: HID Fogs GTG re: Overheating & Power Fluctuations?



technobill
11-07-08, 05:03 PM
Greetings,

I've tried to read back through 20+ pages of posts, and do inclusive searches but wanted to sum up findings in a single question.

I have a 2005 EscaladeESV with factory HID low beams, and traditional lamps in fog, high beam, and DRL.

If I replace the fogs with pilothid 880s in 4300K can I be reasonable assured I will NOT have overheating or power fluctuation problems?

Thank you all. I know this has all been covered ad nauseaum, I just want to be certain I've distilled it all down correctly. Any photos of where folks placed their ballasts, wires, etc. would be way keen.

haullin
11-07-08, 07:33 PM
Did mine about a month ago... no problems... produces less heat and uses less power .. a win/win... looks way better... I did 4300 to match the low beams... just make sure you aim them down a little..

technobill
11-08-08, 08:35 AM
Did mine about a month ago... no problems... produces less heat and uses less power .. a win/win... looks way better... I did 4300 to match the low beams... just make sure you aim them down a little..

Much obliged Haullin! And I appreciate the tip regarding aiming.

Happy Cruising!

hcvone
11-10-08, 03:42 PM
You should have no issues, I had on my 03' HID fogs and HID highbeams, not a problem over the 3 years I had it. :)

technobill
11-15-08, 09:08 PM
I would be most appreciative if those who have installed PilotHID 880 4300K conversion kit (hereafter referred to as PHID) in their Escalade FOG lamps would offer input. I seem to have The Dain Bramage BIG TIME! :thepan:

I expected the wiring to be obvious. I was wrong. I expected the Engrish install manual exceeding helpful not. I was right.

In the first picture, an overview, moving left to right one can observe

PICTURE OVERVIEW (I'm even screwing up posting pictures. Click link)
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1) One blue and one black flat blade terminals that are attached to item #3

2) The POWER CONNECTION (with RED rubber seal) coming from vehicle wiring loom that previously plugged into stock fog lamps.

3) A CONNECTION (with YELLOW rubber seal) that was included in PHID. The blades (item #1) ran through two of the four holes in the lamp assembly boot going nowhere. The lamp assembly was already wired to the male and female plugs (item #5) As I couldn’t figure out what role item #3 and the ‘going nowhere’ item #1 blades was, I extracted the blades from the lamp assembly boot.

4) A pair of male and female plugs hardwired to ballast.

5) A pair of male and femal plugs hardwared to lamp.

As can be seen in the overview photo, items #4 and #5 have been connected.

QUESTION ONE: HAVE I SCREWED ANYTHING UP YET?

Below is a close up of, top to bottom items #1, #2, and #3

PICTURE GM-P-Plugs
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I assumed item #2 would plug into open port on the ballast.

PICTURE PwrIn
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Item #2 does NOT fit into the open port on the ballast, not easily, not firmly, not after using a small screwdriver to open up the female parts of item #2. Just doesn’t go, at least for me. :confused:

Item #3 fits into the open port on the ballast.

QUESTION TWO: IF THE ANSWER TO QUESTION ONE IS “NO.” WHAT DO I DO NEXT?