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DIY: 10-12 OEM HID headlight to 2013 Headlight wiring

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  1. rfugio68

    rfugio68 Member Established Member

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    Hello guys,
    I have a 2010 gt500 with oem hid headlights, I have recently bought a complete set of 2013 headlights. I ordered a harness from project retrofits 2 weeks ago with no order or shipping confirmation and after reading another thread on that company I decided to tackle the project myself.

    Thankfully my 2013 headlights came with the 13 pin connector and turn signal connector, so I just had to figure out the wiring. After some time i figured out the wiring, and will post pictures of how I wired each connector below. If you decide to use this write up to wire your 2013 headlights it is at your own risk and i am not responsible for any potential damage.

    Here is what you need:
    -oem 13 pin and turn signal connectors
    -a way to splice the wires together.

    Alright so here is the 2013 driver side 13 pin connector:
    IMAG3128_zpsvig8wlqd.jpg

    And here is the OEM 4 pin connector:
    IMAG3126_zpsrftdkm3f.jpg

    And here is how I wired them together:
    -Yellow/red to yellow/red
    -light purple to light purple
    -yellow/purple to yellow/purple
    -black/yellow to black/yellow black and brown (brown is ground for led strip and 2 blacks are for headlight)
    -You will be left with a purple wire, that is the positive for the led strip. I wired it to fuse #39 under the hood. anytime the ignition or car is on your led drl's will be on if you wire it this way. (just like the 2013)
    IMAG3134_zpshrks4ega.jpg

    Here is the driver side turn signal:
    -blue to blue
    -black to black
    I did not wire the purple so that way the turn signals ONLY turn on when your using your turn signals.
    IMAG3136_zpsohrjvxbn.jpg

    Here is the passenger side 13 pin to 4 pin wiring:
    -blue/green to blue/green
    -blue/purple to blue/purple
    -yellow/purple to yellow/purple
    -black/yellow to black/yellow, black, and light grey(ground for led)
    -remaining purple wire to #39 fuse for led drl
    IMAG3138_zps9kfpxidr.jpg

    Passenger side turn signal:
    -black to black
    -yellow to yellow
    IMAG3140_zpsqaaehl6i.jpg

    Here is a before picture with the 2010 OEM hid's
    IMG_20150911_143534_zpscsz0srru.jpg

    Here is an after picture with the low beams on:
    IMAG3142_zpsf8cjf8oj.jpg

    Here it is with just the car on:
    IMG_20150911_195310_zpsxawhc8wm.jpg
     
  2. Vartech

    Vartech New Member Established Member

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    2013 HID headlights using custom harness to connect to 2011-2012 nonHID


    I want to thank LEXiiON, ebalderas and 5.0verkill.
    Below are my findings in my quest to build a harness. So I hope this helps others make there own harnesses. all parts were purchased on eBay. except for wrap solder shrink wrap harbor freight.
    Pin 1 Low beam
    Pin 3 DRL Power Full
    Pin 5 DRL Power Dim
    Pin 8 Ballast Ground
    Pin 10 Power Ballast
    Pin 12 Power High beam
    Pin 14 Ground
    Using Motocraft WPT 1357
    I wired pins 1 and 10 together for power and pin 8 for ground to connect to the morimoto harness ballast plug using a male 9006 pigtail
    I wired pins 3 power DRl 9006 pigtail to connect to Diodedynamics DS1 switchback driver
    Did not use pin 5 drl power dim
    Connected pin 12 power high beam and pin 14 ground to male 9006 pigtail. To connect to morimoto harness high beam plug.

    For the turn signal I used a 7444 pigtail and connected to a 9006 male pigtail to connect to Diodedynamics DS1 switchback driver(Output used ground and yellow for turn signal and the white alone since headlight uses common ground for DRL). I first connected 7444 to 3157 to figure which two wires made turn signal flash since you do not use the other wire(used yellow and ground input).
    I connected the 3157 directly to the switchback since this will connect to old turn signal bulb. Remember if it does not work rotate plug.
    I ran a power wire from fuse 39 using a fuseblade to power switchbacks which in turn powered DRL


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    harness diagram

    Materials needed
    8 WIRE PIGTAIL MALE 9006 HB4 ONE HARNESS CERAMIC HEADLIGHT REPLACEMENT PLUG SOCKET
    1 Small ACS-J Add A Circuit Piggy Back Pluggable Standard Blade Tap Fuse Holder
    1 Morimoto MotoControl Bixenon: H13 9008 Harness TRS
    2 Motorcraft WPT1357 Headlamp Connector
    2 Diodedynamics DS1 switchback driver
    2 Pre Wired Heavy Duty T20 Sockets Plugs Connectors Wiring Harness 7443 7444 992A
    2 WIRE HALOGEN MINIATURE PIGTAIL MALE 3157 3457 TWO HARNESS REPLACE CABLE LAMP
    Misc
    Heat shrink
    Split tube wire wrap 3/8
    Solder

    Below are my finished products


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    turn signal with morimoto switchback drivers(old photo use Diodedynamics DS1 switchback driver wired )


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    turn signal bulb harness




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    pigtail harness
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016
  3. scott_0

    scott_0 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    nice work man!
     
  4. Vartech

    Vartech New Member Established Member

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    Thanks I wanted a setup that was plug and play so if I had any issues I can remove the fault part without having to take everything out. I did not want to cut into existing harness. I just have to figure on how to make bracket for grill since the old headlights had a tab that these do not.
     
  5. nosscort

    nosscort Member Established Member

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    I sort of did the same thing except I did not cut and splice anything I just re pinned them. I will say the cars with oem hid we definitely have the better end of the stick to do this mod lol.
     
  6. STANG11

    STANG11 New Member

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    Hi guys, so I've been in the same boat as a lot of people needing a wiring harness to convert a 2011 Mustang halogen headlight to 2013/14 HID headlights. After getting nowhere with projector retrofits and OTS Performance I found the owner, Todd of retro-solutions.net and he has built me a quality harness to covert my 2011 Mustang halogen headlight wiring to plug and play a 2013/14 HID headlights. The harness is very well constructed and is beefier than oem. You can contact Todd at [email protected] I am going to post a separate thread on this with photo's. I will update once I install this weekend.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016

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