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Originally posted by passwird.com@Feb 12 2005, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the help guys, but as some of you already know, I wussed out of the install after I was told I had to cut the OEM headlight connector off. I kept envisioning the HIDs not working and me not having any headlights to drive home with.

But then again, I guess I could just as easily splice the cut wires together if the HIDs didn't work. Bleh. I need someone who has done this before to help. I REAAAAAAAAALLY don't wanna eff up. Anyone in socal willing to help?
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And as I mentioned above...you DON'T need to to cut the OEM connector.

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More often than not the connector or terminals on the wire to the ballast do not fit the OEM terminals. I agree that you do not necessarily need to cut the OEM terminals. So the best course of action is to buy some of these male terminals which are available just about everywhere (Home Depot, Radio Shack, Pep Boys, etc.).

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Snip the connector or terminals off the wire to the ballast and crimp two of these on. Slip them into the OEM terminals and tape them off with electrical tape. Voila.

I on the other hand prefered a more permanent connection. I snipped all the terminals off and soldered. If I ever want to revert back to the stock halogen bulbs (when hell freezes over) then I would by some of these female terminals and crimp them on the stock wires.

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Originally posted by deedub35@Feb 12 2005, 11:29 AM
More often than not the connector or terminals on the wire to the ballast do not fit the OEM terminals.* I agree that you do not necessarily need to cut the OEM terminals.* So the best course of action is to buy some of these male terminals which are available just about everywhere (Home Depot, Radio Shack, Pep Boys, etc.).

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Snip the connector or terminals off the wire to the ballast and crimp two of these on.* Slip them into the OEM terminals and tape them off with electrical tape.* Voila.

I on the other hand prefered a more permanent connection.* I snipped all the terminals off and soldered.* If I ever want to revert back to the stock halogen bulbs (when hell freezes over) then I would by some of these female terminals and crimp them on the stock wires.

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I'm a complete electrical noob. You mean I can buy that doodad in the first pic, slip it right over the HID headlight connector, and it'll become a plug-and-play solution? If I go into Kragen, do I just ask them for a male terminal or is there a specific size I should be asking for? Thanks, I really wanna get these working.


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1. Make sure you have a good crimping tool, a wire stripper, some electrical tape, and at least four of these male spade terminals just in case you screw up. (Get the blue ones - the red ones will be too small and the yellow ones will be too big.)
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2. Cut this connector off to free the white wire and black wire.
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3. Strip 5/16" off each wire. Crimp one of these to each stripped end.
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4. Plug the white wire into the OEM terminal. Tape up the connection.
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5. Plug the black wire into the other OEM terminal (it is similar but without the brown plastic cover and it is attached to the headlight near where the bulb goes in). Tape up the connection.

6. Repeat for the other headlight.

7. Crack open a beer and enjoy.
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Thanks for the instructions man. I'll pick up those thingies sometime this week and give the installation another go next weekend.


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Went back up to norcal for the break and stopped by migueloo's place tonight. Freaking HUGE props to him and rekcrazyboy for helping with the hid install.


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Tried installing the HID today but unsuccessful.
I purchased the male spade terminal and crimped the HID wires into it. I also locate the other black OEM wire next to the bulb. I tape up the black wire to the black wire OEM (the male spade terminal was too big to insert into the black OEM connector) and insert the white wire into the brown OEM female adapter. When I turn on the headlight the HID bulb was not ignited.

Anyone know why?
My guess is that
1. The HID spade terminal that I taped up with black wire OEM was not inserted, i just tape them together while touching. I'm not sure if this is sufficient.
2. Need a higher voltage fuse?
3. HID is broken?

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