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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:37 am

Mmmmmmm should i have a go at doin Jo's?


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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:45 am

i have the week off next week, plenty of time to fudge it up Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:40 am

Fitted the HID's today. All i can say is what a difference!



They are actually a completely WHITE light... Looks like they could be standard as far as others would know without any real blue!



They were a tight fit... Was not fun fitting these to a GTO with pop ups... There is actually no space!
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:58 am

What did you go for in the end mate 6k?
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:04 am

Yeah. There is a very slight blue tint i suppose, but it wasnt really dark enough to tell propley... It was actually light when that picture was taken... Amazing what effects having a flash off makes for some reason...
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:09 am

Is she running now then mate?
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:21 am

Nooo... Look at my thread in members cars. The engine is about as far as the pictures basically. Well, i've also rebuilt both heads so they are ready to go too.
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:00 am

did you have the high/low beam ones mate, I just got mine off adam and i've wire what I can and have plugs and poopoo left and can't think what they might be for...you coming to autosport by anychance?
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:06 am

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did you have the high/low beam ones mate, I just got mine off adam and i've wire what I can and have plugs and poopoo left and can't think what they might be for...you coming to autosport by anychance?

Haha Yes i did. 3 plugs per "HID" bulb, with an earth per light. Leaves you with the one plug per ballast and a positve which goes to the battery terminal. Oh, and the one the plugs into the plug that would normally go into the bulb.

Er no.. Its abit far to walk... Laughing

What plugs do you have left?
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:13 am

They look good Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:04 am

Josh here's a few pics, can you advise on the ones that are unplugged Smile




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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:06 am

Woz I'll have a look for you tomorrow if you want, plugs are fairly easy to sort out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:09 am

Cheers mate, you staying in brum then? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:12 am

Sorry, meant Sunday haha!

Those kits look to be wired exactly the same as mine so should be a doddle Smile

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:14 am

Woz, I think the black plastic connectors with yellow coloured bits plug into the ballast. The two ring connectors I presume are the connections to earth. The ring terminal with the inline fuse connects directly to the + on the battery. And then the connector with three pins plugs into the original connector that used to push onto the bulb. Does that help?

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:24 am

Woz you need this to work I want to see if I order a set for my car.
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:24 am

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Woz, I think the black plastic connectors with yellow coloured bits plug into the ballast. The two ring connectors I presume are the connections to earth. The ring terminal with the inline fuse connects directly to the + on the battery. And then the connector with three pins plugs into the original connector that used to push onto the bulb. Does that help?

Spot on!

I must add.. if you look at the ballast unit where the plug goes in, there is a symbol on each side.. one being a "+", and the other a "-". Make sure the black wire lines up with the "-", and obs the red with the "+".
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:32 am

Ohhh but I only have that one of that 3 pin connector is that right?
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:35 am

Yeah, it just gets the signal from the 3-pin connector and the power from the battery. The nellers clan explained it spot on, if you can't fit them now then well... you're just a mincer tbh Razz

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:37 am

^^ haha.

The 3 pin connector plugs into where your standard bulb would have gone. This does mean one side of the car will have a spare plug on the CARS STANDARD LOOM. Understand now? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:39 am

We've got opposite problems woz, you having working lights but don't know how to install the HIDs and I know how to wire the HIDs but my headlights don't work!

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:50 am

Lol i see why Woz get's me to play with his car now.

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:52 am

Lmao me and electrics don't really mix, I once tried to solder some wires onto the fan on ad's old saxo that didn't go very well either.

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:53 am

Lol seem to recall that car catching fire? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:55 am

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Lol i see why Woz get's me to play with his car now.

You had to fit my headunit as I couldn't that's how bad I am...remember that bit of rewiring I asked you about 1 year ago still ain't done it Razz
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:56 am

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Lol seem to recall that car catching fire? Razz

That bit wasn't my fault!
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:33 pm

Anyone else fitted these yet?

Got mine in the lights this morning, only had 30 minutes so was a little pushed for time, got one side working, putting the other down to a bad earth, but just curious if people had used the mounts the ballast's came with? Think they may earth through their casings...

