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ddm HIDs dont fit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Frankiea87, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Frankiea87

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    nerf bars, 15% window tint. TRD shift knob.
    hey i orderd the ddm tuning hid slim ballest kit and wondering do i keep the plastic over the lamps? if so.. they do not fit into the headlight assembly.. i took them off and they fit perfect.. but then also the factory rubber housing does not fit over them because they stick out too far and the rubber doesnt stretch that far... any advice? return?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    some one who has those will chime in...
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    nerf bars, 15% window tint. TRD shift knob.
    lol i hope so.. thats y im on here loolll
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    u take the plastic cover off its for protection when shipping
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    nerf bars, 15% window tint. TRD shift knob.
    yea thats wut i figured... now what about the rubber housing?
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    I have DDMs and have mine off
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    slide it over the plug if it doesn't fit cut the small end open a little when i had mine installed i was able to slide over plug it was a tight fit
     
  8. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    rmerchant3

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    Will this eliminate high beams?
     
  9. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    nerf bars, 15% window tint. TRD shift knob.
    oh.. there the HIGH/LOW type hid's
     
  10. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    you do not need to cut the rubber. you should be able to twist off a metal piece (it says where to twist on the bulb) then put the bulb through the rubber and twist back on the metal part. it is a tight fit, but it worked for me.

    ...this is assuming that the ddm bulbs are the same as the ones in hte apexcone kit that ddm sells
     
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    Didn't know they made them that way? True HID's have a cut off shield (in the projector) to determine High or low.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    What do you mean by true HIDs? A projector has a cut off shield, and not all projectors can support high beam.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    found this in slimcubby's writeup


    Originally Posted by slimcubby
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    You guys do not need to cut the boots at all. What you want to do is unlock the hid bulb and pull it out of it's little case. Then place the boot in the middle of the bulb and it's casing and lock the bulb now with the boot in the center. Hope this makes sense to you guys. [​IMG]






    that's the lock feature i was reffering to. it should say it somewhere on hte plastic assembly behind the bulb itsself
     
  14. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    As in factory optioned HID's. Like on our Acura TL's (i'm an Acura tech...not like I have all these TL's laying around :D )...they have a power and ground going to a solenoid that activates the cut off shield to lower to let more light out; thus making it a high beam.

    I was stating that I didn't know the aftermarket supported a HID bulb that actually got brighter itself.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    it does not actually get brighter. when you activate the high beams, the bulb actually moves back in the housing. this moves it to a different position in relation the the little metal shield, sort of "refocuses it"
     
  16. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    AHHHH makes sense now. Thanks!
     
  17. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    any time :thumbsup:
     
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