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H.I.D. Conversion Questions

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Been under a rock hiding for a while, hope you are all doing awesome

Just a question to those that have done your HID conversions from the Halogen Headlights, I did mine today but I have noticed that they do not turn on with the auto headlight feature. Did I do something wrong? Am I missing something?

I attached 2 pictures, still pretty light out. Can't wait to see them in the dark!

Appreciate all replies!

D
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I can't help you there, but I'd love to know which kit you used and how the change went. I'm assuming you used the halogen projectors and didn't do a complete retrofit. Any issues with light scatter or cut off?

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@demicrown I actually took them all out and re-did the install and they work great now! I got them local here at uniway computer (odd to me too) they sold me a kit for $105 made by HID Lamp,Energy Saving Lamp,China HID Lamp Manufacturer

Chinese company, doubt they are super high end, but I am happy with them. I haven't seen much for light scatter or cut-off yet. You are correct I used the Halogen Projectors. I think I will do the High beams next.

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Hey Gang!

Been under a rock hiding for a while, hope you are all doing awesome

Just a question to those that have done your HID conversions from the Halogen Headlights, I did mine today but I have noticed that they do not turn on with the auto headlight feature. Did I do something wrong? Am I missing something?

I attached 2 pictures, still pretty light out. Can't wait to see them in the dark!

Appreciate all replies!

D
Hi RAMPANT, Because my CX-3 from Canada, the DRL is on the low beam. From what I understand is because the auto light feature is not sending the full voltage during the day to the DRL for a dimmed low beams. Hope that helps.
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The halogen headlights consists of the lowbeam projector and the high beam reflector.

If you are installing an hid kit for the lowbeam halogen capsules, it is best to use a HID wiring harness.

The harness will connect to the battery, the frame of the car and also to the lowbeam bulb socket. This will help it to know when to trigger the HID ballasts so that your auto on headlight feature will function normally.

If you install HID ballasts directly to the lowbeam bulb socket, you can will run into electrical issues and potentially cause fire to your headlight wiring. Those wires were not designed to pull in the amount of amperes it takes to start up an hid ballast
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Appreciate all the help everyone I have got them all buttoned up and working great! I will be putting LED bulbs into the high beams soon. Just for that extra when needed driving through the mountains at night.
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Hey Rampant. Just wanted to see how things have been going a few months out.

I would love brighter headlights, but swapping out the halogen projector is beyond my ability. But I am, of course, worried about how HIDs work with a halogen projector. Have you had issues with people flashing you (for blinding them)? Have you found that you are getting a lot of usable light despite not having proper HID projectors?

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Hey Rampant. Just wanted to see how things have been going a few months out.

I would love brighter headlights, but swapping out the halogen projector is beyond my ability. But I am, of course, worried about how HIDs work with a halogen projector. Have you had issues with people flashing you (for blinding them)? Have you found that you are getting a lot of usable light despite not having proper HID projectors?

Thanks!
If your a light freak like me, I suggest you to get a proper retro. Drove for 2 hours on a pitch black highway and crossed countless cars, none of them flashed me, I read somewhere that power is nothing without control.

In my case I've tried from better halogen bulbs, LED, lens swap, nothing beats a proper retrofit.

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Hey Rampant. Just wanted to see how things have been going a few months out.

I would love brighter headlights, but swapping out the halogen projector is beyond my ability. But I am, of course, worried about how HIDs work with a halogen projector. Have you had issues with people flashing you (for blinding them)? Have you found that you are getting a lot of usable light despite not having proper HID projectors?

Thanks!
@demicrown I haven't had issues with anyone flashing me or being traumatized thankfully. The lens has been great and the light at night is tremendous. The kit took all of 5 minutes to install and I am beyond happy with it all.

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If your a light freak like me, I suggest you to get a proper retro. Drove for 2 hours on a pitch black highway and crossed countless cars, none of them flashed me, I read somewhere that power is nothing without control.

In my case I've tried from better halogen bulbs, LED, lens swap, nothing beats a proper retrofit.
I believe you, but I just wouldn't know how to take off the headlights to do so. And the only place near me that does that kind of work wants to keep the car for five days.

Did you do the retrofit yourself? Is it hard? I am fairly handy but have very little experience working on cars. Is there any resource out there that provides instructions on doing this kind of mod?

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