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Okay, I tried searching, but couldn't find a decent writeup on how to install my new HID fog lights from Sharp. <p>First of all, I got the H11's, like the chart said, but that doesn't look right, it sure won't fit down in the hole where the other one came out of. <p>Also, I don't see where I plug the power into, I'm assuming that the power from the car plugs into the ballast somewhere, but I'm not getting it. Anyone have photos from an install or anything, I'm scratching my head at this point, nothing seems to be fitting right. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, it looks like the chart on the Sharp HID site was wrong and I actually need H3's not H11's. That will help with the fitting problem, but still scratching my head on the wiring part. Oh well, now I'll have a few days to figure it out while I return these and get the new ones. Damn!!
 

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Fog lights are H3. Check out this thread...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118676" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118676</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Fog lights are H3. Check out this thread...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118676" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118676</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you, I'm not sure why that chart on their site refers to H11's. Oh well, hopefully John is good about me returning these.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thank you, I'm not sure why that chart on their site refers to H11's. Oh well, hopefully John is good about me returning these. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did the same thing a few weeks ago, and he returned mine no sweat. Great to deal with, and my new fogs look awesome ! I'll post up some pics after iPd show tommorow.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TravZilla</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I did the same thing a few weeks ago, and he returned mine no sweat. Great to deal with, and my new fogs look awesome ! I'll post up some pics after iPd show tommorow.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you tell me how you hooked them up? I was under the impression that my factory wiring would hook right up and I'd be good to go, but I sure didn't see where my OEM harness would hook up to anything. Any help, from anyone, would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Pretty much heres how it goes.<p>The 2 pin harness that goes into the OEM fog light housing holds one Positive +12v Wire, and one Negative (ground) wire. This goes to your original Halogen fog light bulb. <p>Thoes 2 wires are going to be used on the new HID ballast which also has a Postive (Red +12v) wire and a black which is ground. <p>Thats all you have to put together. Regardless if yours came with adaptors or what not, thats the basic concept on how to install any type of lighting.<p>I personally drilled the back of the fog light cover to have the 2 wires from the light bulb come out. The ballast and the power/ground wiring were done outside the fog light. The 2 plugs from the bulb plug into your wired & powered ballast.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Pretty much heres how it goes.<p>The 2 pin harness that goes into the OEM fog light housing holds one Positive +12v Wire, and one Negative (ground) wire. This goes to your original Halogen fog light bulb. <p>Thoes 2 wires are going to be used on the new HID ballast which also has a Postive (Red +12v) wire and a black which is ground. <p>Thats all you have to put together. Regardless if yours came with adaptors or what not, thats the basic concept on how to install any type of lighting.<p>I personally drilled the back of the fog light cover to have the 2 wires from the light bulb come out. The ballast and the power/ground wiring were done outside the fog light. The 2 plugs from the bulb plug into your wired & powered ballast. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think that makes sense. So, you still use the big screw on cover from the OEM fogs right?? I may have to cut and splice, but I understand what you're saying, I think.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think that makes sense. So, you still use the big screw on cover from the OEM fogs right?? I may have to cut and splice, but I understand what you're saying, I think. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes exactly.<p>You most will cut/splice/bubble gum together the power/ground going into the ballast.<p>Use the factory screw on cover and drill a hole for the bulb's 2 wiring connectors to come out <p>Use a multi-meter or test light to figure out which wire on the car is positive and negative. The rest is easy. The hardest part for me was where to screw/zip tie the big heavy ballasts of my dinosaur HID kit.<p>I have a 35w kit, and have not had any issues. Factory fuse rating and everything.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes exactly.<p>You most will cut/splice/bubble gum together the power/ground going into the ballast.<p>Use the factory screw on cover and drill a hole for the bulb's 2 wiring connectors to come out <p>Use a multi-meter or test light to figure out which wire on the car is positive and negative. The rest is easy. The hardest part for me was where to screw/zip tie the big heavy ballasts of my dinosaur HID kit.<p>I have a 35w kit, and have not had any issues. Factory fuse rating and everything. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just looked again and get it. Pretty simple to figure out which is +/- when you pull the halogen bulb out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now I just have to return the H11's and get the H3's, which will apparently cost me shipping and $15 restock. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Oh well, at least I'm ready to go when they get here, I have both fogs pulled and ready to go.
 
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