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Old 11-29-2011, 03:31 PM
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I know how a bi-xeon works. What I am asking is how the actual solenoid is activated via what wire do we have to tap/run to it. Just the stock headlight wire? Everything that I have read reguarding rangers says that when you activate your high beam the low filment of the bulb shuts off and then what ends up happening is killing power to the HID... so someone said you have to wire a diode with the relay to prevent the power from getting killed, but again this is only bits and pieces.... seems like not many people are doing this on rangers for some reason..lol

So I ended up ordering last night because it saved me $100

Ordered the following:

Morimoto mini d2s.
35w Ballasts morimoto
Philips 85122+ bulbs (have them in my STi's s2k projectors and love them)
Gatling gun shrouds
and 9007 relay
No CCFL angel eyes or crap like that.

I am excited. Can't wait to get them, though it won't be until spring when I install.

My stock headlights are yellow and pitted I think from being 10 years old.. so I am going to go on ebay and get the oem replacement aftermarket ones... They will at least be shiny and new... and it doesn't matter about leaking because I am going to pull them apart and seal them again so I shouldn't have issues there.

Are there any good brands of stock looking headlights to look for/stay away from?
Looks like I can get a pair for about $60 on ebay.
I could paint the entire housings black but not sure if I want to go that route since my STi is like that... want to do something different.

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Old 11-29-2011, 03:52 PM
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the 9007 relay takes care of the high/low issue for you. it plugs in to only one of your headlight plugs, and to the battery if i remember right. when your high beams get triggered, it goes through the relay harness and then activates the solenoid. there are 2 wires for the solenoid that come out of the projector and get run out the back of the housing that plug into the high beam wires and voila you're done. the bulbs don't shut off at all.

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i got my headlights for my 05 for around $30 shipped brand new, but theyre not oem, just replicas. i painted mine black, but kind of wish i had color matched them to the body.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:13 PM
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I alredy have the 9007 6k hid kit, so the only think i need now is the projectors? how can i find it?
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:41 PM
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the 9007 relay takes care of the high/low issue for you. it plugs in to only one of your headlight plugs, and to the battery if i remember right. when your high beams get triggered, it goes through the relay harness and then activates the solenoid. there are 2 wires for the solenoid that come out of the projector and get run out the back of the housing that plug into the high beam wires and voila you're done. the bulbs don't shut off at all.

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i got my headlights for my 05 for around $30 shipped brand new, but theyre not oem, just replicas. i painted mine black, but kind of wish i had color matched them to the body.

PERFECT! That takes even more work out of the retro then! Awesome!!



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I alredy have the 9007 6k hid kit, so the only think i need now is the projectors? how can i find it?


http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=178

Is what you need.
I recommend getting the philips bulbs.. they are OEM and the standard out there. Worth the 45 more.

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:44 PM
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So is it really as easy as inserting the projector into stock hole and screwing that washer thing on? Because that seems almost too good to be true. I am totally tempted to do this if it is this easy. Can the Ocular shroud fit on this projector/housing combo?
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: HID Projector install [pics!]

No, you have to drill out the back of the headlight housing to make the existing hole larger. Once you do that, it is really easy.
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you have to cut off the back of the housing where the stock light is locked in, and on mine (mini D2s) i had to make the hole bigger for the projector to fit through.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:51 PM
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what projectors are you running matt?
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:55 PM
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No, you have to drill out the back of the headlight housing to make the existing hole larger. Once you do that, it is really easy.
oh ok that still seems easy enough. How hard/easy is it to destroy the headlight housing when pulling it apart? And what makes the Philips bulbs 45$ more expensive? Looking at the pics, I cant imagine how much better they can be over the Morimotos.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:56 PM
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phillips bulbs are OE bulbs i believe...im running the morimortos and have no complaints
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the philips bulbs are brighter IMO. worth the upgrade, i returned the morimoto bulbs a week after i got mine due to a bad bulb and upgraded.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:01 PM
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I see. Hmm if I can spare the extra 45 i might do it. gotta account for shipping too. Dang i really wanna do this now! I watched my dad attempt to retrofit S2k projectors on his 09 Lincoln and after total failure and about 1200$, it seemed like a pretty impossible project. never thought it would be this easy on a ranger!
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:03 PM
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just dont rush through it...take your time and follow the threads on here by matt and ben(btm757)
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:06 PM
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if you've already got HIDs, you can do the 'PNP Upgrade' for $200. if you select the philips bulbs, it adds $45, but chosing the d2s projectors takes off $25, so it's kinda like a $20 upgrade

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Old 01-09-2012, 07:15 PM
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Yeah im looking through a few threads ATM. I always want the biggest, baddest available but looking through the thread where the guy installs FX-Rs seems like it might be too much work for a first timer like me and the Minis seem like quite a drastic improvement over stock.

I don't have HIDs so i would have to buy some with the kit. I did the whole HID in halogen housing on my mustang and i will never do that again.

Whats the difference between all the ballast options and the 3five bulbs vs 5five bulbs? And since these just "screw" on, is it easy to aim them?

Sorry for all the questions but i appreciate you guys replying and so fast
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