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Old 02-07-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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DIY: HID conversion for Eagle Eye headlights

OK, there are a growing number of us who have done this mod, so I figured I'd take pics & write up a DIY while I did mine. Here we go...

first off, here is what I bought

2010 CHEVY CAMARO PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS w/ HALO CCFL BLK
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2010-...item255f001f71

ZTEC HID Conversion Kit - H9 - 6000K -
http://www.xenonhidworlds.com/lights/catalog/Xenon-HID-Conversion-Kit-p-22293.html

H13 relay harness
http://www.xenonhidworlds.com/lights/catalog/Relay-Harness-For-Bi-Xenon-p-22294.html

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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Installing the HIDs

First thing I did was mark a 7/8" dia hole on the grommet on the back of the new headlight & cut a hole out


Next you insert the grommet from the HID kit into the hole you just made

Next unplug the connector that went to the halogen bulb & insert the 2 blade terminals on the HID harness into it as shown


I taped up the connector after I inserted these terminals. Then you remove the halogen bulb & place the HID in it's place. Be careful not to touch the actual HID bulb


After that is done, reseal the grommet to the headlight assembly


Take the connector from the passenger side headlight that is coming thru the HID grommet (the one with the red & black wires) & tape it up as well. You won't be using it for anything.


This connector should be hooked to the green factory connector for the headlights



Here is a picture of the driver's side wiring & a color coded list of what connects to what


RED- this is the ground terminal
YELLOW- these spade terminals connect to the connector in the headlight housing (see the blurry pic above)
PURPLE- this is the power terminal that connects to the powerr stud
BLUE- these 2 connectors should hook together (mine had spade terminals on the relay harness instead of a connector)

Here is a picture of the passenger's side wiring & a color coded list of what connects to what


RED- this is the ground terminal
YELLOW- these spade terminals connect to the connector in the headlight housing (see the blurry pic above)
BLUE- this connector is not used on the passenger side & it should be taped up as shown in the picture above

Here is a write up for removing the bumper, which you have to do to install the new headlight assemblies.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...e+front+bumper

I didn't take pictures of the rest, but it's easy to understand. First thing is unhook your positive battery terminal. On the relay harness there are (2) connectors that will connect to your ballasts. There is (1) ring terminal on each conenction that will need to go to ground. I cut off these ring terminals & spliced them with the grounds for the halos. I ran the grounds back to the stud for the factory air box. For the power of the halos, I used IDC splices & attached them to the side marker wires (brown on 1 side, purple on the other (Once you have the bumper off, these are easy to see. (((Warning: Make sure you extend the wire for the halos so you can drop the bumper & still have the wires connected. I also recommend spade connectors for the extended wire to allow unhooking. This will save future headaches if you ever need to remove the bumper again.))) Next hook up the headlight connectors to the factory harness connector (these are green connectors). Last thing is hook your power wire to the power stud in the engine compartment. Then reconnect your battery & make sure everything works before reassembling everything. Another note, if you wire the halos to the side markers as I did, you will have to reconnect the harness connector on the bumper before you can test the wiring. Here's a quick shot of the final product.



As a side note, it you are adding dual color LED tun signals, be sure to put your factory sockets for the turn signals in the Eagle Eye headlights. I had problems with the aftermarket ones working correctly with the LED bulbs.

Another side note, you should probably manually turn off your auto headlights when you turn the car on. The DRLs use a "dirty" power that is not good for your ballasts.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Hi cntryman, it looks like the pics are missing. I installed my eagle eye headlights easily enough but then had some trouble with the HIDs.

I am a little confused about connecting the high beam solenoid wires to the harness. My connections don't match up. Everything else is perfect. Anyway, could you please direct me to the pics, if they were hosted somewhere? Thanks.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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updated the install instructions to include pictures to aid in the wiring of the harnesses
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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interested in doing this, but I do not see the pics, could you pm them to me?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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interested in doing this, but I do not see the pics, could you pm them to me?
Agreed, thinking of doing this but would like to see pictures first.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
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This will help me! Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #8
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Ok I'm getting lost here .can you tell me where these go (the two that I'm holding ).I got my kit from TRS ,I don't know if it is the same as yours?
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Ok I'm getting lost here .can you tell me where these go (the two that I'm holding ).I got my kit from TRS ,I don't know if it is the same as yours?
I believe those go into what the stock halogen bulbs positive and negative connection were in as shown in the one blurryish picture

