I watched the HID Lights topic for over a year in a Sonata Forum and have NOT found the Negatives here to be true. XenonSupply.com, HIDExtra.com, DDM are brand names of HID Kits that Sonata Forum members have posted about, or that I’ve seen in other Forums via Googling. Call and confirm Car to Pkg for any brand. Mine/most I’ve seen are 35 Watts and DO HAVE BALLASTS to POWER the HID Brighter Bulbs. 2001 Cars are a different animal from current models in ways I don’t know but hopefully my info is generic.
Prices (seem to) range from $50 to current Xenon Supply sale $140 AND Do/Should WITHOUT FAIL include a Wiring Harness that Isolates your Kit from the car’s electrical system - powers from battery / Ballasts incl’d. The Driver-side Bulb Kit has 2-Spaded Wires that connect to the factory Bulb Connector to get On/Off signals and That’s It for interfacing to anything in the car other than Grounds and battery. HOW HARD it is to get to your Bulbs/Wiring is an issue per Self-Install Vs Paid Install. Some guys have installed Sonatas in 30-45 minutes. I’m 64 and it took me longer BUT having done it I could equal that on 2nd try.
NOT One in the Forum has posted about Blinding anyone, Me included. Can’t you Aim Lights Lower in your car if worst occurs?
I used/found that $50 Phillips Xtreme Bulbs Improved the OEM coverage but HID is a more dramatic change. Good luck!
CALL ANY/.ALL AS INTEREST CONTINUES.
YouTube Install Video for Sonata to show “Basics” of what’s Involved minus Obvious differences with '01 Protege Vs. '11 Sonata: