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HID Experts... Got a question...

Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by ScrapinSi, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Went to the swap meet today, and picked up a bunch of HID stuff from a guy selling all kinds of crap for $60... :ph34r:

    I have one that looks like this
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    And one that looks like this
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    My question is this... Can I use 1 in each headlight? Both of the bulbs seem to be 4300k from what I can tell.. Apparently they are both Nissan Ballasts...1 Bulb is an OSRAM, the other is a Philips... But researching the numbers on the bulbs tells me that they are both 4300k...

    My only other question... Anybody know where I can get the wiring pinouts, or a plug for this one?
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    I have the wiring plug for the other, but it didnt have the plug for this ballast...
     
  2. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

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    wow 2 different ballest, i would try nissan to get the pinouts
     
  3. preludebuddy

    preludebuddy Senior Member

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    hidplanet.com ask your question on their forums...I'm glad you see you actually got some d2s bulbs instead of a kit. I'm assuming you'll be picking up some projectors??? I wish I could afford a retrofit.
     
  4. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    They are D2R bulbs. Apparently D2R bulbs have a slight reflector built into the bulb that helps to prevent upper glare... I am going to see how they look without the projectors first, then if i don't like it, i'll order some projectors and a spare set of headlights

    The other thing I found, is that it will require ZERO modification of the headlight to fit these. You take H4 Bulbs, and basically cut out the bulb, like this
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    And the bulb fits in like this.
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  5. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

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    thats a sick idea using the h4 bulb plate
     
  6. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Well... I have been researching this all day... I have found quite a few things..

    #1, different AGE bulbs will have different light output, not to mention different brands, different temps, etc... I'm going to try the 2 bulbs I have and see how bad it is.

    #2. Always put the return wire on the bulb facing down.

    #3. When putting HID bulbs into non HID Housings, use a reflector or it will look like your high beams are on..

    I made some reflectors from some .030" aluminum today, and I'm going to JB Qwik them to a base tonight... So hopefully I might be installing HID's tonight. [​IMG]
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    I'll take pics when I complete the install... I'll take pics of the mods and such.
     
  9. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    You mean shields, not reflectors. I'm very glad that you're taking the time to do all this RIGHT. I hate badly installed HID retrofits. They give all of us light junkies a bad name, and only give the lawmakers more ammo to ban HID kits.
     
  10. ScrapinSi

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    Yeah, I should have said shields... I am also leaving the OEM Reflectors obviously.

    I soldered the ballast wiring last night, and epoxied it this morning... Maybe tonight i'll start making the relay harness...
     
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    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    What kind of car are these going into?
     
  12. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    2002 CRV. I wish I had the digital camera with me to take pics of the wiring and stuff... Maybe tonight...
     
  13. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Awesome.

    Theoretically, I wouldn't think that running 2 different brands of ballasts would be an issue... they all put out 35W of juice, and should all be at the same voltage and amperage too (I think).
     
  14. ScrapinSi

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    Yup... Running 2 different ballasts won't be a problem.

    Running 2 different bulbs might be though... I have one philips, and one OSRAM.. Unknown age on both... They might light differently... And if they do, i'll either ebay a set of matching bulbs at 4300k, or my buddy's shop has 6500k for $200/pair. :\
     
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    If they're both OEM bulbs, they should be both rated at 4100K. The color difference won't be anything as extreme as running a 500K on one side and 4100K on the other. I wouldn't worry all too much.
     
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    I have been researching, and OEM Nissan bulbs are all 4300k. And OSRAM's change color with age faster than Philips bulbs do... We'll see once I power them up... Probably next weekend...
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    They're really only supposed to have major color shifts in the first few hours (like 10-20 I think) of life. The rest of it is really gradual.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    damn. i want some HID's!!
     
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    alright I have HIDs in my stock headlights in my eg and while this thread is active: on the D2R bulb there is that little prong on the side of the bulb. how is that supposed to be angled on the headlight?
     
  20. ScrapinSi

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    It should always be facing the 6:00 position... DOWN.
     
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