Tuesday, September 21, 2010

General DIY Installation Guide


A. HID kit installations start with preparation. You have to make sure the vehicle is off the battery is disconnected, and the engine is cooled down. This is will ensure your safety. Now we can move to the actual installation. If you have a single low beam kit, locate your low beam dust cover on the back of your headlight assembly. Remove the cover by twisting it counter clock wise. This should unscrew the dust cover giving you access to the bulb. Make sure you unplug the bulb from the wiring harness before you attempt to remove it. Now you can continue to place the xenon bulb in place of the halogen bulb you just removed, just make sure you don’t touch the glass part of the bulb.
HID kit installation
B.: Installing the ballast. First thing is to find a good location to place the ballast, somewhere close enough to able to reach the bulb with the wiring plugs. Once you have the ballast secured then you can proceed to plug the wiring to the bulb, and plug the old harness to the ballast.
C.: In HID kit installation is to double check all the wiring plugs to make sure everything snapped into place correctly. Also double check to make sure that the ballast is securely attached to the vehicle. Now you can reconnect your battery and test out your new HID upgrade.

If your car got a back cover at the back?

Step 1: After disconnecting power to the two headlamps and after removing the bulb access covers of the low beam, high beam or both bulb access covers, drill a small hole in the removed cover. The HID-Xenon bulb wire is passed through this hole for your headlamp upgrade. On the wire is a supplied adjustable tight rubber waterproof grommet to be fitted into the hole. Next, the HID-Xenon D2S/R bulb is fitted into the headlamp抯 base and locked into position via the factory locking device. No cutting of wiring is required on the installation.

Step 2: Reinstall the access panel and close it. Secure the small ballast to a convenient location in the motorbay.

Step 3: Finally attach power to the headlamp in the normal manner and the upgrade is completed. Headlamp realignment is recommended but only required if you have removed the headlamp during the upgrade which sometimes can be avoided (model and side dependant).

It takes about 1-2hours to complete the installation. No special tools are required. Normal handtools only.
Important Notes:

Please Note: Some cars require more work than others to install the lights.
The 50 Hours break in period allows your light to reach its maximum shine.
Read your cars manual and HID Xenon Conversion Kits manual for more information regarding installation. Also, it is recommended to upgrade your fuses to 30AMP after installation. In some vehicles it is necessary to connect the connectors opposite of positive to negative and negative to positive.