Having fun with my new HIDs and Led lights.
I had notice that i had a flickering problem till i did some reserch online.
I needed a wire harness for my high beams. So i went out to my local auto parts store, picked up a relay switch wire harness for the relay,tape, wire, and some elbow grease. Picked a set of HID light kit from EBAY for a good price and went with it.
Here the Addy http://stores.ebay.ca/JAEDARAUTOMOTIVE?_trksid=p4340.l2563
I don't think you should go any hotter tho.. looks like you melt the plastics around your headlights.
Thanks for watching.
How To Install an HID Headlight Kit -EricTheCarGuy
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Please watch the Re: video before commenting:
I really enjoyed making this video and I LOVE driving my Element at night
now. This video is a step by step process of how to install one of these
kits. I've put in some what I hope are helpful hints along the way to make
the job easier for you. Here are the links mentioned in the video
including the one for the kit that I used. Remember be sure to check your
local laws concerning installing a kit like this before you commit just to
be sure you'd be in compliance.
8000K HID kit used in the video: http://www.motorfiend.com/8000K-HID-Kits/
Adjusting Headlights video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc
Automatic Center Punch:
Universal drill bit:
Universal drill bit #2:
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My buddies Saturn SC2. Recently put the wheels on and wanted to lower the
car a bit more to get them fitting like they should. Wheels are Rota IKR's
17x9 +20 w/ 205/40 Kumho Ecsta ASX.
Saturn SL2 HID LED
Heres the HID kit i installed on this 99 Saturn SL2. Had issues with the
DRL untill i went to town and bought a relay, wire, some light pulgs, to
make my own custom HID wire Harness. As you can see theres still some
issues with the flicker at low beams, thinking of making another wire
harness for the low and then buying those resister for the computer.
HID Light kit bought from Ebay both low and high.
Low 12000K purple, High 6000K i also bought another set of 5000K for both
hi/lo beams. Incase these are too bright.
LED lights, bought 10 meters of led light strips from ebay, 5m of red and
5m of white.Front head lights, side markers used white and for the rear i
used Red. It's not hard to do, just a little know how , solder iron , wires
so on .. I have another vid i'm going to post, i did in the day as well.
Thanks for watching You tubers
99 Saturn SL2
2000 Saturn SL2 Exhaust and Seafoam 09072011
Just had this Exhaust put on today
I also just rolled over 130,000 mi. (130,009 mi. to be exact), so I did a
seafoam at the end of the video (single bottle, 1 1/3 cups in the tank,
rest in the brake Booster).
To hear it drive around, click here:
List of Modifications:
K&N high-flow filter on 2 1/2" stainless steel short ram intake
Intake heat shielded with Thermo-Tec CoolAir Tube Heat Shield
OBX 4-2-1 headers (primed, painted, & clearcoated with VHT FlameProof)
Wrapped with DEi 2" Titanim Exhaust
Wrap (down to flex pipe)
Wrap sealed with DEi Black HT (High Temperature) Silicone Coating
Hi-Flow Catalytic Converter
1 7/8" to 2 1/4" stainless steel pipes (after converter)
(Reversed) 2 1/2" Cherrybomb Glasspack muffler at the end
Muffler spray painted black with High Temperature paint (to hide the black
burn marks from welding on the muffler)
3A Racing 2 3/4" ID-4 1/2" OD oval tip welded on end of the (reversed)
Front Strut Tower Bar (Brace)
NOS Steering Wheel Cover
"Bling" (09) Highschool Graduation Tassel
Pilot Billet Aluminum Pedal Covers with Carbon Fiber Grips
Nokya A/T Chrome Billet Aluminum Shifter Handle
"Blue Flames" seat covers
Official (Silver) The Fast and the Furious carbon fiber-imitation foam
light-up (sequential-flashing) seatbelt pads
"8-ball" cigarette lighter
I'm currently putting out around 165hp and 160tq and getting 28mpg in the
city and 38 mpg on the highway.
To see my last seafoam (with the stock Exhaust) click here:
Xenon-Vision Bi-Xenon HID Install
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. There is NO need to disable the Daytime Running Light (DRL) module if
you have the Bi-Xenon HID kit. The reason being that the DRLs will run off
the low beam and will not flicker as I initially thought. If you have the
non-Bi-Xenon (no HID hi-beam), then you WILL have to disable the DRLs (from
what I understand).
2. If you happened to have disable the DRLs, it is likely that your
interior dome light will not work, as was my experience. No idea why the
DRL module is connected to the dome light but I'm not a Toyota engineer.
3. There are two things that look like grounding wires in the kit ... they
actually are not. They are connected to the battery terminals. The wire
coming from the two fuses go to the POSITIVE terminal while the wire coming
off the control unit go to the NEGATIVE terminal. I unscrewed the nut that
helps tighten the clamp around the battery and then placed the wire in
between the clamp and the nut.
4. The clips only fit one way except for the one on the ballast. You will
see in the video how they should connect but the red wire should go to the
5. There is a metal bar in the front of the car with holes in it. Run the
wiring through that to ensure that the wires don't melt on the radiator or
get caught in the fan (that would be bad news!).
6. Lay your wires out to get a sense of how things connect together.
7. It is normal to have one of the original headlight wiring harness not
All in all, the install is very easy. I did it in about an hour and a half
but if I knew what I just wrote above, it probably would have taken 30
Hope this help anyone that is installing the Bi-Xenon kit in their Yaris!
If you have any questions, please quote this post and I will do my best to
answer them for you. Cheers
PS. This is a bit of a rough edit job ... I'm no Sony Vegas master ...
2001 saturn sl2 intake manifold removal part 1
2001 saturn sl2 intake manifold removal " I DID NOT REMOVE the hose from
the bottom of the intake manifold til i got the manifold off after all.
