Join Date: May 2005
Location: Crownsville, MD, USA
Does Fashtek ballast get hot?
Received HID low beam today, pulled nosecone. I'm looking at the top of the headlight for the ballast, taking the advice of some who recommend making an attempt to minimize moisture exposure. Pulled the nosecone, looks like will fit well over the top portion of the clear section of headlight and black ABS cover. There is a step between the two, I'm thinking of building up the ABS section with a run or two of rubber insulation,(like they use to put on pickup truck rails to seal a cap/camper shell). That should yield a flat dampened platform to mount the ballast, then apply double sided tape to the ballast and mount using zipties as a backup.
The ballast doesn't get unusually hot does it? I read the instructions and no mention of it was made, but I am a bit weary of them as the language translation is rough,("Don't finger the lamp"). I'd at least take it out to dinner first before attempting that.