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I was sent 2 ballasts, of course, but one was not the same as the other.

The connections on one looked like this:


The conenctions on the other were similar, except the two gold connectors of that outlet prong-looking thing were not there. Instead, a simple piece of straight metal was attached to each of the black and white wires. I specified H1 when ordering them, so which one is the real ballast for H1 HID kits?

The straight ones I mentioned fit perfectly into the H1 factory harness (piece that the stock H1s connects to). Just can't figure out (even with included wiring guide) how the ballast above connects.

I was able to get the side with the straight ones working, but the ballast failed and I returned it. If I remove my bumper again, I'll take pics of the different ballast connections. Any help is appreciated.

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It's quite simple actually. The red and blue ones clip to the wires attached to the HID bulb. That leaves the white and black. The white one needs to be connected to the brown wire (12 V+) inside the headlight assembly. The black one needs to be connected to the black wire (GROUND) inside the headlight assembly.

The tough part is getting them to connect. This may require cutting the connectors off, stripping the wires, crimp connecting them together, or soldering them together. However you do it is up to you.
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dee is correct with what he said, and as far as the connector you have pictured, you need to chop that off and crimp/solder on some new female spade connectors to the ends of the white and black wires (any local radioshack or autoparts store will have these)


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Originally posted by deedub35@May 12 2005, 01:51 PM
The white one needs to be connected to the brown wire (12 V+) inside the headlight assembly.* The black one needs to be connected to the black wire (GROUND) inside the headlight assembly.*
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I know of the brown wire in the assembly, but where is this black wire you're talking about? I'll have to take another look when I get the chance...you're right, though, it should be easy.

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black wire is actually connected to the silver area the bulb seats into.. unplug it from there and connect black to black and your set.


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I take it this is the same as grounding the black wire from the HID setup to a bolt, which is what I did since I never saw his inner black wire.
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yeah, pretty much the same thing..



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Thanks for keeping up with me, two last questions.

I know the wiring harness is not necessary, but I didn't know that at the time of purchase.
1. The harness is really to safeguard the kit from short-circuiting by way of fuse?
2. It has the same gold connectors, so I'd have to change them all, huh?
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The harness is there for a couple reasons..

1. To draw the power from the battery, instead of the stock wiring.
2. If you add a diode (which i have yet to do) in line with the wiring, it's supposed to stop any backlashing of current. Stopping shit from going the wrong way and frying something basically.. lol

And about the harness connectors, thats what I did yes. I went and bought a large pack of both male and female spade connectors and basically chopped and recrimped all new connectors for everything (except the stock connectors that are inside the headlight housing)


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