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Old 01-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #331
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Hey now, I gave a simple, honest answer. Don't include me in that group.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #332
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Hey now, I gave a simple, honest answer. Don't include me in that group.
you were very polite with your answer and was not directed towards you
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #333
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Not a problem. I understand the frustration on both sides. There have been a lot of discussions both way in this thread, so it can get confusing. I also understand the concept of keeping thread clean and simple so it reduced bandwidth usage for the owner. However, I don't understand why someone would give a smartass answer when they could simply give a correct answer just as easily.

No offense meant to anyone, as I'm sure we've all been on both sides of this.

But regardless. Yes, in order to not get a bulb out warning, you will need resistors and a relay harness. Stick with 35w, and please don't go above 6000k unless you want people to call you rice. HIDs can also be used in the fog lights with no issues. No harness or resistors are needed for the fogs.
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well I bought my kit put it in and had the problems and I was lost but now I am somewhat found. but I did go above 6000k just a bit

Thank you for the help it will help a lot
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You know you guys are kind of jerks I did read the entire thread. and with all the replies from some stupid people confused me. this stuff is somewhat confusing to someone that is a little slow at grasping all these tasks.
Calvin - I apologize, I didn't mean to come off as a jerk buddy - honestly.

You're definitely not the first person to be confused about this whole thing... My point was to let you (or anyone else who still has doubts) know that you CANNOT get around installing HIDs on the MK3 Focus without the relay and resistors... This thread was made for information and no arguments, please don't take it the wrong way....
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Posting some pics to try and help out as much as I can... Okay... not my official write up, but trying to give people a boost.

Basically - you have a "Relay Harness", two "Resistor Harnesses" and an HID Kit (2 Ballasts and 2 Bulbs)...

You'll notice that the "Relay Harness" has two ballast male connectors with open ground wires - A short wire with a male connector (for driver side ballast), a long wire with a male connector (for passenger side ballast) and also a shorter wire with a female connector (for driver side car headlight connector).

DRIVER SIDE:

1 - Using the "Relay Harness" connect the fused red wire to the + side of your battery:


2 - Take the shorter wire with the female connector from the "Relay Harness":
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and plug in one of your "Resistor Harnesses" male connector in it:


3 - Now plug the car's male connector from the Headlight into the female connector of your "Resistor Harness":


4 - Screw in your HID bulb and Plug in your bulbs/ballasts connectors:


5 - Plug the driver side male connector from the "Relay Harness" into the ballast and screw down both Ground wires from the "Resistor Harness" & "Relay Harness" to car chassis:


PASSENGER SIDE:

1 - This one is really easy - You will NOT be using the male connector from the 2nd "Resistor Harness"... You'll only need to plug in the car's Headlight connector into the female side of it:


2 - Connect the "Relay Harness" long male connector into the Ballast and once again, screw down the Ground wires for both the "Resistor Harness and Relay Harness down to the car's chassis: (I used one of the fender's mounting bolts)


Hope this helps and doesn't confuse you guys any further!

Personally, I'm no longer getting the dipped beam error message, however, I haven't found the best mounting spots for either one of my ballasts... and I also haven't mounted my resistors in secure enough locations... as I mentioned before, they're dangling in my fender walls for now...

its fine I can see where you were coming from now. I will in fact be using the pictures you have uploaded on page 23 on this thread to once I do get my shipment of wires in, it should keep me on the right track.
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To help out some more... I took pictures of where and how I have my Resistors mounted. Basically, I bit the bullet and used a couple of self tapping/drilling screws from Home Deport to mount them to the chassis - it's also the perfect spot to ground them (I scraped the paint a bit to expose the bare metal under the resistor)...

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Driver Side again with Headlight Housing over it -
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To help out some more... I took pictures of where and how I have my Resistors mounted. Basically, I bit the bullet and used a couple of self tapping/drilling screws from Home Deport to mount them to the chassis - it's also the perfect spot to ground them (I scraped the paint a bit to expose the bare metal under the resistor)...

Driver Side -


Passenger Side -


Driver Side again with Headlight Housing over it -
Thanks you and your pictures have been a big help. I greatly appreciate it
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wow those pictures really helped a lot! cant wait until wednesday to do this!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #340
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Boom! hid's in and running great! with retro solutions harness and ebay resisters! thanks guys for the great pics.
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