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Need Your Help Installing My RETROS! Wiring? <Pics Inside>

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RAD, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. RAD

    RAD [OP] RAD@RECHELON/AESTHETICS Vendor

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    So I've been getting help from some of the guys but I'm still stuck and not 100%.

    So I've laid everything out the best I can and want to understand it 100% before I attempt it. Its the <OCD> in me or me just being an Idiot. LOL. I can install HID PnP Kits with no issues. This is a little too much for me.

    Test Fit
    Below
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    Ok. I'm going to Number Them from Left to Right.
    Let me know if I'm right.


    1. Thats the Passenger Side! Whoot
    I connect the Black & Red Wire to the Bulb Wires?

    2. That goes into the OEM Driver Side Connection! Whoot

    3. Thats the Driver Side Connection.
    I connect the Black & Red Wire to the Bulb Wires?

    4. Thats where I need to Ground it to Metal. (Where)



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    1. Red Goes to the Bulb. I trim the OEM Black Rubber Seal


    2. Black Adapter goes to the ballast kit (Plug into one another)


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    < OK this is where I need most my Help >

    1. The two Metal Wires are coming from my Headlights (Top Left Corner)

    2. Do I connect the Red & Black wire to them? Then Electric Tape them off?
    3. The Black lonely wire is where I ground it to metal

    This is repeated on the other light?





    THANKS IN ADVANCE:D
    Any other Guides, Feedback, Pointers, Help is all Welcomed!

    I searched everyones thread and they only have pictures of putting it together. Not the wiring part.

     
  2. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    the two wires coming from your headlights are for the shutter solenoid so you connect them to the respective wires that come with your kit, and ground the lonely black wire to your frame. Red to Red, black to black.
     
  3. RAD

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    I don't have any wires that connect to the metal wires coming out from my headlights. . .

    This is where I'm lost.

    So in the picture those wires don't go to one another.
    (Everything that came with the kit is in the picture shown)
    Am I missing something?:confused:

    Only thing not pictured is some mounting hardware for the ballast, stickers, and the other Ballast.



     
  4. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    the two wires that come out of your headlights should connect to the black and red wires shown coming out of the harness
     
  5. RAD

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    So i just connect them together.

    Doesn't matter which one right? the wires coming out of the headlights are both RED.

    1. Connect one Black to the Red Wire.

    2. Connect one Red to the Red Wire.

    3. Electric Tape it to secure.

    4. Repeat steps on other light. Call it a Day?
     
  6. blackhawke88

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    that's weird that both wires coming out are red, mine where different colors, but yea, just connect one of the red to the harness red, then the other red to the harness black, but dont tape them up cuz u wanna test them to see if it works. if it doesnt work, then switch them up
     
  7. RAD

    RAD [OP] RAD@RECHELON/AESTHETICS Vendor

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    Thats what really threw me off! I sat there going.. Am I missing something. Then AZOGSS was telling me to connect the red to the red, black to the black. I said. I have none of that and sat there stumped!


    Thanks Aaron and Thanks AZOGSS! :p
     
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    :popcorn: subbed for when I wire mine up
     
  9. RAD

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    ^ This will help out a lot and when I'm done. I'm going to show better pics and how to....


    Where is the best place to Mount these BALLAST?
    I don't like the idea of them mounted onto the Headlights itself.



    Anyone have pics or suggestions. I'd like a secure/clean placement for them!

     
  10. blackhawke88

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    I mounted mine next to the radiator cross member where there were random bolt holes.
     
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    ^ I'm going to search for existing bolt holes and whore them out. :p
     
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    you could mount them where the stock ballast is under the headlight, or atleast i think its the stock ballast :notsure:
     
  13. IamTacO

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    yeah, the red and black wires are there to wire up your high beam ability in your fx-r lights.
     
  14. RAD

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    So everything is complete and in. I have all 3 wires that needed to be Grounded, Grounded.

    I plugged both Ballast into all the wires that needed to be. . .

    They DON'T come on at all. I dont hear the Ballast turning on like the Fog Light Ballast do.

    I'm Lost @ the moment and can't figure it out.

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    You see the metal Prongs on these. . . Do I need to crimp them into one another to get it going?

    I dont hear the Ballast going on. . .

     
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    Those wires are for the shield solenoid. The bulbs should at least come on... Stupid question but you put on the D2S adapter and turned it right? If the ballasts are on, then they are obviously getting power, but not your bulbs.
     
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    i had an issue not too long ago where the bulb wasn't making contact with the two wires on the inside of the socket. the light would not come on then either.
     
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    Get a 12 volt test light to check all of the connections are hot.
     
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    Thanks Guys!
    I didnt have the Bulbs fully screwed in and didn't turn them correctly. I also did something else dumb! :rolleyes:


    Thanks to Aaron (BlackHawke88) for the help and Enjoy My DUMPLINGS Sucka!

    They are freaking INSANE!

    Thanks to YOSH also.

    He aimed and mounted them perfectly. It sits so level!

    ***DROOOOOOLING**


    Ty - You were so right. Just wow.

     
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    So I was right? :D
     
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    your dumplings were so juicy in my mouth
     
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