ALSO check out the book I wrote for Gentlemen who desire more in life.
2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an
issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have
difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for
me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up
resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that
SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of
these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold
weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times
but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire
but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and
shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you
can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its
worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock).
This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it
in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about
10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally
a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you
turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am
told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video
comments to help!
Pimped Out Saturn SL2 (Subs, TV's, Pa System, TInt, Playstation, Blacked Out)
UPDATE: got new 18" Konig rims with Kumho tires, front license plate and
bar across "grill" in the front were both removed, subs and tv's were
swapped due to badd trunk rattle with NO solution. so tv's are in the
trunk, got "shag" carpet in the trunk and on the bk of the back seats,
black emblems, "Saturn Racing Team" decal on the top of the windshield,
painted calipers and drums black. repainted the dash, painted molding above
the windows black, Weapon-R cold air intake, and more. so pretty much I
need a new video ASAP. lol
*2 12 inch Type R
*Q-Logic Ported/Sealed Box
*2 15 inch Sony TV's
*Power Acoustic PTID-6500
*150 Watt PA System (Speaker is OUTSIDE)
*Blacked-Out Taillights and Side markers
*Sony Playstation 2
*5 % tint
*Bulldog 200 Deluxe Remote Start
All installation was done by myself, including remote start and tint job.
Any questions or comments are appreciated!
1998 Saturn SL2 OEM Foglight install
This also corresponds with a thread here:
It has some pics that you can go by to help with correct placement of fuses
OEM foglight switch board and button
pair - foglight brackets
pair - light housings
1 - 87a relay
1 - 15amp fuse
6 - Junction box connectors
Necessary wiring and connectors
880 bulbs x2
7 or 8mm socket
Phillips and flat head screw drivers
Any other tool necessary to move things out of the way.
I found everything I needed at the junkyard for 20$. Depending on your JY,
it may be more or less. The bulbs I got from O'Reilly Auto Parts.
Wanted to point this out because it happened to me. I pulled everything
from a 1999 SL2. However, the 1999 SL2 foglight bracket for the driver side
is not compatible with a 1998 SL2. The passenger side lines up but for
some reason the driver side bracket does not let the light housing line up
with the hole in the bumper. It's rigged for now until I can locate one.
Everything else worked just fine. Try to find the correct year and go from
there. I would really say the main purpose of this is the wiring.
Additional note: went back to the JY and found 1997 Brackets which worked
like a charm!
1. Pop out the plastic rivets on the center dash and remove the plastic
cover. The switch panel should be attached to that cover.
2. Remove the switch and disconnect from wire harness.
3. You can either install the new switch panel or in my case, I swapped the
old board from mine. And carefully removed the plastic button from the
junkyard one and installed it onto the panel that came from my car.
4. Put everything back together and switch is done.
1. Remove battery, battery bracket, and the air filter housing so you have
more room to work. This also means the battery is disconnected so you won't
be able to electrocute yourself or short anything out.
2. Disconnect the positive lead to the underhood junction box (UHJB).
3. Unbolt the junction box from the frame. There are 2 10mm bolts holding
it in place.
4. Remove cover to the UHJB and unscrew the second 2 10mm bolts holding the
pin cover in place.
5. Remove the fuses. I took a picture of the fuse setup so I knew where
they needed to be returned to. Every box is different depending on the
accessories already installed.
6. Remove this second cover that is covering the fuse connectors.
7. Install the 6 junction box connectors on the posts indicated in the
8. Reinstall pin cover and flip the junction box over. You will need to pop
open the bottom to reveal the wiring harness.
9. The grey wire harness is the one to remove. It is held in by either a
7mm or 8mm bolt.
10. Remove the top blue locking pin and insert the two foglight wires
(Purple) as indicated in the video. Then reinstall the blue locking pin.
11. Remove the bottom locking pin and insert the ground lead (black) for
the driver side as indicated in the video. Reinstall blue locking pin.
12. Bolt the grey harness back to UHJB, close the bottom cover and turn
upright. Then bolt back to the frame, install all the fuses and screw fuse
cover back on.
13. I'm assuming everyone has removed the wiring from the junkyard car and
brought it with them. the wiring was removed intact with the bulb plugs
still attached to the wires. Take the drive side plug and drop it through
the hole in front of the UHJB. The passenger side one you will need to
snake in front of the radiator and drop it through a hole near the
headlight. If you want to be thorough the ries are supposed to go between
the radiator and the frame. That takes a bit more work to follow the wire
bundle that way.
14. Take the ground lead for the passenger side light and connect it to the
grounding hub which it located in front of the washer fluid reservoir.
Unscrew it from the frame. Pop out the white locking pin, pop the connector
into any open slot and reinstall to frame.
1. Remove the foglight dummy cover.
2. I installed the passenger side first. There are two bolts with 13mm nuts
already on them. Remove these and line the bracket holes with the
protruding bolts and tighten the nuts over the bracket. That simple.
3. Do the same thing with the driver side. I had trouble with this one as
noted earlier. Make sure they are for the correct year you are working on.
Once brackets are installed, and all necessary bulbs installed and plugged
in go and test them out.
Hope this helps.
If something is missing or there is a question don't hesitate to ask. I'll
answer as soon as I can.
1999 saturn sl2.
UPDATE just bought a bodykit from Anydys auto sport 24/05/12
Heres the link to HIDs and LEDs i installed.
Having fun, Project car, rebuilt the whole motor, cleaned the tranny.
17" VOX Rims 205 40 17 General Exclaim UHP, Using nothing but full
synthetic oil, Castrol Synthetic.
Had the Head reconditioned at Arsenault Cylinder Heads Ltd in