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Old 02-04-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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HID help please :)

okay so i got in a new set of HIDs/ballast (single beam) and my cooworker installed them for me. he did a different kind of setup though... he used his own plugs and it conflicts with the DRLs. when i release the parking brake, my bulbs start to flicker and when i switch the lights to on, they still flicker. then once i turn the knob to my highbeams, the lights stay on... he said i would have to purchase something else in order for the HIDs to work with the DRLs.. anyone know? heres the pics of what i got going on... thanks in advance


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Old 02-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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That is nasty looking!!!!! First thing is to let someone else do it. Really, that connection is doomed to failure. Did the kit come with any instructions??? The HID's I purchaed from Slim were easy to install and work very well.
I'm sorry I can't answer your question regarding the DRL issue.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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yeah man its pretty ghetto setup.... hes got his hooked up the same way... on his xrunner.... man i just have shitty luck when it comes to HIDs..... its horrible.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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Wow. That is a terrible job man. I'd pull it all out and start from scratch.
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get the right hardware and do it right, man

just installed mine from ddm tuning, works like a charm
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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I dont know if it helps but here is a DIY for the slimchubby HIDs
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...stall-diy.html

Really good write up, i dont know if your HID lights work the same way but here you go
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Plus 10 on Slims Hids. The only problem I had with them is your headlights need a bit adjusting otherwise you high-beamed, that and if you do not adjust them when you switch to "high beam" they appear to be dimmer than regaluar until you adjust them down. Overall though I think the kit Slim offers is great. They differently light up the night. Especially for $120 or so for plug and play.
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appreciate the info guys, but idk with this setup i dont even got a relay harness or nothing, its basically from ballast to lightbulb on each side.... the ballast are good quality so i dont really want to get rid of them but it seems like i need the wiring for the DRLs and could use a wiring harness... like the DDM setup. i ordered my kit from DDM before, but had to return it because it wasnt working properly....
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That's a fire in the engine bay waiting to happen.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:17 AM   #10
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holyshit... are you serious..... wow
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hmm well the thing is i think i got a pretty nice ballast..? the matsushita gen 3... but the thing is that i dotn have any good wires for it... i thought i was getting the whole kit... but man this is horrible
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exposed hot/negative wires like that can create shorts and fire. Get rid of that ghetto ass shit.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:03 PM   #13
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okay so heres whats going on in my setup:

do you think that if i were to buy a wiring harness it would help solve the problem?
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