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    DDM Tuning HIDs

    Has anyone had any experience with the 55w DDM Tuning HIDs? I got the hi/lo kit that comes with the harness and the lights don't always activate the first time and the brights don't work on one side. I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this? Anyone have this kit and use a different harness?

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    I assume you're a 1G... I never had a problem with their 35W kit, but I had a 2G, so it was only lows.
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    After talking to a few people, the ballast are really sensitive to the input voltages. Green-lantern suggested calling DDM tuning and replacing the ballasts.

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    I've been using 55w slims for a couple years now with no probs.

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    55W slims here on the low beams and have never ONCE had an issue with them. Going on 2 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDMs website

    One side doesn’t turn on reliably or at all: This is likely caused by a defective bulb, ballast or an issue with the stock wiring (available power). To identify the responsible component, please swap bulbs or ballasts from one side of the vehicle to the other; if the problem follows one component then that is the part responsible for the failure. If all of the components prove to be functional on one side of the vehicle then you likely have a powering problem on the side that is failing; this will likely be corrected by installing an accessory HID harness.

    Intermittent firing for both sides: If it takes multiple on-off cycles to get the HIDs to turn on, you may have a powering issue, which is often resolved by the installation of an accessory HID harness. Also, sometimes increasing the headlight fuse by 5 amps solves the problem.
    If you have an HID Harness (whether it's an accessory or H/L harness) installed and are still getting intermittent firing, double check your power and ground cable connections.
    One side is definitely worse than the other. I may call them and see what they suggest I do.

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    I have DDMs on the factory fogs and the accord fogs on my TL. going on nearly 3 years and no problems.

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    They seemed to have discontinued the slims a little while back. I'm running the 55W Raptors. They're holding up fine but I only drive the car about 5mi a month. I've had other DDM kits on 3 other cars. I've never had an issue with them.

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    I had issues with them on my 91 Stealth. One would fire and the other would not. Had to flash the lights on/off a couple times to get them both on. It was always the drivers side that did it too. I had mine hardwired in to a 40amp relay and all 10awg power wire so I know it was not a power issue. I sold the car before I ever got a chance to contact DDM about them. I'm sticking with VVME HID's from now on. I have run them for 7+ years and never had an issue with the 5 kits I bought from them. I only got the DDM kit as I wanted to test out the slim ballasts as the VVME ballasts are a lot larger.

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