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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 07:45 AM
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Hope to install them this weekend I have attached photos of the bulbs
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I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but I don;t want others to make the same mistake as I.

I installed the HID bulbs in my projector the other day. The beam was very poor and scattered. Not like the nice beam you see from stock HID projectors. After doing some research yesterday, I discovered that Halogen projectors, which are what our kits come with and HID projectors are different. They have different internal parts and focal points. This is why my beams were so scattered. I didn't try to adjust mine and simply returned them. You may be able to make the HID bulbs work in the halogen projector housing with some adjusting and aiming though. As you can see the HID bulb is slightly larger than the halogen, thus the focal point is changed.
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Totally agree with your findings re. HID bulbs in the halogen projectors. You can order a shorter HID bulb as I did, but I've just yesterday reverted to the halogen bulbs after finding the scattering. Hope this is a lesson to our members here. DO NOT PUT AFTERMARKET HIDS IN YOUR PROJECTOR HEADLAMPS.
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The halogens do a very nice job however. I am very pleased and surprised with the light they produce.
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Thanks Rick for sharing this .. I will be getting mine soon. I have some questions for you. I called around locally to some of the performance shops here in Knoxville TN and they all gave the same info .. they said they stopped selling the HID kits for the Dodge vehicles du to numerous issues... they said there research showed it being related to the electrical system in the Nitro and other models. causing the halos to flicker and also cause premature blown bulbs? has you kit gave any issues since your install. I'm thinking tat it may have more to do with the brand of kits they are selling.. any info on this would be great .. thanks again.
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Thanks Rick for sharing this .. I will be getting mine soon. I have some questions for you. I called around locally to some of the performance shops here in Knoxville TN and they all gave the same info .. they said they stopped selling the HID kits for the Dodge vehicles du to numerous issues... they said there research showed it being related to the electrical system in the Nitro and other models. causing the halos to flicker and also cause premature blown bulbs? has you kit gave any issues since your install. I'm thinking tat it may have more to do with the brand of kits they are selling.. any info on this would be great .. thanks again.
These lights are available from many sources "On-Line" as well from one of our supporting venders where I bought mine. Here is a LINK: 2007 Dodge Nitro Headlights at CARiD.com

They have special bulbs that are replaceable and are plug & play with no additional wiring required. I have never experienced any problems with them. They are not HID but projector headlamps with halo rings and they really look great on the Nitro.

P.S. All of these lamps fit 2007-2011 Nitros built and sold in the US. I just used the 2007 Link as an example.

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CCFL-halo Light Installation - Power Source Location ?

Hello All- Feel I am late to the party with the Halo topic- 08 SXT installing the RED\Black with no luck on the Parking light. Assuming the Halo is for daytime running light. I metered the parking light only to find the Signal live, and ground.(obviously)
The middle wire is not powered. Looking for a consistent power source - suggestion? Poking around the headlight area for consistent power--
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Hello All- Feel I am late to the party with the Halo topic- 08 SXT installing the RED\Black with no luck on the Parking light. Assuming the Halo is for daytime running light. I metered the parking light only to find the Signal live, and ground.(obviously)
The middle wire is not powered. Looking for a consistent power source - suggestion? Poking around the headlight area for consistent power--
Welcome Clos2008!

Are you installing the complete Nitro Projector Headlamps? If so If I remember aren't they Plug & Play ? Are you wanting to modify them? It's been too long since I did mine and I used a special harness when I had my grille out.

If you go to Installing Daylight Running Lamps Link
where I installed DRL on my Wife's Ford Taurus I used a Bussmann ATM Fuse add-a-circuit # BP HHH-RP). That would work on a Nitro too. It allows you to tap in to any fuse you find that has power when the engine is running only or all-the-time to power your parking lights. You will need a test lamp to find the right fuse to remove and install this fuse tap. Guess you already checked out Dodge Nitro Projector Headlamps & Repair too.

Does the instructions say use the fog lamp wiring for a power source? I recommend that you do not because of failure due to water getting into the splice over the long run.

So to clarify you are happy with the install and the only issue is to power the parking lamps that are like THIS?

Hopefully this is helpfulll. Let us know and Good Luck with your new lamps. They are really cool looking!




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Yes Rick - I am close but no success---I prewired the halo projector headlamps to black to black wire on itself on the headlight socket, and prewired the red wire with disconnects. Ran one wire to power modules
My only "challenge" is to find Power ON when ignition- car is on. For some Daylight Running Light Effect. I have a 2008 Nitro SXT- I tried M11,M27 - Both have had a ALWAYS on effect-- I appreciate your knowledge and tutorials --
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