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Old 09-06-2011, 07:44 PM   #59
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Location: Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
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HID upgrade

Here's the rat's nest of wiring that came with an eBay dual 55W HID Bixenon kit (the other light is going into another bike). Even ignoring the second headlamp, this is a lot of unnecessary stuff.

The way I'm wiring it, I cut (& soldered) things down just to this:

(could have gone even shorter with the wires but I wanted to have plenty of room if I ever need to move the ballast and igniter for any reason)
  • The top cable will trigger the HID capsule to move to the "high" position when hi-beam is selected.
  • The red wire will connect to a power supply - in this case the blue wire I left out of the connector from the new switch.
  • Black will attach to a suitable ground (earth) point.

Job done!
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