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Old 12-07-2009, 09:19 AM   #41
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I need to buy this HID KIT, I realy need to do somthing with my crapy stock light on my 02 taco.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:45 AM   #42
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #43
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I now this topic is for 2nd gen, but I had some HIDs put into my 04 and I am getting flashed everyother car. Can you adjust them the smae way as the 05-09? Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:02 PM   #44
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Just got my kits in today; it is raining today and is foretasted to rain Christmas.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:38 AM   #45
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so how do you get the boots to fit without modifying them?
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the base of the bulb that twists can be pulled off by "carefully" pulling it over the bulb.


Then slide on the rubber boot from the bulb side again being careful not to touch the bulb with the rubber boot.

Then slide the twisting locking part back on.

With the rubber boot on fold it back so the natural curve of the boot is now the other way.

Install the bulb and lock it in place by using the clip and then unfold the rubber boot. Then twist the base of the bulb to lock it into place.
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where do i find some hid's for my fog lights....prob like 5,000K i believe that is yellow
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where do i find some hid's for my fog lights....prob like 5,000K i believe that is yellow
You actually want 3,000K. And you can order a low beam kit from my group buys if you'd like. The link below is to the one that just ended. I should be doing another later in February.
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Some people buy extra bulbs but its really not needed right away since they do come with a 12 month warranty.
Where can i get a replacement bulb from ? I bought mine through one of your group buys on here, the lights were purchased less then a year ago so its under warranty. Do i go through the manufacturer ? Cause i still have all original boxes and packaging
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Well, sorry guys.....apparently the host site for the pictures decided to cap the bandwidth and delete some of my pics, and unfortunately, I no longer have the originals for reference. Hopefully, the instructions are clear enough, and if not, then I will try to talk anyone through any trouble spots and take more pictures of specific question areas on a per request basis.

If anyone else can help out with pictures, etc; then that would be great.
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Nuts. Sorry to hear it.

Got the directions once, did one install, weather's warming up and I'm putting in a set in my HHR and my wife's Highlander in the coming days. See one, do one, teach one.

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Pictures are back up! Yes, I saved them this time, so if they ever disappear again, then shoot me a PM and I'll have the backups to refer to for questions.
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thanks for the write up I finally got around to installing today and it saved me time trouble shooting when one headlight and fog light didn't want to turn on at first.
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Nice love this write up. CableTec your the shiznit.

For those that don't already know there is a new group buy going on and the link is in my signature.
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Slim cubbies

Great thread, Im about to group buy some HID's fogs and headlights, but im having the hardest time deciding between 6000k or 8000ks. I like some blue in my light, no pink. Your lights in the pics look either real white or slight pink. What's your opinion??
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6000K if you want white with a hint of blue.
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Here's some new night shots for reference:

6000K H4 Bi-Xenons







Low Beams:



High Beams:

seems like you would piss off drivers in front of you. it looks like there is quite a bit of glare. maybe not for oncoming drivers but for people in front of you. HIDs were meant to be in projectors so that they have a cutoff line. above the cutoff line there is no glare. have you had someone drive in front of you to see if it is a nuisance for them?
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YOUR DEALER will adjust your lights for FREE next time you have it serviced. It is considered a safety thang.
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EDIT: Fog install info is now below at the end of the DIY.

Okay everybody, here is my Slimcubby HID Kit DIY for the headlamps only:

First off.....it looks like a lot of wiring when you see it in the box, but you are simply dealing with two ballasts, one relay harness, two HID bulbs all with connections. It's really not that bad. If you have ever done HID's before this should take you no more than 45 mins, and about 1/1/2 to 2 hours if you are a newbie like I was.

Here are the tools you'll need for the project:



Flathead Screwdriver
Electrical Tape
Zip Ties
Industrial Velcro
Knife or Boxcutter
13/32 Socket Wrench
10 mm Crescent Wrench
(Not Pictured) 5/16 Socket for aiming headlights

First you'll start by looking at and inspecting your new HID kit:

In it you will find one set (pair) of HID bulbs with chrome shields (so you don't blind other drivers). This is the H4 kit 6000k



with ballasts and relay harness



They look good to go, and the kit looks complete. Let's move on...

First, pop the hood and disconnect the battery entirely. You don't have to take out the battery altogether, but it gives you the room needed to remove the drivers side stock cover/bulb without issues. Besides, you'll want to disconnect the negative battery terminal anyway to avoid accidental shorts/electrocution:







Next, go to the passenger side and take off the top two nuts holding in the windshield wiper reservoir.



You might have to siphon some of the fluid out of it so you can swing it out of the way without issues. You will not be able to remove it entirely due to the fluid pump at the bottom:



Again, you don't have to loosen the wiper fluid bottle or swing it out of the way, but it sure makes things easier with removing the bulbs, etc.

I just installed the DDM kit and I am very happy but the hi beam sucks. Any ideas? Should I take off the metal slield??
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