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woodmw 01-13-2011 02:30 AM

55w 8k DDM HID Install on 2009 with dual headlights
 
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Here is my install of the DDM 55 watt kit on my 2009 Ram. I have the dual lamp setup and this kit worked perfectly. I can not speak for the quad lamp setup but this was a simple straight forward install. No need for any extra harnesses or any can-bus canceller.

1. Remove the radiator protector.
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2. Remove the 4 bolts holding the grille.
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3. You will have to pull straight out at each bottom corner of the grille once the bolts are removed to free the grille. There is a snap clip at each corner holding in place.
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4. Now you can start removing headlamps. There are two bolts in the front and one in the rear accessed by panel in fenderwell from tire side.
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5. There is a white plastic tab that hold the headlight in place. Just lift up on the tab to be able to pull the headlight out. (note: there is still a snap clip holding it in place also, after lifting up on tab I recommend pushing from fenderwell side and pulling from front at the same time to remove the headlight.
Here is a picture of the locking tab.
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woodmw 01-13-2011 02:50 AM

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6. Now you can install the new HID lamps in housings. I found that the new bulb did not fit very tight into the housings so I modified the seals slightly. I removed the rubber seal and placed an o-ring underneath and re-installed the seal to make a tighter fit.
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7. Now install the wiring in the truck. First the Positive wire to the battery terminal.
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Second the gound wire. I found the chassis ground was closer to the head lamp and the wires were very short that came with the kit so this worked alot better than the (-) terminal on the battery.
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8. Next I mounted the Relay and the Slim Ballast.
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9. Then I positioned the wiring.
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10. Now on to the passenger side. My truck was slightly easier than stock due to the fact that I have the factory intake removed because of the aftermarket K&N intake setup, so you might want to just drill an access hole in the plastic here next to the intake hole. I was able to just run the wiring through the old factory intake hole. (NOTE: You need to drill a hole some where for the ground wire on this side. Make sure you grind any paint off to ensure you get a good ground here... I made that mistake and when I turned my lights on the passenger side did not work... grinded the paint down and on she came... just my 2 cents)
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11. Final step before re-assembly (optional)
I took a bag and taped it over the old headlamp connector on the passenger side since it is not used with this kit to keep any corrosion out.
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woodmw 01-13-2011 02:53 AM

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Here are the before and afters


BEFORE...
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AFTER...
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This was a 55 watt 8k slim ballast kit from DDM. It is a bi-xenon which means it has Hi and Low beams in one bulb (telescoping bulb).

erm 01-13-2011 04:22 AM

I have stickied this thread in the section. Excellent write up!!!

This deserves some beans! :rep:

CdnoilRAM 01-13-2011 09:11 AM

Great write up :smileup: Probably one of the best step-by-step ones I've seen, very thorough. This deserves some :rep:

dodgeman70592 01-13-2011 09:43 AM

Nice writeup! Repped!

City Slicker 01-13-2011 12:30 PM

Reps from me, as well! Nice writeup!

platinuminjected 01-13-2011 02:01 PM

excellent write up!!!i wish this was up when i did my H.I.D's

GeauxHunting 01-13-2011 02:06 PM

Nice tutorial, :rep:

Crash 01-13-2011 02:51 PM

Nice job thanks for the pics too makes it easy when you can "see" it. Rep for the great work


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