HID's went bye bye

Boilerup15

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I'd bet some of the cheapo kids out there are most of the problem.

That's what I'm thinking too.

I know several people that have problems out of them. I've thought about installing them, but I'm not the kind of person that wants to have to fiddle with something all the time.

I'm sure there are plenty of quality kits out there that if someone take the proper steps installing would be trouble free, but everyone I know has trouble with them. :dunno:

I've used cheap kits the entire time. Never paid more than $45 for a set. I think he may have actually meant kids.

The nice thing about the cheap kits is that the risk is low. Install them correctly, take precautions, and then, if you actually do end up having a problem, so be it. Toss 'em and go back.
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POS ballast like mine I'm sure. They are just pure garbage IMO. Most people run them and they are "fine" but I've been through two sets with DDM

My fogs haven't missed a beat though :dunno:
 

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Seems like 90% of the people that have problems, have DDM HIDs. :dunno:
I have cheap kits just like Daddy, but they are not from DDM. I have had them for over 3 years and just now had a bulb go out.
 

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Well I put my halogens back in and I have the driver side working. The passenger side only works on high beams :confused:
 

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Man I'd do what I did to be honest. I got rid of mine shortly after I started getting problems. Just run halogens for a while till you do your Retrofits. You're blinding/glaring people using HIDs in stock housings anyways.

Just purely my Opinion. :cheers:
 

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I would have to agree with Jeff. Any housing that has a single bulb for both high and low beam is WAAAAY worse with glare when you use a HID kit. Unless you do a true HID retrofit, I would stick with Halogen bulbs.
 

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I had DDM HIDs in my truck for over two years without any failure. Traded them with the truck. I installed them in my Dad's 2009 at the same time and he's still rocking them. Sometimes they last, sometimes they don't. I think it's more about luck than anything else.
 

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I think they are more susceptible to crap out on F150s because of the Bi-Xenon. At least that seems to be the trend :dunno:
 

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