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Flux
01-21-2011, 08:56 AM
Did my research and I think I have a pretty good setup...
-DDM 6k bi xenon kit
-Autopal ecode housings

Ill take some before and after pics for everyone who's interested...


http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hids11_137741.jpg
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Heres the pics-

Halogen:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/halogen11.jpg
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HID
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hidson11.jpg
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Halogen Driver View:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/halogens22.jpg
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HID Driver View:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hidson22.jpg
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Im pretty happy so far.
Just need to figure out why my fog light switch is now turning my high beams on...
hmmmmmm....

Raze
01-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Time for the foglight mod , looks pretty easy....

jvtran
01-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Nice.. I have the same housing. ~$30 on eBay, right?

acidice333
01-23-2011, 11:41 AM
No how to / installation process?

Flux
01-23-2011, 10:41 PM
Nice.. I have the same housing. ~$30 on eBay, right?

Yep, I think it was like $40 shipped. Really cool how they give you bulbs too, even though I didnt use them...



No how to / installation process?

Ill grab some pics of it. Ill probly post those tomorrow sometime so check back.
Mostly self explanatory, but Ill show you how I routed my wires and everything...

acidice333
01-24-2011, 08:15 AM
Ill grab some pics of it. Ill probly post those tomorrow sometime so check back.
Mostly self explanatory, but Ill show you how I routed my wires and everything...

Yeah just routes and placement I was curious about. I might attempt this in the morning if the weather is okay :)

Flux
01-26-2011, 02:02 AM
Been busy at work, but I took a few quick pics today.

1. I bolted the bi Xenon harness to the tie bar. Im not sure if the stock tie bar has this open spot or not, because mine was wrecked and replaced... but it worked out perfect.... Then for the Harness I zip tied the wires under the tie bar to hide them. Then routed that through the A/C lines on the driver and passenger side as well... (see pic 3)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hidroute11.jpg
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2.As you can see in the first picture, I routed most of the harness through the A/C hole in the core support, (After I wrecked it I just took A/C out to save time and money.) I Also grounded the harness to another open spot on the tie bar. Then I tucked the ballast in front of the battery and just zip tied it out of the way of the over flow tube, just in case...
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hidroute22.jpg
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3.Here's a better pic of the wires going through the A/C lines spot. I just zipped it down again so it wouldn't bounce... (You can see the harness going through as well as the bulb wires.)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hidroute33.jpg
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4.I plan on doing a Cruise control delete, so for now I zipped the ballast to the plastic wiring case up front. Then grounded the harness on the headlight bolt.
-Besides the ballast location, it was a pretty clean install.
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/hidroute44.jpg
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I forgot to take a pic of the power wire, but that just ran Under the battery plate and bolted to the positive terminal. I have the fuse right under the fuse box. Ill take a pic tomorrow...

Hope it helps anyone who needed to see it...

Mafix
01-26-2011, 04:06 PM
it's a PITA finding a proper place to mount the ballast isn't it?

Hookecho
01-26-2011, 04:54 PM
I may have to do this. It looks like a huge improvement. Can you take a picture of how well they light up the road?

Flux
02-09-2011, 12:28 AM
Ok, once again, sorry it took so long,
but I come bearing new pics.

I am loving them. No problems so far. Driven by tons of people and still haven't been flashed. They look really nice IMO.
The only thing I had to get used to was the high beams. The pattern shoots light more towards the driver side when the highs are on. But still works fine.

Anyway, here's the pics...

Outside low:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/outlow1.jpg
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Outside high:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/outhigh1.jpg
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Inside low:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/inlow1.jpg
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Inside high:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/7/3/8/2/inhigh1.jpg
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I took these by the reflecting poles so you can see the differences.
It doesn't look like much but they really help at night.

Okctrd
02-10-2011, 04:15 AM
hey, did you have to use a wiring harness?

for me, mounting the passengers side ballast proved to be the most difficult.

Okctrd
02-10-2011, 04:15 AM
hey, did you have to use a wiring harness?

for me, mounting the passengers side ballast proved to be the most difficult.

alltracshoak
02-10-2011, 05:04 AM
plan on doing this soon as my hella e codes just came in and awaiting my hid....looks like a great improvement...

Flux
02-13-2011, 12:11 AM
hey, did you have to use a wiring harness?

for me, mounting the passengers side ballast proved to be the most difficult.

Yeah I just used the bi-xenon wire kit that it came with. Yeah the passenger side one was harder but still pretty easy install.



plan on doing this soon as my hella e codes just came in and awaiting my hid....looks like a great improvement...

Youll never go back to sealed. Its a crazy difference. Im loving it. All my friends have HIDs, I was the last to get them, but now I see why they have them lol...