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Old 05-02-14, 03:19 PM   #526
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Got it installed last night, should have read the instructions that ship with the kit before I got started, took me a while to figure out the spacer had to be removed and the gasket set into the groove where it was before the bulbs will fit into the headlight, lol. That was literally the only info I was missing from the instructions in this thread, oh well.

The harnesses have obviously changed since these instructions were put together, as they were identical in length, and you plug into the factory harness on both sides now rather than a single input and tape up the other plug, each HID is essentially it's own circuit and the only common point is the + wire connection to the battery. Took about an hour, looks great, very happy with the results.

I took some before shots the other night, I'll try and get some afters in the same location for comparison and post them up. Now I need some yellow fog light bulbs, any suggestions?
Awesome thank you for the great feedback! Looking forward to seeing the before and after.

For the yellow fog lights, you can iether get yellow halogen bulbs or 3000K HID kit.

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Old 05-06-14, 03:30 PM   #527
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Here's a few iPhone pics I took; before, after, and high beams. I did my best to ensure I was in the exact same position, but a better camera than my iPhone would have been nice.

You can see the light extends a bit further, definitely wider, and much brighter than stock bulbs. No adjustments to the headlight aiming was made.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:41 AM   #528
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Here's a few iPhone pics I took; before, after, and high beams. I did my best to ensure I was in the exact same position, but a better camera than my iPhone would have been nice.

You can see the light extends a bit further, definitely wider, and much brighter than stock bulbs. No adjustments to the headlight aiming was made.
Thanks for posting the before and after pictures! Enjoy the improved lighting

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Old 08-14-14, 05:23 PM   #529
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i installed a XD Extreme kit. went fairly smooth, but i extended passenger side +12v line and made a single connection to battery (not to the battery stud bolt). i also put some of my own braided tibing over some areas of the wires, it comes with nylon braid which is not heat resistent so be sure to keep the wires away from heat.

just a few pics showing how i mounted the items. the relay pill boxes i just did a zip tie to whatever i could, the other pill box lays flat in some area depending on how you route the wires, so to secure it i just used wad of black silicone under the pill box, etc. the screws for controllers are just 5/8" self tapping zinc screws (use sticky pad 1st, etc.). a #6 screw is best, a #8 means you have to open up the holes on the controller (which is what i did). and dont crank down the screws, just snug is all that is needed, if you crank them down too tight you can crack the tabs off of the controller, etc. and yes, take the battery out to install.

anyways,my only gripes are:
1) passenger side +12v wire needed to be about 24" longer.
2) the connections are just crimped (not soldered).
3) the brading is nylon, should be fiberglass for automotive application, etc.

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the red lines in this pic are just showing how i joined the +12v together and the path they take, along with some of my own fiberglass brading.
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i installed a XD Extreme kit. went fairly smooth, but i extended passenger side +12v line and made a single connection to battery (not to the battery stud bolt). i also put some of my own braided tibing over some areas of the wires, it comes with nylon braid which is not heat resistent so be sure to keep the wires away from heat.

just a few pics showing how i mounted the items. the relay pill boxes i just did a zip tie to whatever i could, the other pill box lays flat in some area depending on how you route the wires, so to secure it i just used wad of black silicone under the pill box, etc. the screws for controllers are just 5/8" self tapping zinc screws (use sticky pad 1st, etc.). a #6 screw is best, a #8 means you have to open up the holes on the controller (which is what i did). and yes, take the battery out to install.

anyways,my only gripes are:
1) passenger side +12v wire needed to be about 24" longer.
2) the connections are just crimped (not soldered).
3) the brading is nylon, should be fiberglass for automotive application, etc.

Click the image to open in full size.

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the red lines in this pic are just showing how i joined the +12v together and the path they take, along with some of my own fiberglass brading.
Click the image to open in full size.
This is great! Glad to hear your happy with your HID kit and appreciate the feedback.

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so far so good, now its into the longevity stage.
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so far so good, now its into the longevity stage.
Nice job! My kits have been going strong for 4 years now, if you start noticing anything weird like not firing up ect.... FIRST thing to check is your 2 fuses as they will get all nasty and get corrosion on them, pop those out and clean or replace them and 99% thats all it is. I even put dialectic grease and it helped some, so check fuses first
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Nice job! My kits have been going strong for 4 years now, if you start noticing anything weird like not firing up ect.... FIRST thing to check is your 2 fuses as they will get all nasty and get corrosion on them, pop those out and clean or replace them and 99% thats all it is. I even put dialectic grease and it helped some, so check fuses first
i will add some silicone grease to the fuses now to help protect them, but its very dry where i am. thanks for the tip.
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whats the ~100hz buzz i hear for about 5-6 sec when lights 1st go on? its a faint sound from inside the vehicle.
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Old 09-13-14, 02:08 PM   #535
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I have Xtreme HID kit with philips bulbs 4300K on 2009 GX470 . I installed the kit with the relays, getting power directly from the battery of the car. Everything works great but there is one issue that drives me nuts. When I'm driving over bumpy road the HIDs are flickering. I thought that the bulbs are not tightened enough. But that wasn't the problem, they fitted perfectly, the weren't loosened. I even changed the rubber band with my old bulbs. That wasn't the problem either, it's still flickering. After a customer service suggestion I removed the relays and connected the kit directly to the car harness. And it's still flickering. The balast are mounted properly, they're not shaking or anything. Even I zip tied the wires coming ot of the bulbs to prevent trembling from the weight of the wires. Everything is connected tide and secured. Any suggestions?

P.S. I am sorry for my English, as you probably guess I am a foreigner.
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snaprp - are the lights physically turning on/off?

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"flickering"? i guess kinda what Steve is asking, flickering like you see a loose light on a motorcycle, or are they going off and then back on again?

do the relays have a good solid connection to ground? are all of the plugs snapped in fully?

although i had to modify the kit slightly (longer cable, single connection to battery), my kit works just fine.

did you remove the extra spacer from the bulb before inserting it into the socket?
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I just realized that this thread is OVER 10 years old.... Wow!
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"flickering"? i guess kinda what Steve is asking, flickering like you see a loose light on a motorcycle, or are they going off and then back on again?

do the relays have a good solid connection to ground? are all of the plugs snapped in fully?

although i had to modify the kit slightly (longer cable, single connection to battery), my kit works just fine.

did you remove the extra spacer from the bulb before inserting it into the socket?
Sorry for the late reply I haven't checked the thread for few days.

So the flickering is exactly like loose light on motorcycle. I removed the relays because I thought they may be causing the problem, but no, without them same thing.

Now what do you mean by removing the extra spacer from the bulb? I didn't touch anything.
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Sorry for the late reply I haven't checked the thread for few days.

So the flickering is exactly like loose light on motorcycle. I removed the relays because I thought they may be causing the problem, but no, without them same thing.

Now what do you mean by removing the extra spacer from the bulb? I didn't touch anything.
the bulbs come is a package and when you 1st take them out there is a extra foam washer on the bulb with the rubber one behind it. did you remove that extra foam washer? it should be removed.
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