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    headlight wiring?

    Ok I have an issue, hope someone can help. I have just purchesed HID Projectors, for a custom install. It has a shutter inside to work as a high beam or cut off. So I need to know if some one can design a circuit. One that will keep the HID bulb on when I turn on my high beams, but also work the shutters during high beam use. So it would be something like this HID bulb on with low beam, shutter off, HID bulb on with high beam, shutter on.
    I was looking into designing a circuit but could not come up with any ideas. Any help would be great

    Thank you for your help
    Corey

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    how does the shutter work?

    Is it a digital pulse signal (servo) or just a "if wire is high, then be open, else be shut"?
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    When ever 12v power and ground are applied it activates the shutter. other wise its shut with no power

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    sounds like you can do this with a couple of relays... if you explain how you want it to work, i'll see what I can do.

    ex: HID on, High Beams on, Shutter activated
    HID on, High Beams off, Shutter deactivated

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    zx2fast, have you looked for some other forums on this? Not that the guys here who take highly complex computer systems and install them in harsh mobile enviroments dont know what there talking about... but just like this place is the authority on installing pc's in your car, there are places that cater to your need of headlight modification. Especially HID's. Try hidplanet.com. Great forum with lots of help. The main problem with your question is that you are trying to utilize your stock headlight wires to run your hids. Hids dont operate like normal headlights and pull alot more power. You should upgrade your wiring and install relays to control your new power hungry set up. Without a schematic (sp?) of your headlights, I dont want to guess how to wire it. I do suggest however that since you are using bi-xenon projectors, that you remove you old halogen high beam bulbs and forget all about them. They are like holding a candle in front of a flash light to get more light to see with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by redls1bird View Post
    zx2fast, have you looked for some other forums on this? Not that the guys here who take highly complex computer systems and install them in harsh mobile enviroments dont know what there talking about... but just like this place is the authority on installing pc's in your car, there are places that cater to your need of headlight modification. Especially HID's. Try hidplanet.com. Great forum with lots of help. The main problem with your question is that you are trying to utilize your stock headlight wires to run your hids. Hids dont operate like normal headlights and pull alot more power. You should upgrade your wiring and install relays to control your new power hungry set up. Without a schematic (sp?) of your headlights, I dont want to guess how to wire it. I do suggest however that since you are using bi-xenon projectors, that you remove you old halogen high beam bulbs and forget all about them. They are like holding a candle in front of a flash light to get more light to see with...
    I understand where your coming from, I just didn't know where else to look so I took a shot here, and yes I am gettting rid of my halogens, that was the plan. And I was also going to upgrade the wiring to handle the power usage. I'll check out hidplanet. Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutrara View Post
    sounds like you can do this with a couple of relays... if you explain how you want it to work, i'll see what I can do.

    ex: HID on, High Beams on, Shutter activated
    HID on, High Beams off, Shutter deactivated

    Thats exactly how I need it to work, but with out the stock halegon lighting, just HIDs.

    Thanks
    Corey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX2fst View Post
    Thats exactly how I need it to work, but with out the stock halegon lighting, just HIDs.

    Thanks
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    So what is the question. Remove the Halogans, install HIDs. Done.

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    Definitely look through the university at hidplanet. But for the simple answer use a diode across the low beam and high beam trigger wires, with the line facing the low beam side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx View Post
    So what is the question. Remove the Halogans, install HIDs. Done.

    Michael
    I'm removing the halogans, custom installing Bi-Xenon HID projectors, the ones that have a shutter inside the projector housing. and then figuring out a way to wire them up

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