This is what I've been working on for several hours today..
I started installing the HID on my Aurora at around 7 PM tonight, and finished at 10 PM. It wasn't too bad of an installation, just tedious! I did lose one bolt however that holds the headlight mount to the frame of the car, sot he driver'* side headlamp "bounces" slightly over bumps, I'll have to find that bolt somehow I guess.
First things first, Cfoote really wasn't exaggerating when he said it took a LONG time to remove the headlamp mount. That is what took me the longest by far. It took me an hour JUST to remove that mount. Here'* both headlights removed, with the mount still attached.
This is the headlamp mount removed. The cable for the hood release runs through it, so you cannot remove it totally.
Here'* the location I mounted the driver'* side ballast/igniter.
and now after:
Passenger side ballast/igniter:
I ran the power wire for the driver'* side along the radiator support and zip tied the wire there. It was the most convenient route that I could find.
The connection to the main fuse panel under the hood:
and now for the lights in action...
Notice the cut-off beam. There is a slight glare above the cut-off because these projectors are made for Halogen bulbs, not HID, although the glare is NOT bad at all.
side cut-off pattern.
These are ALL pictures of the low-beams only.
HIGH beams (high + lows)
All in all, I am HIGHLY impressed with the 4,300k kit from www.xenondepot.com
With the Aurora projectors, the light is even across the road and there is minimal glare for a "kit." I drove around for around half an hour and did not get flashed at all, so I don't think they're blinding anyone, yet the road is lit up so much better, it'* unbelievable! It'* like having your high-beams on all the time, but they don't shine quite as high, or as far. It'* just amazing.
and now a video. It starts off with only the fog lights on, then the low beams are switched on, then I flick the high-beams on for a few seconds, then back off again.
For some reason on the video, the camera interpreted the BLUE of the lights when they're turned on with GREEN.lol. I assure you, they're not green when they're turned on, but a light blue, then they turn to an intense white a few seconds later.