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Mongoose9400 07-04-2012 04:33 PM

WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
12V 35w Slim Digital Ballast 6k H11 HID Fog Lights.

Time:
2-4 hours

Parts:
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Self Taping Metal Screws
Zip Ties

Tools:
Soldering Iron
Solder
Electrical Tape
Wire Loom
Heat Shrink
Lighter
Wire Strippers
Diagonal Cutters
Digital Multimeter
Drill
1/8th Drill Bit
Few Small Metric Sockets
Ratchet or Impact
Phillips Screw Driver
Trim Remval Tools
Jack and Jack Stands
Wheel removal tools, Ratchet, 22mm Socket, Torque Wrench
Plastic Rivet Gun and 6.6mm Plastic Rivets (harbor freight)
Maybe a few other things...

Steps:
Choke the rear wheels and set the E-brake. Jack up both sides of the front and set on jack stands. There is a small triangle on the side skirts near the front that show jack placement. Remove wheels.
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Drill out the 4 plastic rivets going up the outside of the fender liner. Use the trim removal tools and pull out the remaining rivets to allow the liner to be folded back in half almost. There are a few bolts at the bottom of the liner near the belly pan/brake duct that need removed, and one bolt on the upper side of outside of the fender. Pull the liner back to expose the work area.
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I took my relay harness and prepped it by adding wire loom around it and taping off the ends. I loosely fed the harness around the engine bay and zip tied it in. Dropping the leads down to the driver side first.
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I had to cut the factory fog light connector off since it wouldn't plug into the relay harness. I also cut the connector off the end of the relay harness. I stripped the wires back on each. Slide a piece of heat shrink over each wire. Soldered and heat shrink each connection. On my relay harness Blue was - and White was +. On the OEM fog harness Black was - and White with a red/orange strip was +. Connect BLUE to BLACK and WHITE to WHITE w/Stripe. Put the connections back into the wire loom, add extra wire loom and electric tape the ends.
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Prepared my Ballasts by bolting on the mounting brackets.
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Locate a spot, mark the holes, pre-drill pilots holes and then use the metal self tapping screws to fasten.
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Insert HID fog light bulb and make all necessary connections. Tidy up the area and zip tie wires out of the way and secure them.
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DRIVER SIDE IS DONE. REPEAT THE SAME BASIC STEPS FOR THE PASSENGER SIDE.

Passenger side pics
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Clean and tidy up the install. Put the wheel liners back in, wheels on, etc...


Some pics of my wire harness routing. The relay is tucked into the cavity above the passenger headlight to protect it from the elements. Power + comes from the stud in the fuse box. I used the bolt behind the fuse box for the ground - connection.
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Some Final Pics
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EDIT: New Pics
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Scottina06 07-04-2012 06:57 PM

Awesome! Great write up!

jjmonta 07-04-2012 08:01 PM

Re: WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
Nice step-by-step, and good photos. Thanks for taking the time. But are you really happy with the color? It looks very blue, like cheap replacement bulbs.

Mongoose9400 07-04-2012 08:08 PM

I like the color. I think the blue color comes from the angle looking at the projector housing. If you get low and look straight into it, it's more white. Similarly, if I hold my hand for the light to shine on it, its white. Once it gets dark ill go for a drive and try to take some night shots of the lights. Shine the lights on a wall and take some shots of the light output.

As for the color again. I could ask if you've ever seen a color change on other factory equipped projector HID lights as a car bounces over a bump.

Anywho, the hard part is done. Changing bulbs is simple. I could always order another color.


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PhillySRT8 07-21-2012 08:33 AM

Re: WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
Where did you get the kit from?

Are the kits different for the dtl?

Mongoose9400 07-21-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhillySRT8 (Post 659430)
Where did you get the kit from?

Are the kits different for the dtl?

The kits are from DDM Tuning. what's dtl? The day time running lamps? If so, those are just LEDs.


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mrjaydeeone 07-21-2012 11:12 AM

Re: WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
looks good. nice write up

Madanio24 09-28-2012 12:48 PM

Re: WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
Good Writeup, you are very brake for cutting your harness lol.

Scottina06 09-28-2012 12:50 PM

Re: WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
so the bulbs are H11? Hmmm....I have an H11 kit.....LOL. My oem bulbs have felt tape covering them...weird.

Mongoose9400 09-28-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 689828)
so the bulbs are H11? Hmmm....I have an H11 kit.....LOL. My oem bulbs have felt tape covering them...weird.

Yes, H11s on the SRT


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Mongoose9400 09-28-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madanio24 (Post 689826)
Good Writeup, you are very brake for cutting your harness lol.

Had to be done lol. I had to cut some wires for my LED DRLs as well.


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Madanio24 09-28-2012 03:12 PM

Re: WK2 How To - HID Fog Install
 
I know what you mean. When you only have one harness and it needs to be done that second lol!


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