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Old 05-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Need help! Hid conversion with eagle eye projectors

I have recently installed eagle eye projectors in my 2009 ford focus, and i am looking to install an hid conversion kit. After doing some research, i am having a hard time figuring out what i need so that i have high beam/low beam.. It seems that all of the h9 conversion kits ive come across are either high beam OR low beam... If anyone could provide some direction as to what i would need to make this happen it would be greatly appreciated. Bulbs are h9 and i'd like to go to for a 6000k conversion kit of some sort. Thanks in advance.


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Old 05-29-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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The reason HID come the way you have been seeing, is because 1) you are never going to use the High Beam, due to the HID being so brilliant already, and 2) HID take a bit to 'warm up', so therefore, in theory, if you were to hit your High Beam you wouldn't get any light until it has had sufficient time to 'warm up'.
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The Eagle Eye Projectors use a H9 HID bulb and have a "flip up" shield built in. So when you activate your high beams the cut off shield is moved out of the way, giving you the "full power" of the bulb and effectively high beams. I have it and it is very bright when the "high beams" are activated. There are several threads here on how to set these lights up.
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Moved you. You should get more response here in the MK2 exterior chat area.
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Sesrob got it, It has a shield inside so your light never shuts off to change from high beam to low beam. It's the same as my retrofitted headlights, just the eagle eyes are a more narrow and less focused projector.

The shield inside just flips down and allows more light out. Shown on the bottom right here



If you had highs and low separate you would have next to no light while the high beam warmed up and same thing when you switched back to low.

Instead you have your low beam


And as soon as you hit high beam, your shield flips down letting more light out


Then the shield flips back up, so you have a cutoff so you do not blind people.
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Sesrob got it, It has a shield inside so your light never shuts off to change from high beam to low beam. It's the same as my retrofitted headlights, just the eagle eyes are a more narrow and less focused projector.

The shield inside just flips down and allows more light out. Shown on the bottom right here



If you had highs and low separate you would have next to no light while the high beam warmed up and same thing when you switched back to low.

Instead you have your low beam


And as soon as you hit high beam, your shield flips down letting more light out


Then the shield flips back up, so you have a cutoff so you do not blind people.



Thank you for the info! So, if I'm using a relay harness to install my conversion kit, should I get a single beam relay since they are single beam bulbs? Or a dual beam relay since I want to have the high beam/low beam shield effect with my projectors?
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the h9 or whatever is a single beam, the whole point to the shield is the same bulb is always on for high and low so there is no warm up period except when you first turn them on.

The shield just directs the light for high and low and you don't have to worry about it
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And don't use the crappy halogens that come in them! I thought I would be okay and get away with using them for one night. Both bulbs failed at the same time. It's just about 3am, and I just got down thoroughly testing both housings and the cars harness to make sure nothing was wrong with them, and both bulbs refuse to light and fail continuity tests.
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Duely noted! Thanks for the input. I am still wondering about whether or not i will need a single beam relay harness or a dual beam relay harness if i still want to activate my "shield" for the high beam/low beam option for my projectors once i install a conversion kit. Any ideas?
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