How to install HID's through the wheel well. (DIY w/pics)

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp)

Postby BlackNWhite » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:52 pm

SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp wrote:so basically its a pretty easy procedure, but you need patience, good positioning and a good place to put the ballast, also where did you purchase yours from, if you love them so much maybe i would to
This isn't the same place that Generic got his from... but it's the same product, the X-Light. I got it from this place and it's awesome, shipped quick.

I bid on about 20 different auctions before I won it at the price I wanted. I paid 72.50.

Don't make the mistake I did though. Go with 5000K. If I could do it all over again I would... but I can live with my 6000K.


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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (BlackNWhite)

Postby generic808 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:02 pm

So true, 6000K is way too blue for my tastes. I really do believe 5000K is THE best color you can get. I got mine from a local distributor for $100 or so, I forgot already. But like B&W said, they're available on ebay. The only hesitation I would have with that is the fact that they ship from HK so if anything goes wrong, you're pretty much helpless.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:45 am

i just had a couple more questions, so what does OEM stand for and also if i want the low beams to look like the xenons that u see on lexus' and bmw's, what most resembles that??? 5000k or 6000k???

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp)

Postby rjdmmfl1 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:57 am

SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp wrote:i just had a couple more questions, so what does OEM stand for and also if i want the low beams to look like the xenons that u see on lexus' and bmw's, what most resembles that??? 5000k or 6000k???
well, your lights will NEVER look light the xenons on lexus and bmw's... both companies (as well as most other companies except for dumb a/88 nissan) uses projectors with their HID setups. Even infiniti uses projectors. The projectors ae what produce that rainbow like, multi-color look you speak of in the Lexus and BMW's. So the only way to really get that look is to do a projector retrofit on your headlights!

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp)

Postby SHIFT_COUPE » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:58 am

SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp wrote:i just had a couple more questions, so what does OEM stand for and also if i want the low beams to look like the xenons that u see on lexus' and bmw's, what most resembles that??? 5000k or 6000k???
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

The color that would most resemble those vehicles would be 4300k. You'd probably be happy with 5000k though.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (SHIFT_COUPE)

Postby rjdmmfl1 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:12 pm

SHIFT_COUPE wrote:
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

The color that would most resemble those vehicles would be 4300k. You'd probably be happy with 5000k though.
I have to respectfully disagree Tyler. THe light output on the BMW and the LEXUS actually looks more along the lines of 5000K - 5500K. I only say that because, when I look at my OEM 4300K headlights on my A/C, and I look at the 5000K lights in my fog lamps, the 5000K make my OEM's look like halogens... and you know what I'm talking about because you've got the same setup on your ride right?

After riding down the street, looking at various HID headlights on various cars, I get more of a 5000K - 5500K vibe from them. Maybe I'm making it up, but check it out tonight and see if you don't feel the same.

And again, you can't discount the effect of HID in projector setups, and the multicolor effect that that combination gives off!

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (BlackNWhite)

Postby SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:59 pm

Hey thanks for the help and i was just wondering if you might have a picture of your car with the 6000k's on at night, because id really like to see the comparison

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (rjdmmfl1)

Postby SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:19 pm

have any of you heard of the danger of HID's, i'm now beginning to second guess getting them because they are supposedly blinding to oncoming drivers and also if they do not have a clean cut off, then they can go in any direction, is that true

Thanks

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:49 pm

so generic, you had to rewire the ballast before it worked, or was it completely plug and lay because im not sure i know how to rewire the bacward ballast or what not, and does anyone here know of a product that this isnt required for

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (SamC.altimacoupeneedshelp)

Postby generic808 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:17 pm

I think I just had bad luck with my ballasts. Like I've said before, my friend has the exact same kit from the same guy with no problems. I guess it's just the luck of the draw. I wouldn't worry if I were you. And if you do happen to get a backward set, I'm sure a friend with soldering experience can help you out; it's not hard at all.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby toronto07altima » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:09 am

I got the same kit as Generic as well on ebay and it is pure plug and play (no re-wiring necessary). It was so easy that I am going to buy another set and install them in my fogs.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (toronto07altima)

Postby bina12834 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:33 am

this may sound like a total noob questions, but since these kits are only low-beam, what happens with the high-beam? Dont headlight bulbs usually have both high and low beams in the same bulb?

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (bina12834)

Postby toronto07altima » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:46 am

High and low beams are controlled with different bulbs in the Altima. It makes the most sense to just change the low beams since the high beams are rarely used. Also in Canada, we have to deal with day-time running lights which uses the high beam bulb so it’s a pain to mess with that.

