Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. There is NO need to disable the Daytime Running Light (DRL) module if you have the Bi-Xenon HID kit. The reason being that the DRLs will run off the low beam and will not flicker as I initially thought. If you have the non-Bi-Xenon (no HID hi-beam), then you WILL have to disable the DRLs (from what I understand).
2. If you happened to have disable the DRLs, it is likely that your interior dome light will not work, as was my experience. No idea why the DRL module is connected to the dome light but I'm not a Toyota engineer.
3. There are two things that look like grounding wires in the kit ... they actually are not. They are connected to the battery terminals. The wire coming from the two fuses go to the POSITIVE terminal while the wire coming off the control unit go to the NEGATIVE terminal. I unscrewed the nut that helps tighten the clamp around the battery and then placed the wire in between the clamp and the nut.
4. The clips only fit one way except for the one on the ballast. You will see in the video how they should connect but the red wire should go to the POSITIVE terminal.
5. There is a metal bar in the front of the car with holes in it. Run the wiring through that to ensure that the wires don't melt on the radiator or get caught in the fan (that would be bad news!).
6. Lay your wires out to get a sense of how things connect together.
7. It is normal to have one of the original headlight wiring harness not connected.
All in all, the install is very easy. I did it in about an hour and a half but if I knew what I just wrote above, it probably would have taken 30 minutes.
Hope this help anyone that is installing the Bi-Xenon kit in their Yaris! If you have any questions, please quote this post and I will do my best to answer them for you. Cheers
PS. This is a bit of a rough edit job ... I'm no Sony Vegas master ... yet.
How To Clean and Polish Your Plastic Headlights
Here is a how to video or how to use the NEW 2009 Headlight kit to clean and polish your headlighs! Enjoy!
Headlight Restoration Kit - G1900
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HID Xenon Headlight Electrical Retrofit
HID Xenon Headlight Electrical Retrofit
Does triggering relays directly from headlight connector, harm the headlight switch?
The answer is yes. Activating relays is done by connecting voltage to a coil, which in turn creates a magnetic field. When voltage is removed from the relay, the energy that is stored in the coil collapses, and will send current the other way, by increasing voltage to several hundred volts. A small arc will be visible between the contact elements of the headlight switch. Over time, the switch will only work intermittently, and will eventually fail. That's why a serial diode is essential to protect the headlight switch.
Here's the current path to a properly connected H.I.D. retrofit electrical wiring.
The heart of most of the electrical work is at the H.I.D. relay. The relay, the most common is a Bosch type, has 5 terminals, of which 4 are of interest to you.
Terminals 84 and 85, sometimes labeled 85 and 86, is the relay coil. Remember to install an in line diode between these two terminals. Most newer relays have this diode internally. As we've said before, the diode protects the headlight switch from damage due to arching.
Shown in this video, terminal 84 is connected to ground. You may connect either of the relay coil terminals to ground. This is the activation ........That was just an excerpt of this video...Get the whole story here and do it an HID retrofit yourself. Save money with our HID retrofit video.
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35w VS 55w HID color effect difference
This video shows you what happens when you use difference ballasts. Most people don't understand why some HIDs show a different color with the same temp bulb. Usually when you use a high wattage ballast, the color washes off towards a lower temperature. The higher the wattage the lower the temperature color will show. Most people will say to just change the bulb temperature if you want a different color which IS true if you stay with the same ballast. Now if you change the ballast then that is where it will get complicated.
1st Demonstration - The 55w ballast with 6000k bulb will look like the 35w with a 5000k. Both are white.
2nd Demonstration- 55w with the 5000k will look more the the yellowish white color of a OEM HID system and/or of a OEM halogen bulb. And the 35w with the 6000k will have a white color with some tint of blue.
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How to Install an HID Kit from Beginning to End
These are step-by-step instructions on how to install an HID Kit. This video covers what to check for when you receive your HID Kit, how to properly disconnect your OEM Headlights prior to install, disconnect your OEM halogens, wire the HID Kit harness to the factory headlight harness without cutting or splicing any wires, securely mount the HID ballasts and shows a HID Kit installed and fully functional.
Hyundai Accent HID - How to Install HID Xenon 2011+
How to Install Xenon HID Conversion Kit on a 2012 Hyundai Accent. Improve the look of your Accent with this easy to do, and quick lighting upgrade. Better nighttime visibility, lower power consumption, and a high tech look.
This installation is compatible with all Accent Models 2011+
Do it Yourself Installation of HID Xenon Headlights on a 2012 Hyundai Accent. This installation will work on the following year models
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Kit Used: XenonSupply H11 HID Conversion Kit +
Ballast Type - Slim Standard Ballast Upgrade
Bulb Type: H4-3 Bi-Xenon Low/High
Bulb Color: 6000K
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how to beginners projector retrofit (1of2)
This shows you how to install a simple plug-n-play projector. If you'd like to see some professional installs check out IznTrblInc YouTube channel his work is amazing!
The projector I'm installing is the Bi-Xenon Morimoto Mini H1 from theretrofitsource.com. This projector is as plug-n-play as it gets as far as projector retrofits are concerned.
Tools I used(will vary apon your build);
Sharpie (to mark my cuts)
Scissors (for the aluminum tape)
1. Temporarily fit the projector in the headlight
2. Test fit the projector shroud
3. If the shroud requires to be cut mark accordingly and cut
4. If you cut make sure everything is thoroughly blown off of dust particles
5. Attach any aluminum tape to the projector if you need to
6. Mount the shroud to the projector
7. Clean every surface that will be seen on the headlight and projector
8. Install the projector into the headlight
9. Test your headlight on your vehicle to ensure that you mounted the projector in properly
8000K vs 12000K
This is a side by side comparison of an 8000K and a 12000K digital Xetronic HID kit, On the left is the 8000K in a 07' mazda 6 and the right is the 12000K in a 2004 saab 93.