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Howzit everyone, I did search but still have a some questions...

Need your assistance, I got a Mcolloch (sp) 6000k kit on the way and I was wondering:
1. Where you mounted your ballasts (V6) ?
2. Those of you who got Mcolloch kits made your own wiring kits? or bought them? or are they plug and play?
3. Changed /Upgraded your fuses?

Oh, the HID Forums are out of service so they havent been too much help...

Mahalo and Aloha for your help in advance
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WHEN I get my kit, (little short on cash right now) I plan to mount my ballasts under the headlights which I believe is the stock location. To do so you have to remove the bumper which sounds like a real pain in the ass, but seeing as how installing the kits is technically illegal, I would like the look to be as stock as possible on the outside chance that someone is snooping around in there. As far as the other 2, I'm also curious to know the answers.


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Honestly the first time i removed my bumper i was worried about gaps and other pain in the ass stuff! Well i got my guts up and it is actually very easy. Its more nerves that keep you from doing it. I mounted my ballasts under the headlights in the stock location (euro). There is a nice little slot for them.
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Yup that is where I did mine as well....I did't remove my bumper though I just took off a wheel and the black plastic fender cover and you could access everything you need right there...
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I was aware of the little square spot under the headlights for the ballasts but didnt like it. The only way I could have mounted it there was with the little double-sided sticky pad and that didnt sound like a good idea in a hot engine compartment. Plus it would be hard to access if I had to get to it.

The bumper is actually easy to get off, as well as the headlights. When M6Tech gets back online search for the instructions.

I will try to get pictures of where I mounted mine in the engine bay, very clean and cant see either of the ballasts
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2. Those of you who got Mcolloch kits made your own wiring kits? or bought them? or are they plug and play?
3. Changed /Upgraded your fuses?
I'm curious about this too.........Mine are on there way to me as we speak....but I'm pretty sure from all my reading that they come with the wiring kits.....and are pretty much plug and play......and that it's not necessary to upgrade your fuses.....but still like someone that has them to pipe up about it

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They are plug and play. They have inline fuses included. Really easy to do the toughest part was finding a place to mount the ballasts in the V6. When i got them I didn't know about the stock location so one of mine is on the frame mounted under my Injen and the other is on top of the cluster of wires in front of the coolant resovour. Kinda like that you can see the ballasts.

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Thanks for the responces....
if anyone has pics of their ballasts mounted from when they took their bumpers off, feel free to post or link em for me... =]

Mahalo to everyone

One more question, taking off the front bumper, you guys disconectted your battery right? anything else that I should know (so the airbags dont go off or anything weird). As you can see I haven't taken off my front bumper yet...
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This was an easy install man, nothing to worry about. And when do'n anything electrical you should disconnect the battery to be safe. Has nothing to do with removing the bumper....

As for the balast location for Mounting......I have a few pics HERE of my install. 1/2 the way down I circled in my pic where I mounted the balasts, and little control units.......they fit nicley hunder the headlights as long as you don't put them too far back. Any questions feel free to ask......

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