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  1. #1 Default HID conversion help 
    So I got a set of 35w HID's a couple weeks ago. I got them from a member on the mazdaspeed forums. They came off the same car 08 mazdaspeed 3 sport. When I went to got put them in the connector for the headlight's was different from the one on the HID kit.
    The connector on the car is an h7 the one on the HID box is a 9005.

    That's the connector on the car

    That's the connector on the HID box

    So I took a trip to my local auto parts store and found the right connector (9005).
    From what it looks like to make this work I need to get the 9005 connector and splice them in where the old one's are.
    Now I don't know if this will mess something up. The wire's going to the stock headlight are considerably smaller that the ones on the HID box, and on the new connector.
    Would it be safe to put in the new connector or is there something els I can do?
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    i thought ms3 cames with HIDs already?

    but i think you should be fine splicing in the H7 connector

    I also suggest running a relay harness if you are worried about nuking the factory wires, that way power is being pulled through the relay harness not your factory wires.
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    you could make your own harness h7 to 9005 conversion, and *usually* have no problems. However I'd highly recommend going with a heavy duty relay harness.

    HID's draw less current than halogens when on/idle, but during warmup they draw much more current. A relay harness will draw 12v directly from the battery instead of the skinny oem headlight harness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetxdreamer View Post

    I also suggest running a relay harness if you are worried about nuking the factory wires, that way power is being pulled through the relay harness not your factory wires.
    this is a good idea.
    Recommendation on a good one.

    And only the mazdaspeed 3 gt
    Came with HID's I have a sport
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    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...b54deef165ba7a

    And I *think* I have a few of these in stock at the shop. I can check tomorrow if you're interested.
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    Ya that would be great.
    I Wana get them in for the weekend.
    And I got a headlight out so the sooner the better
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    Did that other guy have Euro-spec'd Mazda headlights by any chance? With mine they are the lights that came on the European Cougar and look just like the American ones except w/white corner reflectors & some other features. But another difference is they use an H7 bulb for the low-beam whereas the U.S. spec ones used 9006's. So I had to order an H7 HID kit.

    Perhaps yours are the the other way around?

    Also, 9005's are hi-beams. You sure you have a low beam kit?
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