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HID ISSUE WITH DDM TUNING

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MaloneS, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Sep 14, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    MaloneS

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    Ordered my HID conversion from DDM Tuning; took about 2 weeks ($90). Installed them and the lights worked great for about 30 minutes worth until one of my ballasts went out. Contacted customer service and they told me submit online, which I did that before I called, because here in TX they give out citations for a headlight out. Still no response from them after 2 days.:mad: Almost want to go stock again and get rid of these Chinese pos!! Anyone know of a quality HID conversion kit? Not one that breaks after less than 30 minute of use.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    dexterdog

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    Unfortunately you had to learn the hard way. www.theretrofitsource.com is where it is at and look into doing it right with some projectors.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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  4. Sep 14, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    HIDdirect.com another great company, high quality HIDs and great customer service and not to pricey.
    I had a problem with one of my ballasts which I believ I caused. I called them up and no questions asked they sent it to me free within 3 days
     
  5. Sep 14, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    ruggedT

    ruggedT The Sticker Guy Vendor

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    I dont understand how people blow ballasts so fast... I have 6 sets of hids from them with zero problems. Set in my fogs is over 5 years old. The other is on a rattle trap v-twin bike
     
  6. Sep 14, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    MaloneS

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    My friend has the same kit and hasn't had any problems yet; but I'm going to give him mine. I heard some good reviews (instead of retrofit); from xtreme hid's from Phillips. www.kbcarstuff.com.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    monsterkx2fiddy

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    doyyy. i was going ot buy a set right now but you just made me newvous
     
  8. Sep 16, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Don't be. I've had mine for over a year and half. No issues. They work every time.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    cjimenRR

    cjimenRR Be Good or Be Good At It

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    Don't they have a lifetime warranty? I just got a pair from slimcubby on here also which is a pretty good kit
     
  10. Sep 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    DDM Tuning = HID Issue


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  11. Sep 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    I've had 4 HID kits from DDM, and never had an issue except for once when one of my bulbs didn't work. I called them and whole RMA process took about a day. I received my replacement within a week and I'm all the way here in VA.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    MaloneS

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    Been 5 days now and haven't heard squat
     
  13. Sep 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Hope u get it swapped out I had this happen with a set from a local shop but they come with life time warranty and had no issues getting another set no charge on spot
    Mines lasted only 10mins
     
  14. Sep 16, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    I had to learn the hard way too. i was using DDM for a few years and they never gave me any problems. Until they failed after i installed them in my girlfriends truck.

    Good luck bro!
     
  15. Sep 17, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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    retrofit is the way to go. get your money's worth bro
     
  16. Sep 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    As far as replacing their shit, DDM always comes through. As far as their customer service, kinda needs improvement. If one of my bulbs goes out I wouldn't have a replacement for about two weeks.
     
  17. Sep 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    MaloneS

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    No weekends, just business days. I am never using them again, I will look in to retrofit or xtreme hids.
     
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