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card00d85 Mar 12, 9:41pm - #415868 
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McCollogh HID install?

I want to be prepared for the install when I get these, so is there anything I need to know about this install. Is it just plug and play? Do I have to do any modifications to anything? Thanks.

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CRBN BLU Mar 12, 11:30pm - #415869 

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This is a very simple install. I definately reccomend removing the front bumper and then taking off each headlight housing. This will make it MUCH easier to install the delicate bulbs. With the bumper off and the headlight housing gone, you'll be able to easily find a mounting point for the ballast, which is small. There is plenty enough cables for the install. Only problem that I've had is that the sticky stuff that is included to mount the ballast isn't so sticky after all. So I recommend using the sticky stuff, and then zip tieing the ballast for extra security. Also, I was having some problems with the lights not coming on when i turned them on. It turns out the connecter between the HID wiring harness and the factory wiring harness don't fit too snug. So zip tie the two together as tight as possible. After that, you're good to go.

I posted up some pics a while back of my 6000K kit, but I can't seem to find them now.

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drkramm Mar 14, 5:57pm - #415870 
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i have the 8000k kit love it
didn't remove my bumber though
gonna need to either make spacers or hollow out the stock ones
and align lights when your done

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speed_celica Mar 14, 7:54pm - #415871 

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I didn't take off the bumper either, it is a little tight but if you got small hands it's not that difficult! took me about 45min to do both sides. Just make sure you find a good place to mount the ballasts and ignitors... especially the passenger side, since there's not a lot of spare room and its close to the accessory belt.
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card00d85 Mar 14, 10:49pm - #415872 
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Originally Posted by speed_celica
I didn't take off the bumper either, it is a little tight but if you got small hands it's not that difficult! took me about 45min to do both sides. Just make sure you find a good place to mount the ballasts and ignitors... especially the passenger side, since there's not a lot of spare room and its close to the accessory belt.



Do you have any pics of where you mounted all the stuff?

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drkramm Mar 14, 10:57pm - #415873 
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Originally Posted by card00d85

Originally Posted by speed_celica

I didn't take off the bumper either, it is a little tight but if you got small hands it's not that difficult! took me about 45min to do both sides. Just make sure you find a good place to mount the ballasts and ignitors... especially the passenger side, since there's not a lot of spare room and its close to the accessory belt.



Do you have any pics of where you mounted all the stuff?



https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1953467730

scroll down to the bottem and you'll see pictures of where i mounted all mine

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
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card00d85 Mar 14, 11:23pm - #415874 
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Originally Posted by drkramm
gonna need to either make spacers or hollow out the stock ones


What does that mean?

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drkramm Mar 15, 12:04pm - #415875 
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Originally Posted by card00d85
Originally Posted by drkramm
gonna need to either make spacers or hollow out the stock ones


What does that mean?


take out your stock bulbs and you'll see theres a lil spacer attached to them you either need to hollow that our so if fits the base of the hid bulb or make a new spacer not very hard i used a pice of pipe

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
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