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Yesterday 02:52 PM
klotche
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Originally Posted by Slicknick View Post
I can't get mine to work. Dipped beam error. Dangit

How are you trying to connect them?
I have a canadian car, with DRL, and i got mine to work. Have been 3 years I have my HID's now.. no issues at all...

I have installed HID's on many different cars (about 20) for familly and friends..
Look at my installation/set up if it can help you... or P.M me if you want.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=302074&page=3
11-20-2014 04:49 PM
Slicknick I can't get mine to work. Dipped beam error. Dangit
09-30-2014 07:52 PM
re2013 Is your relay harness grounded directly to the battery negative post?
09-29-2014 02:16 PM
MetalMuffins
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Originally Posted by majourpain View Post
well I seem to be the only one who has problems haha. I followed the walk through and I am only getting the driver side to power up. tried both with a connector wired to the battery and both fired up so I have a feeling that my ballasts are not getting enough power to fire. I have tried both retrofit source 35's and also xenon depot hids kits.

my questions are

one I was getting a BCM fault 2001 when using alternative hid didn't seem to cause issues but wouldn't clear. anyone else notice this?

And two, using alternative hids and a relay harness. would this cause any issues? I'm thinking best of both worlds. hids get full power from harness and no faults on the dash. any one try this ?
Thanks
I sent you a PM yesterday. I'm near saint john now and could help (or try anyways)
09-29-2014 12:15 AM
Fraychild
Yip

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Originally Posted by majourpain View Post
well I seem to be the only one who has problems haha. I followed the walk through and I am only getting the driver side to power up. tried both with a connector wired to the battery and both fired up so I have a feeling that my ballasts are not getting enough power to fire. I have tried both retrofit source 35's and also xenon depot hids kits.

my questions are

one I was getting a BCM fault 2001 when using alternative hid didn't seem to cause issues but wouldn't clear. anyone else notice this?

And two, using alternative hids and a relay harness. would this cause any issues? I'm thinking best of both worlds. hids get full power from harness and no faults on the dash. any one try this ?
Thanks
You tried the BCM Mod way right? I didn't get any error codes for mine, but you should be able to clear with the ELM327 OBDII reader. If anything, you should've read and saved the factory settings somewhere - which means you could always re-upload those settings back to the system and start fresh! :)

After the BCM mod, I got rid of all aftermarket harnesses from my car - no more resistors, no more relay harness etc. I'm using an 'Innovited' kit from Amazon they're the 4300K 55W AC H11; they're plugged directly to my stock headlight harness on both sides and have been working flawlessly ever since I did the mod. ;)
09-28-2014 07:29 PM
majourpain well I seem to be the only one who has problems haha. I followed the walk through and I am only getting the driver side to power up. tried both with a connector wired to the battery and both fired up so I have a feeling that my ballasts are not getting enough power to fire. I have tried both retrofit source 35's and also xenon depot hids kits.

my questions are

one I was getting a BCM fault 2001 when using alternative hid didn't seem to cause issues but wouldn't clear. anyone else notice this?

And two, using alternative hids and a relay harness. would this cause any issues? I'm thinking best of both worlds. hids get full power from harness and no faults on the dash. any one try this ?
Thanks
09-08-2014 02:59 PM
klotche
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Originally Posted by Fraychild View Post
Believe me, I vouched for the resistors; it's how I was able to have HID's on my ride to begin with, so I'm not knocking it totally.

I personally like to keep my modifications clean and hidden (or as close to "factory" as possible). So freeing my engine bay from all the additional wires, relays, resistors and connectors was ideal for me.

To answer your concern; you're not erasing anything in the computer; you're simply modifying the "headlight" program. Nothing else is impacted.. unless you go ahead and make those other changes and upload them... which is something I wouldn't mess around with.
Thanks,
I'll give it a try next time they blow :P
09-07-2014 03:51 PM
Jvs1991
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Originally Posted by Fraychild View Post
Correct! Leave them and just add the ones you get from your car.

Thanks. Seems straightforward enough.
09-07-2014 12:14 PM
Fraychild
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Originally Posted by Jvs1991 View Post
The vbf files that are already in the vbf folder are ok/necessary? In addition to my own that I will obtain?
Correct! Leave them and just add the ones you get from your car.
09-07-2014 11:08 AM
Jvs1991
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Originally Posted by Fraychild View Post
Above are the exact steps I took and didn't have any issues - it's pretty straight forward, let me know!

The vbf files that are already in the vbf folder are ok/necessary? In addition to my own that I will obtain?
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