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Old 12-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Pissed DO NOT Buy From HIDkitxenonlights.com

I bought some HID lighting kits from this outfit to improve the lighting on my Dodge, and installed the 9006 kit in the fogs. BTW, I HAVE heard plenty of condemnations for doing so, so please save it if that's what you're warming up your fingers to do. This is a public service announcement.

Anyway, said lights produce so much FM radio interference that the radio is unusable. I emailed them to find out what I could do about it, & this is what they had to say:

Hi Chris,

Nothing, the ballasts produce an electro-magnetic field that cannot be tackled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you

No "reply" option on the email, either.

This is what passes at this company for customer service, so if you're tempted to order some HID lighting retrofits from them, you might want to think twice.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like shitty ballasts. Maybe try ddmtuning.com? Used lots of their kits (in actual hid projectors)(had to say something because you said not to!) and their mini ballasts are pretty "quiet" (rf-wise... The make a little noise while warming)
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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Or you could try The Retrofit Source. I'm running the older generation of the 50W Morimoto's on my '11 1200GSA. There are reviews there comparing the Morimoto's to DDM's from customers... worth a look anyway.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice, guys. Do ballasts have standard connectors on them?

I appreciate the info, but my primary motivation for posting this is to discourage anyone I can from doing business with these money-grubbing assholes.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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Do ballasts have standard connectors on them?
The Morimoto's can have AMP connectors



Or D2S connectors for D2S bulbs



There is another type of connector that is I believe a German derivative - Kletch or something like that..

Sounds like you have your system already in place and just want to trade out the ballasts if possible - I would call The Retrofit Source @ 404-220-7940 to see if they have something that will work within your system. At least tell them what you're experiencing with your current setup and see if they can improve on it.

For two new ballasts it is around $110
For a whole new setup with new bulbs, wiring etc is around $150. 5-year warranty on the system.
That too is depending on just which ballast you want for your system...

Again, I'd talk to them first - either Andrew or Matt and just chat awhile to see what you have and where you want to go... and if it's possible. Take your time and chat it up.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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I checked out Retrofit Source, and if the ferrite chokedamp I ordered don't cure that interference, I'm going to get some ballasts from them. They stock an amazing inventory.

Thanks for the advice.
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