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Ahhh, i think i know which one... the thick black one coming from the connector socket that splits...

Is it easy to disassemble this part of the headlight? I can't get to the wires properly through the holes :/

Think it will be easier for me to cut into the two wires at each bulb holder, rather than a 3-1 earth...

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Need some pics to show us what your talking about manphi...

If you have separated the headlight unit and removed the lens section, you can remove the reflector unit for complete access to the wiring.
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Need some pics to show us what your talking about manphi...

If you have separated the headlight unit and removed the lens section, you can remove the reflector unit for complete access to the wiring.
Is it ok to just cut into the two wires at each bulb holder instead of using one earth and splitting it?
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yes, no problem with that method mate.

Just get a positive and negative from each bulb to the inputs of the controller. it doesn't care where you get em from
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yes, no problem with that method mate.

Just get a positive and negative from each bulb to the inputs of the controller. it doesn't care where you get em from
Ok good stuff

I think it will ne neater for me to do that and take each pair though a separate hole in the casing and out rather than routing through the light, with hids and all that, there are a lot of wires everywhere
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fair enough.

Another point for you is you don't have to mount the controllers onto the headlight if you don't want to. You could just extend the wires out and have the controllers located elsewhere. Don't make the cables longer than say 3 foot though or the're may be voltage drop issues.
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My controllers are still at customs office, waiting to arrive next week.

For the inputs of the controller, I plan on doing something different, but first I have to wait for them to arrive. I will post pictures with my wiring so those who still didn't wire theirs, can also see how I did mine and decide which one to do...

I am also connecting the controllers to turn on when the sidelights are turned on, so they can be switched off when needed.
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My controllers arrived this morning. I just want to ask, what are the 2 rubber parts for?
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I am not 100% sure they came with the boxes. I think they can be used around the sides of the box to pin the board in place but I have not tried yet.

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Hehehe, no worries, it doesn't matter, I used double sided tape to secure the board to the case...

Anyhow, I finished the Halo's today. They work as intended and look awesome. Here are some pictures:


http://s6.postimg.org/6ok1x9sgx/20140710_173722.jpg
Right headlight (looking from the car inside). The connector is shown in this picture and I have drawn 3 letters:

K - Low beam (dipped beam, passing beam, meeting beam)
D - High beam (main beam, driving beam, full beam)
M - Indicator (turn signal)
The wire that is needed to be soldered to is above letter.

http://s6.postimg.org/s9p4kvp7l/20140710_173948.jpg
From the bottom up:
blue with red stripe - indicators (this wire is just stripped, still not soldered)
gray with red stripe - high beam (this wire is stripped and soldered)
green with white stripe - low beam (this wire is stripped, soldered and isolated)

http://s6.postimg.org/9lbobanoh/20140710_154227.jpg
This picture is for left side headlight (drivers headlight in Serbia)
Here is almost everything soldered, stripped and isolated. The yellow-green wire is for sidelight, I connected the turn on signal for the halo controllers to this wire, so when I turn on sidelights, the halo turn on, when I turn off the sidelights, the halo's wait about 10sec than turn off...

If someone needs some more explanation, I'm happy to help. It's all the same as on wiki page, with the difference of starting the rings. My rings start from the inside to the outer, firs light up High Beam, than indicators, than low beam rings. Here is the video:

http://youtu.be/184Y264H4JM

Happy soldering...

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Congrats Razor!

Your the first project participant to get Halo's and they are looking good!

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Thanks Jay...

And I did Halo's on a stock Bi-Xenon headlights too.
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Got my controllers. Sorry for a n00b question, but I'm not guite sure, which is the positive terminal on the board's connectors.
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off the top of my head....

(double check the inputs, but they are all reverse polarity protected anyway!)
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I'm new to this forum, but DEFINITELY not new to this thread!

I've been one of those "oooh I wonder if I can pay someone to make me a set" people ever since I set my eyes on that first video, way back when.

A couple of questions about the project, like you haven't already had enough!

Do you have any controllers left?

