$db = mysql_connect("localhost", "skafia", "ratrace");
// first increment the count
$updateCounter = mysql_query("UPDATE hidcounter SET counter = counter + 1", $db);
// display the counter
$qcounter = mysql_query("SELECT counter from hidcounter", $db);
$counter = mysql_fetch_row($qcounter);
Welcome to my 1998 Acura Integra Type R OEM HID Retrofit!
If you have any questions or need help please check out http://www.hidplanet.com.
Tools & Materials
Step #1 Bumper Removal
Step #2 Headlight Removal
Step #3 Headlight Disassembly
Step #4 Cutting Projector
Step #5 Drill Mounts
Step #6 Reassembly
Step #7 Wiring & Mounting
Step #8 Cleaning Up
#7 - HID Ballast Wiring & Mounting
You do not have to follow
these exact steps, this just ensures a good connection and a professional look.
Warning: Please make sure you disconnect your negative terminal so you don't shock yourself!
- Cut your OEM headlight harness right below the white plastic tab.
- Strip the plastic about an inch off of both wires.
- Strip an inch of plastic off of each wire on the ballasts as well.
- Place some shrinkwrap on the ballast wire and move it all the way back to get it out of the way.
- Fan out the the wires on the OEM harness and the HID ballasts.
- Place the positive wire from your harness to the positive wire on your ballast, twist them together tight.
- Use your soldering gun and solder the connection together to ensure the best current.
- Once it is cool, run the shinkwrap over the connection and using a lighter heat it up until it "shrinks" over the connection.
- Do the same to the negative ground wire.
- Once completed, electrical tape the wires together to make it look nice and neat.
- Do the same for the other side of the car.
The OEM HID connector that plugs into the projector is at an awkward angle and it will not attach to the back of the
housing with ease. You must modify the angle to make it fit.
- Using sharp wire cutters carefully snip away the hard angled plastic backing on the connector. Go all the way to the
base of the connector, but make sure you DO NOT cut into the wires.
- Once completed, generously use the high temperature black silicone to seal the opening. After it is completely dry,
you can use electrical tape to make it look a little nicer.
Okay, now you're ready to mount your ballast. I cut an old bicycle innertube and wrapped the ballast in that and placed the left
one underneath the ABS bracket, and wedged the right somewhere on the right of the car. This is your preference, but don't
mount it on the top of your engine or your exhaust manifold heat shield!
- Remove the bolts that attach the ABS bracket.
- Place ballast underneath the bracket.
- Make sure it fits well and is snug, then reattach the ABS bracket.
Next Step -> Cleaning Up
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