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Hi SilverZed,

Did you have to break the plug to get the wiring/pins out? I am trying to do this right now on my 06 headlights and have tried pulling the wires away from the plug but with no luck. maybe i'm a bit weak.... lol
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Hi SilverZed,

Did you have to break the plug to get the wiring/pins out? I am trying to do this right now on my 06 headlights and have tried pulling the wires away from the plug but with no luck. maybe i'm a bit weak.... lol
Hey,

No, you don't have to break the plug. If you look in side the plug you will see a orange clip in the middle. You have to take that out using a pair of pliers or similar tool. Then you will see each pin is held in by a plastic clip just move the cilp away from the pin using a small screw driver or similar and the pin will come out...

Let me know if you need anymore info...

I actually got a good deal on the lights from a contact... Nissan quoted me $1500 per light .
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No, you don't have to break the plug. If you look in side the plug you will see a orange clip in the middle. You have to take that out using a pair of pliers or similar tool. Then you will see each pin is held in by a plastic clip just move the cilp away from the pin using a small screw driver or similar and the pin will come out...

Let me know if you need anymore info...

I actually got a good deal on the lights from a contact... Nissan quoted me $1500 per light .

Thanks heaps for your info
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I can post the wire colors and the layout of the pins when I get home. The pins are easy to remove. When you do it this way you don't have to cut wires at all, it's all plug and play.
My concern with this is that the stock non HID loom is not rated for the current draw for the new HID?

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^ I though of that too.. But the non-HID and the HID models use the same wiring and fuses (same rating).
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Cool.. If you have a chance of posting the pinout it would be fantastic.

The stock lights are the worst. I reckon i get more light out of my ass !!!


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Thanks for the offer mxfly. I'll consider it and let you know.

Just need to clarify a question that wasn't answered - can a non-HID lamp become HID by relacing the bulb with a xenon one?

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Just remember, xenon and hid are different things.

You can install hid kits into any headlights. Apart from removing your old halogen bulbs, you need to install the hid bulbs, the wiring loom and the ballast.

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wow... that's fast. thx mixfly and silverzed for the reply. Aust350z what u need is a HID conversion kit. and u can do it by urself.

AUST350Z, plz chect ur message box.
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I'll be doing some more research into HID and Xenon over the weekend then! Thanks for the responses everyone.

I really like the look of the '06 lights and I saw in another thread a conversion that looked like what I was after. I'll try to find the pics again and post in here. However if a conversion kit could give the same result I'd be interested in that.

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PS: SilverZed - in the second pic down you posted - is that led foggies??

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