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HID help please :)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by supremetaco2, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. supremetaco2

    supremetaco2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    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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  2. ofrd4fun

    ofrd4fun Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. supremetaco2

    supremetaco2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    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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    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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    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.
     
  8. supremetaco2

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    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.
     
  10. supremetaco2

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    holyshit... are you serious..... wow
     
  11. supremetaco2

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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
     
  12. WATacoRider

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    exposed hot/negative wires like that can create shorts and fire. Get rid of that ghetto ass shit.
     
  13. supremetaco2

    supremetaco2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    okay so heres whats going on in my setup:
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    do you think that if i were to buy a wiring harness it would help solve the problem?
     
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