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post #301 of 2663 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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CDM HID Level Motors wiring.

I set out this past weekend to make and install a harness for the manual leveling feature on the CDM HID's I picked up last year from duder ( Remington). This task ended up costing me around $75 and 12-hours of time. I am sure I could have accomplished it faster but I prefer to take my time and test things along the way.

I started off with a trip to The Home Depot for basics, like wiring in red, black and white and loom and heat shrink tubing. Afer several failed attempts at finding a small enough spare connector for the motors on the lights, I ended up using telephone wire crimp connectors. These were actually a tad too large but slightly crimping them help ensure a solid connection.

Per the wiring diagram from Ben at Hodges, I went to work. The lights themself have 3 leads, and from what I could tell it is a +, - , and signal wire. The signal wire is the center, and I made the top of each the + and the bottom wire the - .









Here are a few photos of the harness connected to the level motor plugs. I went for an oem look.







The dash switch is an OEM part for the forester, with 0-5 selectors. It has 6 leads on it. The two outside leads are for the light bulb. The next two outside leads are for the 12v + and - , and the two center leads are for the signal feeds for the switches.



with advice from 2.5x_sleeper, I sourced my 12v and Illumination leads from the cig/12v source in the console.

Refer to this thread for wiring diagrams.

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-switch-54093/

I will go out this weekend and take measurements of each point with its cut off range and post them as well.

thanks for looking.

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post #302 of 2663 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Several people have asked about the hose set up I am running. Here are a few quick photos of what it looks like with the bumper cover off.




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Soooo, what can we expect in the next round of modding??? :D
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HID level switch installation look very good, as in factory/OEM!

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
'95 Neon Sport
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Soooo, what can we expect in the next round of modding??? :D
He's too busy working to do much in the way of modding!

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]

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He's too busy working to do much in the way of modding!

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Nothing major. Pull the intake manifold and install the inlet. Have the manifold powdercoated while its off.

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HID level switch installation look very good, as in factory/OEM!

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Thanks Bobby, that means a lot coming from you. I really went the extra mile on the wiring for a clean look.

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Here is a milestone folks.



I must thank the forum owners and mod/admin staff for having such a wonderful forum. Without each and everyone of you, I could have never reached 10,000 posts (+ off topic posts)

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I will add more detail at the request of a few members of the wiring this weekend. Look for more photos.

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Scored a new mod for under $2.

Deal of the day. Traded a 20oz Dew for this

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A few more wiring photos.

I made a 2nd harness for JDMJunkyard. Its the same as my harness. Mind my horrid handwriting. LOL



I included extras like tape, connectors and even heat shrink tube.




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For those who follow my journal, tonight we are planning a photoshoot in this location.

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Getting ready for tonight, I decided to take on the challenge of repainting some items. After several hours in the heat, this will be the last time I do it. Next stop is the powder coaters as I grow tired of painting things.

My morning started off like this



After seeing how well (or not) the brake caliper silver held up, I went onto to cleaning the parts and painting them a different flavor.





I went with Wrinkle red VHT for the tq members and caliper black for the calipers.




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I was on a roll, and figured why stop there.

I picked up the wheels currently on my XT used from Bobby. He told me they were not mint, but imo, they were pretty dang clean. With me being a guy who likes new looks, I set out to paint them. Results below.







You can really see the wrinkle in the red. I did not bake them either and they look good.






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I like that. I bought a can of VHT header paint in silver (not sure if its wrinkle) as a spare when painting mine with caliper paint. The problem with caliper paint is its only good to 500 degrees and that's intermitant while a caliper (especially mine) can reach 1000 degrees when pushed hard. I burnt the paint off the last set. Next time around I'l use the VHT which I think was good for 1500-2000 degrees intermittant temps.

Did I say the crinkle paint looks great ??!!
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