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Old 04-08-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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I bought a pair EDM lights recently from someone in Canada. They sent me the lights and a few days later the PnP harness came. I went to install them today, and I notice a giant hole in the back of the cup that closes down on the projector portion of the light.

I took pictures of what I thought was important. I know nothing about wiring or electronics, so I am in need of help desparately. I'm not sure what should go under that cap, but I'm pretty sure that there needs to be more there in order for me to connect the harness.

You can see in picture #2 the two wires (one blue, one black--Jim Hoyd, the maker of the harness, used these two as the positive and negative to connect to the projector piece)... but I need vampire clips or to soder them on.

I knew that coming into this, but look at picture #3. What do I soder the positive and negative pieces to? I looks to me as if I am missing pieces.

The previous owner of these had a Catz HID 5500k H1 kit put into these. He took them out and sold those separately, putting the stock stuff back in. At least, he said he did. Is he lying or am I just stupid?

Please tell me I'm stupid, someone.

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Old 04-08-2004, 03:52 AM   #2
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If the previous owner had an HID kit installed in them, he might of had to dremel the back of the cup a bit. At least that's what I had to do a little in order to install my HID kit into my EDMs because the wires that connected the bulb to the ballast were a little bit thicker. Hope that helps some.

edit: Btw, judging by the those pictures it looks like those are jdm, not edm, because it looks like it is missing the orange connector where the leveling switch would plug into. Look at example pictures of what I'm talking about on Subydude's website.

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Old 04-08-2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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Yeah, I had to dremel mine a little too in order to let my HIDs pass through.

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Old 04-08-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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i just got mine yesterday, did a little cleaning on them and noticed a thin line going down the front of both of them, you guys have this?
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:09 PM   #5
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:05 AM   #6
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For the EDM/JDM lights it uses a H1 connector so in order to install HIDs you have to drill a hole in the back of the plastic dust cover.

Vampire clips are easy to find. Just go ot any electronic store. Ok after looking at the picture you are missing the wiring to hook up regular halogen H1 bulbs. Your going to have to go get an HID kit or else i'm afraid those lights will not work.

Take a look at the CC-b picture. basically it looks like the wiring is missing. Its standard for people to drill out and remove it when installing hid kit.

http://cc-b.com/Merchant2/4.13/modul...&id=6&offset=1
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Old 04-09-2004, 02:18 AM   #7
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Your going to have to go get an HID kit or else i'm afraid those lights will not work.
I disagree. With a couple female quick connects, some wire, and a soldering iron...you can be back up and running with halogen H1 bulbs in under an hour.

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Old 04-09-2004, 08:07 AM   #8
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Do NOT use the "vampire" taps for headlight wiring. They are not intended for high-current applications like lights and also aren't meant to be exposed to the environment as they will be in the engine compartment.
Use only soldering or butt-splicing for this type of wiring, and insulate the connections thoroughly with heat shrink and/or electrical tape.
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:34 PM   #9
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Ok, I think I've got everything figured out at this point except for one part.

Look at this picture: http://www.theweightofarms.com/temp/edm/2.jpg

See the red end on that blue wire? Where does this connect?
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Old 04-09-2004, 02:17 PM   #10
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If I may clarify my post, I did not intend to advise using vampire taps (which suck). Since from the pics it looks like he is missing the hardware to physically attach the wire to the blade on the bulb, and also the metal grounding post inside the dust cap...use the connectors for that purpose. To connect wiring to your factory harness, definitely solder.



(the connector I'm trying to describe)
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:59 PM   #11
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that connector is called a female spade that one is a 1/4" one to be exact, you can tell by the color most of the time.
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:11 AM   #12
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Actually the color of the spade tells you the gauge wire it's for, in this case 14 - 16 gauge. It doesn't tell you anything about the size of the spade itself.

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Old 04-10-2004, 04:28 PM   #13
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Found the spades, but I still need to know what that blue wire with the red end connects to before I can do anything...
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mind taking pics of the front of the lights? dunno what that 6 pin white plug is, but it looks like it's going to a leveling motor. maybe you've got a set of JDM HID?

red end looks like it's connected to the blue end from the 9005 connector . . . connect it to the blue wire from the harness?
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Old 04-11-2004, 02:00 PM   #15
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That white plug is a bastardized levelling solution that is available from someone. You've got to cut and crimp and have the PROPER crimping tool to do this right.

It's sad when people cut up perfectly good lights to make something possibly work.

I can provide you with the things you need to retrofit the lights to be proper, just in case you want the proper levelling setup.
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Old 04-11-2004, 02:26 PM   #16
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That white plug is a bastardized levelling solution that is available from someone. You've got to cut and crimp and have the PROPER crimping tool to do this right.

It's sad when people cut up perfectly good lights to make something possibly work.

I can provide you with the things you need to retrofit the lights to be proper, just in case you want the proper levelling setup.
Hey, remember TStoWRX? Yeah... that's who I got these from. Silly me.

Give me some more info on your wiring harnesses..
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Old 04-11-2004, 04:55 PM   #17
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I remember "Buy my good stuff".... and he sells it to someone else when we have a deal..

Did you get his levelling harness? or just the lights?
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:41 AM   #18
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:53 AM   #19
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Ok Wrek,

Easiest way to tell if it is EDM it will say DOT on the bottom of the lamp. here is mine for comparison. I got the CC-B harness, but waiting for Wagons_ho! to come out with his harness. here is the temporary solution i did if you don't have the connector. I took 4 spade connectors and dremeled them down to fit in the socket. Let me know if you need any pics of any specific wiring.






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Old 04-12-2004, 12:51 PM   #20
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My JDMs had DOT on them, my EDMs do too.

The Ichikoh PN tell the story.. My EDMs are 1687, I forget what the JDMs are and what the JDM HID are.. but that's the best way to tell.

I haven't looked (OK, can't remember looking) for ID numbers on the lens. These Ichikoh PN are on the top of the lamp on the black behind the lens with the hood open.
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