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Old 01-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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I hooked up my Xentec 8000K HIDs to make sure they worked and nothing happened when I turned the car on. I have a relay harness hooked up to the ballasts also. Any ideas?
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I have heard some cases where a wire needed to be flipped. I can't recall exactly which wire (as I didn't need to with my HID'*), perhaps you have tried that already or someone who has done it could tell you?

FWIW, Xentec is a good brand. That'* what I've got on my Buick and they're great.
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yes pay attention to the colors, on the 2000+ the Yellow wire is 12V and the black is ground. Make sure that you have the Red of the HID on the same terminal as the yellow on the car wiring
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yes pay attention to the colors, on the 2000+ the Yellow wire is 12V and the black is ground. Make sure that you have the Red of the HID on the same terminal as the yellow on the car wiring
My HIDs have a blue and black wire for plugging into the factory connector but yea I made sure black went into black and blue into yellow.
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Try this:

I believe when I was first assembling my Xentec HID kit, the metal terminals popped out of the connector fairly easily. Try connecting those directly to the battery (or in your case, the underhood positive terminal and a ground) and see if it will fire up.

This is what led me to the conclusion that my relay was at fault originally.
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Did you change your headlight fuse to a 30 amp?
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Try this:

I believe when I was first assembling my Xentec HID kit, the metal terminals popped out of the connector fairly easily. Try connecting those directly to the battery (or in your case, the underhood positive terminal and a ground) and see if it will fire up.

This is what led me to the conclusion that my relay was at fault originally.
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That'* how I hooked it up the first time and it didn't work. Would I be able to hook up the ballasts directly to the stock harness just to test the HIDs?


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No, didn't think I had to with the relay harness but I'll try it.
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you dont have to change the Fuse. I have 55W hids with a relay harness and have the stock fuse.

double check your connections again, if all else fails contact the company and let them know your set was DOA
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Xentecs DOA? You don't need to change the fuse in the car for the headlights, all the passenger headlight has to do is trip a relay which takes minimal current

Check all the connections because the pins like to come loose
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That'* how I hooked it up the first time and it didn't work. Would I be able to hook up the ballasts directly to the stock harness just to test the HIDs?
Lemme check with you on this, I'm a little bit confused. You connected the wires going to the ballast (not the relay, or the bulb) directly to the battery?

If so, and it didn't work, then something is DOA. Did your ballast make any noise at all when you did this? If it didn't, then the ballast is dead. If it did, it might still be, but it could also be the bulb or the ignitor.

You CAN try hooking them up to the stock harness...it won't harm anything...but if connecting it directly to the battery didn't work, that almost certainly won't either.
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