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Old 09-08-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default 2009-2011 Ford F150 Projector Headlights

Here's one pic of a set of chrome housing projector headlights we installed today on the truck. 2010 F150 Platinum

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I have a bunch more pictures to post which I will do as soon as I get them formatted and watermarked. The install was pretty quick...its 3 bolts and plug in the bulbs. We didn't get to install the Xenon HID kit cause Ford has the low-power warning sensor doo-dad where the Xenon HID would come on for 1/2 a second, then go off. Xenon HID uses 35 watts and halogen bulbs use 55 watts. If the CPU doesn't detect full 55 watts at the end of the circuit, it shuts off the power to the headlight...not sure how that's supposed to protect anything. Dodge started using this technology a few years back. To remedy this, we have to add a resistor in the line to the Xenon HID ballast to fool the on-board CPU so it thinks there is a 55 watt bulb at the end of the circuit. Customer wants Xenon HID for his Platinum, so we will accommodate him!

I can do a group buy for either smoke, chrome or black housing projector headlights (with or without Xenon HID - optional). If you do order with Xenon HID, let us know so we can also add the resitor pack. Let me know if you're interested - email info@mytightride.com or (714) 956-3801 or check out the website to order directly

http://www.mytightride.com/headlight...eadlights.html

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The headlights installed pretty easily. Open the hood and remove that big rubber flap. It's held in by one plastic screw and plastic retainer. Be careful not to destroy this since it's flimsy.

The three 10mm bolts came out quick and one good tug of the headlight housing and the headlights were out.

The time consuming part was wiring the halos and LED running lights. I chose a lead coming off the blinker light. In retrospect, I should have taken the power off the side lights. I wouldn't have to figure out which lead was for the running lights and which lead was for the blinker. Oh well. Got everything wired together and put quick connectors on the leads for the halos/running lights. That will allow the future removal of the headlights to be quick and easy.

The HID was a bit more work. Initially the HID would come on for a quick second then go back off. I even tried installing a capacitor to fool the on-board CPU, but that didn't work. I was suggested I try a relay. I'll give that a try tomorrow. I just put the halogen bulbs back in that the projector headlights came with.

Put the projector headlights in alignment with the fender and pressed it back into place. The three 10mm bolts back in and replaced the big black rubber flap.....that was all there was to it. Pretty simple. These headlights are a hundred times easier than the older F150/Expedition headlights prior to 2004.

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So what size Hid bulbs do these use couldnt someone just put some 55 watt hids in there and not have to do the resistor junk?? Also do these have the true projector style were the hids have the line so we aint blinding people??
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Could You Maybe Upload Pics As To How You Got The HID Bulbs Inside The Housing Of These Projectors? And If They Are H1 And H7 Bulbs? Mine Didn't Seem To Fit After Pulling Out The What Looked Like A Wedge Halogen Bulb With No Wires? I Would Really Appreciate Any Help Bc The Light Output From These Projectors Is Awful Compared To The HID I Am Used To. Thanks
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I call the shop and talked about the headlights and HID bulbs
they told me total would be about 500.00
said I needed a relay harness and a resistor kit for the HID's on my 2012
looks like I am going to scrap the idea of new lights. sounds like the install is over my head.
they look good but not that good to me
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You don't need a resistor or canceller to use hid headlights. I'm using 35w 8000k right now without any flickering. Those headlights looks like spyder auto. Its pretty simple to wire it. Took me awhile to find the lead to make the halo and led light day time running but now it's working perfectly. If anyone have questions or need help pm and I'll give you my cell.
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Also I just noticed op you are in anahiem. I can help you wire it and everything if you want. $250 for headlamps and $60 hid kit. The shop you are using is making roughly $200 on install. Not bad for people who can figure the wiring but honestly its pretty simple.
Forget it. Lol just noticed this was from 2010

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are these headlights made by anzo and if so can you post some pics of them at night
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