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Post How-to: HIDs with Relay

Since everyone keeps killing there cars with HIDs I though id make a How-to, Ive done all my cars this way and never once had a problem.
Feel free to add as Im sure i left something out. I know its not the best how-to but it being 20 degrees out its all I had lol

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1 HID 9006 Kit (I used VVME because they have been the best price and built)
1 9006 Relay kit
10mm socket and wrench
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-I like to cut off the extra harness. Since we are using the relay you will not need this and it will just get in the way.




-If you have the covers remove them to access the headlight bulbs.(Repeat for pass side)


-Unclip the wire harness and twist bulb out. (Repeat for pass side)


-Remove HID bulb from plastic case and slowly install in headlight. Secure by twisting clockwise. (Repeat for pass side)



-Find a place to mount ballast. I mounted my just below headlight. (Repeat for pass side)

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-Now time to install relay harness. You will have a + lead that will goto battery + and a - lead that I grounded to the side on existing ground.



-Take the original wiring harness for the drivers side headlight and plug into the relay plug. This will trigger the relay when headlights are turned on. (Pass side OE harness will stay unused.)


-You now have two plugs left on the relay harness one goes to pass ballast other to drivers. (Pay attention to the pic as it shows the correct way to insert the plug.)


-Now take the Red and Blue wires coming from the HID bulb and plug into wires coming from ballast. (Repeat for pass side)


-Now your system should fire when headlight switch is turned on. Doing it this way will prevent flickering and frying your OE wires do to overloading the system.



For anyone wondering. I have LED 9005 Hyper White fogs. They are suppose to look like 6000k HIDs but look more like 8000k

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Nice how to man maybe should be a sticky.


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Nice, thx for taking the time to write this up .....


Any chance of a direct link for buying the you bought for the headlights and fogs, or possibly part numbers for everything needed? Did you do the high beams too?


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What about beam pattern and adjustment? Does this HID kit throw the same beam pattern from the stock reflector? Do you need to adjust the headlamp height after install?
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What about beam pattern and adjustment? Does this HID kit throw the same beam pattern from the stock reflector? Do you need to adjust the headlamp height after install?
Ill get pics tonight for you. I didnt have to adjust, they were same height cutoff line.


Here is the kit I bought. I did not do the high beam as I dont think i will ever need it.

http://www.vvme.com/relay-harness-90...cPath=44_45_31

They have great customer service and warrenty program. Ive owned 4 sets from them myself and all my friends use them after seeing my kits.

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I always do 6000k on mine. They are very white with a slight tint of blue. The higher the K you go the less light output. 4300k is the brightest ive seen but more yellowish. 6000k is a good medium.

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