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09-30-2014 06:52 PM
re2013 Is your relay harness grounded directly to the battery negative post?
09-29-2014 01:16 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)
09-28-2014 11:15 PM
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 06:29 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 01:59 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 02:51 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 11:14 AM
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 10:08 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?
09-06-2014 05:55 PM
Fraychild
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Originally Posted by Fraychild View Post
By the way - the steps I took are the following:

1 - Purchased an ELM327 USB unit from ebay; it was dirt cheap, like $10

2 - Downloaded and installed the programs he listed:
FORScan - I got the latest version.
FoCCus - I downloaded the "19-May-2014 00:0417M" version. Download and unzip the content.

3 - Went to the site: http://ford.xtlt.ru/ab/ and entered my VIN number - Changed #14 to Alternative HID, #17 to Without Dimmed Dipped headlights and downloaded the XML file - saved that to my desktop.

4 - Plugged the ELM via USB to my laptop and the OBDII connector - Turned the ignition key on so the reader can pick up the signal to the car's BCM.

5 - Ran the FORScan program to read my car's current configurations etc. I saved a .TXT file of the current Configuration/Strategy to my desktop. You can close the program after you get this information.

6 - Open the unzipped folder containing the FoCCus program and find a folder called VBF - open that folder.

7 - Went to this site for "DSM File Download" - You'll need that text file you saved from FORScan to copy/paste the configuration/strategy into the field at the bottom of the screen. The configuration/strategy codes look like this: AM5T-14D360-CB or BV6N-14C097-AC or BM5T-14C025-AD etc.

As stated before, you may get error message for some for some of the configuration/strategies, but for the ones that are valid, you will get a VBF file to download.

8 - Moved and copied those downloaded VBF files into the FoCCus VBF folder that was opened earlier. I was able to get 4 or 5 of them from my car's configuration/strategy codes.

9 - Plugged the ELM via USB to my laptop and the OBDII connector - Turned the ignition key on (on ACC not all the way) so that the reader can pick up the signal to the car's BCM.

10 - Run the "FoCCus.exe" file. When the small window opens, uncheck "Maximize speed" so the car can connects. Click open to get to the larger window which allows you a few options at the bottom.

11 - At the bottom, you will see “Read from BCM” button, and the fields will change to the car's current ECU settings. I clicked “Save to File” so I could have my current/factory settings safe somewhere - it's an XML file, I suggest you name and date the file. Just in case I needed to use it to write back to the car in case I messed something up.

12 - I then clicked on the "Write to BCM" - Selected the XML file that was created from the site and let the system re-write the changes I made to the car's BCM.

The car will act weird: dash lights will flash, door locks will open/close and radio will turn on/off.

Once done, I removed everything - took the car for a spin - then installed the HID kit without relays and resistors and everything worked out with NO issues.

Totally worth it in my opinion!
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I hate to ask but is there anyone who can help me with setting my hids without resistors. I have all the software and the elm but I am completly stumped. I have tried a couple times and failed haha any help be great!!!
Above are the exact steps I took and didn't have any issues - it's pretty straight forward, let me know!
09-05-2014 01:52 PM
MetalMuffins
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I hate to ask but is there anyone who can help me with setting my hids without resistors. I have all the software and the elm but I am completly stumped. I have tried a couple times and failed haha any help be great!!!
PM on it's way!
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