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:11 pm

Hhmmm not sure. Don't think my bro used the brackets. maybe worth double checking all connections? What does the working side look like?

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:20 pm

Mine aren't mounted in their casings, and they look basically the same as mine. More likely to be a bad earth or a loose connection somewhere, the connections need really pushing together!

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:25 pm

Working side is lush!

Just read the manual, the don't earth through the ballast so it must be a bad earth.

5k still seems a little blue, but some white side light bulbs should even it out.

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:30 pm

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Mine aren't mounted in their casings, and they look basically the same as mine. More likely to be a bad earth or a loose connection somewhere, the connections need really pushing together!

Yeah i did notice they required a little forcing Razz

I'm having a play again at lunch, should be able to get them working then.

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:32 pm

One thing also worth mentioning is the fact the ring terminals (one the +va and the two earths) are far to small, i've recrimped larger ones on.

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:54 pm

I think the kits expect you to screw in your own earth but I suspect your adding them to existing bolts for farthing, but good plan! Mine don't have any earth leads, only + and - leads to and from ballast. If it still doesn't work stu try swapping the ballast to rule that out!

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:58 am

Right, all sorted now, It was a dodgey connection where the new loom joins the origional headlight plug.

Anyone having issues with the plug not making good contact, get some silicone lube and give each plug a squirt.

The light is good, had to switch to whiter sidelight bulbs. The warm up of the bulbs is a little lagged, about 5 seconds.

The switch to high beam is nice and quick.

Impressed tbh!

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:23 am

Pics dude?
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:11 am





Factory Fit.. HA!

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:43 am

lmao how have you managed to get the ballast dirty already
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:47 pm

Looks good stu! From what I read all aftermarket kits have a bit of warm up, and read that some kits can be 20-30 seconds so 5 seconds is ideal!

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:23 pm

HAHA this just made my day...just popped down to hong kong chicken noodle soup (AKA Hyeline place) down by my bro's and asked how much labour charge would be to just fit my lights abit quick...his reply being..

''Aw love, i charge about 65 and hour and these will take about..umm 3hours, so your looking at about 180''

HAHAHAHAHA!
Lets say i made a quick exit before i laughed in his face..
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:18 am

Jokers...surprised more businesses aren't failing with responses like that! Very similar to a garage by me. When I asked them about a cambelt change for the lude...500! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:31 am

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HAHA this just made my day...just popped down to hong kong chicken noodle soup (AKA Hyeline place) down by my bro's and asked how much labour charge would be to just fit my lights abit quick...his reply being..

''Aw love, i charge about 65 and hour and these will take about..umm 3hours, so your looking at about 180''

HAHAHAHAHA!
Lets say i made a quick exit before i laughed in his face..


hey joe, were coming up at the end of the month, i will fit them for nothing, save you a bit of money as garages do try it on with the fitting price.
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:20 am

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JoanneM wrote:
HAHA this just made my day...just popped down to hong kong chicken noodle soup (AKA Hyeline place) down by my bro's and asked how much labour charge would be to just fit my lights abit quick...his reply being..

''Aw love, i charge about 65 and hour and these will take about..umm 3hours, so your looking at about 180''

HAHAHAHAHA!
Lets say i made a quick exit before i laughed in his face..


hey joe, were coming up at the end of the month, i will fit them for nothing, save you a bit of money as garages do try it on with the fitting price.


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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:41 am

mine did take me 2 an half hours due to the stupid pop up lamps, trying to find the best route for the wires to go through the microscopic little grommets into the light housing is not fun k.

don't know why it would take him that long on a Del sol though Jo, did he have one arm? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:49 am

And Woz doesnt understand which plug goes in which hole... so god knows what they are on! Laughing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:07 am

tbh I just plugged everything together and by chance it worked! Razz thanks for your help all of you that could be bothered to explain it too me.

marvellous isn't it I can do the fastest camshafts swap in history due to doing it 8 fecking times, but can't put some wires and plugs together Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:01 am

Haha. Everyone has their strong and weak points Razz
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PostSubject: Re: HID kits - arrived today! horaah!   Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:21 am

My strong points tend to start great then they inevitably turn into a weakness and I break something Laughing
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