Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: Got a 69 Camaro and want true HID Lights!
I assume the kit is complete(transformers included) because you said it worked on the GN. Each headlight should have its own relay, fuse and transformer. Along with these pieces, they should be grounded individually as well. The plug used that plugs into the factory harness should be a 2 prong male on the HID side, but should have 3 female receivers. 1 is for ground, usually the center port and the 2 outsides ports are for low and high beam. Unless you purchased a bi-xenon kit(high and low beam), you are only going to need the low beam port on the OEM harness. Also, I have a bad habit of doing this, sometimes when I get in the car, I accidentally hit the high beam switch. Just for giggles, make sure you don't have the high beams on. If you do indeed have everything wired correctly and the low beams are on, then you either have an issue with a ground or the headlight switch. This isn't, by chance, a RS model, is it? I ask because even though the 68/9's are vacuum, the system should still be wired through the headlight switch and that is where the issue arose in my system. The low beam only style of HID's use only 1 of the OEM pigtails to supply power to the system, but the OEM wiring, the way it is ran, needs both pigtails to be in service to operate. Here is what I did, take a standard H-4 bulb and plug it into the non HID pigtail and give that a try. I found this was the only way to get my system to operate properly. Good Luck.
Charlie Knudsen 67 Camaro RS/SS 350 TKO 600, 4.10's, AFR 195 Street Heads, Comp 270H, Rhoads Lifters, Crane Ignition, Pertronix Dizzy, Performer RPM Q-Jet, Heavily Modified Q-Jet, Hooker Comp Headers, MagnaFlow 2 1/2", 144 Decibles(Alpine CDA-7998 Head Unit, RF X7 and RF 750X Amps, MB Quart Mid's & High's, Kicker L7 12" Solo Barics)