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#11 Old 01-16-2013, 06:45 PM
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Yeah I like OEM also. The nice thing about these OEM repro's is that they dont have any logo's or any aftermarket on them. They are even DOT labeled on the front just like OEM. Why are you getting the wire harness from The Retro Source? As far as I could see that was for mopar vehicles that the low beam turns off when you turn on high beams. That doesn't happen in the chargers. When you turn your high beams on the lows are on also. Your 08 still has to be wired up for the new housing. You have a low beam and high beam harness, and the new housings only have one input. You will need to order the parts in the post I listed in order to have it plug n play. You will need the canbus eliminatiors though or you will have problems. It is actually an easy job to do the switch, just take your time. If you have any questions when you do it, just hit me up. Also what do you mean you don't have the car anymore?



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they have a couple different mopar harnesses. the one i have been using for a standard HID kit and the one ill be using for the new lights is a relay harness, multiple grounds, and the capacitors to prevent the flickering...same as they have in their flicker eliminator harness. nothing to do with lows going off with highs or anything like that.

i know ive seen a lot of discussion about the 08s not needing the home made harness but i dont believe i heard a confirmation on that.

i will definitely ask if i run in to any issues. no doubt and thanks! reason i cant check is because its 120 miles away at the shop...hense the " dont have the car " statement hah.

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On my '08 runnign the D2S set up in the aftermarket projector housing I am just running a relay powered by the factory headlights to control the HIDs. No canbus eliminator, no capacitors, no anti-flicker harness. Switch on the headlights, it triggers the relay and the HIDs turn on. Power for HIDs come off the positive power post under the hood through the relay, not the factory harness. Never had an error code or anything.

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Re: OEM projectors...whats needed exactly

So good news! Got the lights today. All is well.

Heres the situation. It looks like on these that there is only one input for both the lows and the highs. All the extensions ive seen made are only for the highs to work. No other socket to plug it in. All thats left is the three prong for the turns.

So, im assuming im going to need to do a variation of the harness but have a 9006 and a 9005 pigtail hanging off and just use the two top pins for lows and the bottom two for the highs.

Didnt see that issue mentioned when you guys got the aftermarkets...

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So good news! Got the lights today. All is well.

Heres the situation. It looks like on these that there is only one input for both the lows and the highs. All the extensions ive seen made are only for the highs to work. No other socket to plug it in. All thats left is the three prong for the turns.

So, im assuming im going to need to do a variation of the harness but have a 9006 and a 9005 pigtail hanging off and just use the two top pins for lows and the bottom two for the highs.

Didnt see that issue mentioned when you guys got the aftermarkets...

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Look above, one of my replies mentioned having to make a custom harness to go from your stock separate headlight connectors into the single OEM style plug on the projectors. There is a parts list in the one thread that lists the connectors and pins you will need. You have to assemble the connector yourself by crimping the pins on the wires and then inserting the pins in the headlights. Just make sure you have the polarity correct for the HIDs.
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^^^im pretty sure i ready through all the informative posts there. especially the first few with the parts mentioned. thing is, im not using the aftermarket ballast. so the green and black harness in the light is already being used by the oem ballast and cannot be hooked up to the harness on the car or anything. there no connection to the low beam other than the 4 cavity connector.

no issue making the harness but i wanted to make sure that i wasnt missing anything when it came to wiring it in. the picture just shows the hook up for the high beams. the pictures and instructions werent assuming the user had oem ballasts from what i see.
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If you want to do like I did, then you need to do exactly like in the pic for your high beams, and for the HIDs, power from the relay to the positive for the ballast, and ground I hooked to the grounding lug behind the headlight on the fender.

Basically just need to use the other two holes on the connector
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Re: OEM projectors...whats needed exactly

Oh ok I gotcha. Saw that whole discussion a while back with xkr or whatever it is about relays. I like the idea but I want it to be as clean as I can. Ill stay with the ece harness.

Appreciate it! Love the cleverness of some of the things people come up with on this site!

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