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Old 11-27-2010, 12:16 AM
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I got my HID's and they worked great till an hour ago both lights went out and I checked power everywhere and it's getting power. I have had them for maybe 2 days. DDM Slim Ballasts kit.

PLEASE lend me your knowledge. THanks a bunch.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:24 AM
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If you have power to the socket, and they aren't working................. Blown Bulbs.

Unless you're not getting enough power. What are you reading voltage wise at the connector?
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:25 AM
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You're going to have to be more specific than it's getting power everywhere.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:55 AM
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yeah if you touched the bulbs they could have blown out, never touch them!
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should have used an rubbing alcohol wipe on them let them dry than carefully installed them
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:15 PM
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You're going to have to be more specific than it's getting power everywhere.
I tested the plug-ins to the the bulb from the ballasts and they have power. from the housing to the ballast. all the prongs in the plug-ins. and i tested the wires at the base of the bulb as well. All have power.

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yeah if you touched the bulbs they could have blown out, never touch them!
I never touched them I made sure of it I wore gloves and even at that didnt touch them with the gloves on.

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If you have power to the socket, and they aren't working................. Blown Bulbs.

Unless you're not getting enough power. What are you reading voltage wise at the connector?
I didnt get a reading. I just have a test light. But why would it work for awhile and just stop. I have a STRONG battery so idk if power is the problem.

And is it possible both bulbs can become blown at once?
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:32 PM
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Do you have a relay powering the ballasts from the battery, or do you have the ballasts getting power directly from the existing headlight wires?

Do this. Disconnect everything. Connect the power (+ & -) directly to the battery. If there is a separate input to tell them to turn on, connect that as well. See if they work.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:23 PM
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just out of curiosity did you have to plug into the balast from the lights backwards?
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:54 PM
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Do you have a relay powering the ballasts from the battery, or do you have the ballasts getting power directly from the existing headlight wires?

Do this. Disconnect everything. Connect the power (+ & -) directly to the battery. If there is a separate input to tell them to turn on, connect that as well. See if they work.
I'm not positive about the relay. It's a DDM slim ballast kit. there is a black box that hooks up to the battery that runs the the ballast that runs to the bulb.

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just out of curiosity did you have to plug into the balast from the lights backwards?
I'm not understanding the question.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:10 PM
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well mine were wired backwards, there are some definite flaws with the ddm stuff, i think thats why they are so cheap. but i would look into fuses, if its the plug and play (not the hi/lo combo) i would think it blew a fuse...
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:11 PM
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well mine were wired backwards, there are some definite flaws with the ddm stuff, i think thats why they are so cheap. but i would look into fuses, if its the plug and play (not the hi/lo combo) i would think it blew a fuse...
Thats the first thing I checked and it was in perfect condition.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:14 PM
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hmmm did you get the hi/lo combo or just the regulars?

your other option is find someone else who has them and plug in their ballast, but the likelyhood of both going bad at the same time sounds slim...

next i would look for loose connections in the factory connections, or get someone to help you who knows how to work a multimeter.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:15 PM
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Hi/Lo combo.
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If you go back to stock you will have no such problems.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:17 PM
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yeah it took me like over an hour to install my hi/lo HIDs from them, the directions suck. i would check that little blue adapter and check the grounds and battery connections, mine the little power and ground eyelet ends were all messed up so i threw my own on cause the ground broke....
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