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Old 05 Apr 2010, 08:39 pm
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Smile HID kit installation guide

1. General Installation:
★ Do not touch glass part of the bulb with your hands during installation.

★ When installing HID Xenon Lamp, you should place the ballast in a drafty area to dissipate heat. Do not
place the ballast near the engine or fan which will give off a lot of heat. If the ballast temperature goes up to
105 degrees, the over heat protection will automatically shut off the power

★ During installation please make sure that you have a good ground for the negative, please ensure it is
grounded to metal .A poor ground will cause the HID light to flicker.

★ Avoid scratching the bulb when you install it, donít touch the glass part of the bulb with your bare hands.

★ Please ensure all connections e.g. the plug in of the lights socket, the positive and negative of the power

are well connected, Fail to do some will result in performance shortfall.
★ When you adjust the bulb, please donít let the end of the bulb touch the inner glare shield of the headlamp assembly.

★ Any connections make directly to the battery, should go thru safety check before connecting power.

★ In any case, please donít disassemble or modify the system, All warranty will be void if you do so and we will not be responsible for any mishap that occurs.

★ In case of replace or repair is needed, please seek help from the nearest professional shop.

★In order to ensure safety, Installation of the system should be performed after engine is totally cool down.

★You must disconnect the power source before you install it.

★Before you install it, please ensure the vehicle is in the neutral or park position.

★Please be careful, as the output of the ballast will produce high voltage.

★Do not touch the bulbs after it is turn on to prevent scalded.

★Donít gazes straight into the light when you turn on the headlamp, it will hurt your eyes.

★Donít put the HID system near any combustible goods, such as papers, oil, spray, diluents etc.

★Donít adjust the level of the beams too high, it will severely effect the safety operation of other drivers.

★ Be careful of the bulb breakage during installation process.

1). Genernal installation step:
Easy installation in general goes like 1-2-3-done as described below.

Step 1: After disconnecting power to the two headlamps and after removing the bulb access covers of the low beam, high beam or both bulb access covers, drill a small hole in the removed cover. The HID-Xenon bulb wire is passed through this hole for your headlamp upgrade. On the wire is a supplied adjustable tight rubber waterproof grommet to be fitted into the hole. Next, the HID-Xenon bulb is fitted into the headlamp's base and locked into position via the factory locking device. No cutting of wiring is required on the installation.

Step 2:Reinstall the access panel and close it.Secure the small ballast to a convenient location in the motor bay.

Step 3: Finally attach power to the headlamp in the normal manner and the upgrade is completed. Headlamp realignment is recommended but only required if you have removed the headlamp during the upgrade which sometimes can be avoided (model and side dependant). It takes about 1-2hours to complete the installation. No special tools are required. Normal handtools only.

*When installation, if the socket is metal, you should check the diameter of the installation hole first and see whether it is too small, if the diameter is less 12mm, the hole should be filed larger. When burnished, the socket opening should be downward and file the hole from inner to outer which can avoid the metal debris from falling into the headlight assembly.

*When installation, if the socket is plastic, first of all check the installation hole size and see whether there is a notch under the hole, if not, a new notch should be open by small file so as to make sure there is a enough room for putting into the bulb body as well as the ceramic annulations. When burnished, the socket opening should be downward and file the hole from inner to outer which can avoid the plastic debris from falling into the headlight assembly.

*When installation, if the lamp assembly comes with plastic waterproof cover. Drill a 23 mm hole and thread the wire through, seal the hole with sealant this will provide water proof to the system.

*When installing H4 (H/L), if the bulbís tip touches the light cap in the assembly, the cap may be removed to prevent the Hi/Lo feature of the bulb from function normally. Removing the cap will not affect the light assembly's focus point.

*After completing installation, if astigmatism occurs, please ensure the bulb sit in the socket correctly. And make sure you are using the right bulb for the application because the bulbs are not interchangeable and it will short the life span of the bulb if installed incorrectly.

Common Problems:

My lights installed don't turn on!

Sometimes the connector you insert into the ballast must be reversed!. Some cars wiring is reverse polarity, so you may need to switch the polarity and that fixes the problem 99% of the time. Some vehicles simply require problem eliminators to solve "not turning on" or "Flickering effect".

I start my car with the HID kit turned on and one or both of the lights turn off.

The lack of power and pulsing voltage when your starter is cranking may activate the safety circuit in the ballast and turn one or both off to protect its self.

a: Start car with headlights turned off.
b: Install a wire relay harness.

What do I do with the rubber garmet pre-installed on the wires?

My Bi-xenon lights stay in low beam only and nothing happens when going to High Beam or they shut off in high beam!

This is a common problem associated with polarity from the cars factory connector. Each vehicle manufactures uses a different configuration for (Ground / Low Beam / High Beam). You will be required to take a set of pliers and pull the pins out from the connector and insert them into your factory harness in a different configuration.

Our HID connector end will have: Ground = Brown, Low Beam = Blue, High Beam = White

Hope the above information will be helpful for guys confused how to retrofit your headlights with After market HID kit.
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