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Old 11-06-2013, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pilotalex View Post
Alright,

Thought I would share with most of you guys wanting to upgrade to HID headlights.

Learn form my mistakes.

I never owned a north american car always had imports. Most of them had the can bus systems which is electrical system used to monitor if your lights were out. When this system was introduced HID kits started to go down because lots of people started to get hyper flash, errors that lights are out, sometimes one light turns on one light turns off..

Reading this was a issue on the ram ( 2013 Projector ones) I looked at what other members suggested. 250-300.00 HID kits..... I ended up buying one.

Install was easy but issues i started having was annoying not to mention I HATE having wires in the engine compartment.

I did a small research and found these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PC-XENON-HI...916f05&vxp=mtr

you can get them for even 5.00 a piece. They go in between your ballast and bulb. Installed them in the 200.00 now kit which i had to pay extra for the so called plug and play harness that was acting up, and sure enough no messages and no issues. I have been running them since may and no issues.

Further to investigate the kit i had were "digital ballast" so I wanted to see if it would work on the cheap antic 35.00 HID kits on ebay. I ended up picking up 9006 HID kit for the fogs. Sure enough with the cancellers they worked.

Now if you are going to go even one step further you could do what I did and that is buy CANBUS FREE HID ballast and pay 200.00 you can plug and play.

I took mine one step further and went with a OEM BMW system and a FXR projector swap. The difference between the OEM halogen projector with a kit to FXR and a d2s OEM system is night and day. Of course now we are talking closer to the 600-700.00 Range and baking headlight open.


Moral.
If anyone is telling you to buy a 200.00 HID kit please send me 200.00 to my paypal and then I will send you a kit that I bought for 60.00 with cancellers. And you will be amazed and happy.

Disclaimer.
The only time you do need the harness is if your lights are H4 or H13 when they serve as a low/high beam. You will loose the high beam. Fortunately are trucks are not like that. We have separate bulbs. Oh and for the projector headlights there is a little plate that flips opens internally and lets the light shine further out. .
Hey man thanks for the information , but the only issue i would have with eliminating the harnessing is that is where your relay and fuse link is, and with most newer cars your headlights have no fuse or fail safe, so you are entrusting your trucks computer to Ebay ballasts and Warning eliminators.

Being that the ballasts even with a great company are the first things to go bad and then you couple that with what i read on your error eliminator which is just a capacitor it seems like you would be taking a pretty big risk, which is why i would assume the HID company's provide a relay harness that provides a failsafe with a fuse and to prevent any serious damage in the event of an electrical problem.
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