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Installation Guide & Tips
We recommend reading this guide before installation of any HID kit. If you are not skilled enough to do this installation, please consult a mechanic.
- Work only on your vehicle if the engine bay is cool
- Make sure the car is off and the E-Brake is on
- Do not cut or mount wiring to hot surfaces such as engine block
- Do not connect the high voltage electrodes while the light switch is on.
- We highly recommend testing your kit un-installed before putting everything back together.
- Do not mount the ballasts on a surface which has much vibration or is very hot such as radiator or engine block
- There is no light after switching on the light. Solution: Reverse polarity of the ballast plug. This simply means flip the oval plug you inserted into the ballast. Ballasts are polarity (-/+) sensitive unlike regular halogen light bulbs. Retest. If problem still exists, swap ballasts or light bulbs to diagnose if the problem is the light bulb or the ballast. In many cases, its not the HID kit that is the culprit but the vehicle. Some vehicles such as Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/BMW/Mercedes etc.. may require additional wiring/canceller plugs for HID installation.
- Lights turn on, flicker or shut off quickly thereafter. Solution: In many cases, it's not the HID kit that is the culprit but the vehicle. Some vehicles such as Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/BMW/Mercedes etc.. may require additional wiring/canceller plugs for HID installation.
Common items included with your kit:
- Two x Xenon also known as HID light bulbs with wiring attached
- Two x Ballasts (Metal Boxes)
- Two x 3M Pads or brackets depending on model for mounting
- Installation guide
Step 1: Open vehicles hood and locate the factory halogen bulb you are trying to convert. If fog lights, you may need to pull out your factory fog light housing to access the back. On some vehicles you can access factory bulbs from the engine bay or from the wheel wells with your wheels fully turned on direction. Please consult your owners manual or dealer on how to access your factory light bulbs. In 90% your bulbs are easily removed without too much trouble. Once your factory light bulb is removed, you can prepare for the HID bulb insertion.
Step 2: Remove the plastic capsule preinstalled on the HID bulb and insert into your headlight socket. HID bulbs should fit similar to your factory light bulb, but the tolerances may be slightly different on certain vehicle models. Bulb installation will vary from twisting to clamping from the back depending on the bulb type. Be very gentle with the HID glass portion. Do not touch the glass with your fingers. If it does end up getting dirty, simply wipe with clean cloth gently.
Notice Installer: Some vehicle models may require adapters for the bulb to fit into the socket. These include H7 bulbs. Some parts off of your original headlight may be be required depending on car model. Example, 9007 light bulbs will require the reinstallation of the plastic bulb holder adapter.
Step 3a: Once the HID bulb is fixed into place locate the factory connector where the original halogen bulb was connected to. You will now connect the supplied wire (may be a plug or 2 metal tips) that you must insert into your factory connector as shown below. When we say factory connector, this is the connector your original bulb was feed power with.
If you purchased a Bi-xenon kit, or a kit with relay, your installation will be a little different than above. See steps 3b or 3c.
Step 3b: If your kit included a relay you will not use the provided extra wires shown in Step 3a. that connect ballast to factory headlight plug. Instead the ballast get connected to the relay as shown below. The relay then will connect to your factory headlight plug. Some relays will have two plugs one for each side, while others only one headlight plug. Remember a relay simply gets a signal from your headlight plug, then allows power to flow directly from your battery.
Step 3c: If your kit purchased is a bi-xenon kit also known as hi/low (low beam + high beam HID with movement). This only applies to kits with bulb types 9004 9007 H4 H13 9008. Notice on these kits there will be only 1 headlight plug connector. One of your headlight connectors may not be used.
Step 4: Before mounting ballast permanently please test your light system. Test the Low beam, high beam and fog light function if it applies to your install. It is best to turn the vehicle on to test the system as some vehicles do not give full voltage when vehicle is running only from the battery.
Step 5: Mount the ballasts on any existing bolt or flat surface away from excessive heat. We do not recommend mounting on top of the radiator or in front or behind it. Ballasts are electronic devices which excessive heat can ruin. Make certain the wires with your kit cannot get tangled into the belt line or are resting on very hot components of the engine.