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11-24-2007, 11:13 PM
Purchased my 8K hi/low hids from pilothid.com and I need help with the installation.

What do I connect the blue and black wires to?
What do I connect the yellow wires to?

11-24-2007, 11:27 PM
stop Making Multiple Threads, Realize It Is 12:30 At Night And Not Everyone Is Online. Connect The Ballast With The One Plug And The Two Yellow Wires Are For The Halogen Bulb. (+) And (-) Shouldn't Matter But Test Them

11-24-2007, 11:33 PM
how are the yellow wires for the halogen bulb?

11-24-2007, 11:38 PM
i appreciate you trying to help me but you are not helping at all. WHAT DO I HOOK THE YELLOW WIRES UP TO? WHAT DO I HOOK THE BLUE AND BLACK WIRES UP TO? PLEASE ANSWER CLEARLY!

11-25-2007, 12:05 AM
everyone is doing the best they can to help you...the job takes a little common sense to get done as well. MAKING 3 THREADS IS RIDICULOUS!

11-25-2007, 12:06 AM
It looks to me like the blue and black wires go to the two yellow. It does not matter wich one goes where. I dont see how it could get any easier.

11-25-2007, 12:07 AM
i already hooked up blue to yellow and the black to yellow and the light output was not 8K it looked like 4K. That what I am trying to explain

11-25-2007, 12:08 AM
it looks like the connectors you have are already wired for the high beems, its hard to tell from the pics but i believe all you would have to do is connect the yellow wires to the blue and black wire coming out of the plug. In that sictuation + and - wont matter. I went out to look at my car's wiring so i could tell you how to set up a relay system....but judging by you having to make 3 threads to answer one problem i dont think getting you started on something like that would be a good idea.

11-25-2007, 12:11 AM
i already hooked up blue to yellow and the black to yellow and the light output was not 8K it looked like 4K. That what I am trying to explain

The LOW beams will be 8000K color temp, the high beams are regular halogen bulbs and serve little to no purpose as actual functional high beams due to the light output pattern not actually changing in any way, and the light output decresing from the low beam HID's. Even though the HIDs are 8000K, they put off slightly more light than stock headlights, so im not sure you even need to wire in the highs if you dont want to.

11-25-2007, 12:12 AM
and I hope you realize that the high beams are halogen, they will not be 8k light. aka high beams are useless with the exception of helping you pass inspection.

11-25-2007, 12:13 AM
^damn, 2X the answers for you.....lol

11-25-2007, 12:18 AM
wow the yellow wires have absolutely nothing to do with your hid bulb
-Look at your "bulb" and you will see a rebased d2s bulb as well as a cheap halogen bulb.
-The yellow wires are for the halogen bulb
-the amp connectors go to the ballast wich feeds the hid bulb
-connect the yellow wires to your power and ground for the high beam

I split it up to the most basic principals I could

11-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Just something that I never could understand, I usually research a product before I buy it, which involves looking at the installation process.

11-25-2007, 12:20 AM
omg guys. i already hooked one yellow wire to blue and the other yellow to black. the output i was getting was not 8K.....it looked more like 4 or 5 K. When I put the highs on i got nothing. you are telling me what to try and I already have.

11-25-2007, 12:22 AM
i did research, but all the sites said the same ****, and when i read all the threads here........no one has had any problems

11-25-2007, 12:23 AM
was the ballast turning on/was the light coming from the hid bulb?

if not, then the wiring going to that plug is screwed up. Either way, it should not be this hard to figure out. And i hope that you have your drl's disabled or your going to run into further problems.

11-25-2007, 12:24 AM
Bust out a multimeter, get readings for high and low beam then connect corresponding wires.

11-25-2007, 12:25 AM
Now, was the light coming from the china hid capsule, or the halogen bulb taped on the side?

It it was the HID bulb that fired and you claim is 4k, you have a few possibilities.

1) You dont know what 4K vs 8K is
2) You got the wrong bulbs
3) You hooked it up wrong and you think its the HIDs thats on when its auctuall the halogen bulb.

11-25-2007, 12:27 AM
Kits FTL

11-25-2007, 12:32 AM
The problem with hid kits is, they all use random crappy bulbs that have no regulation. One says 10,000K and it looks blue, while another says 8,000K and is purple... The capsule where the light is actually emitted from can be way out of whack from the bulb its 'designed' to replace, causing the reflectors to not focus the light properly and throw glare like crazy. And of course the light your using to light up the sky isnt being used to light the road ahead.

Basically, you dont know what your getting and you get lots of glare.

The only way to minimize this is to get your kit from a place that has what appears to be custom or unique kits that are known to be reliable and work well. And i hear the OZIUM ones do just that..

But kits in general are rather poor when not in proper housings.

11-25-2007, 12:41 AM
i appears that I am getting the halogen bulb instead of the HID

11-25-2007, 12:43 AM
In terms of plug and play the Oznium kits were extremely easy. The only headache came from alignment. The bulbs I got came with all the plugs and the only wires I had to mess with was for the fogs, and even then its just two prongs you plug into the stock connector. But if I had seen Boost's sale stuff before I bought my kit I'd just get those instead.

11-25-2007, 12:51 AM
i appears that I am getting the halogen bulb instead of the HID

Now, is the 9006 connector that comes off the harness that plugs in to your stock harness connected to the ballast? Is the ballast connected to the two AMP connectors that snap on to the bulb? Is there a light on the ballast, is it light?

11-25-2007, 12:54 AM
Ok so,

9007 From Car -> 9006 and blue + black wire
9006 From Adaptor -> Ballast
Blue + Black Wire -> Yellow wires on bulb


11-25-2007, 01:00 AM
it appears that i am getting the halogen output for some reason, and i did buy them from pilothid.com not some knockoff brand

11-25-2007, 01:05 AM
Ok, those ballasts arent the most reliable of the china kits, but they are the most efficent ones ive tested. Is the blue led on the ballsts on?

if yes, check the bulb connections. Your fuses COULD be blown and the car is putting out enough power for the ballasts to try to fire but not enough to run them.

if not, you have something odd going on.

Is there any sound when you turn the headlights on besides the stock relay which i believe is audible? Any buzzing arcing or zapping?

If your getting the high beam when your suposed to get low and low dosent work when you engage the high and there is no light lit at any point on the ballast, i would say the two outer pins on your large 9007 connector that plugs into your car are somehow reversed. Can you try wiggling one out and switching the two OUTER pins on the large connector? That being reversed would cause the problems you have.

11-25-2007, 01:11 AM
3000K - Golden Yellow
4300K - Bright White
6000K - Crystal White
8000K - Crystal Blue
10000K - Aqua Blue
12000K - Purple-Blue
14000K - Purple

Wow, thats from thier website. They claim the 12k to be purple-blue? Thats what most people describe 8k to be...