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warp drive
12-11-11, 04:57 PM
Does anyone have install instructions for DaBears HIDs? Seems that Bgwilly had done a good write up on the previous forum. Thanks.

M400
12-11-11, 05:13 PM
I had planned to install mine this weekend with lots of pics, but got sidetracked. It'll probably happen between Christmas and New Years when I have time off work.

Jeff

Zeitronix
12-11-11, 09:16 PM
It's actually very simple. There are only 2 wires to connect. HID ballast red goes to +12V black to ground. Brown was ground side on my Q1. Check with your voltmeter to be sure.
55W 6000K HIDs made a difference. Highs take a while to come up to live so flashing does not work too well, but once they come up, it's day vs night.

shadowhusky
12-12-11, 01:48 AM
It's actually very simple. There are only 2 wires to connect. HID ballast red goes to +12V black to ground. Brown was ground side on my Q1. Check with your voltmeter to be sure.
55W 6000K HIDs made a difference. Highs take a while to come up to live so flashing does not work too well, but once they come up, it's day vs night.

Would you suggest getting both highs and lows. I had the 55w HID's lows in my Lotus and they were so bright that it I turned on the brights you couldn't even notice the difference. The high HID's must really light up the night.

Zeitronix
12-12-11, 03:22 PM
After high beams warm up there is a significant difference at least on Q1. It gets really bright. You just cannot use them for a quick flash to look at a road sign.

warp drive
12-12-11, 06:26 PM
Thanks, Z!

warp drive
12-12-11, 06:38 PM
Dooh. One more question, assume you used double sided sticky tape to mount inside the cover? Thanks.

Zeitronix
12-12-11, 10:29 PM
Double sided tape does not stick well to porus and curved surfaces, but RTV does just that.

warp drive
12-13-11, 04:25 PM
Mucho gracias!

boardkat
12-13-11, 04:33 PM
Double sided tape does not stick well to porus and curved surfaces, but RTV does just that.
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i did an aftermarket HID install on a curved, porous surface on my elise, and RTV applied to the ballast/igniter units have held up over time to the heat/cold/rain/mud/snow they've encountered.

colossians323
12-13-11, 05:19 PM
looking forward to seeing this one. I want to get some as soon as I get my car back