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I would like to get an HID kit for my new truck. I have been looking at quite a few on E-Bay. They seem simple enough to install. My question is, are they simple to install? Any drilling, cutting, moding of the headlight housing at all? Or do they go in like replacing your stock headlight bulbs? If anyone with them has, or could get pix of the HIDs installed that would be wonderful!
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Most HID kits involve simply adding a ballast between your existing factory socket connector and the new bulb. It's almost as easy as replacing a bulb:
* unplug the factory socket connector from your current halogen bulb
* remove the halogen bulb
* install the HID bulb
* plug the ballast socket connector into the HID bulb
* plug the ballast power connector into the factory socket connector

The only thing you need to do then is mount the ballast somewhere, which may involve drilling for a bracket. And if the factory socket connector is inside a housing with a cover, the wires to the ballast may need to run into that housing, if the ballast doesn't fit inside the housing.

If you don't want to be pulled over by the... er... authorities, buy the 6000K or lower HIDs. 8000K is a deeper blue, 10000K is really blue, and 12000/15000K is purple. Also, the higher the number, the lower the light output.

If you're going to buy them from an ebay seller, look for "digital" ballasts, and for high numbers of sales and high buyer comments (obviously!).
 

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My dad and I had to drill holes through the back of my headlight covers, but the kit came with rubber grommets to keep the moisture out. You've looked at the thread I posted up for my HIDs right?
 

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lilshimy36 said:
My dad and I had to drill holes through the back of my headlight covers, but the kit came with rubber grommets to keep the moisture out. You've looked at the thread I posted up for my HIDs right?
Do you have or could get some pix of the back side of the light housing so I could see how it all hooks up?
Thanx

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Will do if it ever stops raining, it's too dark in the garage to see everything.
 

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rosabaer said:
lilshimy36 said:
My dad and I had to drill holes through the back of my headlight covers, but the kit came with rubber grommets to keep the moisture out. You've looked at the thread I posted up for my HIDs right?
Do you have or could get some pix of the back side of the light housing so I could see how it all hooks up?
Thanx

rosabaer
yeah shimmy those pics would be very usefull to me too!!
 

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Still raining..
 
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