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HID wiring

conoroneill
13-02-2009, 14:13
Wiring the HIDs in tonight.

Anyone know what the polarity is off the top of their head?

I'm assuming it's Red cable to black with white tracer:

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/5013/wireqy1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I know they probably have built in protection if wired incorrectly but I don't really want to take the risk.

youngsyp
13-02-2009, 14:21
Put a multi meter across the terminals. That should indicate which is which...

My last HID kit had a male plug that mated to the stock wiring so you could not get it wrong.

Paul

conoroneill
13-02-2009, 14:58
Put a multi meter across the terminals. That should indicate which is which...

My last HID kit had a male plug that mated to the stock wiring so you could not get it wrong.

Paul

Yeah I was hoping I wouldn't have to take a multimeter home from work!

I'm going to cut off the H4 type plastic plug, crimp spade terminals on and seal them up with heat shrink.

Dave-Cee
13-02-2009, 15:04
Ref our PM.

I have just checked mine and it's red to black!

:smthumbup

_Biggles_
13-02-2009, 15:31
and when i did mine my wires polarities were reversed.

so my plug and play kit needed modding.

defo multimeter your own wires mate :)

iansevoviii
14-02-2009, 13:10
and when i did mine my wires polarities were reversed.

so my plug and play kit needed modding.

defo multimeter your own wires mate :)


Confirmed - reversed from standard but i'm pretty sure its the evo's wiring reversed as apposed to the kits :eek:

however connectors still went on just the other way round - no loose wires like that :confused:

Dave-Cee
14-02-2009, 13:31
Confirmed - reversed from standard but i'm pretty sure its the evo's wiring reversed as apposed to the kits :eek:

however connectors still went on just the other way round - no loose wires like that :confused:

GT..

H1 bulb, different fitting

:smthumbup

_Biggles_
14-02-2009, 14:41
dave i had h1's and 5005's or 6's mate

a right ole mish mash

conoroneill
14-02-2009, 17:35
Yeah different fitting on the GT.

I've removed the H4 type plug and put spade terminals on the wires and heat shrinked them.

I've also found that you can reverse the polarity simply by turning the plug that goes to the ballast the other way (they don't usually work both ways):

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5641/wiresfb1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

_Biggles_
14-02-2009, 18:02
yeah to make a nice fit u need to file off the pip ;)

conoroneill
14-02-2009, 18:07
The pip? What's that?

_Biggles_
14-02-2009, 18:10
tiny little bit of plastic to retain the plug together but urs again looks a little different to mine......

but i did have two types of connection on mine.

to reverse the polarity i had to remove it or the female reciever distorted when i pushed in the male bit

REIDY P
15-02-2009, 19:29
Not going to be any help to you but can you tell me if you had to remove your front bumper to gain access to the headlight.

conoroneill
15-02-2009, 19:32
Yes mate. Headlight out job.

Dave-Cee
15-02-2009, 19:44
Yes mate. Headlight out job.

Haven't you done that little job yet?

:mhihi:

conoroneill
15-02-2009, 20:38
Eh?

Dave-Cee
15-02-2009, 20:50
Your HID kit?

:smthumbup

_Biggles_
15-02-2009, 20:51
i got my lamps out without a full bumper off, but its not easy.....i made a thread somewhere, have a search

conoroneill
15-02-2009, 20:57
Yes Dave. Super job! I must get pics up to show you but I'm doing a few other bits and bobs while I have the bumper and undertray off (Intercooler hard pipe fitted, cold air feed and a coolant change from the block).

As for the headlights, you were spot on about 6000K. Perfect colour temp.

The problem I have now is finding a pair of road legal full beam bulbs (HB3) to match the colour temperature of the HID dipped beam.

I bought a pair of up-rated ones from xenonshop but they are yellow in comparison.

Dave-Cee
15-02-2009, 21:05
Yes Dave. Super job! I must get pics up to show you but I'm doing a few other bits and bobs while I have the bumper and undertray off (Intercooler hard pipe fitted, cold air feed and a coolant change from the block).

As for the headlights, you were spot on about 6000K. Perfect colour temp.

The problem I have now is finding a pair of road legal full beam bulbs (HB3) to match the colour temperature of the HID dipped beam.

I bought a pair of up-rated ones from xenonshop but they are yellow in comparison.

Stick a 6k kit in the main beams then..

:smthumbup

I have HID's dips and main.