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*If you have a hid kit that is hid low and halogen high, You will not need to do this. Simply buy some capacitor packs and install. Check out the thread Hid for dummies for further help.


Bixenon kits only follow this below, i.e. hid lowbeam hid highbeam

Supplies needed:
1. HID kit
2. 2 or 4 6/8ohm 50 watt resistors (depending on single/dual beam HID kits)
3. 2 9007 female connectors
4. Thermal tubing
5. Butt connectors/Solder
6. Heat shrink

First install the HID kit you bought. Test it out, If you experiance flickering, strobing, flashing, turning on and then turning off, LAMP OUT light etc. You will need to do the following.

*** IF you do not want to use resistors that's fine there are other ways such as using Caps or buying a more expensive HID kit.

NEXT starting with the easy part, the Passenger side unused plug.

With this side all your doing is tricking the FCM as to if there is a 50/55watt bulb there. Simply use a 9007 connector and add the resistors to both beams or just one beam.Then ground it.

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Plug it in and and test the lights again...

***REMEMBER RESISTORS DO GET HOT SOO DON'T TOUCH WHEN ON AND WATCH WHERE YOU MOUNT THEM AT

***If you still have any issues follow the next steps.

Moving on to the driver's side.

This is where you have a few ways of doing this but I will describe mine.
Do the same thing as you did on the passenger side. Then take the wiring from the HID kit and follow the following picture.

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Once this is done connect it to the trucks 9007 male connector and test it out. At this point you are done and the lights should work.



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HELPFUL LINKS

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE THESE YOU CAN BUY THESE PRE MADE FROM HERE:
50W Resistor Plug Play Pack

Don't know what bulb your truck has, visit the below link:
OSRAM SYLVANIA - Replacement Guide - Start

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Troubleshooting

If you still have issues after installing the HIDs dont worry.

Simply try swapping the wires for the high and low beams, and try again.

If you still have any issues check all your wiring and connections.

NO GO? shoot me a PM, I will try to help as much as possible.

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soooo... would you be interested in making me the harness w/ resistors i need to make this work? i appreciate all the help you have provided thus far

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my radio shack does not stock the resistors needed does anyone have a part # for them and also know where i can get the 9007 connectors nedded?

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my radio shack does not stock the resistors needed does anyone have a part # for them and also know where i can get the 9007 connectors nedded?
Yeap I could of told you that. I ran into the same problem they are large resistors and no place local for me carried. You will have to get them off ebay.

Just search 6-10 Ohm 50 Watt resistors.

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Yeap I could of told you that. I ran into the same problem they are large resistors and no place local for me carried. You will have to get them off ebay.

Just search 6-10 Ohm 50 Watt resistors.
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i believe they have the led’s and resistors

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superledlights.com

i believe they have the led’s and resistors
Yes they sell the resistors aswell, but for more money than I paid.

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Thanks for the write up. I'm still a little confused though, if I was to use a harness uses the factory switch to power a relay wired directly to the battery so that the lights actually get power from there do I still need resistor's in place? Here is the harness I'm talking about
suvlights.com Universal Heavy Duty Headlight Wiring Harness w/ relays for bulbs (9003/H4, 9004

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Thanks for the write up. I'm still a little confused though, if I was to use a harness uses the factory switch to power a relay wired directly to the battery so that the lights actually get power from there do I still need resistor's in place? Here is the harness I'm talking about
suvlights.com Universal Heavy Duty Headlight Wiring Harness w/ relays for bulbs (9003/H4, 9004
Yeap you'll still need resistors. This is the harness that I used that came with my HIDS...


The harness is for the HIDS inital turn on which for the DDM tuning light is about 6amps and also powers the Hi/low magnet. You are still using your factory lighting set up which connects to this harness and the controls work as a trigger switch for the light to work.

With resistors all your doing is tricking the FCM to simulate a good working 50/55 watt bulb for both beams.

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Yes they sell the resistors aswell, but for more money than I paid.

True but if you can't find them anywhere else....

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True but if you can't find them anywhere else....
Very true but they are all over Ebay.

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