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General Plug-and-Play Harness Instructions with DRL Modules
(A diagram is pictured at the bottom of this page)

1) Preparation

 

Recommended Tools:

  • Wrench or ratchet set
  • Philips screwdriver

Optional Tools:

  • Additional zip ties
  • Double-sided tape

2) Installation

Step 1: Unplug and remove your old halogen bulbs, on both sides of the vehicle. Keep them as spares.

 
Step 2: With your new HID bulbs, remove the plastic covering.

 
Step 3:

Install each HID bulb into your headlight socket.

Twist-in-style bulbs: 9008, 9006, 9005, 880/890, H13, H11, H10 H9, H8; twist into the
housing to lock.
Spring Clip Style Bulbs: H1, H3, H7; use a wire spring to retain the bulb in place.
Retaining Clip: 9004, 9007; all use a separate retaining piece to hold the bulb into the
housing.

Additional Notes:
9006/9005 Note:
That some bulbs, such as 9006 and 9005's, may have a thicker o-ring gasket. Simply reuse the o-ring from the original halogen bulbs.
H11 Note: The o-ring on the H11 bulbs must be pulled all the way to the bottom. The flat part of the o-ring will sit flush with the bottom base of the bulb.
H13/9008 Note: We've seen numerous cases of the halogen bulb's o-ring being stuck to the headlight housing when first removing the bulb. Simply pull it off the headlight before inserting the HID bulb.
H7 Note: Some vehicles use an adapter base for H7 bulbs. Contact us prior to order to see if an adapter is available. You will need to provide us a picture of your H7 adapter on the car before hand.



 
Step 4:

Locate a spot on your car where you can install the ballasts. The ballast needs to be able to reach not only the plugs from the HID bulbs, but also the plugs from the wiring harness.

Where possible, use an existing bolt hole to mount the ballasts. Additional securing of the ballasts may also be done through the use of zip ties and / or double-sided tape.

Recommendation:

  • Leave some slack in between the wires so that none of them are pulled tight.
  • Refrain from over-twisting any wires.
  • Where possible, lay the ballasts so that the plugs are facing sideways or towards the bottom.
 
Step 5: With your ballasts mounted, plug your HID bulbs into the ballast plugs.

Step 6: The DRL module will plug in between the ballast and the HID bulb. If you purchased the DRL module as an option with the HID kit, we connect this for you.  
Step 7:

With the wiring harness, plug in the ballast. Use the longest wire to connect the ballast furthest away. The plug connects to the ballast where there is a little tab that looks like a ramp. Remember that the retaining clip on the plug, should be facing outwards.

9006 Note: Please note that the ballast plug, is inserted “backwards” on most 9006 applications. The retaining clip on the plug will be facing on the “inside,” locking onto the square block. If the lights do not turn on, simply reverse the plug that is inserted into the ballast.

H4 Note: There’s a few H4 applications where you have to flip the plug feeding directly into the ballast, backwards, with the retaining clip sitting on the "inside." You can test this by checking if your high beams work when everything is plugged in. If your high beams work but your low beams do not, just flip it so that the retaining clip is sitting on the square block.


Retaining clip, facing outside.


Retaining clip, facing inside.
Step 8:

With the Plug-and-Play wiring harness, use the last unused plug, to plug into the your factory headlight harness.

 
Step 9:

Double check all of your connections, make sure they are nice and tight. Once that is done, turn on your headlights and enjoy.

Recommendation:

  • If you are over cautious about water or corrossion, apply dielectric grease on all connections. This will go a long ways towards preventing corrossion related problems.
    • Dielectric grease can be found at any auto parts store. Same stuff they sell you when you're trying to buy spark plugs.
 

Click any of the below images to enlarge.
9006, 9005
H4 / 9003
9007, 9004
     
H13 / 9008
H1, H3, H6, H7
H8, H9, H11, 880 / 890