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Old 02-12-2014, 12:18 AM   #1
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What do I need to make HID's work in wife's 2010?

We just ordered some projector headlights off Amazon a couple weeks ago, and DDM tuning HID's. 35w kit.

As far as I'm aware of, the MK2 Focus don't have Canbus/bulb out warnings like the 2012+ Focus do.

When I plug in the HID's they flicker very dimly for about 3 seconds and shut off. At first I flipped the connector around thinking that was the problem, but it wasn't.

Does her car really need a relay harness like my 2012? Just trying to get her brighter headlights with a better beam pattern as she keeps complaining they aren't bright enough.


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Old 02-12-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Hmmm. I would check all the connections to make sure they are all correct and secure. I ran ddm tuning hids without a harness on mine for a couple of months until I got morimotos. I had a ballast go bad on the ddm hids twice and bulbs once. I still have a set of ddm tuning hids in my fog lights but I'm not as worried about those being reliable as a headlight I must have. You can get the relay harness and it will definitely help.
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i had ddm and now on to morimnotos... only problem i find is with out a harness my pass side doesnt always work when cold... like this morning when it was 2 out
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Ok. When I get a chance to try the install again I will try and just double check the connections are together properly. If not I'll try the ddm kit on another car to see if that's the issue.

And what I'm getting is that I don't Have to use a relay harness. Correct?
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Ok. When I get a chance to try the install again I will try and just double check the connections are together properly. If not I'll try the ddm kit on another car to see if that's the issue.

And what I'm getting is that I don't Have to use a relay harness. Correct?
It just depends. Your ballast may not be getting enough juice and that is what the harness helps with.
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I would get a harness. It's the right way to do it, regardless if it "works" some other ways.
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