Our top choice is an offering from OPT7: the Boltzen AC 35W CANBus HID Kit. Featuring many of the same features as the OPT7 Bolt which we’ll discuss below. This is branded as an error-free HID, thanks to its CANBus technology compatibility. Kiril Mucevski, an automotive engineer tells us that the Controller Area Network, known […]
This is branded as an error-free HID, thanks to its CANBus technology compatibility. Kiril Mucevski, an automotive engineer tells us that the Controller Area Network, known as CANBus is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow control units and devices to communicate with each other, without a host computer.
In layman’s terms, this means a system that lets our things talk to each other in the same language.
Why do we need to worry about this for our HID Kits?
We mentioned before to take a look at your car and check its compatibility with HID Kits, and this is one of those moments why. While a relay harness or capacitors can often fix those painful issues with your new kit, it won’t always be the answer.
Cars with CANBus systems can still have some problems, as CANBus is often used by a car to relay errors and communicate with sensors. Meaning you may get the dreaded ‘Check Light’ warning light on your dashboard cluster.
A CANbus Ballast can alleviate that issue. And the OPT7 CANBus HID Kit, as the name suggests, has one. A big benefit for those with CANBus systems in their car, and wanting to keep their dashboard clear of errors.
Much like the OPT7 Bolt, it comes with Quicksnap technology for easy replacement, a two-year warranty, and the Z-Arc bulbs. A major drawback is the 35 watts, leaving much to be desired if you are after a crisp and intense color.
Aside from the different ballast, the other inclusions remain the same as other options we’ll dive into below. There are similar drawbacks with the quality, suitability, and performance of the relay harness and capacitors and the same minor issues with the bulbs' burnout issues and performance.