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Mid HID project need HELP!!!

Alright so I am putting HIDs in my offroad lights, I figured I would do the side that burnt out first. Well and hour later...it is all wired up and sealed...i go to turn on the lights....i see light! but it is only from the side that is still running the halogen.

I have no idea what to do...I am still using the relay that came with my pro comp lights, could that be the problem? Any ideas? Maybe if i get the other HID in it will work???
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put the other one in... I'd try that, although I did this w/ my actual headlights, but thats a different setup...

Post pics when your done!!! (RF Standard)
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alright im an idiot the butt connectors came apart...one working....
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lol, pics!
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get them up when i get the other done...hopefully tomorrow...
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NICE!!!! Don't forget to tell us how it turns out when turned on at night. I'm still wanting to do this. Thanks for being the official RF Guinea pig for off road hid conversion lighting!
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it sucks...cause i had to clip so many of the wires on the harness that came with..and i was going to try to do a compare shot...but after it didnt work i forgot to disconnect the battery and blew the other bulb...oops
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pics, Justin, picss!!!
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x2 on the pics man i need to see these. especially the wiring!
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ok well...i got the second one wired up...but no go...going to be another couple weeks before i have time again to work on it. going to take the second one all apart and rewire it, soldering all connections this time. not sure what else the problem would be...gah i hate wiring...
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ok well...i got the second one wired up...but no go...going to be another couple weeks before i have time again to work on it. going to take the second one all apart and rewire it, soldering all connections this time. not sure what else the problem would be...gah i hate wiring...

yeah, i hear you on that one.
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how did yours go today? i woke up late and it was too damn hot to go anywhere...haha
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dude wiring is like my passion want me to do it for you? I got all the solder and everything!
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sounds good...but ill give it one more go when i get a chance...time is my biggest killer since i am out of town most weekends...but i will def keep you in mind for future wiring needs, haha
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I didn't get my lights yet =[
so bummed. ordered them wednesday and they shipped friday night. and everyone on ebay was like "YEAH YEAH FAST SHIPPING WOOT"
fawkin liars.
so, I guess I'll be installing them on Monday. Tomorrow I'm going to get my alarm fixed and my front windows limo'd out.

but, I went to the offroad expo in the OC today!! crazy ****!!
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well if you are up for it...i am meeting a couple other rangers and an expy off the gorman exit at 9 AM tomorrow for an outing at hungry valley
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i'd be down, but I have to drop my parents off at LAX tomorrow morning around that time. bummer
hope you guys have fun! take pictures and show me!
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well you can meet us out there if you are interested...im off to sweat my *** of in bed now, if you end up heading out there just call me, ill have my cell with me. we will probably be out there for awhile.
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figured i would post my stuck spot here:

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oooooooooohhh!!
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man, that looks pretty good!
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So where are you stuck at? Just the wiring?... I've got the PIAA's which are the same size as the KC slimlites and I'm wanting to those some HIDs in them... But I want to see how yours turn out! You're gonna be my deciding factor!

As long as the the wires coming outta the housing are long enough to mount the ballast behind the grille somewhere then things should work out... Assuming the bulbs fit in the slimlite style housing.... Is that what you have Justin?
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the bulbs are about 2-3" long i would say, mine arent slim so there were no clearance issues, ill get more pics when i get back home tonight

stuck at the wiring, something is wrong in the connection to the passenger side. there was plenty of wire for the ballast and you can always add more wiring. i have one ballast on the header panel area (right in front of the radiator) and on the passenger side i used a bolt that is holding the mini radiator in (tranny cooler i think is what it is)
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Hmmm... I'm curious to see what they'll look like because I wonder if they'll fit in the PIAA's I have
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