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post #16 of 178 Old 06-16-2005, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Step 9

Before physically mounting the relay, but after you have decided where to mount it, cut the leads #30 and #85 from the HID assembly to the desired length, crimp female connectors on each, and firmly slide the connectors onto the matching terminals marked on the relay.

Now cut two more lengths of wire to an approriate length to reach your battery and grounding location, crimp a female connector to each, mark one #87, one #86, and attach these to the other two terminals on the relay appropriately numbered. If your relay has a terminal in the centre (five pins instead of four) simply do not use it. (An extra pin will likley be marked either 87 or 87A.)

Using a small permanent marker, it would be wise to mark the wire numbers right on the insulation of the terminal connectors for future reference.

Double check your wire connections are solid, and wrap the relay with electrical tape to keep the weather out.

Mount the relay.

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Step 10, almost done!

First - Cut your ground wire #86 to an appropriate length and crimp a ring terminal connector to it. Attch this lead to a good ground, again I used one of the boilts going to the fender mount for the airbox.

Next - Install an inline fuse rated at 15A on lead #87 close to the relay. You can buy a weather resistant fuse holder with a fuse and a short wire pigtail one each end. Solder these connections and wrap with electrical tape.

On the other end of this wire, crimp a 1/4" ring connector on at an appropriate length for the wire to attach to the positive terminal of the battery as shown. If you cut a small slice in the plastic battery terminal cap, and face the terminal ring connector forward, you can close the cover. This fuse will protect the wiring harness in the event of a short circuit caused by a collision or such.
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<font color=chocolate>Modifications:</font> Color Keyed Dawn Body Side Moldings / Katzkin Aftermarket "Autumn" Full Leather Interior (same as instrument illumination colour) / JWT Pop Charger / Factory Hitch / OEM HID Headlight Conversion / SE Rims finished in Millenium Black Chrome by LA Wheel and Tire / Toyo Proxes ST 255/60/18 High Performance Summer Tires, (awesome!)

<font color=chocolate>Winter:</font> 2004 350Z 17" - 6 spoke Winter Rims / 235/65/17 Continental 4x4 WinterContact Performance Snow Tires
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Connect the fused lead #87 directly to the battery as indicated. It should look like this:
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</font> 2003 SL Sunlit Copper / (formerly) Black Cloth / Sunroof / Canadian Version / Cargo Liner / Bumper Protector

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<font color=chocolate>Winter:</font> 2004 350Z 17" - 6 spoke Winter Rims / 235/65/17 Continental 4x4 WinterContact Performance Snow Tires
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You are done!

If you want, wrap the wires with some plastic wire protector, and make it look as professional as possible. Make sure your wires do not touch any hot engine parts.

Power up and test your installation!

There is a small white plastic screw on the back of each headlight assembly that is accessible from inside the engine compartment. This screw can turn about twenty full revolutions and is used for major adjustments. I would highly suggest you take your Murano into the shop to have your headlights professionally aimed. That way you have a work order for your files that states you are in compliance. Since these lights are very powerful, this would prevent any claims against you for blinding oncoming traffic.

Time to celebrate and enjoy the fruit of your labour

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Deleted my post above to clean things up. Excellent writeup MO in TO. Its been stickied.

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Fantastic writeup. It will sure to come handy (and drive the price of HID lights up!) for those who want to do the conversion. I can't believe I did not buy a complete set from e-bay when it was available for $300.....

For those who are interested, check here and here

Be aware that these do not have their main light bulbs which are expensive!

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I confirmed what MO IN TO wrote...

It will work!
DOnt hesitate to do the conversion...
Once you do the hid conversion, you never go back to halogen, I promise

Xcelent write up MO IN TO!

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Re: I confirmed what MO IN TO wrote...

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Dont hesitate to do the conversion...
yaah, find me a pair of HID's at a decent price and you got a deal...!

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I am glad this is appreciated, as it took quite a while to plan it and post it. My Murano will turn over 100,000 km in the next day or two, and I wanted to give back to the forum for what I have gained. Pics of my odometer to follow!

zebelkhan (and others) - FYI, the HID's you link to on Ebay are two extras I had for sale, but are now sold.

PS - check these closed auctions for ideas on valuations
deal on a pair
this one had only one bidder
this one closed this week
halogen auction
higher priced unit
another higher priced unit

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Good for you! I wanted to bid on the lights you purchased (especially the one that did not come up with a HID search and was for sale a few months ago) but I was too cheap to do even that! My loss....

The lights you are selling are worth the asking price to the right buyer. That is why I linked them here just in case someone was interested.

Again, thank you for the write-up. I will definitely use it when I do the mod. I just have to come up with an excuse to convince the wife that this is a must have. When I wanted the nerf bars, I told her that they would prevent dents on the doors….and she bought it….

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Lightbulb My Excuse.....

Hey z - I used the argument to myself that as I age (mid forties), my eyesight is deteriorating, and any added advantage of superior night vision would be additional safety in my pocket.

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Hey z - I used the argument to myself that as I age (mid forties), my eyesight is deteriorating, and any added advantage of superior night vision would be additional safety in my pocket.
I like that one!

Great work!

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One thing I noticed... You haven't installed the aiming switch. Is this something you've considered? It's quite likely the wiring is there, as it comes out of the same connector on pins 3 and 6.
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And the connector for the aiming switch in the dash, is taped up inside. Pull off the cover, look up and you'll see the pair of them. Give it a tug to break the tape and there it is, ready to have the switch plugged in...
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Hmmm..... Looking at this, I'm thinking you could wire up a variable resistor, instead of the OEM switch and have a finer adjustment resolution than the OEM switch.... Find a nice knob and you could just drill a hole for it and mount it without coughing up the dough for the OEM switch and cover.

Something around 750 ohms would do it, or even a 1K ohm pot would work nicely. Logarithmic taper of course!
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