So with the headlights its just a matter of installing a HID module and bulbs?
And with the Sirius radio, you could just register to it a family member or something in the US and get all the features couldnt you?
I think (don't quote me) this had more to do with the fact that the body electronics didn't (at the time) support DRLs on any other bulb than the headlamps--the PWM/reduced load would have killed the ballasts.The SHO's in Canada did not come with the HID's (but are HID capable). As Admiral said only the SHO's has HIDS's (which give off better light disbursement of light than LED's.
I think (don't quote me) this had more to do with the fact that the body electronics didn't (at the time) support DRLs on any other bulb than the headlamps--the PWM/reduced load would have killed the ballasts.
That got fixed in 2013 when the BCM began to support the parking lights as DRLs. I expect Canada would have gotten HID at this point on SHO, but can't confirm.
Last I knew it's not as easy as swapping headlamp assemblies and ballasts. The pinouts at a minimum are different between the assemblies and how the BCM supplies power varies as well. As far as swapping bulbs, not legal and for good reasons as others have stated.
I have a 2017 SHO (canada) and I don't have HID's. Only Halogen and I want to replace them with HIDs. One place told me that he has always had issues with top end models where the lights will work and sometimes they won't.
Is this because of the automatic on lights when you start that I've read about? What's the way around this other than keeping the lights off until after you turn the car on?
You'll have to let me know if the strips can be DRLs--I think that was a Lincoln only thing.
AFAIK, your only options on Taurus for DRLs is low beams with PWM, or turn signal lamps on full bright.