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Old 11-16-2011, 12:19 PM
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I installed 35w/5000 lows and fogs. They would flicker at start up but then work fine.

2 days later, today, they flicker but the lows wouldn't come on. First only the left came on, then only the right, then neither.

DDM suggests installing a 4700 uF Capacitor or a 100 ohm/25W resistor.

Has anyone else done this? I'm not familiar with electrical parts, and Google shows all sorts of different things when I search for these.

Also, with the fogs, are the other pair of wires that come with it needed?
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:59 PM
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Might at well double post instead of edit since I can't PM anymore until I get 50 posts now...

I think I need to fire all 4 lights up like this....shouldn't be too hard. If anyone has info about this before I begin splicing wires that would be good.



Oh yea, I did buy the error code eliminators for my lows.....but when I was getting it all setup I went to test it, no light came on and the error code eliminator began to smoke right away! Must've had the positive and negative backwards somewhere along the line I guess....
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I wasn't successful with the capacitors on my HID kit but maybe you will be. Good luck!!!

Remember, caps need to be wired in the correct orientation, i.e., + to + and - to - so make sure you've got that right. If not, they make a really loud popping noise and the magic smoke escapes, rendering them useless.

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I wasn't successful with the capacitors on my HID kit but maybe you will be. Good luck!!!

Remember, caps need to be wired in the correct orientation, i.e., + to + and - to - so make sure you've got that right. If not, they make a really loud popping noise and the magic smoke escapes, rendering them useless.

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Probably the same way that I know haha. My error eliminator smoked up on me.

Did you install your setup same as the picture above? Are your HIDs 35w or 55w? What was the voltage on the capacitor?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to try and get this right.
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Buying from ddm was your first problem they are horrible and forget the capiters this is what you need /and figs will be plug and play
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this is what you need /and figs will be plug and play
My work computer doesn't load some pictures for some reason. What is 'this'? Is it the error code eliminators they sell? I accidentally melted one of them already..

My fogs are flickering too though, and they are plug and play without error code eliminators.

Wouldn't a capacitor give them the extra juice they need to fire up?
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Had same problem with Recon's..drove me crazy..ended up having a exTra relay or wiring harness like in the above pics from my flashtech kit..rigged it up some kind of way involving 6ohm 50watt resistors and now they work perfect. My friend did mines for me..If u continue to have problems I can ask him exactly how he made my harness..that is strange for the fogs though i didn't have that problem it was plug and play.
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Had same problem with Recon's..drove me crazy..ended up having a exTra relay or wiring harness like in the above pics from my flashtech kit..rigged it up some kind of way involving 6ohm 50watt resistors and now they work perfect. My friend did mines for me..If u continue to have problems I can ask him exactly how he made my harness..that is strange for the fogs though i didn't have that problem it was plug and play.
If you could ask your buddy and get back to me that would be great. Maybe I will go the resistor route then instead of the capacitor. I'll be going to radio shack after work tomorrow for parts.

The fogs are confusing me, I'm going to check the connections before I splice any wires. I feel like it might just be a power issue though.
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I had nothing but problems with my 35watt DDM kits (lows and fogs). I ordered the 55watt Ram kit from Retro Solutions for a lows and they have been 100% problem free. They were a little more difficult to install due to the wire harness with the relay and capacitor and all but still not that difficult. They were definitely more expensive than DDM but 100% worth it in my opinion.

I still have a 35watt DDM kit for my fogs but they started flickering today and one ballast actually died (just like what happened to my lows). I will be placing another order to Retro soon.
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I had nothing but problems with my 35watt DDM kits (lows and fogs). I ordered the 55watt Ram kit from Retro Solutions for a lows and they have been 100% problem free. They were a little more difficult to install due to the wire harness with the relay and capacitor and all but still not that difficult. They were definitely more expensive than DDM but 100% worth it in my opinion.

I still have a 35watt DDM kit for my fogs but they started flickering today and one ballast actually died (just like what happened to my lows). I will be placing another order to Retro soon.
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