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Old 02-17-2013, 01:50 PM
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BTW, where did you mount your capacitor and I assume you had to add to the wiring to extend the power to the battery? Did you go to the battery or tap into power somewhere else. Grounds are easy, plenty of places for those.
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Yo Nadz - thanks, it definitely appears that my 9012s (modified 9006s) are capped...there's a silver metal cap on the bulbs. I did not select that option so now I'm stuck waiting to confirm if that bulb should have been capped or not before installing.

I hate to tear this down, install, and have to take it apart to switch them back out. It's 35 degrees outside so perhaps it is sign to delay :-)
If you didn't select capping for the 9012s then they shouldnt be capped. It's up to you rather you want to wait for a replacement or just use the capped bulbs. I can't see any negative effect of just going ahead and using them. It's not going to hamper the function of the bulb or effect the light output.

Retro will get back to you. They're customer service department is extremely helpful.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:55 PM
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BTW, where did you mount your capacitor and I assume you had to add to the wiring to extend the power to the battery? Did you go to the battery or tap into power somewhere else. Grounds are easy, plenty of places for those.
I didnt extend anything. It was a tight fit but I got all the way to the battery with the power. I zip tied the relay, capacitor, and extra wiring together and secured it just the the drivers side of the radiator.

Once you get in there play with the wiring layout before installing anything else. It will make more sense when you can see it.
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Perfect, thanks again for the insight and details. I think tomorrow I will just do it...warms up to 46 degrees :-) Hate staring at these pretty boxes and not getting to see the results.
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i hear ya. take your time and enjoy yourself. thats what modding is all about. and be sure to post pics and a review of your work to help other members!
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is the retro set not plug and play.. the canbus set i used is all built in... just run the light harness through the back of headlight and plug in.. just ran 6 of the kits in image, 3 on each side.
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You have to attach the grounds and battery, everything else plugs into the harness.

Three on each side?

There is one ballast for the main projector bulbs and one for the fog lamps...four total.
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He had to have done his high's as well...BTW, I just installed mine and they are perfect! Thanks for the write up, it helped with finding a place to mount ballasts...
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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No prob bud=) enjoy them!!
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Help! Ok, got the uncapped bulbs in and took apart the truck and lights. There are TWO bulbs in my headlights and I'm assuming I just swap out the projector bulb. The real question is should I have gotten another set of bulbs for what is the low beams? I assume I'm going to have a high beam only HID or opposite?
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