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Old 12-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question for those who have ordered from DDM

I'm looking to get some DJ auto headlights for my e36. I know, I know, I can get much nicer ones from somewhere else and this and that is wrong with these headlights, but they are better than the crappy ebay ones that have been on my car since I bought it.

What I was wondering is are these HID harnesses and error eliminators necessary for a 97 328i? What I'm planning on doing is taking the free 35w bulbs that come with the headlights and putting them in my fogs and then buying a seperate set of 55w ones to put in the headlights. There is just the option for these things and I can't really find any info on what cars may require these things and which ones don't.

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Old 12-29-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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You have a few options to deal with the Low Beam Failture you'll get on the obc.

1.) Live with it
2.) Get that plug and play harness
3.) Hardware the workaround, takes about 20mins to bridge the wires so that you never get LBF warnings anymore, with HIDs you know when a low beam is out, so that feature isn't very useful anymore.

I choose option 3.

bf.c has a how to guide if you need.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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What he said. Even with the 55w, you will occasionally get the LBF.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:41 PM   #4
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In my experience, when I used to have HID's, I never even got the LBF.

I had 55w DDM Slims btw.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:05 PM   #5
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Just a heads up, and for the most part BMW's are safe, but 55w can fry your system, 35w is stock.

DDM systems only draw 55w on initial start ( so they claim) other kits out there will draw 55W ( or what ever wattage you get) continuously. So be careful.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:05 AM   #6
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i had the 55w i think the raptor ones that i got with my depos, and they gave me the LDF sometimes. its better to bridge it IMO
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I have yet to get a messabe on my obc and I installed mine over a year ago
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Just a heads up, and for the most part BMW's are safe, but 55w can fry your system, 35w is stock.

DDM systems only draw 55w on initial start ( so they claim) other kits out there will draw 55W ( or what ever wattage you get) continuously. So be careful.
That's why there are fuses.

Stock fuse amperage and 55w DDM slims worked for me BTW.
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Yeah, so it really seems hit and miss with this damn low beam failure.

Thanks for the help guys, once the summer comes around I'll be able to clean my car and finally take some updated pics and get rid of this million year old one in my sig. lol
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That's why there are fuses.

Stock fuse amperage and 55w DDM slims worked for me BTW.
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The initial draw could be quicker than the fuse.

But like I said, it is a risk.
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arent most cars 55w stock... i thought the e36 was too... also wouldnt putting a higher amp fuse lower the risk?
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also wouldnt putting a higher amp fuse lower the risk?
Only if you want to destroy the purpose of a fuse.
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arent most cars 55w stock... i thought the e36 was too... also wouldnt putting a higher amp fuse lower the risk?
It is much more than just the fuse. It is what the wiring can handle. Stock is designed to handle 35w. BMW's for the most part can handle 55W but it is a fire risk you are taking.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:59 PM   #14
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Stock halogens are 55w...
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Just going by what I have read about HID light systems on various HID sites.

I also believe there is a difference between light bulbs and HID capsules.
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