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    Thread: Official HID (Head/Fog) Questions/Info Thread

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      05-04-2012 03:34 PM #226
      will be ordering ddm hid kits shortly.

      now should i do 3000 k fogs or 5000????? i can't decide!!!

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      05-04-2012 03:44 PM #227
      Quote Originally Posted by gruven_diesel View Post
      will be ordering ddm hid kits shortly.

      Now should i do 3000 k fogs or 5000????? I can't decide!!!
      3kay all day

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      05-04-2012 05:44 PM #228
      Quote Originally Posted by gruven_diesel View Post
      will be ordering ddm hid kits shortly.

      now should i do 3000 k fogs or 5000????? i can't decide!!!
      3k it will pass through fog alot better than white
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      05-07-2012 12:04 AM #229
      i have 2012 gli and installed 6k 35w and had flikering and had problems throwing codes to where i had to clear codes thru vag-com to make passenger light even work again. while looking thru vcds i found settings for hid's and also headlight voltage after changing from stock voltage setting of 12.8 to disabled they no longer flickered at all . no i dont have harness and use slim ballasts and also have no bulb out warning.
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      05-07-2012 02:53 AM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by ddrakejr View Post
      i have 2012 gli and installed 6k 35w and had flikering and had problems throwing codes to where i had to clear codes thru vag-com to make passenger light even work again. while looking thru vcds i found settings for hid's and also headlight voltage after changing from stock voltage setting of 12.8 to disabled they no longer flickered at all . no i dont have harness and use slim ballasts and also have no bulb out warning.
      Thats good to know. I am considering HIDs

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      05-07-2012 05:38 AM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by MoparDubDude View Post
      Thats good to know. I am considering HIDs

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      It doesn't apply to you since you have a SE. GLI's are the only ones that have to be modded to make most hid's work. Just buy any decent quality kit discussed in this thread and use a wire harness and you are set

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      05-07-2012 11:09 AM #232
      Quote Originally Posted by azthegame View Post
      It doesn't apply to you since you have a SE. GLI's are the only ones that have to be modded to make most hid's work. Just buy any decent quality kit discussed in this thread and use a wire harness and you are set
      I need to update my sig. I just traded the SE in last week on a '12 GLI Autobahn.
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    8. 05-09-2012 12:49 PM #233
      The DDM harness you guys are talking about, is that the relay one for the battery? Thanks!

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      05-09-2012 05:21 PM #234
      Yes

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      05-13-2012 02:03 AM #235
      heres my car 6k lows and 3k fogs no harnesses or flikering



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      05-16-2012 09:16 PM #236
      ok so with the DDM kit and DDM harness positive and negative leads go right to battery....drivers side bulb has red and black that plug into the stock car harness. the passenger side bulb leads, red and black go where? i left them unplugged (from the stock harness) and only go drivers side. i plugged passenger side INTO stock harness (to mimic drivers side) and only got drivers side.

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      05-16-2012 09:37 PM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by tankisarockstar View Post
      ok so with the DDM kit and DDM harness positive and negative leads go right to battery....drivers side bulb has red and black that plug into the stock car harness. the passenger side bulb leads, red and black go where? i left them unplugged (from the stock harness) and only go drivers side. i plugged passenger side INTO stock harness (to mimic drivers side) and only got drivers side.
      did u get dual in and out harness with 2 relays
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      05-17-2012 08:08 AM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by AndriyNYW View Post
      did u get dual in and out harness with 2 relays
      i purchased the harness that DDM offers with the kits, which says HID Harness Dual In/ Dual Out

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      05-17-2012 08:30 AM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by tankisarockstar View Post
      i purchased the harness that DDM offers with the kits, which says HID Harness Dual In/ Dual Out
      well then red goes to battery, black to - on battery, one plug goes to the ballast and from ballast to the stock harness and same with other side

      something like this
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      05-17-2012 11:45 AM #240
      The picture you posted is not the picture from ddm...but the harness is in that pic. I did a test fit last week and after 6 on/off via the switch both bulbs turned on. At that point I left my standard passenger side bulb in not realizing it till I ripped the kit out.

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      05-17-2012 11:50 AM #241
      Quote Originally Posted by tankisarockstar View Post
      The picture you posted is not the picture from ddm...but the harness is in that pic. I did a test fit last week and after 6 on/off via the switch both bulbs turned on. At that point I left my standard passenger side bulb in not realizing it till I ripped the kit out.
      i no, but it explains eveerything how to connect and stuff.... i have nothing in my passenger side right now on my Gli. haha
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      05-17-2012 12:19 PM #242
      Ok so like I originally posted does anyone know of the 2 leads the red and black ones with the spade connectors coming out of the passenger side HID bulb plug into the stock harness of the headlight

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      05-17-2012 05:26 PM #243
      Its there in case you don't use a wire harness probably. The two leads coming out the bulb connect to the ballast and the wire harness connects to the other port in the ballast. For the passenger side...

      For the driver side, the wire harness connects to the ballast, the bulb connects to ballast, and the extra relay connector connects using the spade connector stuff, from relay plug to the stock harness inside the driver headlight.

      Doing that should provide flicker free hid goodness

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      05-17-2012 06:38 PM #244
      Ok so the red and black leads from the drivers side bulb go into the cars stock socket. The other plugs go into the harness/ballast configuration. Do the red and black leads on the passenger side bulb go into the cars stock socket as well?

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      05-17-2012 06:47 PM #245
      I believer there are only two wires coming from the bulb itself, with amp style connectors. The other black and red leads are ran into the rubber thing but have a connector on one end and leads on the other. One end goes into driver stock harness, the other end into the relay coming from the wire harness. Nothing plugs into the passenger stock harness.

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      05-17-2012 06:51 PM #246
      I'm gonna take pictures this weekend and post em. Hopefully it will turn into some sort of DIY to end all questions including mine for the SE lol

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      11-01-2012 10:37 PM #247
      Anyone have guidance on installing this relay kit? Not done an HID install before. Want to do it right the first time.

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      11-02-2012 01:30 PM #248
      Same way is any other ones. To battery red to ground black 2 to ballasts and two to bulbs


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      11-02-2012 02:11 PM #249
      Quote Originally Posted by AndriyNYW View Post
      Same way is any other ones. To battery red to ground black 2 to ballasts and two to bulbs


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      11-02-2012 02:21 PM #250
      Quote Originally Posted by DangerousTacos View Post
      Thank you sir, you are a scholar & a gentleman.

      Going to attempt this tomorrow with my 2013 projector reps.
      How much did u pay for the lights ?


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