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Old 12-07-2009
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So im trying to wire up my DDM HID kit, did the passenger side head lamp and fog, fog works fine, but im having troubles with the head lamp. it will light up with key off head lights on, but as soon as the truck starts, it cuts out, and i cant get it to stay on, i can play with the bulb to ballast plug and it will flicker, but won't stay on, what can be causing this?
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Does it come with the relay harness? If so, Check the ground.
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Old 12-08-2009
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no relay, just DDM 35-watt low beam only kit.
i got both heads wired up, and they only work with truck off, head lights on. as soon as you start it they cut out, but the fog light kits work no problems what so ever. PITA. anyone had this issue before?
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the DDM site says if this happens either bump up the fuse by 5 amps, or get their wiring harness kit to connect directly to the battery because the stock wiring can't keep up. so i guess i'll try the fuses thing tomorrow....later today...
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the DDM site says if this happens either bump up the fuse by 5 amps, or get their wiring harness kit to connect directly to the battery because the stock wiring can't keep up. so i guess i'll try the fuses thing tomorrow....later today...
I suggest the Relay. Its a better idea anyway.
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Yeah get the relay harness. You have a high chance of them messing up in the long run anyway without with, it seems like its messing up now though.
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is there any way i can make a relay harness? its $15 from DDM, plus $25 shipping, plus UPS will charge about $20 for a brokerage fee.
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oh also their relay kit, is it a pair or one only, it doesn't say pair...but I'm not sure
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You can make your own. I don't know where you would find the connectors though. One accessory harness works for a pair of lights. Are you staring the truck with the lights on or are you turning them off?
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im turning them off before i start it.
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You can get them on eBay too. You could make your own but if you don't have the wire or connectors or anything it will just be cheaper to eBay it.
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Sure is. Actually I might have that one in the garage, if I do do you want it? I can probably get it to you for like 10-15 bucks.
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already put it through otherwise i would have, sorry. i actually found another listing by them for the same thing for $9 haha
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Could it be your DRL's that's causing it?
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Could it be your DRL's that's causing it?
Good point. I didn't notice he was in Canada. DRLs will not work with HID kits.
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is there any way i can make a relay harness? its $15 from DDM, plus $25 shipping, plus UPS will charge about $20 for a brokerage fee.
Damn dude!! thats crazy I got my relay harness off ebay for $12 shipped. Its probably the same thing.
Is there a write up somewhere on how to install the harness? I have the HIDs installed already, I just didn't know how to wire up the relay harness.
And just curious why do people reccomend using a harness? because mine work fine and dont flicker or anything.
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Good point. I didn't notice he was in Canada. DRLs will not work with HID kits.
i dont know what DRLs are?
school me?

also i upped the fuse like they said on the site, and when i put in a 20 amp fuse, the light turned on, but i had that weird headlight flash.

i ordered a relay kit off ebay for $15 shipped so hopefully that will fix my problem, otherwise i don't know where else to look
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Daytime Running Lights. When you truck is on and the parking bake is off are the headlights on but they aren't as bright as normal headlights?
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oh, yeah. I thought DRL sounded familiar. but yes i have them, could that be whats causing it?
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Yes. DRL runs the lights at a lower voltage which isn't enough to run HIDs. Hook it all back on and set the parking brake(usually this turns the DRLs off) with the engine running. Turn on the headlights with the switch.
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i'll have to try that. never thought about the DRLs...I'm just heading out, i'll have to update when i get back! thanks
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Yeah and I don't think the newer Rangers can have the DRL's bypassed.
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Yeah and I don't think the newer Rangers can have the DRL's bypassed.
What? Maximum gayness.

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2003 and earlier had a standalone DRL Module. 2004 and later have the DRL controls integrated into a circuit board in the Smart Junction Box. There is no dedicated connector, fuse or module that can be easily disconnected to disable the DRLs on a 2006. Grounding the parking brake light switch wire would probably do it but then the p-brake light would remain on in the cluster continuously. I don't know anything about Canadian law but I'd bet it's illegal anyway.
Looks like the dealer would have to turn them off unless you want to run your own wires from the headlight switch.

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well it didn't work, but howells had them on his 08 so i'll have to wait for the relay to come in
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