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It's one heck of a lot more complicated than that. Search for a thread started by HERMINIO; he gave detailed, blow-by-blow instructions on making the change.
 

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frank29,

Actually, it should be plug-n-play. Here is a quote from Herminio in that thread...

"its better to found the complete OEM HID housing and plug and play them."

--- Herminio
 

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jhelmuth said:
Actually, it should be plug-n-play.
While I admit to a lack of in-depth knowledge on retrofitting, I would be surprised if the change is an easy one......if it was done easily, I would wonder about the safety and/or effectiveness of the system.

I base this on two things:
1) the technical aspects of a change brought up in numerous threads (which I admit to speed reading because I already have HID & had no in depth need for the knowledge).
2) the service manual and, to a certain extent, the owner's manual references fuses (at least on 50 amp), relays (at least one, downstream from the 50 amp fuse) and wiring that are unique to HID lighting

While I am not an authority, I simply advise caution: it appears the wiring and related infrastructure for factory HID is different from the non-HID. If you just plug-and-play, the wiring, fuses, & whatever upstream will be different from a HID that was factory installed.

Does it matter? I don't know; but, it doesn't sound good.
 

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Thanks Roge for clearing that up (and my apologies for being wrong based on earlier information)

Rogue - What was the outcome of that harness? Is that what I will need if I win these 300C OEM HID units of ebay?

Thanks in advance for the help...
 

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frank29 said:
While I admit to a lack of in-depth knowledge on retrofitting, I would be surprised if the change is an easy one......if it was done easily, I would wonder about the safety and/or effectiveness of the system.

I base this on two things:
1) the technical aspects of a change brought up in numerous threads (which I admit to speed reading because I already have HID & had no in depth need for the knowledge).
2) the service manual and, to a certain extent, the owner's manual references fuses (at least on 50 amp), relays (at least one, downstream from the 50 amp fuse) and wiring that are unique to HID lighting

While I am not an authority, I simply advise caution: it appears the wiring and related infrastructure for factory HID is different from the non-HID. If you just plug-and-play, the wiring, fuses, & whatever upstream will be different from a HID that was factory installed.

Does it matter? I don't know; but, it doesn't sound good.
Frank29... sounds like you were correct in the first place and I want to apologize and acknowlege tha here! I should have thought about it a bit more (because it does make sense), but just took it for granted based on something I read earlier.
 

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jhelmuth said:
Thanks Roge for clearing that up (and my apologies for being wrong based on earlier information)

Rogue - What was the outcome of that harness? Is that what I will need if I win these 300C OEM HID units of ebay?

Thanks in advance for the help...
The harness that I mentioned was indeed correct. Kidcoastal had it installed locally but found that it flickered. Apparently a Diode was needed at the relay to reduce the flickering.

Perhaps he can elaborate. I plan on taking my car to the same shop when I get it back.
 

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jhelmuth said:
Frank29... sounds like you were correct in the first place and I want to apologize.................
Hey, no problem and apology not required. You know what was going through my head when I read your first post? I was thinking: Not again! (Yesterday, I put my foot in my mouth about resetting MDS and I was thinking: If I do this on a daily basis I going to get a bad rep.!)
 
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