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Old 04-22-2002, 04:15 PM   #1
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HID Xenon Headlamps

Can someone please post detailed instructions on how to install these headlamps.. http://www.bekkers.com/details.php3?XenonHIDHeadlights They are supposed to be plug an play but I am a n00b who doesnt know what he's doing.. Anyone in this forum ever done it? Please post info plus pics if possible..
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Old 04-22-2002, 05:08 PM   #2
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The first step is to find a flat wall so you can mark the existing beam pattern with chalk. This will help you fine tune the height adjustment on the new lights.

step 1: put masking tape on bumper to prevent scratching.

step 2: remove body colored trim below headlight.

step 3: unhook electrical connections to current lights.

step 4: remove the 4 bolts securing factory lighting assembly. Remove assembly.

step 5: Insert Bekker xenon assembly and install the 4 bolts that secure it in place.

step 6: hook up the electrical connection to the xenon low beam and to the halogen high beam. (they use the same connectors as the halogens, therefore, no modification is necessary)

step 7: reintall body colored trim below headlight.

If you buy them let me know when you're going to install them and I'll give you my cell # in case you get stuck. You shouldn't though because it's pretty easy.
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Old 05-03-2002, 04:18 AM   #3
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hey, do you guys know what color temperature they are? and maybe if anybody has some pictures, i'd like to see them. thanks
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Old 05-03-2002, 06:05 AM   #4
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Did you really spend 900 on those OEM HID headlamp?

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hey 900 for the bekkers isnt bad...go to ur dealer and ask for them expect a 1200-1500 price
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Old 05-03-2002, 10:21 AM   #6
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The first step is to find a flat wall so you can mark the existing beam pattern with chalk. This will help you fine tune the height adjustment on the new lights.

step 1: put masking tape on bumper to prevent scratching.

step 2: remove body colored trim below headlight.

step 3: unhook electrical connections to current lights.

step 4: remove the 4 bolts securing factory lighting assembly. Remove assembly.

step 5: Insert Bekker xenon assembly and install the 4 bolts that secure it in place.

step 6: hook up the electrical connection to the xenon low beam and to the halogen high beam. (they use the same connectors as the halogens, therefore, no modification is necessary)

step 7: reintall body colored trim below headlight.

If you buy them let me know when you're going to install them and I'll give you my cell # in case you get stuck. You shouldn't though because it's pretty easy.
Don't they come with some sort of ballast also???
When you installed yours did your computer have to be reset by the dealer??
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