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Old 09-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Taco2K10's HID Foglight Install on a 2010 4cyl 4x4 (not factory prewired)

I measured up the engine bay and pre-wired a harness. I made the harness to follow factory harness where possible including factory ground locations. All connections are soldered and shrink wrapped, 1/4" split loom covers it all up to look oem.





Used oem fogs I wet sanded them with 2k grit and then polished them with Meguir's Plastix polish and random orbit polisher.



New rocker switch...





Some before pics...

Before: fuse box...



Before: in front of battery drivers side...



Before: passenger side beside rad behind headlight...







Power circuit sneaks into the under hood fuse box awaiting hookup (not pictured: ATO fuse holder)



Relay and ballast on drivers side. Relay secured with in a factory hole and OEM style plastic push in fastener.
Ballast/Transformer will be attached with 3M 2 sided tape....



Harness sneaking across rad support...



Ballast on passenger side...



Output to passenger side (blurry)



Output to drivers side...



Housing installed....



I just took a break to post these pics and hydrate Still have to mount the ballast/transformers permanently, run the wires into the cab and then hook it all up.

More to come....
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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Well as soon as you crack a beer, Doug the slug shows up to help you drink it....



Dougs a lush...



So after I got rid of Doug, I got back to work....

Circuit complete...



Fuse holder...



drivers side ground location (beside battery)





Washer fluid bottle removed to access ground location...



passenger side ground location (behind washer fluid bottle)



Under hood is almost all together again...



all nicely tucked away...



Ground, trgger and power....



Ground location...



Ready to install...



Effing Bright!!!





Thanks to Paul (slimcubby) for the group buy on the HID kit!
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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Well the HIDs work great once they warm up, however the one side flickers and does a funky light show for the first 10-15 seconds then its fine... is this normal or should I swap ballasts side to side or???
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WTF Is this thing on??? :taps microphone rapidly:
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Nice write-up. Yeah, switch ballast to see if the flickering follows the ballast. If not, check your connections. It could be something loose.
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Nice write-up. Yeah, switch ballast to see if the flickering follows the ballast. If not, check your connections. It could be something loose.

Allright thanks, kinda what I already thought just needed a confirmation. Now if the rain would let up I could go swap em
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I have a HID fog kit i need to install and my truck isn't pre wired either and I have no idea where to start. What resources did you use???!
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