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hid help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by t33gee, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    t33gee

    t33gee [OP] aka Tg

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    i got an hid kit for my 03 prerunner. there are no wires from the relay that are supposed to go to the battery. is there something wrong or will this work. help please.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    What did brand and kit did you buy?
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    im not sure. i cant remember the website, my brother is the one that ordered them. we called and they said send us a pic wat was in the box. we did, they said everything is there it should work. but from what i been reading u need a wire going to battery + for power and u need to ground it, from the relay. there were no wires like that coming off of the relay. just went straight to the ballast. am i missing something here?
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Post the pic up here so we can help.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    its on my bothers phone. ill get him to send it to me
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    picture. i dodnt work when i hooked it up. could i have done it wrong.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    I'm guessing those two harnesses on the left in the picture plug in directly to your existing Headlight connectors. No need to wire to a relay or battery, it must be powered off your existing headlight circuit.

    Check your headlight fuse, it may be blown. It also may continue to blow if these new lights are pulling too much power.

    edit: I'm not sure about 1st generations, but those look like the connectors for the 2nd generation. Hopefully someone else can comment on the type of connectors on your first gen.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Yeah it looks like you have all you need for those to run without hooking them to the battery.

    My HIDs are hooked to my battery with a wiring harness I got from ddm though.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    i hooked em up just now. not working. fuses are not blown either. does this look right?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    it looks like you have inline fuses there as well. did you check these fuses and the main headlight fuse ?
     
  11. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    all fuses are good. i put in my factory lights and they work fine
     
  12. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Things to try:

    1.) check all fuses. The inline ones on your kit and the main headlight fuse.
    2.) Swap bulbs and ballasts and see if you can find a combination that works.
    3.) Hook up your original headlights and insure they still work.

    If the old headlights work and the new ones don't, you got a bad HID kit, send it back. That setup looks pretty idiot proof as far as connections, can't plug anything into the wrong place.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    yea. it all can only plug in one way so theres not messing up there. im guessing i got a bad batch or something because i tryed this the other night and nothing. and pluged in my factory lights and they worked fine.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    Here is an attempt a diagram explaination....
    Item A: The cables with the box in middle, shown on the left side of your pictures
    Item B: The ballasts, shown on the right of your picture
    Item C: Wiring harness to HID bulbs. (top of your picture)
    Item D: HID Blubs. (note that you already seem to have C and D connected)

    << connection to old headlights >> --> Item A --> Item B --> Item C --> Item D
     
  15. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    Bummer, ship them back and get a refund. Then get some projectors instead.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    i got it. wires to the ballast were upside down. duh!
     
  17. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    Ha! Good catch, I guess idiot proof got us both.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    hahah i feel dumb. thanks for the help
     
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