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I am a douchebag and needs help with HIDs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by freesample, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 3:33 AM
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    freesample

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    i'm not very good with cars so i was wondering if there is a HID tutorial with pics out there somewhere or if someone got someone else to install them, how much did it cost?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 4:02 AM
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    Just because you can work on your lights and easily mess them up does not make you a douchbag. Now if you work on your buddies Taco and mess it up than it would apply.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 4:07 AM
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    ha true.. but i dont really know where to start
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    I did see a couple of vids on You Tube that walked you through the installation. Try taking a look there and see if it might be something you could tackle. I remember thinking that it didn't look to hard. Good luck with the project whatever you decide.

    Also look down at the bottom and read the "Similar Threads" posts. It is like a site search and the threads could have some great info.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Do a search on youtube for HID install. Paul (slimcubby) has posted that a couple times already.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    You can't really screw up the installation...
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    haha dude your title is funny as hell. umm there is an install floating around on here. check slim cubby group buy threads i know there is one somewhere. did you get bi or just low beam hids?
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    i got bi... apparently a place here can install for 55 plus tax
     
  10. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    its easy man for real. the instructions kinda suck but just use common sense take your time and drink a sixer. everything will be fine:)
     
  11. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    do i need to be drilling or anything?
     
  12. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    nope. its all plug and play. just get some 3m double sided tape and you wont have to drill anything
     
  13. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    oh thats sounds ok.. any other special notes? like do i need to remove battery? or and trimming?
     
  14. Aug 14, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    anyone have a pic of where they put the ballasts?

    also wondering if you keep that grey sheild thing over the bulb.
    steps. take out old bulb put new half bulb shield in, clip it in place, put rubber back over then put bulb in and turn it into lock?

    once bulb is in. should the wires comming form the bulb be on the bott or the top?
     
  15. Aug 14, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    keep the heat shield on,
     
  16. Aug 14, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    The important thing is to insert the bulb with the shield facing up. That is, the opening of the shield should be facing up. It helps to cut down on the glare to oncoming drivers.
     
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    What heat shield?

    ...There's only one way the bulb will go in.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    here you go

    TIP#1 DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB.
    TIP#2 DO NOT SMOKE/DRINK WHILE INSTALLING THE KIT
    TIP#3 HAVE LOTS OF ZIPTIES, DOUBLESIDED TAPE.

    my installation kit took about 30min


    1. Unplug the harness
    2. Peel off the rubber cover around the bulb
    3. wedge out the metal clip that's holding the bulb
    4. Get all the hid kit harness that's attached on the bulb through
    the rubber cover you just peeled off.
    5. insert the bulb into the housing, make sure the plastic tips are
    wedged into the right slot, closed the metal clip , attach the rubber
    cover.
    6.find the place to mount the ballast, double sided tape is ok, but couple zipties better :).
    7. plug in all the harness, red goes with red, black goes with black.
    make sure the harness is plugged in all theway, if it doesn't go in easily, you must be pluging in wrong way. NOTE( THERE SHOULD BE TOTAL OF , 4 HARNESS, TOTAL 4 HARNESS FROM HID BULB, 2 SMALL ROUND THAT PLUGS INTO 2 SMALL HARNESS FROM BALLAST , 1 3 TIP PLUGS INTO STOCK HEADLIGHT HARNESS , 1 2 TIP(GOES INTO THE BALLAST),

    8. TURN YOUR HEADLIGHT ON AND TEST OUT THE LIGHTS

    9. CLEAN UP ALL THE WIRES WITH ZIPTIES

    IF IT DOESN'T WORK, THEN UNPLUG THE CABLE YOU PLUGGED IN FROM BULB TO BALLAST, 2 TIP, AND PLUG IN THE OTHER WAY.

    ENJOY AND BACK TO YOUR BEERTIME :)



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  19. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    im finding the light is all over the place.. much aiming need afterwards?
     
  20. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    ^ where did you buy your HID kit and for how much?
     
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