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Old 03-13-2013, 06:10 AM   #11
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my package departed from china on monday night and just arrived in the USA (cincinnati) today, so its only need to travel to Quebec, Canada now. So as expected I should have my HID kit by friday and I should install my HID this weekend like promised!
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #12
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Oh well, look what came in the mail this afternoon, OH YEA! HID BABY, took only 3 days to deliver all the way from China to canada, pretty fast eh ?

Im probably gonna start to install them this upcomming friday





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As promised here is a couple picture of my install, notice, there is no bulb out error, everything is fine even when engine is running lol

Btw, do not buy the capacitor, even with DRL all you will need is the 2 resistor and the relay harness along with the HID kit of course but you dont need the capacitor!

Starting the job:


Wiring mess with the resistor mount location


Where I mounted the relay, behind the left headlight


positive of the relay ran in a good location so I have an easy acess to the fuse


Left resistor completly mounted and grounded


Right side resistor mounted and grounded witht the balast installed (its installed in the same spot on the left side I just forgot to take a picture)


Wire for my on/off switch ran behind the battery and fuse box


cutted the attraction circuit of the relay to plug my on/off switch, of course everything is soldered and shrinked



putting everything back together, you allmost cant see any difference from before as ive hidden everything.


First test up inside the garage


cutoff of the beam on my garage door


Since I have DRL i shouldnt be able to turn my headlight completly off, but with my switch I can now turn them off (without any bulb out error comming up) and running just with my fog or just with my parking light if I want to :P


How the light up the road (sorry all my pics are cellphone pics and doesnt show how good they are lighting


Cellphone pics once again facing the car, there not as much as glare in RL than on the pic so dont start bitching about my HID being in reflector, thank you


As you can see, no bulb out error and the car is running ;)


and finaly, this is where I mounted my on/off switch, right under the steering wheel (And if you wonder, yes it is very easily accessible while you are driving, so I can turn my headlight on and off whenever I want to.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #14
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if anyone is interested to see another install but for the fog this time, I may order another HID kit for my foglight in probably 2 weeks or so, and if people are interested I will take some pictures of the instalation.
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Kiba, help me understand. You got a 55w kit, why do you need resistors and a relay? I thought the OEM headlights were 55w, so it should be just tap in to the old headlight wires for the HIDs?
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Never mind, you're dealing with DRL's. Sorry for confusion.
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couldnt you have cleaned up the wiring a bit more by just bridging the resistors accross from the original headlamp power and ground wires, instead of those extra connectors and grounding to chassis.

i have a HID kit of the same brand. I retrofit some Hella rally lights.
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Kiba, help me understand. You got a 55w kit, why do you need resistors and a relay? I thought the OEM headlights were 55w, so it should be just tap in to the old headlight wires for the HIDs?
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Never mind, you're dealing with DRL's. Sorry for confusion.
Its not only because of DRL, even without them (all focus over from the US) you would have problem with them turning off and flickering, simply because even with 55w a balast doesnt produce as much resistance as an halogen light, so its trigger a bulb out error and the BCM automatically shut off the power to the headlight. so even without DRL you need a relay and you need those 2 resistors. If you would have took the time to read my first post on this thread you would have understood that first

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couldnt you have cleaned up the wiring a bit more by just bridging the resistors accross from the original headlamp power and ground wires, instead of those extra connectors and grounding to chassis.

i have a HID kit of the same brand. I retrofit some Hella rally lights.
its pretty much clean now with everything placed and mounted back together, nothing is really visible.

and why I didnt just put those resistors in parallel with the original wiring ? Simply because I wanna leave all my stock wiring untouched, and with those resistor assembly, its simply plug and play with the HID kit, so this is the main reason why I did this.
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Looks awesome, Kiba! I can't wait to put my heads and fogs in!
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If you would have took the time to read my first post on this thread you would have understood that first
I had, and did again, and it's not clear to me still, but perhaps that is my fault. If the halogen lamps draw 55w at nominal 12v, and the ballasts draw 55w at a nominal 12v, the resistance MUST be equal. Something is not making sense. The resistors make sense with 35w ballasts. I'm missing information to fully understand. It all comes down to "twinkle, twinkle, little star, E is equal I times R"... or the P variant thereof, P being a function of E and I, and equally effected by R.
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