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Stock Fog HID Conversion ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Stanley, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    Stanley

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    i know there are write ups on this but no1 is responding and im trying to order from ddm right now. i did the headlight swap the other day. took me 20 min. have a question about the fog lights. so you go from factory connector of the fog light to the ballast to the bulb. no ground or power source from battery? im assuming this process is just for the controller (high/low bulb) on the headlights? im trying to get the slim kit from DDM. what bulb type H10? if anyone wants to just tell exactly i need it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    H10. If you did some trimming on the inner fender plastic, it will make it so much easier in the future to change out bulbs or adjust the fogs. If you take off the front grill, you can mount all the balasts and run the wiring pretty easily.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    yea its just a ballast and 2 wires that plug into to your factory harness....nothing goes to the battery just 2 wires from the ballast and 2 wires from the bulb and the fog light bulb number is 9145 and the headlight is hb2
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    As everyone else has stated, just get the H10 Kit. The wire is usually long enough to have your ballast up around by your headlights/grill
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    so no harness needed just the base kit?
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Yup. If you plan on running a dumb 55 watt kit then you need the harness.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    i still say its safer to do the relay and stuff. dont wanna blow fuses or burn up your wiring/truck. dont kick yourself in the ass later. get the wiring harness. Just some advice.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    also IIRC, reading somewhere here.. .55w will do dmg to the fog light housing? or some sort of discolor?

     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    I'm not sure about that. I have seen 55 watt damage a stock headlight housing.
     
  10. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    D: regardless if its retrofitted?

     
  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Yeah. I'll look for the pics but it the beam was like burned into the reflectors.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Yep, don't bother with the 55W or this will happen to you. I have also seen it on a handful of other vehicles also. The headlights were 55W 6000K HID's and the hue changed from a slight blue to pink. :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/124131-hids-melting-bleaching-headlight-chrome.html

    Yes I know what it means thanks. If you see above the 55 watt HID kit damaged the housing.
     
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    aww shiet?? kuz im getting a retrofit service done and requested for 50w....... lol
     
  15. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Just a heads up on DDM there are so back ordered on everything they sell right now....... i ordered HID kits for my headlight and fogs 3 weeks ago and just got a e-mail after i sent many asking where my lights were they don't even excpet to get more in for another 4 weeks..... i ordered 3 weeks ago and its might be over aother month before i see them.... i'll keep you posted
     
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    I don't know what the outcome was. I still think 55 watts for the street is just retarded. Oh but you live in a part of town that has no lights? Still don't need them.
     
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    nuu, remember i was gonna go visit you and shine it? LOL...
     
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    This was Slim's kit from the Group Buy...lol Slim's customer service has been great though. I actually bought 3 kits from him.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Anytime man. I give free brake checks.:D
     
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    :)... i fling poo... cow poo.... man oh man does chino smell sometimes... anywho, should i modify my order for a 35w? unlike the picture, the bulb is in the projector... and not in the housing directly..

     
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