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HID Kit Installed
Well I finally got around to installing the HID kit from the GB. They came in quickly with a good turn around time.
When installing any kit please have all tools and give your self anough time. It took about 3+ hous to install this kit because I wanted to make it look as stock as possible. Time is all dependant on skill level and availability of resources such as screws, tape, soldering iron, etc..
Removing the bumper will give you access to everything and several mounting points for the ballasts and ignitors and just overall room to work around. Removing the headlights consists of one clip that powers all the lights ie, low, high, fog, and parking lights. On the bottom of the headlight we noticed they are already fitted to make way for optional HIDs. They have three mounting holes for affixing screws to secure the ballast in place. This was very useful for the passenger side ballast since there is very minimal room on that side since the coolant overfill tank and washer fluid tank is placed and other various components. The driver side was very easy to mount with a lot of room choices for the ballast. I chose not to affix teh ballast to the light on this side because there was a lot of room where the air box baffle is placed.
You will have to modify the connectors for the H1 connectors from the ignitor on the HID to fit the OEM unit. Once that is done either heat shrink the connection or use electrical tape to assure connecitivity of the wiring. Before placing the headlights back on securely please test all connections and turn on the lights. When turning the units on for the first time you will hear them make a noise as it is being charged for the first time. Once testing has been completed and successfully works put everything back to stock.
What to look out for:
* Dissconnect the battery
* Must remove stock air box
* Move the coolant tank
* Remove grille
* Remove front bumper fascia - 8X8MM bolts that hold the plactic lining, 2X10MM bolts that hold the bumper to the cross member, 2 screws that hold the bumper on the inside of the wheel well, and finally 8 plastic holders that hold the wheel well lining to the bumper and front fenders
* Removing headlights - 4X10MM bolts on top, 2 plastic place holders, 6X10MM bolts on the bottom of the headlight
* Drilling a hole on the back of the headlight to run the wiring harness from the HID light bulb. Hole should be about the size of a nickel give or take a few centimeters
The lighting from the HID is perfect. This is what the car should have come with stock. Compared the HID light beam/pattern to a stock Infiniti G35 and was almost better. The G35 had more of a blueish hue which I liked better. But overall were almost identical.
I would definately recommend this upgrade to anyone who does a lot of night driving and wants to see more of the road when doing so.
Any questions with the install please feel free to PM or email me.