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Old 01-12-2010, 01:38 PM
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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

and the silicone/painting is super easy too...I only had to drill two holes for the grounds, and there are already holes in that part of the bumper so it won't look bad if I remove them



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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

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If you take off the grill right behind the front bumper there kind of a shelf which I had mine on. I can't find any pics at the moment, but I know Frankie (xoxstugotsxox) has some pics of his and ours were in the same place.

this sounds like easiest thing to do for me. if you have any pics, please post. i know it is bad to use double stick tape on full-size ballasts but do you think they would hold and not slide around in this area? the area is flat and there is really no where for the ballasts to go.


again, thanks for all your replies everyone. i plan on washing my engine bay and then installing these soon.
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I will take pix of my install ... it was easy and simple I zip tied on the cross member that goes between the battery and the headlamp assembly ... used two zip ties on each side ... it has snowed and rained here and no problem at all
please post a pic when you get a chance. thank you.
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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

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You will need to remove your grill but with the way I did mine you do not need to remove the bumper for the lows or fogs...

lows fit perfectly underneath the black plastic under the headlight housing...I did not even need 2X tape or zip-ties to secure it!



theres nothing securing them? how are they not sliding around?
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:28 PM
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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

If all you have is the lows and do not want to use 2X tape, I suggest you use the same mounting location I did in my first pics...I am telling you on the 08+ the slim ballasts fit perfectly under the black plastic on the lower insides of the headlight housings. Just my .02

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NO sliding at all! I hit speed bumps hard and my suspension is changed and they have not moved one bit in 1 month and 1000+ miles...
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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

Maybe it's just me, but does using mediocre double-sided tape or wedging in between something seem like safe ways to mount ballasts in the engine bay of a vehicle that is exposed to outdoor elements and regular high speeds and possible vibration...?

Things may not have shifted now, but all it takes is one hard bump or one random time to dislodge these unsecured ballasts from their location.

I say be smart, protect yourself from chance, and use a more secure means of securing your ballasts. Zip ties or bolting in particular.

Just my opinion/advice.
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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

I hear ya Matt...but I cannot pull the ballasts out without releiving pressue off of the plastic. I also zip-tied all of the surrounding wires so if they were to dis-wedge they only have 2 inches of play at most. I would totally move them if I thought they would dis-lodge during normal driving but I am positive the way I have them they are not going anywhere. Please only put them in the same location I did if you feel they are as secure as I do...If I do go off-road I will secure them with zip-ties...come to think of it I can prolly zip-tie them to the plastic for triple security!!
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I hear ya Matt...but I cannot pull the ballasts out without releiving pressue off of the plastic. I also zip-tied all of the surrounding wires so if they were to dis-wedge they only have 2 inches of play at most. I would totally move them if I thought they would dis-lodge during normal driving but I am positive the way I have them they are not going anywhere. Please only put them in the same location I did if you feel they are as secure as I do...If I do go off-road I will secure them with zip-ties...come to think of it I can prolly zip-tie them to the plastic for triple security!!
Well doing what you did with the zip ties and wires should be just fine.

I was more concerned with those who use no zip ties and just double sided tape (or wedging) in the ballasts, and then if/when they came undone they were just swinging around the engine bay, LOL. That would not be good.
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Re: Where to mount HID ballasts in a WK without removing bumper

Here's where I mounted my low beam ballasts. I just used a self tapping sheet metal screw thru the top of the inner metal fender. Has held on great with no movement.




The passenger side I mounted here but then noticed it was rubbing against my CAI filter so I mounted it to the CAI metal shield thing instead. Hope this gives you ideas though.
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