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Had to cut a hole in the dust cover, but the grommet on the hid harness seals it up perfectly. My install with relay harness took about 30 minutes to make sure wiring was ran clean. If I knew how to upload pics, I would.
 



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Had to cut a hole in the dust cover, but the grommet on the hid harness seals it up perfectly. My install with relay harness took about 30 minutes to make sure wiring was ran clean. If I knew how to upload pics, I would.

Yes, I did just the same, here are the pics...

Bulbs: 9005
Watts: 35
Temp: 6K

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i THINK the delay relay is for when you flash your lights (highbeams) or even just the auto/off feature (going under an underpass)...my guess is that the relay will keep the lights on a tad bit longer so not to burn out the ballast/bulbs since you're not supposed to turn on/off HIDs real quick.

The only thing that comes to mind about a delay relay is that it has a capacitor in it that stores some electricity and then once fully charged it sends it on its way in a smoothed fashion. This is useful if you have a PWM style headlight setup, which funny enough I believe the 07-10 model year explorers are (I needed a capacitor to prevent insanely fast switches from on to off and back on again when I had my lows on, that is characteristic of PWM)

Other than that, the delay relay wouldn't do much other than costing you money, any self respecting ballast will be fine with a turn on/off every once in a while, even a quality bulb will as well, its rapid successive switches that cause issues, or just flat out cheap quality (see DDM, unfortunately.)


Hi did you have to buy some sort of emulator so the computer wont throw an error message due to the lower wattage ?

Someone down here, is trying to sell me a kit for $ 300, he claims that his kit is an "H11 CAN-BUS with warning canceller"
Do I need that or its just a whole load of crap ?


As the other person stated, that is not needed at all, or at least at that price. If the new explorer doesn't happen to need dash warning canceler than more power to ya, but if it does its 30$ worth of resistors and 30 minutes of your time to fix it.


Yes, I did just the same, here are the pics...

Bulbs: 9005
Watts: 35
Temp: 6K

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Good to see someone within the realm of decent color temps.

I'd still really like to see the output of the halogen projectors on the 11+'s with HIDs in them, see how good/bad they are.
 






My understanding is that some vehicles light wiring is too small of a gauge to supply the initial amperage requirement the ballast needs upon initial startup and can cause the HIDs to flicker. The wire harness with built in delay relay has a heavier gauge wire to support the amperage and feeds the HID ballast direct from the battery rather than through the stock light wiring. the stock wiring just basically tells the delay relay to close and power the ballasts.

I wasn't sure if there would be a problem with the Ex stock wire gauge or not, so I played it safe and just put in the harness. It was only $15
 






My understanding is that some vehicles light wiring is too small of a gauge to supply the initial amperage requirement the ballast needs upon initial startup and can cause the HIDs to flicker. The wire harness with built in delay relay has a heavier gauge wire to support the amperage and feeds the HID ballast direct from the battery rather than through the stock light wiring. the stock wiring just basically tells the delay relay to close and power the ballasts.

I wasn't sure if there would be a problem with the Ex stock wire gauge or not, so I played it safe and just put in the harness. It was only $15

Yes you are 100% correct, but by a "delay harness" I envisioned a sorta quasi thing that went in between the ballasts and the stock wiring.

With every car a relay harness is most certainly recommended, there is really no reason not to run one (I have one myself) In *most* case a 35w HID kit ***should*** be ok, but again to me its not worth the risk of frying stock wiring when it can be prevented with a 20$ purchase.
If you have a 55w HID kit (such as myself) a wiring harness is *REQUIRED* since it will draw a good bit more than a 35w kit, obviously.

Disclaimer: while 35w kits should (again *should*) be ok on stock wiring, I hold no responsibility if anyone happens to fry their stock wires because they cheap-ed out and didn't buy a harness.
 






So I bought some DDM Tuning HIDs for the Explorer. I hated the stock ones.

Came w/ Slim Ballasts, the Relay and the Bulbs.

I went with the 8000K cause I wanted the Blue-ish color. Needless to say it looks amazing. Install was easy! Plug and play!

