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It seems that you have a lot of great info on HID's and HID installs. I've done searches but haven't found anything solid. I was wondering if you have a link to any of the "retro" company installs or if there is a place that I could find videos or etc. I'm just trying to get all the info I can find!
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There are threads here that discuss HIDs in the RAMs with projector lights buried in the time-line. It is not a big deal to install and like Asur mentioned go with the retro solution. Here is an on the road picture (from my dash camera) in the early morning hours. I'm running 4300K 55 watt HIDs from retro.
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Here's what I just ordered: Retro Solution's

55W DIGITAL HID KIT for Head Lamps
Bulb Fitment:9012/HIR2 (+$2)
Bulb Color:6000k cool white
Vehicle Applicationodge RAM 2013+ (+$31)
Ballast Type:Regular (all in one)
Bulb Capping?:No Thanks


Hopefully it's a straight forward install. I had issues with DDMTuning's HID kit.
I have the 2013 RAM Sport QC w/proj
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Some people still like Retro Solution's, others have actually strayed away due to lack of customer service now. Let us know how the kit goes for you. That is the correct sizing and everything so I think it's wether the harness has everything or not. What happened with the DDM kit?
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I've been leaning towards RetroShop 55w 600k for the headlights and 35w 6000k for the fog lights, but haven't pulled the trigger yet....
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There are threads here that discuss HIDs in the RAMs with projector lights buried in the time-line. It is not a big deal to install and like Asur mentioned go with the retro solution. Here is an on the road picture (from my dash camera) in the early morning hours. I'm running 4300K 55 watt HIDs from retro.

Did you use the HID wiring harness that it came with? I'm curious where you mounted and grounded everything?
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I hope I don't mess up my whatever sensors by not installing the HID wiring harness... FML I hate all this custom modifying crap. (jk, only the electrical part.)

Anyone in Sacramento that can help me?
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Yes, it is a good idea to use a relay harness. If you do not use a relay, your HIDs will likely flicker because of the way the headlamps are powered by the factory harness (PWM). The relay can handle the short off voltages in the modulated power cycle (see the scope shot of the headlamp power feed) and not unlatch preventing flicker.

You also need load resistors to keep the current pull high enough to make the BCM think they halogen bulb is there and functional. Despite popular believe, a HID ballast pulls about half the current the halogen bulb uses.

I ran a ground wire from each ballast mount point to the battery.

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Yes, it is a good idea to use a relay harness. If you do not use a relay, your HIDs will likely flicker because of the way the headlamps are powered by the factory harness (PWM). The relay can handle the short off voltages in the modulated power cycle (see the scope shot of the headlamp power feed) and not unlatch preventing flicker.

You also need load resistors to keep the current pull high enough to make the BCM think they halogen bulb is there and functional. Despite popular believe, a HID ballast pulls about half the current the halogen bulb uses.

I ran a ground wire from each ballast mount point to the battery.

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You mentioned you ran the ground wire to the battery. Were you able to remove the nut from the negative bolt? I tried removing it so I can slip the O ring but the nut stops at the end of the bolt. Also in the HID wire harness is there one plug that doesn't get connected?

I tried following the instructions but I'm better off with a visual perspective of how things get connected. excuse the ignorance. It's obvious I'm not good with this sort of stuff.
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You mentioned you ran the ground wire to the battery. Were you able to remove the nut from the negative bolt? I tried removing it so I can slip the O ring but the nut stops at the end of the bolt. Also in the HID wire harness is there one plug that doesn't get connected?

I tried following the instructions but I'm better off with a visual perspective of how things get connected. excuse the ignorance. It's obvious I'm not good with this sort of stuff.
If memory servers me, there is a mechanical connection point on both the positive and negitive battery terminals, this is were I made my connections. I do not recall an issue of getting the nut off so I could slip the o-ring over the threaded stud.

On the passenger side of the harness there will be a connector that doe not connect to anything, this is normal. It is just the way the cable was made using standard parts.

No need to apologize, we all have our areas of strengths and weaknesses but none of us are ignorant. Success is understanding your weakness and seeking help
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