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Old 03-02-2011, 05:54 PM
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HID Install Help

I just wanted to make sure I am doing this right..

On the battery relay harness there are two male adapter and one female. I just wanted to make sure I am doing this right! The 2 male adapters from the battery relay harness run to the ballast. Then the ballast runs directly to the HID light bulbs. Is this correct?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:30 PM
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You got it my friend.. then the other plug you have left goes into just one of your factory headlight harness and your good to go
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:57 PM
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Got em in! I will grab pics when I go back outside as I think were headed out to eat. There not really that blue surprisingly, but I am happy. I just hope I dont need to adjust them at all, but gotta do what I gotta do. Using them with Quad beam mode is freakin like daylight!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:42 PM
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Welcome to the world of HID's!! Welcome to the club!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:02 AM
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Really?, you don't think they're that blue?!

I think they are blue enough for me (while keepin the law enforcment off my tail), I can pull up next to anyone at night and you can't even see there headlights on the road in front of them because of mine

But your gonna love um if you don't already..
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:20 AM
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Really?, you don't think they're that blue?!

I think they are blue enough for me (while keepin the law enforcment off my tail), I can pull up next to anyone at night and you can't even see there headlights on the road in front of them because of mine

But your gonna love um if you don't already..
Nope not that blue when you compare them to these shot you showed me:
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...1-17221612.jpg
Then again not all of your pics were that blue. I think there perfect shade, dont get me wrong, there just not blue blue like that. I did think they would be slightly bluer, but I was not expecting them to be as blue as that shot either. Regardless though, like I said the color is perfect. No one has flashed me yet. Now I just need some high quality brights like HIR or another HIDs kit now that I know what I am doing!

Thanks again for those pics. Like I said you helped me decide for sure 8000K was a good choice!

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Welcome to the world of HID's!! Welcome to the club!!
Thanks lol, wow what a difference from any set of bulbs I ever owned. Wow! I mean I can see the reflection off street lights a mile away. I can SEE! I mean seriously its amazing, and not just because I went from some cheapo bulbs to the HIDs. Rather just the HIDs in general. I used Xenon "HIDs" before and they seemed great, but now they seem average at best! These are so amazing, I love night driving now!

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/9034/img0411dh.jpg
Dont ask me why the purple is in there, I guess the iphone camera just doesnt like that much light lol.

It took me and my buddy like 3 hours to install them! Sad I know. We got the grill off in no time, well he did. The headlight housing took us maybe 30 min or more because of the clip nearest the quarter panel. It was impossible to get a grip on or wedge something under it to lift it up! Then we tried to wire the battery relay harness to the battery...fail. The ring terminals would not fit over the posts! We noticed there was a cable running from the battery directly to the fuse box, and mounted it on there. I am worried about doing this though as I have heard some horror stories about using the fuse boxes as a power source for car stereo amps, and was unsure how much power these would be drawing. Then we pulled out a screw on the quarter panel already used for a ground for factory wiring to ground out the HIDs. Then I was going to mount the ballast only to find that the extra zip ties I bought earlier on the day were to wide(VVME only shipped me 3)! So that took about another 20 mins. Menard's is right next door to where I live but with getting in and out of the store, took a little bit. Then it was time to mount the ballasts! So we mounted under the beam running just above the headlights, the one where the bar for the battery cover mounts to. So we get this done and now we are trying to figure out how to wire everything. I pretty much got mine right away, but he did not so that took a little bit as I was trying to just let him do his. Well we had to team up. Then we had everything hooked up right, but yet the HIDs wouldnt come on, only the parking lamps and corner lights. It took us another twenty or so before he realized he didnt have the second harness plugged in to the bottom of the housing where the parking lamp is. Plugged that in and it became daylight lol! So then we just had to get the housings and everything put back together. Sadly we couldnt tuck the harnesses and wiring in to be able to fit the rubber caps back on, but atleast we got them installed and working. I am going to go through tomorrow and do a little clean up, like zip tieing the battery harness to that beam, and maybe checking in to other locations for the ballasts. I will grab more pics tomorrow when it is daylight outside so you guys can give me feedback to see if I can improve anything as I have a feeling I can!
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:38 AM
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It might of ben jus the reflection or somethin.. but they are plenty blue for my taste lol.. glad i /we could help you out...here's what I did for my hid's to keep the rubber puck on to stop water going into the housing...notice I jus put a slit in the rubber...

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:05 PM
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Good idea. I wanted to keep them in tact, so I am going to cut them in a few, and here in the next hour or two probably head out to see if I cant do some clean up on the wiring. Nothing drastic, just going to mount the battery harness rather then have it hanging loose. We did make sure to run it up where it was safe and not sitting on the radiator or slide in to the path of the fan.


As for the battery relay, I am stealing roadies diagram for quick reference:

I hooked the positive ring terminal on the batt relay to this. Is this safe for the HIDs? If not where did you guys mount your positive to?
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:20 PM
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Sorry my mistake, it is hooked up to the one on the right.

Anyways heres pics of my initial install:
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9...2011115131.jpg
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6...2011115222.jpg
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9...2011115325.jpg

I think I am going to try to remount the ballasts though. I will grab some pics when I am all done.
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