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Getting HIDs power from Marker Lights?

Any one have a schematic for mounting HID lights so they get their power from the marker lights? I bought my kit from Tom at HID Projectors. I am thinking of doing it this way as opposed to getting power from the stock head light harness. I was told this will allow me to avoid the "flicker" because the marker lights power is not pulsed like the head lights power. I need it pretty dumbed down as I am not electrically savvy. Also, if done this way will the headlights still function using the stock switch? Thanks for the help all!
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Triggering a relay is likely what they call for. I would not recommend powering the HIDs from the marker light circuit, using the marker light to trigger a relay for the HIDs will resolve the common "flicker" problem.

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Any idea on how to do that?
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Any idea on how to do that?
how to wire a relay? It's pretty basic and a very common thing to do when adding aftermarket electrical accessories. There is a ton of information on the subject, but basically you need a common ~30a 4-pin style relay (radio shack, auto parts store). One wire will have a fuse on it and go to the positive battery post (#30), one will go to a body ground (#86), one will go to your accessory; the HID ballast power wires (#87) and finally one will go to whichever marker light wire is hot when the lights are on (#85).

You will lose the ability to just turn on your parking/running lights however.

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Do not use the marker for power. Trigger is ok

The Relay is the best option. they cost just a few bucks and can be wired easy.

some reading on how to wire.
http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-...ive-wiring.htm

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Jeff I believe you ordered the can bus cancellers with the set that you got from me. That will prevent the flickering. Just follow the instructions and everything should plug in directly, no need to start splicing.

Email me if you're coming up empty handed and we'll figure it out.

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Tom,
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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and finally one will go to whichever marker light wire is hot when the lights are on (#85).

You will lose the ability to just turn on your parking/running lights however.
I triggered my HID relay with a wire off the marker light. But I put a toggle switch in that wire so that I can still run parking/marker lights by simply flipping the toggle off.
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