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Ok I'm getting lost here .can you tell me where these go (the two that I'm holding ).I got my kit from TRS ,I don't know if it is the same as yours?
Those two wires should be connected to the wiring for the high beam solenoid.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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My only issue I am having is getting my driver side high beam to work.. I am using a TRS harness. Its slightly different then the picture above.. I don't see how its possible to get the high beam to work without plugging it directly into the original green hook up that bulbs directly hook into? Like you do with the passenger side.. There are separate adapters on the TRS Harness labeled "Projector" I am thinking that I am going to have to run the prongs straight to that part of the harness.. Any input by someone that used TRS?

My driver side is lacking this "BLUE- these 2 connectors should hook together (mine had spade terminals on the relay harness instead of a connect" on the driver side.
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My only issue I am having is getting my driver side high beam to work.. I am using a TRS harness. Its slightly different then the picture above.. I don't see how its possible to get the high beam to work without plugging it directly into the original green hook up that bulbs directly hook into? Like you do with the passenger side.. There are separate adapters on the TRS Harness labeled "Projector" I am thinking that I am going to have to run the prongs straight to that part of the harness.. Any input by someone that used TRS?

My driver side is lacking this "BLUE- these 2 connectors should hook together (mine had spade terminals on the relay harness instead of a connect" on the driver side.
Where did you get the the relay harness? Mine from TRS . All I did is very simple .I assume that you have a TRS one .You don't have to do anything with that high beam ,just leave your eagle eye wires like the way it is .All you need to do is go to autozone get a female H13 and connect it to the relay (it will give you 3 wires that you use to splice into the Eagle eye bulb wires .That way you have a (Y) your factory still control the high beam solenoid ,and also control your relay .this is what I did in the picture .
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My only issue I am having is getting my driver side high beam to work.. I am using a TRS harness. Its slightly different then the picture above.. I don't see how its possible to get the high beam to work without plugging it directly into the original green hook up that bulbs directly hook into? Like you do with the passenger side.. There are separate adapters on the TRS Harness labeled "Projector" I am thinking that I am going to have to run the prongs straight to that part of the harness.. Any input by someone that used TRS?

My driver side is lacking this "BLUE- these 2 connectors should hook together (mine had spade terminals on the relay harness instead of a connect" on the driver side.
I just did my TRS a little while ago, you're right. The two prongs go into the "projector" connection. Orange side to orange, black to black.
The green harness from the car only makes one connection to the TRS kit (mine was a real pain to get connected for some reason).
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Just pull the red and black wire spades that come with your HID out of the round flex plastic .you will have 2 empty holes there ,run the female socket wires (the one that you got frome autozone and connected to your relay)into those holes and splice in the eagle head light wires ,black to blue ,green to black and brown to white .
This pict below is what I used frome autozone ,you need the samething and three quick splices about 10 bucks .
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So more wiring?�� I spent forever wiring my relay for my eagle eyes and now this :( why can't anything be easy? Basically I'm just needing to make my own connection for from the prongs to the projector input on the harness? Using a female connector from autozone?

After reading it once more I've got it.. Ill stop by autozone and get it over with!
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Wait its my passenger side high beam I'm having a hard time getting to work.. which is confusing the hell out of me now because my passenger side directly connects the relay.. I'm literally having the hardest time explaining this. lol I'm normally good with these things.. but for some reason i'm just dead.
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More pictures explaining it would mean so much. I have the Female H13 harness from auto zone.. But I'm frozen from there.
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More pictures explaining it would mean so much. I have the Female H13 harness from auto zone.. But I'm frozen from there.
I will be happy to walk you through this .I know it's a lilte complicated to explain it in words like this .It may sound confusing but in the real thing it's just real simple .I was in your situation before .
Ok now you got a female from autozone you can see that you have 3 wires from that female connector right ?
1 .Just plug that female in to the male which comes from the relay harness ,now you will have 3 bare wires for your relay in stead of a male connector (that's the purpose of buying/connecting the female H13).
2.On the driver side usually people will tell you to unplug the factory GREEn H13 harness BUT in this case you DO NOT do that ,just leave it like that .Now you need to splice those bare wires (from your autozone H13 female connector)into the eagle wires .The connection point could be any where after your GREEN FACTORY harness (I highly recommend to splice them in right after your H13 green,and the eagle eye connectors), that will give you a Y connections from the factory h13 harness to control both the high beam and to signal your relay .You need to CAREFULLY look to see which wire should connect to which because the H13 and the Eagle eye wires are different colors .(I don't know if yours are the same as mine ,you can see the pict that I posted above of the color wire connection ,it should be the same since you and I got them from the same seller).

