HID install problem

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    HID install problem

    Hey guys,

    I just installed my hid this morning. And tonight when I turned them on they were WAYYYYY off. Driver side beam was pointed out to the left and passenger side was pointed on the ground really close to the car. What do you think happened? I noticed that the bulbs when I put them in they aren't seated in the same position as the stock ones were, is that the problem? Do you think I need to take them out and try to put them back in again? I installed many HIDs before but, this one right here got me confused. Usually you want the bulb to go in at a 45 degree angle and then when you turn it, it'll sit perfectly at 90 degrees. Is that not the case for our car? Let me know something so I can fix in the morning again. Thanks guys!!!

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    I went out this morning and opened the side panel of the passenger side headlight and the bulb just fell right out. I got the passenger side now to sit in the same position as factory. Went to the driver side and that one is in a 90 degree position but seating in tightly. I pulled close to my garage door and both point look like they are shining the same. Since our bulbs go in from the side of the projectors I guess degrees of the bulbs don't matter since the reflectors only point one way? It's just the bulbs have to be seating in all the way? I'll check them out tonight to see if they are good now.

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    I hear you...I bought some LED headlights to replace mine but after trying to get them to fit after a few hours, gave up and reinstalled the original lights. (They do go in sideways and you have to remove things in the car just to get to them.) The LED's have a big cooling part on the back of them so no good for fitting them in my iQ. (But they fit my wife's Corolla so she has very nice headlights, now!)
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    The IQ, does not allow you to run the LED bulbs because of how small the headlight housing is and the LED bulb being so bulky. You can probably insert it into the headlight housing, but you will not allow you to put back the round cover you take off in the first place.


    What i did is installed regular HID's, i ran a relay for power from the battery and made small wholes on the round cover of the headlight and ran the wires through there. It took me about 1hr to do and i am very happy with the results. I light bean is pointed directly straight and i did not have to do any adjustments.


    Hope this helps.

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    did it retain the same aiming position as the halogen. How is the cutoff with the HID?

    Quote Originally Posted by cal5265 View Post

    What i did is installed regular HID's, i ran a relay for power from the battery and made small wholes on the round cover of the headlight and ran the wires through there. It took me about 1hr to do and i am very happy with the results. I light bean is pointed directly straight and i did not have to do any adjustments.


    Hope this helps.

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    Its good, check it out. the right side looks like its lower, but its not. it just looks like that as i parked in an angle.

    I wasent able to load the photo, who do i do this? sorry. I am new to the forums.
    Last edited by cal5265; 07-08-2017 at 07:21 PM.

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    I have done some HID install also, but the pattern and the aim were usually off because the projectors weren't designed for the HIDs.

    I also think that you can plug the HID directly into the oem plugs without running the power directly from the battery.

    I don't know how to post pictures as well.... I am also new here.

    Quote Originally Posted by cal5265 View Post
    Its good, check it out. the right side looks like its lower, but its not. it just looks like that as i parked in an angle.

    I wasent able to load the photo, who do i do this? sorry. I am new to the forums.

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    Just had to drive mine home 400 miles. Lighting felt dim compared to my wife's HIDs, but it seemed okay otherwise, and I suffer from night blindness. Optically HIDs or LEDs retrofits are supposed to be no-nos, so far.....

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