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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarles2 View Post
    Will you be making another set of these to sell? I would love to have a pair.

    Hmm... Possibly. I've had some ideas recently.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Hmm... Possibly. I've had some ideas recently.
    Let me knlw. I would love to have a set. How much would a set typically go for?

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    Depends. Aftermarket CAPA certified headlights run about $300 for a pair. Projectors give or take about $50. HID h7 harness about $20 and h1 hid kit about $40. Plus labor.

    Or ;-) if you get a set of headlights my way id throw my current ones to you in exchange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Depends. Aftermarket CAPA certified headlights run about $300 for a pair. Projectors give or take about $50. HID h7 harness about $20 and h1 hid kit about $40. Plus labor.

    Or ;-) if you get a set of headlights my way id throw my current ones to you in exchange.

    What type of headlights do you have now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarles2 View Post
    What type of headlights do you have now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
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    How do they hook up? Do they just plug in or are modifacions to electrical needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarles2 View Post
    How do they hook up? Do they just plug in or are modifacions to electrical needed?
    If you purchase a h4 hid relay harness and a complete h1 hid compete kit. Its pretty much plug and play.

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    Were you able to successfully get high beams functioning? I wired everything up and was testing my projectors out and it appears that when high beams are turned on, the mirage cuts power to the lows beams. It's either that or I've got something wired in wrong. I don't have a multimeter or 12v test light on hand to see if it's me error or if the car truly cuts power to the low beams when high beams are activated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroJim View Post
    Were you able to successfully get high beams functioning? I wired everything up and was testing my projectors out and it appears that when high beams are turned on, the mirage cuts power to the lows beams. It's either that or I've got something wired in wrong. I don't have a multimeter or 12v test light on hand to see if it's me error or if the car truly cuts power to the low beams when high beams are activated.
    Yes, the OEM setup cuts power to the low beams when the high beam are activated with the H4 bulbs. They each have their own circuit with a separate fuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    Yes, the OEM setup cuts power to the low beams when the high beam are activated with the H4 bulbs. They each have their own circuit with a separate fuse.
    Anybody know an easy work around to get high beams working with the HID projectors? I read a little bit about wiring in a diode and that's about the only option I see that would work. I suppose I could live without the high beams, but they come in handy sometimes.



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