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ChrisRedmon 10-01-2012 08:30 AM

Advice (55w HID install for ///M3)
Howdy guys, so im willing to take the flaming in trade for answers to my questions. I just bought DDM 55W 5k HID's size DS2 for the Xenon housings in my e46 m3. With it being the 55w i need to get rid of the stock ballast. That's totally fine. Will it throw error codes? Also is there any cutting/drilling required to fit the bulbs into the housing? It seems that there are a lot more harnesses for the stock xenon than the two posi/neg that i came across in my old vehicle. I assume that's the power/ecu connection for the motorized projectors?

Pretty much just confusing myself. Can anyone step by step the install for me? If its simple plug and play we can leave it at that and ill slap them in once im off work today. Thanks guys


Solidjake 10-01-2012 10:00 AM

Should have bought Morimoto ballasts from TRS. DDM is junk, gives codes, poor light output, poor efficiency, flickering, underpowering the bulbs and just plain dangerous.

You will probably need a wiring harness for 55 wayys.

ChrisRedmon 10-01-2012 10:19 AM

Hmm, i had them in my truck for over 2 years with 0 problems. What is the purpose of said wiring harness?

Solidjake 10-01-2012 10:21 AM

55 watts uses too many amps to start up. Many people fry their LCM's, clusters, etc with 55w kits

ChrisRedmon 10-01-2012 10:34 AM

Understood. Well with that being said i guess ill throw in my fog lights (3k 35w) and order a wiring harness :(

ChrisRedmon 10-01-2012 11:58 AM

Do you know what wattage the stock xenon run?

Solidjake 10-01-2012 12:04 PM

35 and it's a high quality ballast

ChrisRedmon 10-01-2012 12:07 PM

Okok. So if i was smart i would have bought a 35w bulb in D2S and just swaped the bulbs -___-

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