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I just finished putting a HID kit in my car. What a difference it makes driving at night compared to the sealed beams, WOW!

If anyone wants I can post some pictures and a little how-to. (It's super easy)
 

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yea, i would love to see your DIY

but i hope you didn't get ebay HID's because i'd hate to be driving down the road at 70+mph and have one or both lights fail!!!

(a buddy of mine had one light fail and he hit a deer with his s14 ka24turbo)
 

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yea, i would love to see your DIY

but i hope you didn't get ebay HID's because i'd hate to be driving down the road at 70+mph and have one or both lights fail!!!

(a buddy of mine had one light fail and he hit a deer with his s14 ka24turbo)

I was looking at those ebay ones and wondered how well they worked. What's wrong with them? Just cheaply made or what?? Could you buy and put regular H4 bulbs in them if what they use is too cheap? Would like to do this myself but don't want to have them fail all the time.
 

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from what i've been told the ballast fails. spend the money it's worth it
 

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cmon cmon!!! who needs schoold when you can't see the road!!!
 

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even the wording on the articles came off that way. There were some good points about how traditional bulb lenses aren't designed for HIDs which didn't cross my mind though.
 

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Get some E code housings (Hella, Cibie) and fit the bulbs into them. I say get the E codes because the cutoff is much sharper than the DOT ones which reduces the glare to levels similar to DOT halogens (as far as I can tell). I had to cut off the back of the rubber seal (see first picture), but then it fit nicely over the base of the bulb (second picture).



I sealed the rubber boot to the back of the bulb to prevent water leaking in with a rubber compatible sealant called SealAll. You can kinda see it shine in the picture above. Once I had the lights prepped I ran the harness.

It makes things easier if you pull the battery and air feed tube out. At the very least, disconnect it! I mounted the relay on a random unused bolt sticking out behind the drivers side light, and ran the wires underneath the air feed tube for a cleaner look. You can also see where the light plug is plugged into the harness in that picture.


Run the wires for the other light as shown below... Or if you are really picky you can find some way to remove the other harness and run them in there. I didn't want to!
(Excuse the fail on the rotate, I don't think this photo app likes my mac)

Don't forget to ziptie it in there.


Once the harness is all ready to go mount the Ballasts. Mine came with double sided foam tape that was super handy. Try to keep them in a dry spot. I added some weatherstripping under the hood to keep them super dry.
Passenger side

Driver side

Extra weatherstripping


Finally, mount the lights and plug them in to the ballast.
I put a bit of hose on the top of the hole to stop any vibration rubbing on the wires.
From under the pop-up light on a weird angle.

On a separate note, I changed the rusty headlight bezel screws to stainless M8 ones. (not pictured)


Check your aim.
 
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