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Old 05-18-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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conversion to HID's

i have every thing you need to convert over to HID's i have 6000k 55w slimbalist from DDM tuning (used on many cars) and i keep getting that dipped beam is out..... i talked to the company that makes the after market parts and they dont know thing about this car BC its new does any one know to trick the car to think i got the stock parts in?


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Old 05-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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yeah you would need the canceller.
You can get all that information from http://www.hidnation.com I am not saying buy there or anything. But they do have a very nice write up on FAQ. I used to install lights for a long time so Thats probably your best bet. I Hope that helps :)

"What is a canceller? Canceller Cables (also know as CANBUS boxes, CANBUS Harness or CANBUS Relay) Are sold in pairs. You will need one pair per each HID Kit. - Canceller Cables have resistors & capacitors to simulate a factory Halogen Bulb. This will solve the error message on the dash board of newer luxury cars. - Canceller Cables will also eliminate HID headlight FLICKERING that is caused by the Vehicle's computer not recognizing the HID bulb. - This HID Conversion Kit Computer Warning Canceller will solve the computer error warning encountered during the installation of the HID kits. - Power from the vehicle factory headlight plugs into this harness and this harness powers your HID Ballast. - Canceller cables will work for all CARS WITH COMPUTER CONTROLLED HEADLIGHTS. Although recommended for every car, Cancellers are most commonly needed for European cars such as (BMW/BENZ/AUDI) etc and some American cars such as (CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP) etc. "
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #3
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I'm sure that you will here this from others as well (as it has been posted in many threads already), but putting HID's in the Focus without the projectors is just plain annoying. You are blinding everyone on the road, because the reflectors are not designed for HID lights. (Not to mention it is illegal).
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Maybe in canada it is illegal but over here anythin higher then 8k is cnsidered illegal I have had mine over 2 years without a problem. And the reason people get pulled over or blind people is because they don't adjust the headlight setting park 20 feet away from a wall on a flat surface turn your lights on and the main beam should be hight then 3 feet up.
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Maybe in canada it is illegal but over here anythin higher then 8k is cnsidered illegal I have had mine over 2 years without a problem. And the reason people get pulled over or blind people is because they don't adjust the headlight setting park 20 feet away from a wall on a flat surface turn your lights on and the main beam should be hight then 3 feet up.
What?

They are not DOT approved, they are illegal. Putting HID bulbs in the Focus reflectors designed for halogens will NOT have the cutoff. You WILL blind oncoming traffic, no matter how you aim them. Being in L.A. county you'll probably blend right in though, lol!
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That's weird because when a car that has h.I.d light is behind me or coming towards me I don't tend to look directly at them... and if I do they don't blind regaurdless if they have projecter ccfl or reflectors. And what doeshaving to live in la have anything to do with it . If anything shouldn't it be illegal in big cities since there is so much traffic?!
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That's weird because when a car that has h.I.d light is behind me or coming towards me I don't tend to look directly at them... and if I do they don't blind regaurdless if they have projecter ccfl or reflectors. And what doeshaving to live in la have anything to do with it . If anything shouldn't it be illegal in big cities since there is so much traffic?!
How can you tell if they have projectors or reflectors if you don't stare directly at it?????

And not illegal in big cities because there is so much traffic???? I'd like to see you use that statement in court. So much traffic is the exact reason why it should be illegal (ever wonder why you can brighter lights for "off-road" use).

In both Canada and the US, HID's fitted into aftermarket cars are not DOT legal, hence illegal (although I'm not sure if putting them in projectors make them legal). Just because other people are doing it, doesn't make it legal. In fact, some websites that sell HID's now have disclaimers saying they are designed for off-road use only.
Most of the time, no cop is going to pull you over for this, as it isn't worth the hassle. However, it just gives then a reason to pull you over. Not to mention the trouble you could be in if you get in an accident (for example, If I HIT YOU with my car, I could sue you in court stating your illegal lights caused me to hit you. Suddenly the accident becomes your fault. I get a new car, and you get a hike in insurance rates).
If you want to be 100% certain, call the DOT, or ask a cop if it illegal.

OR just google it.
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How can you tell if they have projectors or reflectors if you don't stare directly at it?????

And not illegal in big cities because there is so much traffic???? I'd like to see you use that statement in court. So much traffic is the exact reason why it should be illegal (ever wonder why you can brighter lights for "off-road" use).

In both Canada and the US, HID's fitted into aftermarket cars are not DOT legal, hence illegal (although I'm not sure if putting them in projectors make them legal). Just because other people are doing it, doesn't make it legal. In fact, some websites that sell HID's now have disclaimers saying they are designed for off-road use only.
Most of the time, no cop is going to pull you over for this, as it isn't worth the hassle. However, it just gives then a reason to pull you over. Not to mention the trouble you could be in if you get in an accident (for example, If I HIT YOU with my car, I could sue you in court stating your illegal lights caused me to hit you. Suddenly the accident becomes your fault. I get a new car, and you get a hike in insurance rates).
If you want to be 100% certain, call the DOT, or ask a cop if it illegal.

OR just google it.
I do have thos from them and my car still says that they are still out and if i piggy back them to see if i draw a little more i get a bolt fault sign then and i talked to ford and they dont know what to go lol
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