If you guys are interested in some nice HIDs to install. Choose DDM.

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-Slim-Ballast-35W-or-55W

Wattage: 35W
Bulb: 9006
Color: 8000K


Let me know what you guys think!

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im looking to buy that exact kit for my 02 x did you end up havin to buy the hid harness, error eliminator (mind tellin me what the hell that is?????) and adapter cables? sorry if this is such a dumb question
 






I bought a set of 5000k 55w HID's for my Silverado from DDM and they are exactly the color I want. Only time they are blue-ish is during warm up then they go to pure white in color. I installed them 3 months ago and, so far they are great. No problems whatsoever.
 






im looking to buy that exact kit for my 02 x did you end up havin to buy the hid harness, error eliminator (mind tellin me what the hell that is?????) and adapter cables? sorry if this is such a dumb question

PLEASE do everyone on the road a favor and do a retrofit!

hidplanet.com
TheRetrofitSource.com

plug and play kits in halogen reflectors look, and preform TERRIBLE compared to halogen projectors let alone actually HID projectors.
 












Hi All

I'm interested for the DDM HID Kits.

can somebody tell me for what is the?
HID Harness and Error Eliminator?

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-Slim-Ballast-35W-or-55W

thanks

Georgi

The HID harness is a wiring harness kit. Basically a thicker set of wiring from the car battery to the HID. Not sure about the error eliminator. I bought the Vleds and only had to buy the wiring harness, with no option for an error eliminator.

http://www.v-leds.com/HID-Xenon/V-HID-Parts/Relay-Harness/HID-RELAY-WIRING-HARNESS-p9032086.html
 












hmm and a relay isn't in the package?

The kits use the OEM wiring harness. Read the description in the link above. Better off adding one if you are worried about the lights flickering through the OEM harness.
 






How do the beams look on the road? I just got my 5000k 35w kit from DDR and the output is terrible, light is just scattered everywhere I don't want it. Any idea on a fix if you had that problem?
 






I put the 55w 5000k hid for my headlights and 35w 5000k hid for my foglights and they look great and i have no problems with flickering or delays with the lights set on automatic settings.
 


















Plug and plays are not illegal, however, quite a few states are starting crack downs due to people who feel blue is "cool" and brighter is better, when that brighter is exceeding a typical OEM HID install.

In Louisiana, for example, it is illegal to modify your headlights to produce any output exceeding OEM specs. I have not read the law, but it is obvious they are cracking down on what I said in the first paragraph. People are doing this aftermarket installs, many are not paying attention to what is the proper K value and/or are aiming their lights.

It is also illegal to show a blue or red light facing forward in any vehicle that is not fire or police related so the blue headlights will shortly be an item of concern for many people.

Cool is not necessarily doing what everyone else does, especially if they jump off that bridge!
 






Plug and plays are not illegal, however, quite a few states are starting crack downs due to people who feel blue is "cool" and brighter is better, when that brighter is exceeding a typical OEM HID install.

In Louisiana, for example, it is illegal to modify your headlights to produce any output exceeding OEM specs. I have not read the law, but it is obvious they are cracking down on what I said in the first paragraph. People are doing this aftermarket installs, many are not paying attention to what is the proper K value and/or are aiming their lights.

It is also illegal to show a blue or red light facing forward in any vehicle that is not fire or police related so the blue headlights will shortly be an item of concern for many people.

Cool is not necessarily doing what everyone else does, especially if they jump off that bridge!

I think if you're going to try to keep the OEM look, go for 4500-5000k bulbs.
 






Hi All

does anybody knows about how to install the Relay Harness?
Because I installed my HIDs but left side(not passenger side) i have a free socket from the bulb side. is this normal.
because the lights works but I'm not sure if its correct.
 



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Hi All

does anybody knows about how to install the Relay Harness?
Because I installed my HIDs but left side(not passenger side) i have a free socket from the bulb side. is this normal.
because the lights works but I'm not sure if its correct.

Yes its normal. It takes the power from the battery
 






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