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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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HID fog lights and more

Hey all I just installed my DDM 35w 12000k fog lights and Switch back led turn signal bulbs on my 2010 3 GT Hatch. Install wasn't that bad I'm just glad I decided to do them at the same time. Pics and mini guide to come as soon as it gets dark to finish taking them.

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Ok so here we go finally got the pics loaded up so here is the mini writeup. I'm gonna assume everybody know how to make connections and unbolt things so I'm not going to dumb it down at all.

tools need:
Ratchet
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10mm socket
Philips head screwdriver (med)
Hands


First off there isn't really a way to do this without taking the tire off so jack up the car and get that bugger off. next what your going to do is partially remove the fender liner. there are a total of 10 clips/bolts that you need to get off to have decent room. Three 8mm bolts are under the lip of the car right under the fog light (refer to owner manual for exact location. The other seven are in the pic



Unplug and remove the stock bulb then assemble the DDM kit completely to do this you need to remove the plastic housing on the HID bulb. the top bit screws off but the bottom you have to either break or pass all the wires through the hole in the bottom. Do not touch the bulb but assemble the kit completely, when your done install the bulb into the fog light housing. When your done with that mount the HID ballast, I chose to mount it to the radiator support with double sided tape provided in the kit just be sure to clean area with alcohol or acetone first.



Now all thats left is to clean up the wires so they aren't flopping around all over the place



After that just button up the fender liner and put the wheel back on. The other side is just Lather Rinse Repeat. As for the turn signals I just did them while I had the liner open its super easy just pop the light out and pop the new one in. If your just doing the turn signals then just follow the owners manual.

here is a pic of the bulbs



And now the results, I couldn't get a video but I'm working on it


Head on


Side view with a lil lens flare


close up on the turn signals with my UV LED accent lights


The cutoff



Blinker off/on

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those looks good!
so the white in the upper corner is that crazy lookin LED bulb, right? and how did you do the UV LED accent lights?


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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 10:46 PM
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The white/purple mix you have going on looks really nice. At first I was shaking my head when you talked about putting 12000K on your car, but it pulls together nicely with the LEDs you have.

Also, I noticed you were censoring your license plate but you forgot to do it on the turn signal example pictures. Just FYI if you want to go fix that.

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those looks good!
so the white in the upper corner is that crazy lookin LED bulb, right? and how did you do the UV LED accent lights?
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Yeah that the LED turn signal bulb and the accent light is just a UV LED cluster that replaces the stocker.

[quote author=atrnpg link=topic=169210.msg3585845#msg3585845 date=1269571562]
The white/purple mix you have going on looks really nice. At first I was shaking my head when you talked about putting 12000K on your car, but it pulls together nicely with the LEDs you have.

Also, I noticed you were censoring your license plate but you forgot to do it on the turn signal example pictures. Just FYI if you want to go fix that.
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I was a bit worried that it would be a bit ricerish when i bought em but now after they are done i think it was the right choice. thanks for the heads up on the plate i fixed it on photobucket let me know if i need to re link it

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Looks good! Did you need a wire harness for the fog HID's? Also, did you use resistors to prevent the hyperblinking of the indicator lights?

I'm thinking about ordering the 35w ddm kit in 3000k for the fogs and have been wanting some switchbacks for a while now too, but they are pricey. If I do the switchbacks I'm gonna swap the bulb in the accent light to LED as well.

I put some lamin-x on my fog lens but the actual light isn't very yellow at all.
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I didn't need a separate harness for the fogs just what came in the kit. for the indicator lights you would need to use resistors to prevent the hyper-blinking, but its not that bad if you don't I think I'm gonna leave it Im starting to like the faster blink and it seems that people get out of my way faster if I'm merging.

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What was the part # for the LEDs I have not been able to find any #7444na like the manual states. I found some Chrome bulbs for the rear but those have are a wy21w.

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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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The 7444 bulb only comes as an amber glass bulb so there is no direct replacement. I used the 7443 switchback bulb and it works just fine.

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link to where you got the led bulbs? also do yours blink amber/off or amber/white. a video of the hyperblinking would be helpful

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