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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by teambcw, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    teambcw

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    I just installed a 35w DDM slim ballast 6000k hi/low kit and love the light but in low beam it throws the light all over the place and doesnt focus it so well right on the road. I tried it in high beam mode and it is just perfect. So my question is how and is it possible to adjust the shield or wire somehow the kit to think I have the high beams on all the time. It just sucks that I cant have my fogs on while in hi beam. no I dont have the fog light mod. I just dont want to keep it in hi beam all the time because the light on my dash bugs the hell out of me. and i know it is not right. thanks for any help you can give me. also I love my fogs. 35w 6000k also. Jason
     
  2. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    you should be able to mess with the wire harness a bit, you know the small one that has the black and white wire, i belive that one controls the mag in the bulb. maybe switch them so they are opposite...
     
  3. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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    do you know for sure that controls it? i would hate to mess them up as they have only been in for 2 days. thanks
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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    how about contact the DDM customer support?
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    I would have better luck here, they dont even pick up the phone half the time.:eek:
     
  6. Jun 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    to be positive take a voltmeter to the contacts that the harness connects to, the old bulb outlet. if you are worried about messing them up, then i wouldnt do it, just adjust your bulbs up a little higher.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    anyone else have any input? The light are adjusted right they just throw to much light all over the place at low beam. they look like they are backwards, low looks high and high looks low.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    I have done this already, it helped out a ton but when i have it in low beam it throws light allover the place. way to much glare. Once I hit high beam the light gets way more central in front of my truck and not near as high in peoples windows. I have spent a good hour on adjustments and it is were it needs to be. It is like the shield is opposite.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    well then keep adjusting man. after I put mine in my driver side beam was shining farther right than my passenger side light was and way up in the air.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    its not adjusting the light..... it is the way the light comes out of the housing. they are aimed right.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    can you take a pic of how it is shining against a wall or something? Im curious to see how it shines. Granted the HIDs are not designed to shine out of our housing, they are meant for halogen bulbs.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    heres mine
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    yeah I can take one tonight, That is exactly what i mean. when in low beam it looks like crap not focused anywhere really but once i put in it high beam it looks perfect. 2 nice clean beams right where they should be.
     
  15. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    that pic is of my low beams. is there anyway you have your bulbs installed upside down? normally on low beam your bulbs will be behind the sheild, once you flip on the highs the bulb will rise up and shine over the top of the bulb. put some sun glasses on and look to see where the bulb located and that will help
     
  16. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Dude I know this is a dumb question but do you have them upside down? Only reason I ask this is because I know someone that has installed them the wrong way up?:cool:
     
  17. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    I dont think so, there was only a set of Chinese instructions but i put the shield on top. Is that right?
     
  18. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    my low beams from ddm have a good amount of stray light, one of the reasons you could be noticing it is because these are brighter than your original bulbs, which could be throwing the same stray, but not as noticable. your original bulbs are built to a cetain spec, i really dont know what specs the ddm's are built to, but i assume they are close to the halogens. if you notice the bulb that you installed are longer than the halogens you replaced, and could be throwing light everywhere and the filament could be off, throwing more stray light. my high beams throw quite a bit more stray light, compared to the cleaner cut-off that my lows have. i read that they are adjusted right, but could they not be installed into the housing correctly? its light now but later on ill post some of my 55watters against my garage for ya, as a comparison.
    good luck
     
  19. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    I hate to be an ass but it is because the light housings are not designed for hid's.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    thanks!
     
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