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      01-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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HID fog lights easy as pie and a cost of only $60.95

Well its official.... the DDM Tuning Slim Line HID kits work flawlessly with the simple addition of a 4700uf capacitor. Ive included pics of the Capacitor needed that can be obtained at any Radio Shack for about $5.48/ea. In addition with the HID kit for only $49.99 I have only $60.95 (+ shipping) in this beautiful kit. I opted for the 3000K look because I think it contrasts well against the AW but DDM has a variety of temps for bulbs. Enjoy and feel free to ask any questions.

PS - I tried the error cancelors that DDM offers and they are a no go. They do not work on our cars.

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Spliced into HID harness (Ensure arrow referring to negative is wired to ground wire on harness.

Soldering of capacitor


Everything layed out full view. This is the harness portion that plugs into bulb






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if i may say so.... that looks just getto... you have a 50k car and u have this fog set up that i can see someone doing to a honda or something... just not my cup of tea as some people say...

the lighting looks goood tho.
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if i may say so.... that looks just getto... you have a 50k car and u have this fog set up that i can see someone doing to a honda or something... just not my cup of tea as some people say...

the lighting looks goood tho.
Sorry bud I didnt create this thread to accomodate your "cup of tea". There are many topics regarding this subject and many many members curious how to eliminate the need to spend $200+ on a fog light setup that operates correctly and does not throw an error code on our vehicles. You said yourself the lighting looks good so whats the difference in me wiring the items needed for it to function properly rather than pay someone a 100% markup to do the same just to sell it to me at a profit.
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Sorry bud I didnt create this thread to accomodate your "cup of tea". There are many topics regarding this subject and many many members curious how to eliminate the need to spend $200+ on a fog light setup that operates correctly and does not throw an error code on our vehicles. You said yourself the lighting looks good so whats the difference in me wiring the items needed for it to function properly rather than pay someone a 100% markup to do the same just to sell it to me at a profit.
wow..wow..wow.. calm down here. im not trying to bash your thread im just simply giving my opinion. for me i like to have a nice clean job. i bought a bmw, i would like to do things for it that are the same standards not make the lighting look good but behind it a bundle of wires. again im not trying to bash you at all. As i was told when i first got on here... "you gota pay to play" in your case you do not need to, you just need to do less quality of work...
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Oh no offense taken. And believe me I pay to play quite often (note other toys in background in addition to 335....supercharged infinity G35 and in garage a 10.68 1/4 mile camaro) but if I can save a few bucks on one thing to spend a little more on another then I do so bro. I was merely letting the members who have asked repetadly that there is a solution to hid fogs without breaking the bank. Sorry but $225 for foglights is a little outrageous. Id much rather apply that to some go fast goodies rather than lighting just my $.02.

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wow..wow..wow.. calm down here. im not trying to bash your thread im just simply giving my opinion. for me i like to have a nice clean job. i bought a bmw, i would like to do things for it that are the same standards not make the lighting look good but behind it a bundle of wires. again im not trying to bash you at all. As i was told when i first got on here... "you gota pay to play" in your case you do not need to, you just need to do less quality of work...
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Oh no offense taken. And believe me I pay to play quite often (note other toys in background in addition to 335....supercharged infinity G35 and in garage a 10.68 1/4 mile camaro) but if I can save a few bucks on one thing to spend a little more on another then I do so bro. I was merely letting the members who have asked repetadly that there is a solution to hid fogs without breaking the bank. Sorry but $225 for foglights is a little outrageous. Id much rather apply that to some go fast goodies rather than lighting just my $.02.


well great work, as i said before the lighting looks great! and you say there is no code being thrown out! great work and great find!

bummppppp for a good find.
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Looking good! What kind of angel eyes are those?
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great job, i need to do this on my ride.
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I love yellow fogs, especially on white cars. "ghetto" would be like putting 22's on it lol
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I think it looks fantastic (and I'm almost 50!)! I might just do this myself. It looks like that setup would actually enhance the functionality of the fogs significantly as they appear in your pics at least to be MUCH brighter than stock. Is this correct? I love the 3K temp as well. Have you had the opportunity to try them out while driving yet? And finally, will this solution work as-is for an e92? Nice work - thanks!
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I think it looks fantastic (and I'm almost 50!)! I might just do this myself. It looks like that setup would actually enhance the functionality of the fogs significantly as they appear in your pics at least to be MUCH brighter than stock. Is this correct? I love the 3K temp as well. Have you had the opportunity to try them out while driving yet? And finally, will this solution work as-is for an e92? Nice work - thanks!
yes it does enhance the functionality of the fogs significantly. I had 8k and i could just drive at night with fogs on. They are MUCH brighter than stock thats for sure! I am 99% sure that this will work for your E92!!
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Oh no offense taken. And believe me I pay to play quite often (note other toys in background in addition to 335....supercharged infinity G35 and in garage a 10.68 1/4 mile camaro) but if I can save a few bucks on one thing to spend a little more on another then I do so bro. I was merely letting the members who have asked repetadly that there is a solution to hid fogs without breaking the bank. Sorry but $225 for foglights is a little outrageous. Id much rather apply that to some go fast goodies rather than lighting just my $.02.
Nice lights, no codes for sure? And it's spelled Infiniti.
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I love yellow fogs, especially on white cars. "ghetto" would be like putting 22's on it lol
thats why i rock 24''s
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Looking good! What kind of angel eyes are those?
Thanks. Angels are D-Tech from E92 lighting. Breeze to install and as you see they look great!!

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I think it looks fantastic (and I'm almost 50!)! I might just do this myself. It looks like that setup would actually enhance the functionality of the fogs significantly as they appear in your pics at least to be MUCH brighter than stock. Is this correct? I love the 3K temp as well. Have you had the opportunity to try them out while driving yet? And finally, will this solution work as-is for an e92? Nice work - thanks!
Yes they are much much brighter. We live on a lake with a 4 mile bridge to cross everyday so quite often its foggy and the "fog lights" actually live up to their name now haha. Yes wiring portion will work for your E92 but I believe you have a different bulb but that will be covered when ordering.

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Nice lights, no codes for sure? And it's spelled Infiniti.
No errors at all not even once. Had them installed since New Years day and all is well.
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Excellent - thanks again, guys!
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looks great ! thanks for the contribution !!!

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damn. seems like a lot of soldering work which i don't know how to do LOL

nevertheless it's really nicee!
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soldering this is soooo easy. i'd do it for anyone if i was given it.
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damn. seems like a lot of soldering work which i don't know how to do LOL

nevertheless it's really nicee!
Its actually quite simple. Took me a total of about 15 minutes. Heat soldering iron, touch to solder while over the portion to be soldered and it quickly turns to liquid form and hardens back to solid form after a few seconds and wallah
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Looks good and nice work around to a common problem. Is that the 35 or 55 watt kit?
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"Our 55w HID Kit is not recommended for smaller fog light housings because they tend to concentrate a large amount of heat in a small area."
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Looks good and nice work around to a common problem. Is that the 35 or 55 watt kit?
35W. As stated above I would not recommend a 55w kit with non projector housings

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