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    HID install

    I installed HID headlight bulbs similar to what silver has done. It is a pretty easy install but 4 wires need to be lengthened and 2 one needs to be shortened so it does require some soldering skills.

    I used this kit
    http://www.buyhids.com/h4.html I got the bixenon kit (xenon for both high and low beams). I got the slim balast kit but didn't really need the smaller ballasts since they are tucked under the dash.

    The kit needs to plug into the battery for power and then needs one of the headlight feeds to turn on and off. This headlight feed goes into the back of both headlights. You only need one so I used the driver's side. The wires need to be cut to be removed from the headlight housing. The plug that goes into the back of the headlight is what attaches to the xenon kit. It's pretty easy to understand once the kit is in front of you. Although it has several plugs to hook up, they have all different connectors making it easy to know how it hooks up

    There are 4 wires in the xenon kit going to the bulb. The plus are located really close to the bulb so I lengthened all of these so they would travel up to the dash area with plenty of slack. Here is what it looks like with the xenon bulb plugged in and the wires going through the housing (the black wire has 2 smaller wires in it that both need to be lengthened)



    These are the 8000hz bulbs so a little blue




    the high profile toy thrower

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    Re: HID install

    What was the cost?

    I hope it wasn't 1K as I have seen in other options.




    Quote Originally Posted by bolus
    I installed HID headlight bulbs similar to what silver has done. It is a pretty easy install but 4 wires need to be lengthened and 2 one needs to be shortened so it does require some soldering skills.

    I used this kit
    http://www.buyhids.com/h4.html I got the bixenon kit (xenon for both high and low beams). I got the slim balast kit but didn't really need the smaller ballasts since they are tucked under the dash.

    The kit needs to plug into the battery for power and then needs one of the headlight feeds to turn on and off. This headlight feed goes into the back of both headlights. You only need one so I used the driver's side. The wires need to be cut to be removed from the headlight housing. The plug that goes into the back of the headlight is what attaches to the xenon kit. It's pretty easy to understand once the kit is in front of you. Although it has several plugs to hook up, they have all different connectors making it easy to know how it hooks up

    There are 4 wires in the xenon kit going to the bulb. The plus are located really close to the bulb so I lengthened all of these so they would travel up to the dash area with plenty of slack. Here is what it looks like with the xenon bulb plugged in and the wires going through the housing (the black wire has 2 smaller wires in it that both need to be lengthened)



    These are the 8000hz bulbs so a little blue





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    Re: HID install

    Its in the link above. I got the $180 kit but the $160 kit with the bigger ballast would probably work fine.
    the high profile toy thrower

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    Re: HID install

    Just noticed (tells you how often that I use it) that my rain light no longer works with these installed. Makes sense since they were tied to the original headlights that I've removed. Oh well, I dont think I'll even rewire it since the only time I ever turned it on was to show people what it was.
    the high profile toy thrower

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    Man... every time I look at this thread I want those carbonfiber headlight housings. Any chance your cf guys would want to use yours as the template and make a few sets?

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    Excellent added to my list

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