1. Philips Screwdriver
2. Flat-head Screwdriver
3. Zip Ties (Atleast 7 inches long)
4. Electrical Tape (If you have the xentec kit)
5. Your HID Kit( Xentec or other slim or fat kit)
6. Jack and lug wrench
7. Wheel lock remover
1. First start by getting your jack and lug nut wrench from your trunk under the carpet.
*Make sure the car is in gear or P for CVT and the handbrake is up*
2. Second, using the lug wrench it also acts as a tool to make the jack raise the car. Make sure you put the jack on the lift point under the car its a silver metal part with two small holes near it.
3. Once the car is raised enough that the tire is off the ground use the lug wrench to take the lug nuts off by turning them counter clock wise in a star pattern.
* Use the wheel lock remover usually located in the glove box to remove the wheel lock *
-Wheel lock remover and wheel lock nut-
4. Next once the wheel is off put it face up out of the way. Next locate the three screws and one clip under the front bumper.
5. Now remove the other 5 clips inside the wheel well, then one piece of the wheel well lining should come off its a small piece attached to the main lining.
6. Next pull back the main lining located to the front of the wheel well, it needs to come out of the edge of the body panel that’s holding it in. It will only come out so far so basically it will bend back, bend it back so it touches your caliber and rotors and put something to hold it back (I used the lug wrench by putting the heavy side in the end hole of the lining). Now while its held back locate the stock bulb:
7. Remove the stock bulb by disconnecting the factory harness from it and turning it counter clockwise to remove it.
8. Put the Stock bulb aside and be careful to not touch it. Get your HID kit and only take the HID bulb out of the kit and put it into the headlight and turn clockwise to lock it in **Again be careful not to touch it**
After that is complete you should have a red and blue or two different colored wires that match two wires on the HID ballast.
9. Connect the bulb to the ballast and the ballast should have another wire that connects to the factory harness ( the factory harness powers the ballast)
If your kit came with the prongs on the ballast out and not in a harness piece plug them into the factory harness directly and electrical tape it really good so its weatherproof. For some reason the prongs are too far apart with xentec and some kits so it wont plug into the factory harness and its just easier to plug the prongs in, if they’re already in the black piece you make have to crack it open like me and take the piece off to expose the prongs.
After making all the connections it should look like this:
Find the support beam under the headlight. It’s a large black metal piece:
10. Zip tie the ballast to the support beam:
Now make sure it’s all secure and the ballast won’t move, tuck the wires away or zip tie them as well to the support beam.
11.Then make sure the little white pieces on the wheel lining are on right and then carefully tuck the wheel lining back under the bumper and make sure the screw holes line up. Now Screw the 3 screws back in and put the 8 clips back into place.
12. Put the wheel back on and tighten the wheel lug nuts finger tight in the star pattern (See Diagram). Lower the car to the ground and then tighten the lug nuts using the lug wrench by turning it clockwise (Make sure you use full force so they’re completely tight). Do this in the same star pattern and use the wheel lock remover to tighten the wheel lock nut back on.
**Repeat process for the other side**
If your HID kit has these black pieces:
Do NOT put them on the prongs because with our factory harness for the Altima Coupe the xentec and most hid kits have too big a space in between the prongs. You may have to depending on your kit (and its just easier) to plug the prongs into the factory harness and electrical tape it. If your kit came already with the prongs inside a black piece otherwise known as a harness and it does not fit into the factory harness you’ll have to crack it and remove the black piece so the prongs can be put into the factory harness.
Questions or comments on this article? Here’s the place: Altima HID Install