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Old 04-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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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.
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This is the headlamp mount removed. The cable for the hood release runs through it, so you cannot remove it totally.
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Here'* the location I mounted the driver'* side ballast/igniter.

Before:

and now after:
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Passenger side ballast/igniter:
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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.
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The connection to the main fuse panel under the hood:
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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.
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side cut-off pattern.
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These are ALL pictures of the low-beams only.
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HIGH beams (high + lows)
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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.
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They look awesome.
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looks really good man.
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yeah looks good....

GM has something against HID'*.. I was having a little problem with both sides working at the same time. One side would work one side wouldn't vice versa... So we pulled them out and ordered Ballast + Igniter separate.. It'* not only the Bonneville that has done this they also had that problem with a 04 Suburban.

Should have the new ones in tomorrow... Now just to get a Fm modulator installed I'm not happy with the sound from the FM transmitter anymore for my XM and newly added Ipod.
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Custom88, looks alright. I'm not digging that glare only because its so concentrated. Still much better than a halogen reflector.

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GM has something against HID'*..
In the sense that they are not on new vehicles, that is because of cost.

In the sense that they dont work on older vehicles, I don't see why you are supprised that installing something that the vehicle is not designed for provides crappy results.
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