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Old 11-09-2005, 11:32 AM   #61
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yeah but the connectors would be a little bit open anyway....

soldered wire with heat shrink.... only way to wire


but i'm leaving it as is for going back to stock!!!
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:51 AM   #62
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i would use the standard loom plugs and attach female spade terminals to the HID wires.
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:46 PM   #63
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there is no cutting of the wiring loom required, the kit should come with an adapter
hm.. i guess i forgot to take a picture of it

anyway it's like this plastic thing with 2 prongs sticking out, like a male american power point... and u just hook that up to existing wiring loom - to - and + to +

easy! and the whole system can be converted back instantly
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:11 PM   #64
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do not cut the loom...............if you have to you got ripped off.....
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:52 PM   #65
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do not cut the loom...............if you have to you got ripped off.....
hehe, no one is cutting... i'm just thinking about making secure connections... and thinking out loud!!!
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:56 AM   #66
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finally my HIDs arrived and I installed them over the weekend.

They're great !

still need to adjust the angles though - the passenger side shoots way off and lights up the side of the road.

install was easy, the hardest part was finding a good space to mount the ballasts.
I ended up putting mine inside the sidewall, under the lights. You would never know they are there.

before u ask - no I dont have pics yet
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:07 PM   #67
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finally my HIDs arrived and I installed them over the weekend.

They're great !

still need to adjust the angles though - the passenger side shoots way off and lights up the side of the road.

install was easy, the hardest part was finding a good space to mount the ballasts.
I ended up putting mine inside the sidewall, under the lights. You would never know they are there.

before u ask - no I dont have pics yet
Did you have to drill anything, or were there existing holes to screw into?

To access the sidewall, did you just remove the headlight, or did you need to remove the whole bumper?

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Old 08-02-2006, 07:29 PM   #68
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Did you have to drill anything, or were there existing holes to screw into?

To access the sidewall, did you just remove the headlight, or did you need to remove the whole bumper?

Thanks
while u wait for dogo to answer, I'll tell you about my install :P
i mounted my ballast under the headlight facing down, there were holes there already, so no drilling was needed. pics below


that shinny mirror finish, at the bottom left of pic, is the back of the ballast. u can also see where the nut and bolt is that is holding it in place.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:30 PM   #69
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btw dogo, got pics yet? :P
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:07 PM   #70
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nup.

mine is below the headlight on the chassis , facing forwards

and i STILL havnt set the angle of mine yet
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Old 27-05-2006, 12:56 AM   #71
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i bought a set off ebay (from HK, China kit) and after a week one ballast blew, i sent it back, the guy said it never arrived!!! Should have used registered post! At least hte other one looks great, need to get a new ballast for the other side....

We tested the light output with a light-meter - more then twice the lumens!

Although i reckon they should ban HIDs in non-projector fittings. Only projector fittings cut out the light below horizontal.
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Old 27-05-2006, 01:41 AM   #72
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how unfortunate, i try to stay away from anyone selling stuff from ebay, i brought a memory stick from a guy in hk. I"m having trouble getting it to work coz it was a knock off... yeah try to stick with euro, korean and jap brands. I"ve had mine for over a year now and still working fine.

i agree with u in regards to HIDs should only be on projectors
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Old 21-10-2006, 07:41 PM   #73
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I'm looking at getting some HIDs,

Who are the best people to get them off?

I saw these on NS
http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/i...ic=190117&st=0

Does 6000k give a blue tinge when you look at them from say 300m away? I like what is on the Honda Accord Euros.
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Old 21-10-2006, 07:58 PM   #74
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4300K gives a blue tinge!

On night cruises I have been on, I've looked for the coloured lights of the cars over a stretch of distance to make sure everybody is in the queue. 5000K will stand out over 300m easily, 6000K would be particulary blue in general.

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Old 21-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #75
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Ah ok, I might go 5000k then. I just don't like the try hard blue HIDs up close
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Old 21-10-2006, 08:59 PM   #76
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Pretty much anything over 4000K gives off a blue halo or tinge in the least. Apparently the hotter/bluer you go, the less intense or effective the light is for the same wattage. The guys that use Diamond vision (5000K?) have commented on how useless their lights are too, but that won't be so much of a problem with HIDs.
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Old 22-10-2006, 10:33 AM   #77
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So where is the best place to buy a kit?
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Old 22-10-2006, 11:59 AM   #78
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mine and dogo's were from http://www.bt-revolution.com/
which was here on silvia
http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/i...owtopic=111034

but i'm sure you looked there....

in the reflector lights i wouldn't overly recommend them - light scatters around a lot, in projectors they are ace, as also in the older glass fresnel type lights...

and stop thinking about it do it - tis well worth it - ignore the legalities, as they can be adjusted with minimal disturbance to others on the road
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Old 22-10-2006, 12:01 PM   #79
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i went 6000k slight blue tinge, but only enough that you'd go oooh hid... but not so much that vision is deteriated....

they are now living in the astra after the protege... and as i said above - reflectors suck
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The eunos has glass lights with projectors
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