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Xenon HID headlights

Hello, I'm new to TCCA and have a question. I installed Bi-Xenon HIDs in our 2001 SES and have not been able to get the high beams to work. When installing them, I noticed the high beam wire that leads to the bulb, has a low voltage when the high beams are not on. Why does this wire have low voltage? Has anyone else installed these with any success? Thanks
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The Taurus uses a positive switching system for the lighting.

To put it short, the High Beam wire and Low Beam wire are constantly hot, in-case of a blown fuse they will remain on for safety reasons.

The ground is what is switching, so really all you have to do in your setup is use the ground where they want power. It's a crazy setup, but that's how I got my projectors to work.

Let me know if I confused you, and good luck!


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Hey, thanks. I appreciate the input, and will try reconfiguring the wiring, and hopefully at the worst, I blow a fuse. Hahah
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Thanks James, you know me on facebook, and I think it's so cool that you put a 5-speed in your Taurus!
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Thanks James, you know me on facebook, and I think it's so cool that you put a 5-speed in your Taurus!
I do? Cool. Who are you on Facebook?

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Hmm I just plugged mine in, plug and play and they work perfect
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I had to rewire the "Plug and Play" harness that came with my HID kit. It was wired for a 9004 instead of a 9007. Try depinning and moving wires if nothing else. Every HID kit I have owned has had that problem...

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I eneded up having to install a relay harness to make this work on my 2002 SEL. Nothing else seemed to work properly.

This was the most time consuming pain in the ass HID install I have ever done!
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I have a 98 Taurus and I just bought the bi-xexon kit off of ebay and it works awesome. It came with the bulbs, balasts, and a relay type thing that had to be hook up to a constent hot wire. But I have had mine for about six months and they work awesome. I would check there. Alot of times if it is a bi-xexon kit it won't work correctly.
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