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#1 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 05:37 PM
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So I attempted to install my HIDs in today, but it didn't work. I did buy the warning cancelers and installed them as well, but it didn't light. I looked at How To: Install HID Headlights on a Challenger SE and noticed that it said that I needed to splice the wires into the headlight plug. Is this really necessary? Is there an adapter of some sort to avoid the splicing of the wires?

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You probably could make up an adapter, but it's extra money and effort. I doubt you'll find one premade.

I assume you did connect the ballasts to the bulbs, right? It probably wouldn't be good for the bulbs if they weren't getting ballast power.

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Yes, I did connect them. I guess all I can do is splice the wires then..
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There Isn't any true Plug&Play Kits available?
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Guess not... Mine looked like plug&play, but it didn't work.
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I have had HIDs on my Challenger for almost 4 years now and it is a true plug and play kit.... I even have them on my fogs as well! You might of installed the kit up wrong!
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Make sure the + goes to +.. it isn't labeled on most HID kits. Try flipping the plugs around on the ballast.

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Whenever I have done an OEM integration with a harness I always try to cut the wire in a place where i can comfortably strip and reconnect the wires back together and be able to heatshrink it. If you can get a hold of a connector that'll fit into the stock one that is even better.

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I didn't have to splice any wires for my RT. The kit I purchased from DDM was plug and play, with the harness they provided plugged right into headlight plug.

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I bought the xentec kit for mine and I had to splice the wires...had I known there was a true kit that plugged into the harness I would have bought that kit instead

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