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Old 09-28-2006, 05:33 AM   #151
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I already unhooked the DRLs in both locations, my problem has to do with my foglights getting a mind of their own now that I have my HIDs! It seems like when I start the car they will turn on, but won't stay on, or turn back on afterwards. Also, the foglight light on the switch is barely lit up, and the highbeams icon on the cluster lights up partially too! The HIDs seeeem to be wired up correctly, I can't think of why it would do all this nonsense... any help?
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:45 PM   #152
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can someone please enlighten me on this probably really basic issue??? ^
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:55 PM   #153
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This is a solid shot in the dark, but did you upgrade your fuses to 20A?
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:25 PM   #154
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If you mean the fuses within all the HID wiring harnesses then yes, I just checked they are both 20A. Or were you referring to just the actual car's fuses??
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:42 PM   #155
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Your problem is due to the wiring from the missing high beams. If you wired the high beam and low beam BOTH to the new HID system it'll keep the high beam dash light on always, if you used diodes to isolate it they'll be on weakly. I remember I had to wire around this problem, but it was 5 years ago, so the details are sorta dim...
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:59 PM   #156
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yeah that's what I was thinking, but I really don't care that much if the high beam light shows on my cluster... I just want my fogs to work!!! Currently I switched some wires so that the HIDs turn on only with the Highbeams "on" (even though there aren't any Hibeams...) now the fogs work fine but I have to 1. Turn hibeams on (HIDs turn on now) 2.turn fogs on (even though they will never show in Hibeams mode) 3. Switch to regular lobeams (then HIDs and fogs are on in unison...) ==== extremely odd, but they are both working. I just wish they could be wired just like regular lights/fogs
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:50 PM   #157
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5000k or 6000k? which one would you guys prefer?
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:25 PM   #158
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It's recommended that you don't go above the OEM standard of 4300K. But if it had to be between 5000K or 6000K, I'd say the former.
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:43 AM   #159
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I have a 2003 WRX and i just installed an HDI kit

Now for some reason when I turn my headlights on my Highbeam light is always on.
I wouldnt mind that much but now I dont have my fog lights anymore

On the OEM harness, I used the solid red wire for the ground and the middle wire(Forget what color it was) for positive.
I used a test light and the middle socket was the only one that lit up the test light so I just assumed that that was the correct.

Is that wrong?
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:04 PM   #160
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I am also having this foglight issue. What is the correct way around this?
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:17 AM   #161
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I had a similar problem. I couldn't run my fogs and HIDs simultaneously. SO, I switched one of the pins ( I forget if it was left or right,) but I switched one of them and the result is: HIDs work with "hibeams on" then when I click the lever back to regular the HIDs stay on and the fogs come on together. Fogs work if the lights are turned on regular, but will disable when HiBeams are one, likewise, HIDs won't come on unless Hibeams are switched on. Sounds confusing but they both work together. Here's a pic of how the pins are now (I think...)


Also, and a HUUUUUUGE thank you to Brooks for helping me out, here are the pics from my TSX retrofit a month or two ago. Some pics of the beam pattern after too, pics are crappy quality because they were from my phone, but the TSX projectors are sweet and I love them! Took a good day to day and half to do it right. Pics are posted in order:












Thanks again Brooks!
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:32 AM   #162
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Straight from the horse's mouth-
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Originally Posted by sigma hid kits
What other significance of this conversion should I be aware of?
We will list them out as follows.

1. Beam Correction - Although our system produces accurate beam with minimal glare nor improper projection, it is always wise to check its focal length and adjust if necessary. Incorrect beam pattern endangers oncoming traffic. NHTSA & DOT received lots of complaints regarding haphazard glare from both aftermarket as well as OEM HID systems.
2. Converted halogen-to-HID headlight systems are brighter than even OEM HID system - HID system in a light-intensifying halogen housing is brighter than HID system in a light-diminishing OEM HID housing. This is why we can't stress enough the importance of checking your projection beam pattern after conversion.
http://www.sigmaautomotive.com/HID/hidfaq.php




so basically, it's on the consumer to make sure the beam pattern is proper and that the glare is not unsafe.

they say that OEM HID causes harmful glare as well as aftermarket, i say i'd rather stare at 100's of audis and acuras(the worst of OEM IMO) than 10 of the various aftermarket HID kit equipped cars i've run into.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:26 PM   #163
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audis and acuras(the worst of OEM IMO)
why do you think that? id consider Bosch to be up there with some of the best, and Stanleys arent too bad either, if you dont like the TSX then you cant like the S2000s either because they are similar. S2000s have to be some of the best HIDs.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:51 AM   #164
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i installed my kaixen HID (9007) kit into my 03 WRX using the stock housing (glare is a little bad, but i think it's tolerable when driving by me. overall i think the kit is +++)

anyway, it suggests to use the 20A fuses rather then the OEM 15A fuse. my check engine light came on about a day after the install, could the fuse change cause this?
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:51 AM   #165
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dunno, it's possible. i highly doubt we can tell for sure without you having the code pulled.
post pictures of your "tolerable" beam patterns against a wall, perhaps lined up next to some OEM hid's if you want to convince anyone of anything.


and kax, i'm not saying their projectors are bad, i'm saying they have the most annoying color above the cutoff/glare of OEM HID. toyota/lexus and BMW are usually far less annoying. it's not so much the glare, but the color.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:24 PM   #166
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dunno, it's possible. i highly doubt we can tell for sure without you having the code pulled.
post pictures of your "tolerable" beam patterns against a wall, perhaps lined up next to some OEM hid's if you want to convince anyone of anything.


and kax, i'm not saying their projectors are bad, i'm saying they have the most annoying color above the cutoff/glare of OEM HID. toyota/lexus and BMW are usually far less annoying. it's not so much the glare, but the color.
most people create more color on their own. its really not the projectors fault. the majority of people choose to do this washer mod cause it looks cool. it serves no practical purpose at all.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:29 PM   #167
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i know people mod them, but even stock they're more annoying.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:36 PM   #168
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im about to do a tsx retro soon, i'll keep my annoying lights away from you
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:12 AM   #169
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I am sorry if this is repetive ...but I looked throughout this thread and I somehow missed the answer to this question and why. Is it ok to use JDM OEM Sti Hids ? If not why?
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:39 AM   #170
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it's not "okay." it's less than desirable.

this is why:


problem is, you probably won't notice it until you start missing street signs because there's not side/upwards illumination- or worse, until you hit something you can't see in time.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:44 AM   #171
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I am sorry if this is repetive ...but I looked throughout this thread and I somehow missed the answer to this question and why. Is it ok to use JDM OEM Sti Hids ? If not why?
The beam pattern is wrong for our roads. Not only will you be blinding the F* out of oncoming traffic you won't be able to see the right side of the road (people merging, crossing the street, etc) as well as you should.

You can take them apart and fix the beam pattern if you are willing to slice open $600 headlights.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:57 AM   #172
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Headlamps between RHD and LHD are handed, for specifics look here:

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...des/codes.html

under the bold heading:

ECE/EEC Marking: Headlamp Suitability for Traffic Direction
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:18 PM   #173
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Actually if it's for his 05 WRX the beam pattern cannot be changed since they are reflectors.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:33 PM   #174
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Sorry, didn't read his profile

I didn't know people bought the JDM headlights for the 04+.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:00 PM   #175
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thank you for the imput ....actually I was planning to replace the entire light assembly not just put in the projector but from what you guys said that would be a bad idea
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