HID Conversion Kit, Xenon Lights

HID Xenon Light kits

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Jun
28

Installation Instructions

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HID Installation of 9005 9006
9005/9006 HID Installation Setup
HID Reversible Connector
Check for Reverse Polarity
(First step to check if your light does not turn on. This connector is reversible)
HID Installation of H1 H3 H7 H8 H9 H10 H11 H13 880 881 884 893 896
HID Installation Setup for:
H1, H3, H7, H8, H9, H11, H13,
880, 881, 889, 893, 896
HID installation H4
H4 HID Installation Setup
HID Installation of 9004 9007
9004/9007 HID Installation Setup (single beam)
HID Relay Harness
HID Relay Wiring Harness with Resistor Setup
Installation of bi-xenon dual ballast kit
DUAL XENON High/Low two ballast Conversion kit
Aug
25

Relay Harness FAQ

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If you don’t want to read the entire post I’ll summarize: BUY A WIRING HARNESS TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR EXISTING WIRING HARNESS

Why do I need a relay harness?

Some vehicles might be able to power up HID systems normally without problems at install time. It will probably not last long. The inrush load can be up to max 13 amps per ballast, compared to 7amps inrush when using halogen. The factory design parameters for headlight circuits are 7 amps inrush and 4.5 amps continuous load. So over time, connectors, multifunction switch, headlight switch, wiring and fuse holders will slowly degrade, because of heat buildup. These components are very time consuming to troubleshoot because they are usually well hidden behind dashboards and other wiring looms. Parts can cost several hundred dollars and add 8h labor to that and it becomes obvious that a $25 wiring harness is a cheap insurance.

• My HID system does not turn on the bulbs, or bulbs flashes/flickers, or needs the engine to run.
• Start power is up to 13Amps. If power is fed from stock wiring, a voltage drop will happen and 12volt system voltage at ballast goes under 9volts. Install wiring harness as described below.
• If you have a proper wiring harness installed, look for corrosion in contact elements.
• If bulb, igniter or ballast is of non OEM quality(typically HID kits), some or all parts will break within 3 years.
• If you have quality HID parts, you could swap parts from one side of the car to the other. Downside of doing this is that a any defective component can destroy other perfectly working parts.

My HID bulb restarts when I am using my high beams

The actual “dark” time interval between low/high beam shifts might not be visible when you run halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs react a little slow, so it is hard to notice. We are talking of maybe 1/10 of a second. But any HID system will turn off and restart. What you experience on the road is dangerous pitch dark, 3-5 seconds.

This can be solved a few ways, the first one is the most elegant:

1. Connect triggers wires of the relay(s) that feeds ballasts directly to headlight switch, electrically before multifunction stalk. Having wiring diagram available is recommended. If not, you can simply obtain access to rear of headlight switch, and try out the different terminals using a 12V test lamp.

2. Adding a large capacitor between + and – on the trigger terminals of ballast relay. The size of the capacitor will naturally vary with size of interval. A starting point could be a 4700uF/minimum 20V. Yes, I know, this is not a small component.
3. If you don’t live in area with fog and you have been driving around with fog lights on because your headlights are poor, you might find that you can use the fog lights switch to trigger your HID low beam. After all, you wouldn’t need any “fog” lights now that you have HID.
4. Simply wire up a new switch. The cool thing is that the switch can be physically very small, since it only need to be rated for 0.3 amps.
5. Connect trigger wire via a 4 second delay to ignition circuit. The delay will turn HID system on after you have started engine, regardless of night or day. So this would serve as a DRL function as well.
6. Connect trigger wire to the park lamp circuit. This will eliminate all problems related to high beam usage. Park lights are always on regardless of “flash to pass”, and low beam/high beam mode.

Jun
04

Generic Installation video

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May
18

Ford Mustang HID Installation

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Notice: This kit is essentially a plug and play, but we highly recommend taking this to a professional to install.

Improper installation can cause electrical problems and American Muscle or Xenonworx will not be held responsible for any damages that occur due to improper installation.

