I know a few people have installed projector headlights (Recon, Spyder) in their trucks along with HID kits. Maybe you guys could answer some of my installation issues.
I installed normal projector headlights in my old 2003 Ram last year with no problem. Installation was really easy. They looked great. The light output was okay but not great. I traded that truck in on a new 2011 Ram 1500 and I want to put projector headlights in it. But I decided to also install HIDs in the high and low beams for better light output. Some of the roads in my area of Denver don't have many street lights. HIDs purchased throught DDM.
I haven't taken my stock headlights out of the truck yet. I wanted to get the HIDs into the new projector headlight housing first in case there were any issues. That may answer some of my questions but I am not sure.
On the original wiring for the projector headlights there are blue and black wires going to the low beam light and red and black wires going to the high beam light. These two sets of wires come together to plug into the truck light wiring harness. I have it circled in the first picture. Do trucks with Quad headlights (my truck has quads) have 2 seperate light wiring harnesses - 1 for low and 1 for high beams or just one wiring harness controlling both the high and low beams?
I installed the high beam HID into the headlight housing with no problem. (I think anyway) Should I cut the HID wires that you don't plug into the ballast or will I use them later?
Some installation videos say to just cut them.
My biggest problem has been installing the H1 low beam HID kit. On the H1 assembly, there are a pair of red (+) and black (-) wires. (Black arrows on the second pic) According to the instructions from DDM, they are supposed to be plugged into the blue (+) and black (-) wires in the headlight assembly wiring. (Red arrows on the second pic) Those original wires (blue and black) connect to the wires from the high beam (which you don't use due to the HID kits wiring) and plug into the truck headlight wiring. (Circled plug/harness in the first and second pics.) When I am using both high and low beam HID kits, do I need to plug the red and black wires from the H1 HID bulb wires to the blue and black original projector housing wires or are they no longer needed since I am using HID kits for both?
Sorry for the long write up. I would love to get these installed asap and am just a little confused. I know Bordin has basically the same setup and a few others. Please any input would be greatly appreciated.