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Old 02-26-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation HID kit installation HELP

so I finally recieved my new hid kit from ddm. However, I need some assistance with the intallation. do I need to connect the kit directly to the battery's terminals? will the velcro provided be strong enough to hold the ballasts in place? also, do I fundamentally need to disconnect the battery during installation?
I saw a picture of an installed kit in a blue zx6r in a previous thread and the wiring looked pretty neat. in that picture the black and red wires that are located in the circular rubber cover seem to run into the headlight. where exactly do i have to plug those particular wires? the instruction manual says they are supposed to be run to the battery's teminals, but they are not long enough.

any help from those who have already installed them will be highly appreciated.
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if you want it to turn on with the key; you should be able to use the wires from the original oem socket to power up the ballast. solder in the new power/ground to the wires going to the socket. So long as the key is off, you would not need to disconnect the battery if you are using the factory wiring. If you did run it directly from the battery you would need to use a relay or switch to turn the lights off.
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I see, I haven't attempted to install them yet. I'm trying to clear all my questions before installing them.
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No, I have the same kit, and it doesn't need to to be run to the battery. You should only have to pull that little black cover under the left clipon off. Take that off, and pull the headlight bulb out. Everything you need to plug in is all right there.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #5
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even the connections for the black and red wires that dont have the connectors?
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if you didn't want to solder and didn't have connectors etc, there is an alternative but I don't always trust it. You can get clamps for wires to splice them together at the autostores.

bmw uses them for some repairs; I don't always trust them, especially w higher amperage ciruits
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I have the connectors that came with the kit. do i need to drill the covers at the back of the headlight to run the wires?
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so I finally recieved my new hid kit from ddm.
who is ddm and how much was the kit????
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IT'S A MANUFACTURER THAT MAKES ACCESORIES FOR CARS[DDMTUNING.COM], THE KIT WAS $145.
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I have the connectors that came with the kit. do i need to drill the covers at the back of the headlight to run the wires?


Yep, they need to be drilled out, but it takes all of 5 minutes, and it isn't hard. Just make sure to cute it fairly smooth so it gets a tight seal. I'm about to go mess with the bike in just a sec, so I can look at exactly where those little wires you're having trouble with go. I would get ya some pics, but i don't quite have a digital camera.
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ok, it's just the red and black wires that Im not quite sure how to plug them in.
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K, I finally got the brake cleaner out of my eye(chit hurt) I'l be back in about 15-20.
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Looks like it just goes from the ballast to the connector, and onto the headlight bulb itself.
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HEY I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION, I JUST INSTALLED THE HID BUT IT'S MAKING A LITTLE BUZZING SOUND COMING FROM THE BALLAST OR WIRES, DID THAT HAPPEN TO ANY OF THOSE WHO HAVE INSTALLED HIDS BEFORE?
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IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HID BULBS THAT COME WITH THE KIT? I.E.. DOES IT MATTER WHICH ONE I PLUG TO HE HIGH BEAM OR LOW BEAM?
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HEY I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION, I JUST INSTALLED THE HID BUT IT'S MAKING A LITTLE BUZZING SOUND COMING FROM THE BALLAST OR WIRES, DID THAT HAPPEN TO ANY OF THOSE WHO HAVE INSTALLED HIDS BEFORE?
The buzzing sound is normal. Make sure to double check your wiring and make sure there are no exposed wires anywhere.

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IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HID BULBS THAT COME WITH THE KIT? I.E.. DOES IT MATTER WHICH ONE I PLUG TO HE HIGH BEAM OR LOW BEAM?
There is no difference.

I am sure you figured out these things by now. Sorry for the late reponse to your PMs but I am not on here that often anymore as I am busy with other things.
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