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Old 08-20-2011, 07:45 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default HID Install On An 05

Tomorrow I'm helping a member here install aftermarket HID's in his 05. I've never done this before,are they any tips you can offer,or anything I need to be aware of? Is this pretty much R and R?
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It's plug n play. Just make sure to drill holes through the caps for the wiring to go thru, or you can drill the edge of the cap a bit so the wires can come out of
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Default Re: HID Install On An 05

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It's plug n play. Just make sure to drill holes through the caps for the wiring to go thru, or you can drill the edge of the cap a bit so the wires can come out of
Cool thanks Rani.

What about the ballasts? Where' s a good place to mount them?
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Make sure you use a silicone or some type of sealant to cover the holes from where the wires come out of. Water will get in the headlight n mess it all up.
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Default Re: HID Install On An 05

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Cool thanks Rani.

What about the ballasts? Where' s a good place to mount them?
I mounted my ballasts on the metal bumper core support...one on either side. Once you pull the bumper, you'll see what I'm talking about. I used the double sided tape that was pre-installed on the ballasts, and I also used some large zip ties to make sure that they don't come loose.
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Default Re: HID Install On An 05

Use a 1" paddle bit when you drill the hole for the grommet/wires to go through. It will make the hole perfectly round. Then take a little RTV and put it under the edge of the grommet to seal it.

You can put the ballast's pretty much where ever they fit and the wires will reach. Industrial strength Velcro FTW. More uses than just mounting ballast. Once you stick the stuff down, it is not going anywhere.

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Something that i did not consider on my first install of ballasts was interference through EMI with my HD radio. Had me thinking that i had a bad HD receiver for a while since i always drive with my head lights on. Then i noticed the HD radio worked when the head lights were not on. Played with the locations of the ballast's until i realized the old analog ballasts i used put off too much EMI and i replaced them with some slim digital ballasts from maxpower. They still interfered with the HD radio but not nearly as bad. Especially after i got creative with their mounting locations. When they were on the metal core for the front bumper, i got the most interference. Every car and ballast is different. You may not get any interference at all.
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