Is it one of those 'looks very scary, but actually isn't all that bad' projects? (I'm half-handy with a soldering iron)

Can it realistically be done in a day/weekend, 'cos I can only just afford the project (don't tell the mrs), let alone a new set of lights...

the website on your wiki to buy the rings, seems to be an american wholesalers?

thanks in advance, and sorry if these questions have been answered in what is becoming my most visited page in the inter webs.
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I'm new to this forum, but DEFINITELY not new to this thread!

I've been one of those "oooh I wonder if I can pay someone to make me a set" people ever since I set my eyes on that first video, way back when.

A couple of questions about the project, like you haven't already had enough!

Do you have any controllers left?
Yes, 2 sets, but I am reticent about parting with them so I have a couple of spares jusst in case.

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Is it one of those 'looks very scary, but actually isn't all that bad' projects? (I'm half-handy with a soldering iron)
That's a matter of perspective... I would say yes, others would say no. You don't need a soldering iron to do the project, the install can be done with nothing more than a crimp tool and wire cutters if needed.

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Can it realistically be done in a day/weekend, 'cos I can only just afford the project (don't tell the mrs), let alone a new set of lights...
Yes, thats doable, but risky. The risk comes from splitting your headlights and any potential damage that might occur in the process. If you break them while on your weekend schedule, you will be pretty stuffed. A new set is teh safest way forward and has the car off the road for a matter of hours vs potentially days

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the website on your wiki to buy the rings, seems to be an american wholesalers?
Nearly, its Chinese Its the best place to get the correct rings. Others exist but they have different power requirements so the controllers would not work with them without modification & testing.

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thanks in advance, and sorry if these questions have been answered in what is becoming my most visited page in the inter webs.
Your welcome! If you like I can add you to a "second production run list" and when we hit ten names again, I can get another set made up. That we you have time to think/save/work on the mrs.

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To answer some (or all) of your questions...

1. I think Jay has 5 sets left, he will confirm that...
2. It isn't that bad of a project. The only problem is to open the stock headlight in a home environment, if you want to use your headlights, go to professionals to open them and install the rings...
3. You need a day or two only for the headlights. To open them, clean, glue the rings, and glue them back, wait for a glue to set... And about a day or two for the rest...
4. Rings are being bought from Aliexpress, a Chinese eBay type website.

EDIT: Darn, Jay was faster one to answer... :P
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To answer some (or all) of your questions...

1. I think Jay has 5 sets left, he will confirm that...
2. It isn't that bad of a project. The only problem is to open the stock headlight in a home environment, if you want to use your headlights, go to professionals to open them and install the rings...
3. You need a day or two only for the headlights. To open them, clean, glue the rings, and glue them back, wait for a glue to set... And about a day or two for the rest...
4. Rings are being bought from Aliexpress, a Chinese eBay type website.

EDIT: Darn, Jay was faster one to answer... :P
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Hi Jay,

Good news first, one controller is up and running.

Bad news, the other controller's output 3 doesn't seem to be working. Did some tests swapping the outputs and the controllers to determine my own connections and solders, but they seem fine. Any ideas?
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Try applying some lateral pressure to the connector, if it jumps into life email me and I'll sort a fix out for you.

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Thanks awfully for the comprehensive answers!

Please put my name down for the second batch, should you run them. I don't blame you for keeping some spares behind!

I'll wait for now, then, and get all of the ancillaries from your listed sites if/when the new run get made.

Thanks again! and a hearty well done to both of you on a fantastic project!
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If others arrive, let me know people and i'll cross them off my list as delivered safely!
Didn't see this until now as I've not bother with any forums due to a truly amazing workload, but my two sets arrived safely last week.

Cheers for the service mate, a pleasure doing business with you.
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Any other photos of completed projects ?

Looking forward to seeing these coming the other way on the road
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Didn't see this until now as I've not bother with any forums due to a truly amazing workload, but my two sets arrived safely last week.

Cheers for the service mate, a pleasure doing business with you.
Happy to oblige, enjoy!!!
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