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Old 12-21-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default '06 2.5i OEM HID set up

I recently purchased 2 D2S bulbs, 2 Hella ballasts, and the ballast mounts.

If anyone had done this setup, can you post pics of how the hole was drilled on the cap?
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Old 12-21-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Get a HID relay wiring harness from xenondepot.com .. cost me about 55$? or so.. works perfectly.

I used it and it plugs directly to the hella ballasts (9006 plug) and plugs to your H7 plug which is currently powering your h7 lowbeam bulb.

I've got the new hella's, D2S bulbs, H7 adaptors, HID wiring relay kit, but I installed new projectors (TSX) to accomodate the D2S bulbs rather than the H7 adaptors.

You WILL need to fabricate D2S retaining clips that will hold the bulb in place as the H7 ones won't fit around the D2S bulb FYI

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Old 12-21-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
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you need the H7 adapters.

You will also need to cut a hole in your cap and seal it up properly to your headlamps dont have condensation buildup when it rains.

You can make your own harness, much cheaper.

You should have gone OEM STi ballast setup, since its made for your car, but its alittle late.
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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yeh same problem I had myself !! should have gottan the oem STI ballasts! DOH!

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Old 12-21-2006, 07:44 PM   #5
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I got ripped off today at some chinese mall.. The guy guaranteed me that this $20 wires would work on my car.. ye right.. came back home only to find out that he had no knowledge about xenon headlights..

Anywayz.. thx for that website mang.. However I see two different wiring harness.. which one's the one that fits my ballast?

Furthermore, I think OEM setup is a pain in the ass task for noobs like me. Without deep understanding, you pretty much waste time and money..
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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I got ripped off today at some chinese mall.. The guy guaranteed me that this $20 wires would work on my car.. ye right.. came back home only to find out that he had no knowledge about xenon headlights..

Anywayz.. thx for that website mang.. However I see two different wiring harness.. which one's the one that fits my ballast?

Furthermore, I think OEM setup is a pain in the ass task for noobs like me. Without deep understanding, you pretty much waste time and money..

this is the harness you need

http://www.xenondepot.com/product.php?product_id=50

and get the H7 one (it's a drop down menu), this ensures it'll clip into your lowbeam h7 connector in your headlight.

nice harness, worth the expense.. I'm using it with Hella (new) with D2S bulbs on my 2.5i 2006, works pefectly.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:39 PM   #7
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yap I just placed an order right now!

How long do they usually take to ship this thing?
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:22 AM   #8
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about a week.. but it's the holidays now.. so who knows? maybe longer!

it's a nice harness.. people say it isn't really necessary, but know what I found amazing after installing this ?

The lights don't flicker anymore when too many accessories are running in the car, or when the fan turns on, the lights normally dim.. but when it's plugged directly to the battery, this issue is gone.. =)

Takes a second to install, if any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Happy Holidays everyone!
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:59 PM   #9
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Thanks, I'll prolly have to go assemble the headlights again. I don't wanna be stuck at home nor get caught driving without headlights hehe
Anyways thx for the comments guys!

Happy Holidays!!
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:27 AM   #10
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i got the wires today.. thx

now i have all the items needed to set up an HID on my car..
but this is going to be a LOT of work.. I was seriously underestimating the amount of work needed to be done... putting a hole in the cap.. etc

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Old 01-05-2007, 07:55 AM   #11
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Remember to disable your Daytime driving lights (found behind the glovebox).

Remove the fuses in the harness during your installation. Once done, put the fuses back in before trying them.

Ensure that you get some "dumdum" to close up the hole in the headlight cap that you'll drill through. You can't get ANY water/condensation in your headlight.

And you'll need to fabricate yourself some headlight bulb retaining clips as the H7 clips won't fit around the D2S bulbs. Some have used giant paperclips and bent them into shape. I think you'd have to remove your headlight in order to do this. YEP. Alot of work!

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Old 01-05-2007, 06:34 PM   #12
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OK here's the problem.. I tried but can't unplug the bulb-to-ballast wire from the ballast.. If I can't do this, i'll have to make an unnecessarily big hole on my cap, since the head will have to go through. If the wire can be unplugged, then I can minimize the hole size, just big enough for the wire to go through. Do you know what I mean?

btw what's "dumdum"
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:48 PM   #13
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I cut a 'slit' in my cap, the slit ended up in the middle of my cap where the hole would end up

So, do this.. cut a 'slit' up the cap, and when your in the middle of the cap, thats where you cut the hole. So you pry the cap open, pass the wire, and then the slit will close up and all you have left is a hole where the wire passes through.

"dumdum" is like a black putty that doesn't dry.. almost like playdoh.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:03 PM   #14
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Ouch

It would be awesome if someone could post pics of

how the hole was drilled (and sealed back) on the cap.

Plus I'm concerned if the plug is gonna fit inside the housing.

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Old 01-12-2007, 09:23 PM   #15
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anyone?
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