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Old 06 May 2008, 12:45 pm
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I just installed a HID kit bought for less than 50bucks from flea bay... It's brilliant!

I had one on my Lexus that cost me 250bucks (back home in the UK) and that was worth the money, this kit is just as good and definately worth the cash.

Get one you will not be dissapointed.
Don't mess about with those halgozeon crappy blue bulbs that just reduce your overall visibility, buy a HID kit with all in one starter and ballast units and you'll be able to see much further.

The only point to note with the kit I bought was when plugged straight into the PT wiring harness the units did not work, seems the polarity was wrong on the plugs.
I just removed the little tab that stops you plugging them in the wrong way round from the end of the HID kit and plugged it in the wrong way round and it works perfect.
The bolb was plug and play and I used the sticky foam pads that come with it to attach the ballast boxes to the top of the plastic inner fender (between the plastic and steel fender, not inside the wheel well).
It only took jacking each side of the car up, didn't even take the wheels off.
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Old 06 May 2008, 01:43 pm
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Good job and thanks for the installation info.
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Old 06 May 2008, 02:15 pm
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I just checked and I lied, it cost me 60bucks + 10 shipping...
still as cheap as some of those blue bulbs that don't do anything!


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Old 06 May 2008, 02:22 pm
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So it gets its power straight thru the factory plugs? I got my kit here from 3bspecialties.com for $130 Shipped overnight(their basic shipping).. Their kits have the relay harness which gets power directly from the battery instead of the factory wire harness... I have a new HID relay harness that Ive never used if you would be interested in it. I had an older HID kit on my pt till 1 bulb blew out, thats when I got this kit and the old relay harness wires from my old kit worked with my new one so I didnt have to go thru the work of switching out all the wiring cause thats a pain to do on this car. The Harness is universal with all ballasts.
I mounted my ballasts to the rear side(under the access door behind the headlight) of the splash shield...

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Old 06 May 2008, 03:24 pm
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I put the ballasts in the same place as you, real easy.

Yest the kit plugs straight into the wiring harness of the car, instead of plugging it into the standar bulb you just plug it into the kit and that's it.

I'm told you are not supposed to, but I did turn on the lights with only one side fitted, the difference is amazing.
I tried to take a photo of it but it didn't work.
Makes the original side look like you have a kids night light in there!
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Old 06 May 2008, 09:08 pm
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Yeah the difference is quite amazing and most cruiser owners on this board just dont know how much of a difference it makes on the street(you can see everything) and appearance wise...
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I think i might have to do this, if it is as good as you say it is. The way i dropped my car put a slight nosed down tilt, I love the look, but obviously the headlights suffered. I currently have silverstar bulbs and they help, bu these sound like they could be exactly what I need.
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Old 07 May 2008, 07:27 pm
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I think i might have to do this, if it is as good as you say it is. The way i dropped my car put a slight nosed down tilt, I love the look, but obviously the headlights suffered. I currently have silverstar bulbs and they help, bu these sound like they could be exactly what I need.
Yeah These guys here at 3bspecialties.com are good. Quality equipment.... I got turned on at a Scion forum when they company started a topic from last year tryin to sell their kits. Nothing but good Ratings from all the members that purchased and its at 121 pages now...the topic is still going strong...ScionLife View topic - < < < HID Plug and Play Kits $130 SHIPPED OVERNIGHT

They are definitly bright on the street and colorful depending on the K rating you get. My kit is a 12K from them pictured... Try aiming ur lamps if ur car is lowered....
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My right headlight is dimmer than my left one...Does that mean I turned it on before I installed the other one?? (I don't remember, wouldn't doubt it though)

I want the same brightness on both sides with the SilverStars, but I don't know what to do...Should I buy another bulb??
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Na That doesnt make a diff if u had one on longer than the other... Yeah Id try to buy another one. Did u make sure ur lamps are level... could be just the way ur lookin at it...
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