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    Thread: Help me please hid no hi/lo

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      03-07-2012 09:10 PM #1
      So my friends and I hooked up hid's in my Corrado. 3k xenon on the fogs and 5k bi-xenon on the headlights. For some reason I only have hi beam in the headlights. It won't switch over. My one question to start deals with the wiring harness's. Bi-xenon wiring harness has 3 wires? Xenon has 2 wires? Or does anyone have any ideas what could be the problem any help would be greatly appreciated.
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      03-13-2012 02:04 PM #2
      When you are hooking up the harness there should be a little plug with only 2 wires on it. the female plug is on the bulb, that is the wire that changes from HI/LO. The male 2pin connector is on the harness.


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      03-13-2012 04:44 PM #3
      Awesome. This diagram made me realize that possibly I forgot to connect that one wire that recognizes the hi/lo beam. thanks I will look into this ASAP. I also noticed this was your first post. welcome to vortex and thanks again. I'll post in hear when I find out the results
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      03-15-2012 12:22 AM #4
      What type of projectors are you using in the headlights?
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      03-15-2012 12:26 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by leftside View Post
      What type of projectors are you using in the headlights?
      no projectors. just my NA headlights
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      03-15-2012 01:01 AM #6
      Well that's you're problem right there
      I'll spare you the rest of the lecture tho. I'm sure you've heard it.

      My experience and knowledge with HID's is mostly projector retrofits...and some OEM HID setups.
      However, the harness you are using is probably the same, or close to some that I have used.

      So what happens exactly? When you turn your headlights on, in the low beam position, is there no light or do the high beams come on? Is the high beam indicator lit up on the dash in both high beam and low beam positions?
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      03-15-2012 01:47 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by leftside View Post
      Well that's you're problem right there
      I'll spare you the rest of the lecture tho. I'm sure you've heard it.

      My experience and knowledge with HID's is mostly projector retrofits...and some OEM HID setups.
      However, the harness you are using is probably the same, or close to some that I have used.

      So what happens exactly? When you turn your headlights on, in the low beam position, is there no light or do the high beams come on? Is the high beam indicator lit up on the dash in both high beam and low beam positions?
      NO high beam indicator at all. nothing happens it just stays the way it is. weather its high or low idk. but if its low i feel sorry for the other people coming in the opposite direction cause it's bright as $h**
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      03-15-2012 11:03 AM #8
      Ok so I figured out the problem. I didn't have the two plugs connected that realizes the differences for the high low beam. So now I have both hi and lo but now my parking light on the driver side doesn't work for some reason cause it did before. Also now I can't figure out why the hid's in the fogs aren't working cause they were before too I do have faith that it will all work soon enough though thanks for all the help so far. That diagram really helped me think about what was going on
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    9. 03-16-2012 08:42 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Tk2g60 View Post
      i feel sorry for the other people coming in the opposite direction cause it's bright as $h**
      How kind of you - most people that install HID "kits" don't feel sorry until they blind another driver and cause them to crash into a tree.

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      03-16-2012 11:53 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by dennisgli View Post
      How kind of you - most people that install HID "kits" don't feel sorry until they blind another driver and cause them to crash into a tree.
      That's one reason when I was purchasing my kit I wanted the bi-xenon so I can switch over to low beam. For the past 2years more and more people have been switching over to hid's and while I'm driving home from work in my truck I pass a couple people that blind the Sh!t out of me too. Those people will feel my wrath when they pass me now. All the others Ill switch it over to low honestly with the 3k in my fogs I could prob drive with that alone.
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