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ok guys, i need some help with my first retro. mainly the wiring. im totally lost here! im doing a sealed beam conversion for my camaro, so i got Infiniti FX35 Xenon Stanley Projectors & D2S HID Bulbs and the seller matched me up with Nissan Xenon D2S/R OEM HID Ballasts Ignitors. i needed a bixenon prj and one smaller that would fit my headlamp. now i have a 5 pics with numbers labeled at all the problem spots im trying to figure out. the pics uploaded backwards, so last is first sorta thing applies.
the 1st pic (which is all the way to the right) is of the projector. #1 in the pic is a short yellow wire with a female connection at the end. not sure where this would lead. #2 in the pic are green and black wires, im guessing go back to the ballast.
the 2nd pic (from the right) is a closeup of female endpiece labedled #1.

the 3rd pic (3rd from the right) is of the ballast/ignitor layout.
#3 has a plug on the end on one ballast i have, and just stripped wires on the other. there are red and black wires running in both cases. im guessing i have to strip the one plug and these black and red wires meet the black and green wires from the projector (#2 in the 1st pic)
#4 is a short black wire with a round male connection on it. no idea where this would go
#5 looks like a socket connection, that i guess fits with factory nisan plug or something. underneathe the braided hose of the plug is two very thin wire,s one black and one light blue. then there is a thicker black wire. not sure if the plug has to be taken off, or how i can make this work.

the 4th pic (From the right) is a close up of what the plug looks (#5 in the 3rd pic with the braided hose around it)

and the final pic is of the 3 wires that run to the mysterious plug. it shows the light blue, the thick black, and the thin black. the thin black cant really be seen bc its behind the thicker one, but its there believe me!


sooooo fellas, now that your probly totally confused bc of my questioning, does anyone have any info they can give me? im wondering if i should just go with aftermarket ballasts cause these might be set up only for nisan factory plugs. not sure really. all the help i can get would be appreciated!
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First of all, become a member on HIDPlanet and post any retro related questions there. I guarantee you'll get an answer within a few hours. People on that forum are experts on sorts of retros and have dealt with the FX projector countless times. People here on M6C have relatively much less experience (I speak of myself naturally).

Here's my shot at your questions:

Since your projectors are bi-xenon, you need an electrical input to activate the step-motor that flips the shield up and down. Also, its possible that there's an additional step-motor, an auto leveling motor, that adjusts the projectors angle in accordance to what angle the car is at. These auto leveling motors are usually hooked to sensors or to a dial inside the cockpit.

I suspect #1 and #2 wires are for this purpose (i.e. bi-xenon shield flip and/or autoleveling).

#3 provides power to the ballast... positive to battery, negative to ground

#4 no clue... looks like another ground

#5 connects to bulb.

Not sure what you mean by "will this have to be stripped".

No stripping is needed... you just connect the connector in #5 directly to the D2S bulb.



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o wow dude ok. you made the whole picture a lot clearer actually! i had no clue that silver plug went into the bulb! i should probly be shot for that but o well. my first time ya know?

ok so thats done. then i see how #3 provides power and ground. thats clear.

so #4, which i thought also to be a ground, still not sure.
and numbers 1 and 2 may be the shield/step motor wires. which i may be screwed bc my car doesnt have a cpu board to hook up to so that this motor can go up and down, if thats what these wires def are. possibly not still. thanks tho zoomzoomfan. you def helped!

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ok i figured out zoomzoomfan is right about the #1 and #2 wires being the low/high beam shield. i just stripped the ends and put them to a 9v battery and watched the sucker go! still not sure about #4 and also one i forgot, just to the left of #4 is another black wire, this one with a round terminal on the end that looks like a ground connector?

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ok so at 1:15am i remembered i have one of those carbattery jumpers that are portable 12v power. so i hooked up the ballast to the bulb, the balast to the jumper and it light up the room! both sets work, which makes me so happy. and the green and black wires def are the low/high beam wires. the cutoff line is ridiculous. you couldnt get a laser level to be any straighter! check out the pic on my wall. granted its my 2mp camera phone, it looks hott!

still not sure what the other "groung looking" wires are for. obviously it lights up w/o them and the brights turn on w/o them. this is tricky
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Nice output. Glad to have been of help.

Best of luck with the retro and hope to see pics of the final product soon.


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The yellow wire is a ground wire. The green and black are the solenoid wires ( but you already figured that out). If you need any help fitting the fx projectors click on the Apexcone 5000k link in my sig. Also for more info on wiring the bi-xenon solenoid, contact member krustywon. He can tell you the proper way to wire this in a 6. (he has fx's in his 6)
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The yellow wire is a ground wire. The green and black are the solenoid wires ( but you already figured that out). If you need any help fitting the fx projectors click on the Apexcone 5000k link in my sig. Also for more info on wiring the bi-xenon solenoid, contact member krustywon. He can tell you the proper way to wire this in a 6. (he has fx's in his 6)[/b]
the yellow wire is a ground? wouldnt they not be able to work tho if the ground wasnt, well, grounded? or is that just like a protection kinda thing?

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the yellow wire is a ground? wouldnt they not be able to work tho if the ground wasnt, well, grounded? or is that just like a protection kinda thing?[/b]

They should work without it, I think it is a "protection thing". As I said before, talk to krustywon. He wired these projectors into his 6 and had some fun regarding grounds, but he has it figured out now.
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