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Icon10 ddm tuning HID kit woes

i ordered this kit figuring it would be just 1 wiring harness ( NOT )

i google searched a better solution for my issue and found these

HID 9007 9004 HID Wire Harness Plug Ballast Connector | eBay

they plug right in to the factory headlight connectors , then straight into the HID ballasts

all i have to do is cut / splice / solder / heat shrink tube in the HI beam function connector from the crappy wiring harness

my headlight connector voltage is stable at 14.38 volts , which is what is required for the ballasts to function reliably

just a heads up is anyone else was looking to ride themselves of 2 different crappy wiring harnesses
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found another identical kit on amazon

iJDMTOY 9004/9007 Wire Harness for HID ballast to stock socket for HID Conversion Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive iJDMTOY 9004/9007 Wire Harness for HID ballast to stock socket for HID Conversion Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive

but since i have a spare putco heavy duty headlight wiring harness , i am just going to cut it and splice the proper ballast and hi beam connectors onto it

hi / lo HID headlight function in 1 wiring harness
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my hids from them plug right into the original socket. I don't have a hi/low kit though.
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how long have those adapters lasted you

my soon to be modified putco HD harness will be a backup in case those adapters fail prematurely
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I had a set of DDM Tuning HIDs (35W, 9007 High / Low, 5000K is what is listed on the invoice). Bought it back in 2010, it sat for about a year until I finally got off my *** and installed it.

Didn't think the kit was that hard to install. Everything worked with the plugs I already had. I don't know... maybe DDM has changed in the years since I bought from them. Who knows.
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how long have those adapters lasted you

my soon to be modified putco HD harness will be a backup in case those adapters fail prematurely
On the ranger, so far 1.5 years and a dozen wheeling trips. They're 3000k in the fogs.

On my car, 3 years and counting!

I hope your thread doesn't jinx me haha
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i finally found a quality hi / lo harness , and broke down and ordered it

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/pr...ducts_id=14032

high beams work without issue

i will order a spare harness at a later date
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well i had 1 ddm ballast crap out on me

so i went to a performance place and bought 2 lumens hid 35 watt ballasts

i replaced the defective 1 , it buzzes on start-up ( that sound is of a quality ballast )

the light ouput from the lumens ballast kicks the crap out of the ddm ballast

anyone have any experience with the OPT 7 35 watt BOLT ballasts
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I think the first problem is going with a hi/lo HID plug-in kit. I've never seen in a kit on the internet or in person in the 8 years or so I've been HID'd that actually provides a usable high beam.

Be happy with just low beam until you make the jump to a LEGIT setup using projectors.
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there are an actual bulb that uses a halogen filament for the high beam

but the low beam light output just drowns out the halogen light output
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