit your car.

XenonPro LED Headlight Fitment Guide - Shop By Car

In the example above, we’ve selected LED Headlights for a 2016 RAM 1500, one of the most popular and best-selling trucks in the world.

Once a vehicle is selected, simply hit find to get the exact bulbs for your vehicle. Below, we see the results for the 2016 RAM 1500.

2016 Dodge RAM LED Headlights Bulb Sizes - Fitment Guide

In a matter of seconds, you’ll see all the bulbs for your vehicle, separated by beam type. This comes in handy, especially if you are only looking to replace a specific beam.

In the example of the 2016 RAM 1500, the bulb sizes are H11 for the low beam, 9005 for the high beams (brights) and 9145 for the fog lights.

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Other ways to find the headlight or fog light bulb size/number of your vehicle

Although not as convenient and straight forward, there are several other ways to locate the bulb/size required for your car/truck/motorcycle, etc.

Take out your original bulbs

The most obvious way but the least convenient is to take out the bulbs you wish to replace from your headlight assembly and to look for a bulb size/part number. Although time-consuming, it’s a reliable way to know the bulbs your headlights require.

Halogen light part number printed on bulb

Using your vehicle’s manual

Most drivers are guilty of never having read their vehicle’s instruction manual. They usually sit in the glove box accumulating dust in the nice little leather pouch.

But guess what? You can find all the bulb sizes for your car in there in one neat little table, usually under a section typically called Vehicle Maintenance or something similar.

To stay with our previous example, we’ve retrieved the user manual of a 2016 RAM 1500/2500/3500 to show you how to find the bulb sizes.

2016 RAM 1500/2500/3500 User Manual

2016 RAM 1500/2500/3500 User Manual

2016 RAM 1500/2500/3500 User Manual

As illustrated above, under the section Maintaining Your Vehicle, there is a subsection called Bulb Replacement under which you can find all the bulbs required for the vehicle, including the low beams, high beams, and fog lights.

As you see in the table, we find H11 for the low beam and 9005 for the high beam, as our Vehicle Bulb Finder filtered in just a few seconds.

Contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership

You can call your vehicle manufacturer or dealership to find out the bulb size required for your vehicle.

By providing them with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), they can supply you with that information the majority of the time. You can find the VIN of your car on the dashboard or near the driver seat.

How to find VIN number

Visit Sylvania or Phillips fitment guides

Last but not least, you can visit the Sylvania or Phillips bulb fitment guides. Although these are great and convenient options, their websites are quite confusing and sometimes present conflicting information.

Nonetheless, they remain the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for automotive bulbs and their resources can be very helpful.

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