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Just installed the Spyder Projector/LED kit on my 2011

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by josh256, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. josh256

    josh256 [OP] Apprentice Modder

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    I was plesantly surprised with the build quality given I picked these up on Amazon for $189 (w/ free shipping). The kit also included brighter regular & high beam Halo bulbs. Now that I have projectors I plan to upgrade to a Xenon 6000K H4 kit soon.

    *EDIT* The Spyder kit uses H1 in the projectors, not H4 like the OEM headlamps. This also explains why they ship w/ Halo bulbs included.

    Screen Shot 2011-10-02 at 5.23.14 PM.jpg

    Updated - HID 5000K Lows, HID 4300K Fogs:

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    09_tacoma Forever at a crossroads

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    We've got the same headlights :). What wire combo did you do on yours? (what setting is each bulb on)
     
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    I wired the LEDs into the parking/signal leads so they're on in both lighting positions "parking lights" and "headlights" (and off when I turn lights off.. which I rarely do).

    Stock projector aim is perfect I believe.. In traffic when I'm stopped behind cars the beam tops out about 1" below the top/edge of most car/sedan's trunks so I'm not blasting any oncoming drivers nor hitting any rear view mirrors.
     
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    Hey I have the same lights dose your hi beam stay on with your low ?? They are great lights I have 10k in mine and I love them
     
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    I find they're aimed at the right spot as well. However, low beams (I've got the upgraded HID kit also) sucks when doing night driving on a highway/interstate in bad weather. They also take a while to fully brighten up and I've almost took the ditch or went straight for a rock cut in a curb a couple times because of it. :cool:
     
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    Once they are in full brightness it's fine, as you know HID's take a few seconds to fully light up. When split seconds are involved I don't care if you're Travis Pastrana or Ken Block you'll be on the same level as me. Mine are 6000K
     
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    When I added my fog light i wired them so they stay on all the time. Witch helpd when driving you dont see the warm up time for the high beams as much, plus I went with the 55w bulbs.
     
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    Where did you guys get your hids. I just got these and want hids like I had in my oem's. Since these are different bulbs, how'd you guys install them.
     
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    Are the hids h4 or h1? I just got these headlights from carid and need help on this. The bulbs that come with them are h1. But are the hid bulbs supposed to be h4?
     
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    No, you have to use H1 after converting from the OEM to Spyder headlight/enclosure
     
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    Could you help me please? I just bought these headlights and have no idea what to do with the 3 pin connector running to the low beams. I want to change them out to HID's but am unsure what bulb size to use and if I can just swap them out with the awkwardly "screwed" in bulb now. Thanks
     
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    Ya sure. You will need to use an H1 HID kit which is *not* screwed in. EG. the bulb in the Spyder low-beam socket is an H1 and is held in place by a retaining clip.

    The low-beam bulb in the OEM assembly was an H4 I believe.. anyhow that's not relevant.

    From the harness you are describing the blue wire is the lows, red is the highs and the blacks are the grounds.

    Respectively you will cut the blue/black (lows) which ran to the Spyder's existing H1 bulb and rewire those directly into the ballast:

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    On the new H1 bulb I recommend you cut its red/black wires so that you can feed them through the rubber cover then shorten and reconnect (I used heat shrink afterwards):

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    If your bulbs take a while to heat up replace your ballasts.. my Slim ballasts on the fogs are like that, went with full size ballasts for the lows and they're instantly bright..
     
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    hey josh, just wondering how these lights are doing nearly 5 months later. think i found 'em at amazon (with your review?) also found some at another site with "premium japanese" HID's already installed:cool: still prefer this look in a headlight over the oem's. thanks.................and pm sent
     
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    I'm going to agree with Josh256 here. Just got done installing Spyder projectors on my 2000 Tacoma with full size ballasts and it takes less than a second or two for them to come to full bright.
     
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