My experience with DDM HID kit

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Well I finally got it figured out. The instructions are not as clear as they should be, nor do I think the customer service guy that I spoke to really knew what he was talking about. He told me that the one 3 prong plug needed to be plugged into the ECU. WRONG. It plugs into the one side of the existing wiring. The one wire that I had grounded needed to go to the negative side of the battery. However, that wire is not very long at all. Therefore, it is very hard to find a place to mount the ballast since that wire is probably only a foot long at best. I am going to have to lengthen the wire myself. Turns out I think I have one bad ballast and maybe one bad bulb. So far, I don't have anything good to say about this kit. Maybe someone can help me out better installing this, cause it seems to me I have done everything right and I still can't get it to work quit right.:frustration:
 

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Did what I say yesterday make sense? I was confused as to what you meant the rep said. Yeah only one side goes into existing headlight wiring.

For the ballast mounting location, I put some industrial-strength velcro on it and mounted the passenger side one to the top of the washer fluid box. Perfect location and stays relatively cool. Be sure to clean it up really good first, though. The ground wire should reach to the small ground bolt on the left side of the engine bay (next to the battery). I just ran mine over to that bolt. It doesn't necessarily have to reach the battery negative.

I do agree they don't give enough wiring, though.



How do you know you have a bad ballast and bulb?
 

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The ground wire should reach to the small ground bolt on the left side of the engine bay (next to the battery). I just ran mine over to that bolt. It doesn't necessarily have to reach the battery negative.

I do agree they don't give enough wiring, though.



How do you know you have a bad ballast and bulb?
Hmm I grounded it once and it wouldn't work, so I ran it to the negative on the battery and it worked. I think I have a bad ballast because I can take the good bulb and put it on the other side and it won't come on. I also, can take the one bulb to the ballast that is working and it wont work. I guess I have another question, The black wire coming out of the ballast, does it get grounded on both sides? Maybe, I just don't have it grounded right. I just get frustrated and quit. ha
 

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Can you take a picture of your kit as you have it installed, with a few pics of each of the smaller connections? I ripped mine out so I forget exactly how I have it ran.


IIRC, I only had to ground one side. If your original ground didn't work then it was just a bad ground. That's the only reason it wouldn't work there but would on the negative terminal.

Which ballast is giving you issues....passenger's or driver's? It may be a bad connection somewhere. I remember having to push pretty firm on some of those until they snapped together.
 

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The driver's side is giving me the issue. I would take pic's but I just got done tearing it all back out. I am not gonna try again until I can get some wire and extend some of them so I can mount the ballast in a little more hidden place. It just makes me mad that the instructions are very unclear about all the wires. I understand plugging in, they obviously only fit one place. but the positive and negative/ ground wires are giving me the issues, they just aren't long enough for one.
 

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Well this isn't too good of news to hear, being as i'm planning to purchase a kit in the next couple weeks.
 

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it is possible to connect the pigtail to the ballast upside down (i did it, and went through a painfull hour figuring it out.) double check the orientation of the connection of the ballast connector (the larger two wire conection)
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my new set has been excellent for two weeks now. :thumbs:
 

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Did what I say yesterday make sense? I was confused as to what you meant the rep said. Yeah only one side goes into existing headlight wiring.

For the ballast mounting location, I put some industrial-strength velcro on it and mounted the passenger side one to the top of the washer fluid box. Perfect location and stays relatively cool. Be sure to clean it up really good first, though. The ground wire should reach to the small ground bolt on the left side of the engine bay (next to the battery). I just ran mine over to that bolt. It doesn't necessarily have to reach the battery negative.

I do agree they don't give enough wiring, though.



How do you know you have a bad ballast and bulb?

I agree I did the same thing

Well this isn't too good of news to hear, being as i'm planning to purchase a kit in the next couple weeks.

I wasn't happy the first two weeks upon recieving mine. They shipped me a broken bulb but called them and had it in 3 days so not too bad, I do admit they aren't the best company customer service and ease of instructions wise.

it is possible to connect the pigtail to the ballast upside down (i did it, and went through a painfull hour figuring it out.) double check the orientation of the connection of the ballast connector (the larger two wire conection)
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my new set has been excellent for two weeks now. :thumbs:

I learned that the hard way too :lol:
 

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Ok, so I messed with my kit again today. I feel retarded. Apparently my ground wires just were not grounded good enough. Changed the spot, after making the wires longer, and they both came on and work great. :facepalm: So I guess this kit isn't bad at all, just the operator was being dumb. I do have one complaint about it and that is that the wiring needs to be longer. Other than that I am very satisfied with it.
 

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I agree the wiring is short, don`t feel too bad, i had both headlight assy`s out and most of the harness before i figured out i fugged up. :D

Hopefully they are free and clear on issues from here on out! :thumbs:
 

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