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    So my HIDs arrived today, delivered to work before I even got there, top service! Ordered 35w 6000k, questions.... are they easier than they look to fit? Drilling etc? Where can I mount my cancellers? I worry when it comes to electrics! I have a prefacelift?

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    i normally use sticky pads and mount them between the slampanel edge and wing edge... You'll see when you remove the headlights what i mean... tucked in the corner out the way. No need for drilling...
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    so when it says drill a 25mm hole in the back of the cover I dont need too? Do I need to remove the bumper and headlights etc so I can get to them properly?

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    when i fitted mine alli had to cut was a hole in the rubber cap that covers the bulbs, easy job to fit mate and best thing you can upgrade

    i removed bumper and headlights thats another easy job but people have done it with out removing them but i found it easy to,

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    Hello m8, i have done mine and 4 other peoples for them ....you dont need to take the bumper and headlights off to do the job...Remove the air box all together to do the drivers side 1....open the battery cover and twist off the washer filler neck to get in to the pass side 1.....The hole you have to cut out is on the cover (rubber boot) on the accsess for the bulbs on the rear off the light...this is so you can feed the wires through from the HID bulb...i mounted the ballast boxes in the inner wings so they wouldnt get any water on when raining.....also used the cancelors.....hope this helps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by axelf View Post
    Hello m8, i have done mine and 4 other peoples for them ....you dont need to take the bumper and headlights off to do the job...Remove the air box all together to do the drivers side 1....open the battery cover and twist off the washer filler neck to get in to the pass side 1.....The hole you have to cut out is on the cover (rubber boot) on the accsess for the bulbs on the rear off the light...this is so you can feed the wires through from the HID bulb...i mounted the ballast boxes in the inner wings so they wouldnt get any water on when raining.....also used the cancelors.....hope this helps....
    Spot on mate.... will have a go later today, don't fancy doing the bumper removal thing,, how long should it take? Will I be able to fit the cancelors and ballast boxes with double sided tape? I have some stupidly strong stuff?

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    At tops it will take you about 1 hr....i used that double sided sticky stuff for number plates..stuck the balles on the inner wing then stuck the cancelor on the ballast box...you could even just put the 1 on pss side in where the battery is .....loads of space and it will keep dry....

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    yep that should be fine........I would advise that you seal the rubber grommit in as the hole for the \HID bulb is bigger than the grommit (go ftgure) ..ideally if you are good are cutting and crimping cable it is easier to do this and drill a smaller hole for the cable to pass through..The headlights have been known to mist up if to much moist air gets in there .,,,,,Also found it much quicker to take the bumper off

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    I'm sure once I've got it all out and put together it will make more sense..... Will see how it goes, So just putting a hole in the rubber cover to feed the wires through? other than that its look okay to do!

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    Under the headlights (facelift) there is a recess for the ballasts to be fitted. Not sure if the same applies to prefacelift.

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