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Screwed Up My First HID Adventure BAAAAADDDD...!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by memario1214, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    memario1214

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    OKay, so I was given a set of Xentec HID's as a gift and I know they aren't known as the best out there, but it looked legit so I figured I would give it a shot... I hooked them all up and the only thing I am getting when I try and turn on my lights is that the far right orange light turns on!!! I apparently messed up something big time, but I can't figure out what it is...:confused: What are the three wires going into the original bulb connector? Maybe I have those mixed up? I dunno... Any help here would be exceptional...

    I posted pictures up about two posts down...
     
  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    The headlight connector has 3 wires ground, hot for low beams and a hot for high beams couldnt tell you which is which without looking
     
  3. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics! Pics!
     
  5. Nov 14, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    im not sure what the hid box on yours looks like but one of the plugs that goes into the box on mine will go in either way.. and if it is upside down then it will not work.. lets see some pictures and maybe somebody can help you out some more
     
  6. Nov 14, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    also check your fuses.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Okay you photo whores :p, hese's what I'm looking at...

    The stock plug that goes into the halogen bulb...
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    Rear view of plug with cover removed to see where wires go...
    [​IMG]

    Plug-in that came with HID set that is supposed to hook into stock plug...
    [​IMG]

    The two wires that go into the black box up there...
    [​IMG]

    Alright, that's what I got, tell me what you know. Hopefully someone can help me out here!!! As far as the rest... It is completely plug-and-play, so I'm pretty sure I didn't screw that up...
     
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    What do you mean "the two wires that go into the black box up there"?

    Do you have instructions? Are those power and ground? Is it a high/low kit or just low beams?
     
  10. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Yeah, good call Ron. I went into this project sight unseen... These are in fact lows only. I just ripped the whole shebang out, and I am ordering on Slimcubby's group buy tonight...!
     
  11. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    You think thats bad? You should've seen what happened when I attempted the BHLM :laugh:
     
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    My experience with a simple low only kit is that you plug the balast into the factory bulb harness then plug the ballast into the HID bulb. Did they come with instructions to say what the other two leads are for? I'm assuming power and ground . . .
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    +1 do as mentioned and see what happens!
     
  14. Nov 16, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, it's power and ground. When I got them, I called the company they came from to make sure they were hi/lows since I knew nothing about HID's and I got them as a gift. They told me yes, they were hi/lows and so I took their word for it and figured I would have to find some way to ground it... Through trial and error I found they are lows only... Feck
     
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