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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question for Those with Projectors & Hids

I want to get either Gen 3 or 4 projectors. Also want to run HID's to help prevent the cracking of the lens.

But the question is what are you doing for the high beams since our lows shut off the highs are turned on.
I do use the highs lot now but don't know if i would need to with the Hid's in the projectors.
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I want to get either Gen 3 or 4 projectors. Also want to run HID's to help prevent the cracking of the lens.

But the question is what are you doing for the high beams since our lows shut off the highs are turned on.
I do use the highs lot now but don't know if i would need to with the Hid's in the projectors.
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-Gen 4 are really nice, I am ordering a pair soon
-HID lows are good enough for driving
-If you really want you can put HIDs on the highs too.

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u dont have to do anything with them. i dont ever use mine. i see more with the hid lows.
and yes ive driven alot in the country when it was pitch black.

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have gen 2 projectors, i have a h1 an h7 bulb, seperate bulbs for my low and high, you can buy hid bulbs for both and rock both or just hid for the high, its all up to you...

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i have first gen with 8k for my lows and i would never think of using my hi's haha mine are just there to pass inspection haha
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I have HID's in all my slots. I rarely use just my lows because I don't live in the city but when I do this is what it looks like
Low beams

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We relayed my lights so all of my lights stay on with my highs like allgood has done. I also have HID's in all lights (hi/low/fog)



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(10:36:30 AM) Yield2No1: I love how you tell me that knowing the technical side of things is everything
(10:36:43 AM) Yield2No1: Then you tell me that a cobalt TC doesnt have an optional rear diff
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I'll most likely do the relay set-up then to keep the lows on.
I just need a walk through or someone in PA or even MD that can help with it
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I can get you a walk through once my computer stops being moody and will recognize my memory card

---------- Post added at 09:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:03 AM ----------

k, So here's pics and the run down of how to do this:

First off you need a relay and harness that will look like this:




Here's a pic of the wiring diagram on the box.... these make no sense to me. Apparently the big square with the line through it is battery and the other two are 30amps that go where you need to hook into. The red wire in your harness can be pulled out, you don't need it.


Black goes to ground

Mine is hooked into where the little black relay (not the one your installing) is on your frame.

Yellow goes to battery


White goes to the green on your wiring harness for your lights (lows)


Blue goes to the yellow on your wiring harness for your lights (highs)


Plug in your relay and you should be good to go.

Finished result is the pics in the above post I will get night time shots of inside my car with just lows, then just highs, then both highs and lows (my relays pulled out right now).


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i dont see why u would need lows and highs on at the same time... my hids are brighter and farther than the highs. even when i drive in the country i can see the entire road and like 10 feet off the side on both sides of the road. i dont have to worry about blinding oncoming traffic

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