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      01-06-2010, 07:13 PM   #45
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Serious note: you need to get the polarity of those capacitors correct or they will literally blow up ...

Nice job, could be usefull for the fog in San Francisco !
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that's pretty cool. so this gets rid of any errors otherwise associated with HID fogs?
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Nice pics. Samething I did a year ago (only my cap is smaller in size - 25V spec instead) and it's still working fine to this day with zero errors. Pretty cool looking when you leave your lights on Auto and you unlock your car via the remote. BTW, are you using the 35W or 55W kit? I'm using the 35W kit (I tried the 55W kit and it worked, but the light was crazy bright and all over the place, overpowering the headlights).


One thing to mention is the cap will get really hot so make sure when you install everything to keep the cap exposed and not against any plastic parts or it will melt. For the leads, I just bend cap wires parallel with the HID wires and used heat shrink to cover everything, then more heat shrink up to the cap and barely going over it to cover the exposed ends from the weather (rain, etc).
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do you have picture of the install? where did you mount them? don't they get hot?
anyone with MY06 tried this yet?
Ill take pics this weekend whenI get back into fenders to test cure for HID Angels. For explanation the DDM HID kit come with small cradles for the ballast. I attached those to the side of the brake cooling ducts and they slide right in. These capacitors being so large in uf do not seem to get any more hot than the balast itself which is warm at best with touch of hand.

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that's pretty cool. so this gets rid of any errors otherwise associated with HID fogs?
0 errors, none, zero, zip zilch you sir are good to go!
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      01-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #49
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looks good. now just do the corner delete mod and you're all set
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      01-06-2010, 09:22 PM   #50
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As a matter of fact I am working on that as we speak. Unfortunatley the capacitor trick does not work for the angels I have found out but I have 2 other wiring schemes I am devising and will surely let everyone know of the outcome!!
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You are frikkin awesome.. I have been waiting for this. I will be ordering this kit ASAP! Any pics of where you mounted the ballast in your fender well?
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This will definitely getting the attention on the road.!

Great job! I like it!
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You are frikkin awesome.. I have been waiting for this. I will be ordering this kit ASAP! Any pics of where you mounted the ballast in your fender well?
No pics as of yet but easily explained..... I attatched the ballast to the side of the brake ducts that come through the fenderwell liner. THey are at the same level as the housing for foglight so there is no pulling on wires and everything has its own space and not mashed up against anything else. You can use double sided sticky tape or the cradle supplied with the kit.
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I've done this already with caps. The caps blew after a couple of miles of driving. I've replaced the caps more than I replace light bulbs. Your best bet is to use a relay setup when using non-55w HID kits.
Or you can go straight and pay extra 40$ for the true 55w HID kits that are direct plug-and-play without erroring at all.
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I've done this already with caps. The caps blew after a couple of miles of driving. I've replaced the caps more than I replace light bulbs. Your best bet is to use a relay setup when using non-55w HID kits.
Or you can go straight and pay extra 40$ for the true 55w HID kits that are direct plug-and-play without erroring at all.
Well sir you had something incorrect. Either your polarity was incorrect when wiring the cap in or your cap was not big enough. Ive driven over 300 miles since SAturday and mine are still working just perfect. Thanks
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Well sir you had something incorrect. Either your polarity was incorrect when wiring the cap in or your cap was not big enough. Ive driven over 300 miles since SAturday and mine are still working just perfect. Thanks
Do you have the exact part number? I'll try the caps again on a cheaper hid kit.
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Do you have the exact part number? I'll try the caps again on a cheaper hid kit.
No part number just when you go to get your capacitor ensure you get one that is 4700 microfarad. Should read 4700uf (see picture of packaging from Radio Shack on page 1
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The DDM kits are worthless. Both myself and my customers have had nothing but trouble, and their customer service is worthless. Stay away.
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I've done this already with caps. The caps blew after a couple of miles of driving. I've replaced the caps more than I replace light bulbs. Your best bet is to use a relay setup when using non-55w HID kits.
Or you can go straight and pay extra 40$ for the true 55w HID kits that are direct plug-and-play without erroring at all.
I tired the relay harness for my fogs but that didnt work on my car
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alos, will this trick work with any other HID kit? im trying this later today on my kit which I dont even know what its called. I do know its 35W
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The DDM kits are worthless. Both myself and my customers have had nothing but trouble, and their customer service is worthless. Stay away.
I've bought plenty of DDM products for my E46 and they've been great, no problems whatsoever. I dealt with customer service once a while back and they were great as well.
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alos, will this trick work with any other HID kit? im trying this later today on my kit which I dont even know what its called. I do know its 35W
Yes there should be no reason it doesnt. I went DDM only because of the great price and I was ordering a slew of other things att he time so i figured for $49 why not try
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