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      04-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Question What all do I need for DDM HID Fog Lights?

I want to get an HID fog light kit from DDM Tuning and just want to make sure I get everything I need...

~Apexcone Raptor HID Kit 35w H8 (6000k or 8000k what do you guys think?)
~Do I need the Wiring Harness?
~Do I need the Error Code Eliminator?

Thanks for the help guys!
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4700f capacitors (x2) = radio shack = $6
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i think you need h11s for stock bumper.

I got my slims today! Do i have to solder them? Can i just use black electrical tape? Where can mount the ballasts?
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i think you need h11s for stock bumper.

I got my slims today! Do i have to solder them? Can i just use black electrical tape? Where can mount the ballasts?
You'll need to solder them inline.. it's not too difficult.

Ballasts, you can mount them with heavy duty 3M tape (lots of it) on a flat, clean surface. With the panels removed you should be able to see the reinforcement bar. Sides of the brake cooling ducts will be fine as well.

Be sure to use some zip ties to clean up the excess wiring
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i have the plug and play capacitor harness i used on my car for sale. 20 shipped. I also used it with the ddm kit with no errors on my 09
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i have the plug and play capacitor harness i used on my car for sale. 20 shipped. I also used it with the ddm kit with no errors on my 09
That is the same price as a new one... why would I pay the same amount for used as a new one from DDM?
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from what i was told before the code eliminators that ddm sell don't work on our cars...

so, i'd just used the caps.
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pretty sure the code eliminators are caps
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from what i was told before the code eliminators that ddm sell don't work on our cars...

so, i'd just used the caps.
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pretty sure the code eliminators are caps
anyone know if the code eliminators work or not?
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I put the same kit in about a week ago and don't get any bulb out codes. Only thing is if I try to turn them on and off real fast they wont keep up and just won't come on
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I put the same kit in about a week ago and don't get any bulb out codes. Only thing is if I try to turn them on and off real fast they wont keep up and just won't come on
did you use the code eliminators?
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ive used the code eliminators from ddm and they didnt work on my 2009. I returned them and made my own. Now i dont need them. 20 shipped if your interested!
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i have the plug and play capacitor harness i used on my car for sale. 20 shipped. I also used it with the ddm kit with no errors on my 09
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ive used the code eliminators from ddm and they didnt work on my 2009. I returned them and made my own. Now i dont need them. 20 shipped if your interested!
So they worked then they didn't work so you returned them and now you're posting in my thread that you want to sell the item you claim you returned?
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JonLerd, go make your own thread were you can sell your returned, working and not working code eliminator for the same price they cost new
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So they worked then they didn't work so you returned them and now you're posting in my thread that you want to sell the item you claim you returned?
dood take you money and choke on it. I had a ddm code eliminator that i bought and didnt work..which i returned. If you didnt notice from any kind of research i was the one that came up with the capacitor mod. DO YOUR homework asshole. the eliminator i have is a working one that i made which i no longer use. If you were interested a simple question about it would have been suffice. Not that dick response you made! Its people like you that i wish i never went about posting ways to make the capacitor mod!
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JonLerd, go make your own thread were you can sell your returned, working and not working code eliminator for the same price they cost new
btw douche....http://www.ddmtuning.com/index.php?p...=130&parent=94

these are 20 bucks PLUS shipping and tax and are not even plug and play for our cars! you will kno because the polarity on these plug are reverse from the BMW connectors and they are 9006 connectors not h8/h11 that our cars are!

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i think you need h11s for stock bumper.

I got my slims today! Do i have to solder them? Can i just use black electrical tape? Where can mount the ballasts?

you can just solider them on the power leads. Just make sure you observe polarity and water tight the capacitor. They will corrode over time and will start to not fire up all the time. PM me and i can send you detail pics on how to do it!
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anyone know if the code eliminators work or not?
Not exactly what you're looking for but for what it's worth their code eliminators (DDM's) never worked on my E36. I even contacted them after I installed them saying they don't work and they replied saying that's "expected" for E36s. Makes you kind of wonder why they sell them for E36s if they know they don't work.
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So they worked then they didn't work so you returned them and now you're posting in my thread that you want to sell the item you claim you returned?
btw i see where the break down occurred. if you re-read your post #13 you might get a clue.

when i said "I also used it with the ddm kit with no errors on my 09" that means i used my error eliminators with the ddm HID KIT with out errors on my 09

when i said "ive used the code eliminators from ddm and they didnt work on my 2009." you should have continued reading the sentence after that which stated I returned them and made my own. In case you did not get that the 2nd time around. It basically means ddm = no good , my own harness = good
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dood take you money and choke on it. I had a ddm code eliminator that i bought and didnt work..which i returned. If you didnt notice from any kind of research i was the one that came up with the capacitor mod. DO YOUR homework asshole. the eliminator i have is a working one that i made which i no longer use. If you were interested a simple question about it would have been suffice. Not that dick response you made! Its people like you that i wish i never went about posting ways to make the capacitor mod!
Read post #6, maybe you should look into doing some "homework" yourself. Sorry for angering you so greatly, I completely misunderstood what you were saying and you were actually being overly helpful in offering me your caps so thank you very much. I wish I had known what you meant as I would have gone that route.
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Read post #6, maybe you should look into doing some "homework" yourself. Sorry for angering you so greatly, I completely misunderstood what you were saying and you were actually being overly helpful in offering me your caps so thank you very much. I wish I had known what you meant as I would have gone that route.
just so you know i sold it for 20 shipped. the price of the parts alone with the way i did the kit was over 20 dollars just to make it completely PNP. To ask for 20 shipped i think was fair as it is still cheaper than ddm since theirs is 20 + shipping+tax while still being not completely PNP. This was accomplished though the use of 2 amp connectors, soldiering for a solid connection, dielectric grease to further protect against corrosion, and then heat shrink tubbing to seal entirely from water intrusion. Of course this can be done directly to the oem harness with nothing more than the capacitor and electrical tape. But compared to something like the ddm kits you will find in your research that people who have bought them have literally had them explode and release the internal dielectric "juices" because of the polarity issue that is present.
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