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Old 08-19-2010, 01:40 PM
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Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

So just at first I installed my hid kit from ddm tuning, its only $35 now for the slim ballast, and my sister purchased the $25 raptor kit. A ran into a few problems - the hid bulb doesn't really fit into the hole the you put the bulb into, so my uncle decided to use the plastic circle surroundings that protected the bulb to put on then locked it in place, also we didn't know where we would mount the ballast, so we mounted the drivers side one near the power steering fluid im guessing, right on the wall, we used the provided double sided tape they gave us, are these protected enough from falling? On the passenger's side we mounted it on the wall, next to the intake. I also noticed that they gave us only 2 ground outlets that you have to poke it into the stock harness, so we did that and wrapped it in black tape.

Did i do anything wrong? The bulbs light up and looks good, considering it its a 6k, it looks really blue but we shall see until night comes.

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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

I'd be careful with aftermarket PnP HID kits

I had a retrofit done by JLUde over at preludepower and when I sent him my headlights, he said that the PnP kit had made some of the chrome flake off of the headlight reflector bowl cause of the excess heat!
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

My only qualms would be:

1. They don't fit. Which means they're probably a more universal fit and not specifically for your car.
2. When you wired them into the harness, you can run into problems if you don't wire things up correctly. The correct way to do it is solder, then heatshrink any exposed/cut sections of wire to prevent water from getting to the copper wire. Electrical tape really doesn't cut it. If water gets in there it will corrode the wire and cause excess resistance in the circuit. Also copper wire tends to wick liquids up its length, which could get water into other parts of the circuit, such as electrical components or even your ECU, which would fry it. This is the same reason you should never poke holes in wires to test a circuit. However it will probably take awhile for anything like this to happen, and if its in a spot away from water exposure and wrapped really, really tight, then you prolly won't run into any problems with it anytime soon.
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

Does anyone with experience with DDM hid kits, where did you mount your ballasts, and what did you use to mount it? pics would be even better :)
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

ive got the slim kit. to make the bulbs fit you just gotta bend the metal clip that holds the bulb in on the head light assembly.

i also had to crimp a new connector for the ground wire to fit in the harness

ones by the abs unit the other is wedged between the airbox lid and the fender wall

dont rely on the tape as its not that good. one thing you can do is the little hole on the ballast bore it out a little and use a screw to mount it.
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

do you mind if i can get some pics of it mounted :), so you put a screw into the little hole on the ballast and screwed it in? also wheres the abs unit? did you put it on the fender walls?
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

ill take some tomorrow

yea u can use the hole on the ballast for a screw thats what my friend did on his lude.
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Alright that would be awesome, thanks.
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

Mine fit fine on the passenger side but I had to cut the addapters off on the drivers side and solder them into the headlight wiring. They work fine though!
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

U realize your saying you have 6,000,000 hids right? lol
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U realize your saying you have 6,000,000 hids right? lol
6000k=6000 kelvin, which is the temperature of the light. So, people who say "I have 10k HIDs" are wrong, unless they somehow manage to see with 10k lights.

Anyway, I didn't have any fitment issues with my DDM kit, but the double sided stick tape only lasted a few days
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

can i see pics of how anyone mounted their ballast and what they used please? :) 5th gens please.
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

I've got the 55w 8k kit from ddm tuning, I mounted the ballast on the bumper bar, I used a very strong double sided tape by 3M that I got at home depot. To mount the bulbs I bought the acura bulb holder (I forget the part number but I can find it) I drilled out the center of it with a dremel, cut down the center to allow the wire to go through easier and mounted it in the hole the same way you would with the stock bulb. I'll get you pictures up later and show you what I'm talking about. Also I would take the negative and positive prongs out of the socket and splice them in, reason being is that it will be more secure then just taping them in.

I'm guessing you got the 35w kit too, meaning you didn't need to buy the relay harness.

And btw I didn't read the whole thread, so if this has been answered then disregard my post. I was just rushing to type this cause I've gotta go somewhere.
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6000k=6000 kelvin, which is the temperature of the light. So, people who say "I have 10k HIDs" are wrong, unless they somehow manage to see with 10k lights.

Anyway, I didn't have any fitment issues with my DDM kit, but the double sided stick tape only lasted a few days
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Re: Just installed my DDM 6000k HID kit.

I got the same problem too. The DDM hid kit is more like the universal so i have not figure out wat to do with it yet. I was thinking of using the blastic came along to hold the light but i am not sure would it get melt it or not any body has a better idea?
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