3.Now just unplug your eagle eye bulb out (trash it if hou want)and tape the bulb connector up well ,leave it in the housing ,plug HID bulb in and reseal the flex housing cap back .(repeat this #3 step for the passenger side ).i forgot on the HID bulbs you will see an extra red and black wires ,one side has 2 spades and the other side is a orange cnnector you don't use this anymore just pull them out from both HID bulbs to save some space .
From there just crack a beer,sit back and enjoy your new HID

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I will be happy to walk you through this .I know it's a lilte complicated to explain it in words like this .It may sound confusing but in the real thing it's just real simple .I was in your situation before .
Ok now you got a female from autozone you can see that you have 3 wires from that female connector right ?
1 .Just plug that female in to the male which comes from the relay harness ,now you will have 3 bare wires for your relay in stead of a male connector (that's the purpose of buying/connecting the female H13).
2.On the driver side usually people will tell you to unplug the factory GREEn H13 harness BUT in this case you DO NOT do that ,just leave it like that .Now you need to splice those bare wires (from your autozone H13 female connector)into the eagle wires .The connection point could be any where after your GREEN FACTORY harness (I highly recommend to splice them in right after your H13 green,and the eagle eye connectors), that will give you a Y connections from the factory h13 harness to control both the high beam and to signal your relay .You need to CAREFULLY look to see which wire should connect to which because the H13 and the Eagle eye wires are different colors .(I don't know if yours are the same as mine ,you can see the pict that I posted above of the color wire connection ,it should be the same since you and I got them from the same seller).

3.Now just unplug your eagle eye bulb out (trash it if hou want)and tape the bulb connector up well ,leave it in the housing ,plug HID bulb in and reseal the flex housing cap back .(repeat this #3 step for the passenger side ).i forgot on the HID bulbs you will see an extra red and black wires ,one side has 2 spades and the other side is a orange cnnector you don't use this anymore just pull them out from both HID bulbs to save some space .
From there just crack a beer,sit back and enjoy your new HID
How did you gain access to your relays wires? Cut some of the protective shield around it?
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I didn't cut anything from the relay (that's why I got H13 female connector ) .I think that you may got a different relay harness that's why you missed seeing the point of the H13 female .can you take a clear pict of the driver side of the relay harness for me ? (No need on the passenger )
I will give you some Picts so you can tell when I get home tonight
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I didn't cut anything from the relay (that's why I got H13 female connector ) .I think that you may got a different relay harness that's why you missed seeing the point of the H13 female .can you take a clear pict of the driver side of the relay harness for me ? (No need on the passenger )
I will give you some Picts so you can tell when I get home tonight
okay will do.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=14029

My exact harness.



So thats on the passenger side. Again I'm confused on how to get the high beam to work on the passenger side.
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Ok that's what I have .a piece of cake , I'll shoot you some Picts tonight
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Ok that's what I have .a piece of cake , I'll shoot you some Picts tonight
Thank you I know its so simple.. but for some reason its just not all clicking
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Here are some pictures of the driver side.. They should explain themselves on how Ive got things hooked up tell me what I've done wrong.

Driver Side:




This is where I connected the new harness?
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/145/ds****01g.jpg/

Not sure where I'm tapping into yet!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/ds****02xg.jpg/

Relay
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...s****03by.jpg/


Passanger Side for Shits and Gigs:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...s****04xp.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/ds****05jk.jpg/

I don't know why the hell my pictures are doing this.. will fix when i get off work.
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I was about to tell you that .just use a tool press it real hard in til you feel a Solid Click sound . I did the same thing .
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