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New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« on: July 19, 2020, 05:20:58 PM »
As the title states I have a new to me 2011 MKS,the passenger side headlight bulb seems to have burned out. Would anyone be able to provide info for the appropriate replacement bulb? Is the D3S bulb the correct bulb? Amazon has two D3S bulbs
6000K for $25

D3S D3R OEM HID Xenon Headlight Replacement for Philips or OSRAM Bulbs 35W Per Bulb 2PCS(6000K Crystal White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHGF71D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2GlfFbW45C8EM

Also Iím suspicious of the sway bar links, the front end is making noise similar to the noise my Mazda Tribute did, I replaced the links with Moog links.

Any recommendations and parts experiences are greatly appreciated.

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 01:57:59 AM »
As the title states I have a new to me 2011 MKS,the passenger side headlight bulb seems to have burned out. Would anyone be able to provide info for the appropriate replacement bulb? Is the D3S bulb the correct bulb? Amazon has two D3S bulbs
6000K for $25

D3S D3R OEM HID Xenon Headlight Replacement for Philips or OSRAM Bulbs 35W Per Bulb 2PCS(6000K Crystal White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHGF71D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2GlfFbW45C8EM

Also Iím suspicious of the sway bar links, the front end is making noise similar to the noise my Mazda Tribute did, I replaced the links with Moog links.

Any recommendations and parts experiences are greatly appreciated.

Can't help with the headlights, but my SHO made a noise going over bumps. It's common for the strut mount to go bad and make a thump when you go over a speed bump or similar. I did the end links first and the noise did not go away until I replaced the entire strut.
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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 08:56:30 AM »
As the title states I have a new to me 2011 MKS,the passenger side headlight bulb seems to have burned out. Would anyone be able to provide info for the appropriate replacement bulb? Is the D3S bulb the correct bulb? Amazon has two D3S bulbs
6000K for $25

D3S D3R OEM HID Xenon Headlight Replacement for Philips or OSRAM Bulbs 35W Per Bulb 2PCS(6000K Crystal White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHGF71D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2GlfFbW45C8EM

Also Iím suspicious of the sway bar links, the front end is making noise similar to the noise my Mazda Tribute did, I replaced the links with Moog links.

Any recommendations and parts experiences are greatly appreciated.

Can't help with the headlights, but my SHO made a noise going over bumps. It's common for the strut mount to go bad and make a thump when you go over a speed bump or similar. I did the end links first and the noise did not go away until I replaced the entire strut.
Is it possible to replace the strut mounts as opposed to the entire strut? Only reason I ask is because the struts seem fine.

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 11:28:20 PM »
As the title states I have a new to me 2011 MKS,the passenger side headlight bulb seems to have burned out. Would anyone be able to provide info for the appropriate replacement bulb? Is the D3S bulb the correct bulb? Amazon has two D3S bulbs
6000K for $25

D3S D3R OEM HID Xenon Headlight Replacement for Philips or OSRAM Bulbs 35W Per Bulb 2PCS(6000K Crystal White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHGF71D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2GlfFbW45C8EM

Also Iím suspicious of the sway bar links, the front end is making noise similar to the noise my Mazda Tribute did, I replaced the links with Moog links.

Any recommendations and parts experiences are greatly appreciated.

Can't help with the headlights, but my SHO made a noise going over bumps. It's common for the strut mount to go bad and make a thump when you go over a speed bump or similar. I did the end links first and the noise did not go away until I replaced the entire strut.
Is it possible to replace the strut mounts as opposed to the entire strut? Only reason I ask is because the struts seem fine.

Pretty sure it is possible.
Firestorm hpfp, catted downpipes, Corsa catback, 160 degree thermostat, 3 bar map, Gearhead E30 tune, Gearhead intercooler, upgraded trans mounts and EPP intake.

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 11:31:41 PM »
As the title states I have a new to me 2011 MKS,the passenger side headlight bulb seems to have burned out. Would anyone be able to provide info for the appropriate replacement bulb? Is the D3S bulb the correct bulb? Amazon has two D3S bulbs
6000K for $25

D3S D3R OEM HID Xenon Headlight Replacement for Philips or OSRAM Bulbs 35W Per Bulb 2PCS(6000K Crystal White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHGF71D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2GlfFbW45C8EM

Also Iím suspicious of the sway bar links, the front end is making noise similar to the noise my Mazda Tribute did, I replaced the links with Moog links.

Any recommendations and parts experiences are greatly appreciated.

Can't help with the headlights, but my SHO made a noise going over bumps. It's common for the strut mount to go bad and make a thump when you go over a speed bump or similar. I did the end links first and the noise did not go away until I replaced the entire strut.
Is it possible to replace the strut mounts as opposed to the entire strut? Only reason I ask is because the struts seem fine.

Pretty sure it is possible.
I appreciate the input!!!

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 08:33:59 PM »
I bought some 6K HIDs for my MKS last year and D3S is the correct bulb.  Installing them is such a pain I put it off for a year and finally replaced them a while back.  I had to take off the bumper to do it and that's not a lot of fun.  Some folks here have done it w/o messing with the bumper but I don't know how.  I have small hands and tried that first with no success lol.

I also replaced the fogs with 6K LEDs last year and they look/work great.  Here's a shot with both sets installed.

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 08:46:43 PM »
I bought some 6K HIDs for my MKS last year and D3S is the correct bulb.  Installing them is such a pain I put it off for a year and finally replaced them a while back.  I had to take off the bumper to do it and that's not a lot of fun.  Some folks here have done it w/o messing with the bumper but I don't know how.  I have small hands and tried that first with no success lol.

I also replaced the fogs with 6K LEDs last year and they look/work great.  Here's a shot with both sets installed.
So today I started messing with the headlight that was out, first I loosened the bumper trying to slide arm through, that was a no go. I reached it through the engine bay, by pulling the washer bottle neck to the side.  When I removed the rubber cap I noticed the harness was not plugged in. First I wasted half an hour with various needle nose pliers trying to plug the harness, I failed miserably. So I fiddled with what I thought was the bulb assembly, however the bulb didnít come out just what I believe is the ballast/igniter. I plugged the harness in and fiddled with it for what seemed eternity and finally it seared properly and clicked in. Iím thinking that the harness unplugged when the adaptive headlight had turned to the right, because it wasnít centered in the housing adding to the difficulty of  removal and reinstallation. So I didnít end up using the new bulbs, I may save them for later.

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 05:43:38 AM »
Glad it's working correctly now. I do like the replacement bulbs a lot better than stock though.

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Re: New to me 2011 MKS Ecoboost need advice
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 10:04:23 AM »
Glad it's working correctly now. I do like the replacement bulbs a lot better than stock though.

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I like your upgrade, and it looks much better. My car has more pressing issues I need to handle first. My goal is to tackle suspension and mechanical, and then cosmetic issues and upgrades. The front bumper has a lot of issues and if open that Pandoraís box I will be in for a nightmare lol

 

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