Tips for Installing:
Turn off your car
Disconnect the car’s battery
Wait for the engine to cool down
Make sure the car is in neutral or park
DO NOT touch the crystal on the bulb, this will ruin the bulb permanently
Verify that the wires and connections are in good shape
Do not look directly at the beam
Items in the kit:
Single Beam Kit
2 Xenon light bulbs
2 Ballasts
2 Ballasts Clamps
4 Cable Ties
4 Screw Bolts
Dual Beam Kit
2 Xenon Light Bulbs
2 Ballasts
2 Ballast Clamps
4 Cable Ties
4 Screw Bolts
1 Cable Harness

Wiring Instructions:
9004/9005/9006/9007 Series- These bulbs have a base that connects directly to the factory bulb connector. The blue adapter is for the 9004 and 9007 kit. The black connector is for the 9005 and 9006 kit.

H1/H2/H7/H11 Series- The H series bulbs don’t have a connector. They simply have positive and ground cables. These cables have specific fitting metallic spades that fit each application.

Testing the HID Kit:
After installation, make sure that all of the wires have been tucked in and the proper connections have been made at the right places. When the HID lights up, it will take roughly 5-10 seconds to reach their full luminous capacity.

Adjusting the light beam:
One of the most critical steps to installing the new kit is to adjust the light to ensure that the beam is not aimed too high or too low. The HID kits have a larger focal point than standard halogen bulbs. There will be a small bolt or screw on the back of the housing that can be turned to move the beam up or down.

Basic Troubleshooting Tips:
My ballasts are making a noise when I turn them on: This is normal. Some ballasts make a noise when they turn on for the first time, but the noise will go away after the bulb reaches its full potential.
My bulb does not turn on: Check the wiring to ensure that is was connected according to the instructions. You can switch the bulbs and ballasts to find out what the problem may be.
My bulb seems to flicker and does not turn on: The bulbs will begin to strobe and flicker because the car’s computer is confused by the HID kits lower power usage. To fix this problem, install a relay to stabilize the power delivered to the HID lit.
My check engine light is coming on after installing the kit: This is not very common. This will occur when the car detects a huge power drop. This kit uses 35 watts of power rather than the 55 watts used by most cars. This will not occur on most cars.

May
09

Ford Focus HID Conversion

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Aftermarket HID Conversion Kit
Close-up image of the HID kit.




Optional Items
These items are only required if you do not have an available H4
or 9007 adapter.





Step 1

Remove the battery cover.




Step 2

Use a 1/2″ socket and ratchet, remove the battery strap.




Step 3

Use a 10mm socket and ratchet, remove the negative battery terminal.




Step 4

Repeat the same procedure for the positive battery terminal.
 


Step 5

Remove the battery from the engine compartment.




Step 6

Locate the rubber boot behind the head light housing.




Step 7

Remove the boot.




Step 8

Behind the boot there should be a plastic ring holding the light
bulb in place. Rotate the ring counter clockwise to unlatch the
bulb from the housing.




Step 9

Put on your Latex glove and remove the bulb from the housing by
pulling it straight back.




Step 10

Cut four wires approximately 2′ each.




Step 11

Install and crimp the flat-pin connector at one end of the 16
gauge wire.






Step 12

Install and crimp the female connector to the other end of the
16 guage wire.

* Repeat Steps 10-11 for all four wires.




Step 13

After completing Steps 10-11, your wires should look like this.
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Step 14

Locate the existing head light bulb socket.




Step 15

Insert the wires completed in Steps 10-11 into each of the head
light socket. Make sure the negative wire is inserted into the
middle slot. The two outer slots are for your High and Low beam.




Step 16

Use electrical tape to secure and seal the wires into place.




Step17

Slide the plastic ring through the HID bulb.




Step 18

Slide the bulb back into the head light housing and rotate the
plastic ring clockwise to secure the bulb into place.




Step 19

Use the provided double-sided tape, attach the mounting bracket
to the ballast.







Step 20

Using a 1/8″ drill bit, drill a small hole into the fender wall.
Then using a Phillips screwdriver and 3/4″ screw, mount the
ballast into place.




Step 21

Repeat this procedure for the other side of the car.




Step 22

Connect the wire harness to the 16 gauge wires leading from the
head light socket. Plug the wire harness into the ballast and
tape away any exposed wires.




Step 23

Plug the wires leading from the HID bulb to the ballast.




Step 24

Use wire ties to secure any extra wiring. Tuck away the loose
wires behind the ballast.




Step 25

Inspect the installation for any remaining exposed wires.




Step 26

Turn the head lights on and make sure everything is working.




Step 27

Should you need to adjust the aiming of the head lights. Park
your car in front of a wall or garage and use an Allen wrench to
adjust the vertical adjusters.




Final Images
Here are some night time images taken after completing the HID
Conversion kit installation.