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Old 10-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #171 (permalink)
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I have '12 300 S without factory HID's I went with the DDM 6000k 35w 9006 bulbs. They are bright and i like them but would rather have 5000k to match the DRL better.

The setup that worked was just BOW3 adapters with the headlamps. There is no need for a wiring harness. With the wiring harness hooked up it made the lamps flicker.

However the foglights need a wiring harness because they have intermitten firing issues with out the harness.
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So I finally got my chinese DDM 35W 4300K.... Install wasnt bad, I dont know how any of you guys were able to fit everything in the headlight..... I ended up drilling the hole and siliconed it, I hope it doesnt give me any issues...

Regarding color, the 4300k are definitively blue.. They dont fully match the DRL, Im hoping the blue will go away as they burn in.....

So im going to do the fogs next. I bought the wiring harness but read I dont need it for the headlights. any suggestions for doing the fogs?
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So I finally got my chinese DDM 35W 4300K.... Install wasnt bad, I dont know how any of you guys were able to fit everything in the headlight..... I ended up drilling the hole and siliconed it, I hope it doesnt give me any issues...

Regarding color, the 4300k are definitively blue.. They dont fully match the DRL, Im hoping the blue will go away as they burn in.....

So im going to do the fogs next. I bought the wiring harness but read I dont need it for the headlights. any suggestions for doing the fogs?
I used a wiring harness on my fogs, I have a bad ballast so I am waiting for a replacement ballast so then I can find out if the wiring harness causes the fogs to flicker or anything.

Before I had a wiring harness with my foglights I had intermittent firing at startup so a wiring harness has to be used for the fog lights.
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Not yet but I am planning on it. It sounds like you need a relay harness but I thought you had one? Here is a link to one on eBay.

HID Xenon Relay Wiring Harness H8 H7 H9 H11 5202 9006 | eBay

You may also need error decoders/anti-flicker device (one for each side)

Warning Code Error Decoder Canceller Capacitor ANTI-FLICKER For Xenon HID Light | eBay.

That should do it if you are having problems. Remember two things. One, our cars use a CANBUS system that makes it a lot smarter than other cars when it comes to managing headlights. For CANBUS systems you will definitely need error decoders/anti-flicker because of the way the system distributes power to the lights. Two, it is never recommended to run aftermarket HID headlamps without a relay harness. Reason being is that the relay harness draws power from the car's battery directly, rather than through the stock headlamp wiring. The stock wiring is designed for much less powerful bulbs, so not using a relay harness will eventually damage your stock electrical wiring. It may take several months for it to happen, but it definitely will.
Hey Zach...so i take it you ran it right to your battery....did you do it to the underhood fuse area or the actual battery in the trunk.Wanna do mine right the first time,did the fogs in 6000k and no problems but just used the factory wiring..is it a bad idea....
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Hey Zach...so i take it you ran it right to your battery....did you do it to the underhood fuse area or the actual battery in the trunk.Wanna do mine right the first time,did the fogs in 6000k and no problems but just used the factory wiring..is it a bad idea....
Run it to the engine compartment battery terminals on the passenger side. There will be a red area for positive and then you'll see some bolts for a ground/negative spot.
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Can anyone post some updates? After how long are your HIDs still running strong? No problems with headlights or fogs?
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hi guys, what exactly do I need to buy in order for the hids not to throw any codes or flicker or anything. I took my car to an installation place in queens and they told me that the regular hid kit along with these little gold resistor boxes would do away with the flickering and the codes. I have had them do other cars and I didn't have a problem but the guy who was going to install them though told me that they never had a 2nd gen 300 in the shop so he wasn't 100% sure that they weren't going to throw a code because he knew a little about how our electrical system was not like other cars. I would rather just buy everything I need and have him do it when he is out of work that way I know that im doing it right and they aren't just drilling unnecessary resistors into the car. any help would be appreciated. I know that morimoto has a kit but if I was going to buy another kit would I need those wiring harnesses and adapters? I want to do the headlights and the fogs too. I really don't want to go crazy with such a nice car and I really cant stand the halogen brightness so I need to do it just a matter of what the right way is to do it.
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hi guys, what exactly do I need to buy in order for the hids not to throw any codes or flicker or anything. I took my car to an installation place in queens and they told me that the regular hid kit along with these little gold resistor boxes would do away with the flickering and the codes. I have had them do other cars and I didn't have a problem but the guy who was going to install them though told me that they never had a 2nd gen 300 in the shop so he wasn't 100% sure that they weren't going to throw a code because he knew a little about how our electrical system was not like other cars. I would rather just buy everything I need and have him do it when he is out of work that way I know that im doing it right and they aren't just drilling unnecessary resistors into the car. any help would be appreciated. I know that morimoto has a kit but if I was going to buy another kit would I need those wiring harnesses and adapters? I want to do the headlights and the fogs too. I really don't want to go crazy with such a nice car and I really cant stand the halogen brightness so I need to do it just a matter of what the right way is to do it.
As long as you get an HID kit, a relay harness, and (if applicable) anti-flicker devices (1 for each bulb), you should be guaranteed to have no electrical issues. At that point, the only way something would fail would be if the ballast or bulb was faulty, which can be replaced. The better the brand, the better the product. It is worth it to spend more money on a kit that is not some generic Chinese brand.

I used V-LED's kit in my 2011 before they stopped making their kits, it was an awesome setup. Never once had an issue and used it for over a year.

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thanks for the info zack. how can you tell a good quality hid kit from a Chinese one that's not great? any reliable websites to go on and look?
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thanks for the info zack. how can you tell a good quality hid kit from a Chinese one that's not great? any reliable websites to go on and look?
Just from checking quickly it seems that V-LEDs has started selling kits again. This is what I used:

9006 Premium HID System - 9006 - HID Systems - HID

I selected the 5000k option, and added the relay harness and the in-line CAN-BUS fix option since our cars do use CAN-BUS. This kit is $200, but you can see it's a very high quality and smart kit.

Also, just to be clear, I do not work for V-LEDs, I am just a guy who was very happy with this kit in my previous 300. My 300S has factory HIDs so I am no longer messing around with lights.

Oh, and DDM tuning also makes great kits, too. And they include a lifetime warranty.
DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits

But, I've had to use the warranty once to get a ballast replaced. Other than that, they worked well in my 2008 Tahoe.

One rule of thumb - don't buy your kit from eBay. Lol. I see you have a 2013 Luxury Edition - PLEASE install a high quality kit, that car deserves it.

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