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Put in my new HID kit

My buick was in need of some better light output while drivin the country roads so i got on ebay and found some pretty cheap kits, so i found a kit for under $80 plus free shipping, i ended up getting the 8000k kit, when the kit came i installed it in about 20 minutes, just plug and play, only thing about these kits is that you have to have the high beams switch on in order for them to work, but besides that they are awesome, it makes factory lights look brown. a great investment for better vision.
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if the high beams need to be on to work the lights, then the wiring is swithced around:eek:



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well its weird, in the kit it's suppose to be high and low beams, the kit has two bulbs for each side (high-low) and the low beam bulb is like a H3 bulb and its just like a normal factory bulb light, then turn it on high and its bright as hell and bluish color, the hid have alot better coverage and visibility than my old silverstarts, i think thier worth the $80
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You have the wiring reversed. THat little fog light is supposed to act as a high, because HID bulbs DO NOT like to be cycled on and off all the time as high beams are..

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did your kit come with a relay harness?

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well to tell ya the truth idk how the wiring is backwards becuz the connections only connect one way, but i will take another look at them, and no they didnt come with a harness but i did order one, hasnt came yet.
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you are running a decent risk of burning up your wiring without running that relay harness, in case you aren't aware.

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yea im aware, wut type of wiring and relay are you runnin, i bought it off ebay and said its for hid kits.
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i dont have HIDs. i just know that when you get them, you should not hook them up without a relay harness.

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yea well i bought one for 20 bux and im still waiting for it, soon as it gets here i'll put'er in.
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the ones i got (6k's) were a plug n play,pluged right into the 9004 connector,i dont have hi beams really dont need them,never go back 2 silverstars, in factgot a set for my daughters mazda ,havent installed yet, go pound sand to those who flash me.. but that dont happen that much
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well to tell ya the truth idk how the wiring is backwards becuz the connections only connect one way, but i will take another look at them, and no they didnt come with a harness but i did order one, hasnt came yet.

because the little chinese people who put your wiring in the plug put it in the wrong way. Trust me. The HID bulb should be on AT ALL Times, then that worthless fog light bulb is the high.



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well i do keep the hid on all time, its just the high beam has to be kept on, and why would someone put the small bulb as a high beam when its worse then a factory light,lol retards i guess. And i havent been flashed yet but they are pretty neat.
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well i do keep the hid on all time, its just the high beam has to be kept on, and why would someone put the small bulb as a high beam when its worse then a factory light,lol retards i guess. And i havent been flashed yet but they are pretty neat.

that little bulb is on there because it's a ricer approach at ghetto rigging a high beam in the 9004 application. All Bi-xenons from the factory incorporate a single bulb that has a rotating shield. Changes beam pattern and allows more light when on highs. For aftermarket application, they don't bother. You either have a system that has the bulb move in and out (ideal) or up and down at an angle, or add a second bulb to serve as the high beam.

Remeber that HID bulb is 3200 lumes (less the higher the K) per bulb. That's like 3 times the stock light output. That little fog light bulb is your high beam, and is just there to add a noticeable difference between low/hi for inspection or flashing someone.

If your high beam indicator is while just the HID bulb is on, then the wiring is incorret and a diode will need to be placed in the wiring on the HID system. If you're saying the little fog bulb is on all the the time, and the HID only comes on when the high beams are clicked, then wiring is reversed.



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hmm, nah to just run the HID bulb i have to have it on high beam, so that means wiring is reveresed which really doesnt bother me and its pointless to run around with the little fog light bulb becuz its terrible lighting, anywho thanx
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