After way too much concern about what set of lights to put on this, I attempted to order the Fashtek HID. They were supposed to e-mail me a Paypal invoice, never got it. Then, for whatever reason, my follow up e-mail and phone call were not returned.
I then saw some new posts and the link for the CQ HID. I called them, they were very pleasant to deal with. I thought it over, called the first company again, and it just seemed to flow better with CQ.
Got the light, and with a great deal of apprehension, I decided it was now or never for the install.
The instructions, IMO, suck. Thankful for the help on the forum and people making themselves available by phone to answer my questions.
However, the CQ kit is excellent! I bought an extra bulb as well, and hope I never need to install it.....GEEZ!
Nothing like doubting whether you got the little bulb clips in right, after it's all buttoned up.......
The H7 installed by the dealer, had not been exactly in right to begin with.
My biggest problem, was not being able to see what I was looking at. Fumbling around for two hours or so, I finally got the unit hooked up to make sure it lit up. Well, not on the first try (which is where some more useful instruction would have been handy).
Those handy graduated drill bit deals are $45. Made do with a 1" wood bit going in from front and back, then using a utility knife to clean it up. Took another 15 mins to get the grommet to fit. I drilled two small holes in the grommet for the two spade connectors, which then pushed right through.
Switched the two wires (originally to the bulb socket) around, and we had light.
Another 90 mins later, and it appears to be a solid install. Won't have any review on the light, until I get a chance to use this later in the week. It is just after 3PM here in Pa., so all I can say is, you don't want to be looking directly at the lit bulb for any amount of time. I could barely find my way back to the basement for my side cutters.
Anyway, here are my pics.
#2, you want to match the brown to the black wire. Also worth noting is the small parking light, is always on. I never took notice until after I installed the HID, and it was a concern until I called to ask a forum member (thanks Joe!).
Thanks to Jon for the inspiration to attempt the job in the first place, and appreciate the offer to help on the install. Just could not see having someone ride that far to help out. And, at least I know now what is in there, and how it was done.
See the photos here: