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Old 10-01-2012, 07:17 PM
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Help please!! Hid installation kit

Hey guys I've try everything to make my hids work but nothing, I brought these blasters from eBay that were 35w and I looked up a few threats and that was recommend and I brought the error cancelers from DDM and capacitors but nothing is working and I reserve the polar wires but nothing works, I was wondering if you guys can please help me out thanks
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:04 AM
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headlights or fogs?? what are you connecting them to?
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:41 PM
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On my 06 .I didn't have to use any of caps or error cancelers.
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I installed the full canbus error free kit for the fogs on my '03. Do they come on and then go off? Do they flicker when you turn them on? Do they turn on and work fine but when you start the car it strobes?
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I've tried everything man and nothing I looked up every step or thing to do but nothing and the warning messages keep coming up on my I drive I have no idea what it can be and it doesn't turn on at all bro
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I don't know if its the ballasters because there 35w and I know our cars take 55w I believe but I read that if we put 55w it'll burn or heat up the harness wire and melt it
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I don't know if its the ballasters because there 35w and I know our cars take 55w I believe but I read that if we put 55w it'll burn or heat up the harness wire and melt it
Stay away from the 55w...please... you'll start melting sh**.
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I've tried everything man and nothing I looked up every step or thing to do but nothing and the warning messages keep coming up on my I drive I have no idea what it can be and it doesn't turn on at all bro
I've been there with my 7 and 3 series...
Are you trying to connect using the covering cap? Install the bulb, and bypass the covering cap (#4 in the diagram) hook up your ballast and signal cancellers. Check functionality and let me know. Also, maybe post some pics so I can see how it's connected.

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maybe the ballasts are bad?? did you try switching sides? also double check the fog light fuse is still good.
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You bought from ebay you say? What brand name is the kit? I bought the 35 watt slim hid kit from DDM including the error eliminators, installation was a breeze everything works great, you have a defective kit and if its throwing errors even with error eliminators your ballasts probably don't work.
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I would stay away from those cheap Ebay kits.. just asking for trouble. Really crappy china made
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Same thing I was thinking First_745Li but I didn't wanna assume.
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Same thing I was thinking First_745Li but I didn't wanna assume.
Prices on eBay are very attractive until you try to install it or get something replaced under "warranty"
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the ddm kits are cheap chinese kits too but the build quality is decent. Ive had a few sets and never had a major issue.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:30 AM
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I've been there with my 7 and 3 series...
Are you trying to connect using the covering cap? Install the bulb, and bypass the covering cap (#4 in the diagram) hook up your ballast and signal cancellers. Check functionality and let me know. Also, maybe post some pics so I can see how it's connected.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...88&hg=63&fg=15
I did everything I switch it around and I tried it on my brothers 528i and it didn't work on his car either but when I tired it on my dads Chevy truck it turned on and the other day I tired it aqain on my dads truck and one side turned on and re other was out and they turned and didn't turn back now at all
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maybe the ballasts are bad?? did you try switching sides? also double check the fog light fuse is still good.
I did bro and nothing I think the ballasters I brought were bad or weren't for the 7 series even though it said on eBay it was
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You bought from ebay you say? What brand name is the kit? I bought the 35 watt slim hid kit from DDM including the error eliminators, installation was a breeze everything works great, you have a defective kit and if its throwing errors even with error eliminators your ballasts probably don't work.
I think they don't work at all either and they probably were bad
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I did everything I switch it around and I tried it on my brothers 528i and it didn't work on his car either but when I tired it on my dads Chevy truck it turned on and the other day I tired it aqain on my dads truck and one side turned on and re other was out and they turned and didn't turn back now at all

See if you can get the ballasts exchanged. and try it again on the Chevy truck just to make sure they work before trying it again on the 7. I would think you need capacitors something like these...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pcs-Capaci...sories&vxp=mtr
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So you guys suggest to buy the DDM kit 35w and ill be good? And the name of the kit on eBay was H3 6000K Digital Xenon HID Kit Crystal White Fog Light Ultra Slim Ballasts
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See if you can get the ballasts exchanged. and try it again on the Chevy truck just to make sure they work before trying it again on the 7. I would think you need capacitors something like these...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pcs-Capaci...sories&vxp=mtr
I had those before and they didn't work either bro like those were crap and that's why I brought the DDM kit
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My ebay ( xentec brand) works great for me on all my cars for the last three years. No flickering ,no error.
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My ebay ( xentec brand) works great for me on all my cars for the last three years. No flickering ,no error.
I don't know bro like these ballasters don't work my 7 and it doesn't even flicker or turn on for a little with the error eliminators from DDM
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Try to install them without the error eliminators,some time those error eliminators are bad too.
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