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Old 11-19-2012, 06:09 PM
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HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

Ok, so I am looking for Hid Install Help. I have already looked through many threads, but cant seem to find exactly what I am looking for.

I am doing a install on my 5th gen Prelude and I have ordered a set of HID's from a vendor I delt with way back on my B20vtec.com days. Top Speed Proformance in NYC. I purchased the kit for $49.99 with the slim Ballest.

They came with like a Foam peice that was claimed to hold the hid in place from moving around. I tried it and it turned out to be a diaster and wouldnt fit right. Than I bought the " X CLIPS " which are supposed to fix the problem and it still didnt work out for me. I cant get the metal retaining clip to fit around the X CLIP and sit flush.

Can anyone provide good feedback, pictures, or video on the install. For a simple mod its becoming a headache. Ive done them before in my old honda civics and they were never a pain in the A$$ like this prelude.
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Re: HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

It seems all the threads say the same stuff with no actual info or tech knowledge.
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Re: HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

They should be straightfoward to install but the bulb is a tight fight.

I couldn't find any threads on the install when I was installing it but I stared at it long enuff and I got it lol.

I can see if I can take some pics for ya tomorrow.

By the way keep the foam is just used to hold the bulb in place when shipping. I used the hold the bulbs I replaced. In the car incase the HID's blew.

I bought my bulbs from topspeedny as well. In for a few months with no issues.
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Re: HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

Are you installing into your stock headlights? Make sure you have them in the right orientation. I've got projectors which use H3 bulbs, and holders on my HID bulbs have one side with a square notch and the other side with a semi-circle notch. They have to be lined up the right way, otherwise it won't sit flush and I can't get the clips to lock in.
Otherwise, all the HID kits I've ever used have been straight forward plug-n-play and I've never had issues with the clips.
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Re: HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

Yes , I am using stock headlights. If you can take a few pics I'd appreciate it. The guy from top speed tried to tell me that he never had a problem with them and he uses the foam peice all the time. I think he's bull crapping me!
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Re: HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

I'll take a few pictures of how mine are set up. I have the DEPO black housing reflector headlights, using the X clips and a DDM tuning HID kit. I haven't had a single problem with them not fitting, they work great!
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I'll take a few pictures of how mine are set up. I have the DEPO black housing reflector headlights, using the X clips and a DDM tuning HID kit. I haven't had a single problem with them not fitting, they work great!


any pictures would be helpful because I coudnt get the X Clip to fit. I am contemplating taking the Headlights out and installing them to hopefully make it a lot easier.
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any pictures would be helpful because I coudnt get the X Clip to fit. I am contemplating taking the Headlights out and installing them to hopefully make it a lot easier.
Can you take pictures of how yours looks? Like I said, I have projectors and use a different bulb so it wouldn't do much for you. But if we can see what you're working with it'll give us a better idea of what needs to be done.
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Can you take pictures of how yours looks? Like I said, I have projectors and use a different bulb so it wouldn't do much for you. But if we can see what you're working with it'll give us a better idea of what needs to be done.
Yes I'll get on top of that and send them. Which specific pics do you want ?
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Re: HID INSTALL HELP PLEASE !!

Just post up pics of the bulb (including the base/holder), your headlight backing and clips, and a shot of how you have it installed
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