I would suggest that you start with the low beam and if you like it, do the fogs as well.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (toronto07altima)

Postby bina12834 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:03 am

well i have the 2.5SL so i dont currently have fogs, but i plan on getting OEM's sometime soon, and then getting so HIDs for those as well.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (bina12834)

Postby kuhan » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:17 pm

well, i finally got my hids for my low beams and fog lights. I went with 6000k for low beams and 5000k for fog lights. I purchased 2 separate wiring harnesses with relays and fuses to isolate the oem wirings and get 12VDC power direct from the battery.

Alot of work (roughly 5 hour process included removing the front bumper ) , but have a piece of mind knowing that it won't burn any oem wirings



my 6000k xentec bulbs work great; however, my 5000k xlight bulbs aren't. one xlight bulb was putting out pure white while the other is like halogen color. Asked generic and the seller, both told me to get give it sometime for breaking in. I'll wait and see.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby marbee » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:02 pm

Hi, I'm new to the forum and was contemplating on installing HID on my altima coupe, I was wondering is there a big difference between 5000k and 6000k HIDs as far as light output will the light start dissipating where it's just blue where you can't tell the cutoff at all. I like the 5000k just fine, but I was thinking of adding a slight tint overlays on the headlights and still have the same light output on the road.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (marbee)

Postby generic808 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:18 pm

If you're planning to tint your housing, definitely go with the 5000K. Remember, the higher up the K rating you go, the lower output (lumens) light you get. Light output = 5000K > 6000K

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby gucio69 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:03 am

generic did you mean "light output= 5000K<4000K" as in light output for 5000K is less than 4000K?

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (gucio69)

Postby generic808 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:18 am

gucio69 wrote:generic did you mean "light output= 5000K<4000K" as in light output for 5000K is less than 4000K?
My bad. I meant 5000K > 6000K not 4000K

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby Altima2007 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:20 am

Thx to this post

I was able to install HID on my own. On the driver side I took the tire off but on the passanger side.....I was too lazy to get the tire off but there still some space so I was able to finish with tire attach to it

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (Altima2007)

Postby striklybidnis » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:06 pm

Very nice write up-my 5000k's came in last night and I just installed them using the above directions. I did not take the tires off, so it took me a bit longer but they are in and everything is buttoned up fine.

One thing-the CEL came on a little bit after install. I remember seeing somethign about this so I will search a bit more as to why and update this post when I find it. For now I just disconnected the neg terminal again to see if it was just a one-time thing.

Thanks Generic.

Update: so to stop the CEL from coming on, you must reset the auto window feature the FIRST time you start the car after disconnecting the battery. Haven't had an issue since. If you turnt he car off and start again, the CEL will trip.

Mine didn't have relays-it was plug and play-the new harness clipped right into the stock harness, no extra wires.
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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby jharold » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:25 am

How important is it to have the relay harness? My kit came with one but it didnt come with any instructions. I dont want to have to rip my car apart again if its not a big deal.

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HELP!!

Postby jharold » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:59 am

ok, so i just put some HIDs on my 08 Altima sedan 2.5S, however when i was installing them i ran into a problem, The kit came with a relay but no instructions for the relay. So i tried to figure out how to do it with out them but that didnt work to well there is to many different wires coming out of it. So, how important is it to have a relay. Do i really need it? I would think that I do but I dont really want to take it apart again. If I do need it i guess ill buy the high beams too and do it all in one wack again. I tried to contact the company for a shematic or some instructions but of course they wont comply. XenonUS is the company. I love the lights but they dont include very good instructions.....I would appreciate some thoughts...

thanks Guys
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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (generic808)

Postby miket11 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:37 pm

how much did this HIDs cost you?

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (miket11)

Postby jharold » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:38 am

a little over 200 dollars

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (miket11)

Postby Hiram » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:23 pm

mine only $99.00 and works very good. easy installation too. haha i got my HID kit here

http://www.xenongate.com/index.php[/url] just want to help...

anyone know is there any regularation of HID light use? i installed 8000k bulbs today, will i fine? i am in Rhode Island by the way.

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (kuhan)

Postby fame925 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:13 am

i went to XENONLINK.COM to buy the HID CONVERSION KITS for both low and high beams...and one of the sales reps there told me i need the the H1 KIT for low and the 9005 KIT for high...

is this right cuz i saw some other people sayin they got the H11?

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (fame925)

Postby jharold » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:19 am

no bro h9 and h11 is what you need

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (jharold)

Postby fame925 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:36 am

damn lol....i just got another email sayin its the h1 for low and 9005 for high...i have a 08 altima hybrid so maybe its different??

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Re: How to install HID's through the wheel well. (fame925)

Postby jharold » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:36 am

sorry bro, i didnt know that yours was a hybrid....then yes h1 and 9005 is correct, sorry bout the confusion.. i love my lights dude they are awesome. i dont have the relay on them b/c ther was no instructions on the relay and it there was two wires that i couldnt figure out where to hook em to so i left it off, idk maybe sumday theyl just stop working and if not i guess ill know if ya need it or not....

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