How to Install an HID Kit from Beginning to End
These are step-by-step instructions on how to install an HID Kit. This
video covers what to check for when you receive your HID Kit, how to
properly disconnect your OEM Headlights prior to install, disconnect your
OEM halogens, wire the HID Kit harness to the factory headlight harness
without cutting or splicing any wires, securely mount the HID ballasts and
shows a HID Kit installed and fully functional.
HID Kits Explained - HID Headlights and Capacitor Guide
Before you purchase any HID kit, watch this guide to learn the basics of
HID lighting. You will learn what comes in a slim HID headlight kit and
the basics of how to hook it up to your stock wiring harness.
~ Todd Staples
How to Install HID Kit if designed without plugs
By http://www.mydepots.com --Lots of HID kits are designed without plugs,
like Type H1 H3 H3C H4-1 H7 H7R H7T H8 H9 H10 H11 H13-1 H13-2 880 5202
Well we can still find particular introduction to them and their connection
position in manual .
These plugs are not designed as Type 9007 since different cars are always
with disparate jack figure.
Usually, HID headlight kit can work in normal when we insert wires into
plugs on the car directly.
Then we use electrical tap to tie stock wire and plugs down.
Here we'll show you one of fixing ways, it's like shape of capital letter
How to: Upgrade From a Plug n Play HID kit to a High Performance Headlight Projector Retrofit
The four main components required to upgrade from a plug n play HID kit to
a full xenon or bi-xenon retrofit are gone over here.
The projector: the key component that collects and focuses the intense
light from the bulb into a proper beam pattern.
The D2S bulb: standard bulb type for all high performance HID projectors
The AMP/D2S adapters: the converter cables that allow you to run a D2S bulb
with a set of existing "HID kit" / aftermarket ballasts.
the Projector: focuses the light from the bulb into a strong, uniformly lit
beam pattern with a proper upper light cutoff line to light up the road
perfectly. The most important part!
D2S bulb: required bulb type for use in true xenon/bi-xenon headlight
projectors. You cannot re-use your generic 9006, h1, h4, (etc) HID kit
bulbs and expect a good output.
AMP/D2S ballast adapters: convert your generic HID kit ballasts for
compatibility with the base of the D2S bulbs.
The shrouds or bezels: simply put, the trim piece that covers the projector
after it has been retrofitted into your headlights. Our OEM designs make
for a finished, factory look.
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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Technology: How a bixenon headlight projector works with a quick lights-on demo
Here wee have a quick overview of how a bi-xenon headlight projector works.
A true high performance headlight upgrade involving a bi-xenon projector is
vastly different than a "bixenon" plug n play HID kit. Projector systems
use a light "cutoff shield" inside to define the shape of their beam
pattern. Bixenon projectors have a hinged cutoff shield that will move out
of the way when the high beam solenoid is activated, letting more light
project through the lens, and creating the high beam.
Demo projectors are a Hella E55 bi-xenon (common in BMW's/Mercedes) and an
Acura TL bi-xenon (exclusive to the 04-08 Acura TL's)
This is the same technology found in all modern high end cars from BMW,
Mercedes, Lexus, Nissan, Acura etc.