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post #1 of 13 Old Apr 1st, 2010, 3:14 pm Thread Starter
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Help HID Install

I'm going to install a DDM HID H7 low beam in my 2000 K1200LT any step by step or tips on doing it?

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post #2 of 13 Old Apr 1st, 2010, 3:40 pm
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Jim, I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for in the way of help. A search will bring up lots of hints, step by step instructions and pictures of several installations. Is a DDM a special HID?

I installed a HID on my 2002 when it was new and found that removing the nose cone made the job a little easier. Some have done the job without removing it. The entire project took less than 3 hours.

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Try this

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4217

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DDM Tuning is the company I order it from. Nothing special about it.

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Step-by-step if you don't want to remove the nose cone here:

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...7&page=3&pp=20

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The link you posted was the one I needed.

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+1 on removing the nose cone. I have installed HID twice. The first time without removing the nose cone. The second time (to install the high beam), I removed the cone and found that getting my giant ham-fists in there was a lot easier. Also, a lot easier to conveniently anchor the ballasts, IMO.

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Without removing the nosecone, took about 45 minutes on a pre-05 to install the low beam only.
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Jim,

I just installed the same item from DDM last weekend, I took the nose cowling off and removed the headlamp assembly. Its so much easier to work on at workbench height. I used heavy duty self adhering velcro to stick the ballast on the ledge over the headlight.

easy job, just takes a bit of time.

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Hi Jim,

I just finished my HID install today, and it took me about an hour . I did the install without removing any tupperware at all . I was able to access everything from under the front of the fairing and it was almost as easy as just replacing the bulb.

I purchased my kit on eBay from Xenon Warehouse for $35 with free shipping. It's a Ultra Slim Digital Ballast HID Conversion Kit for the H-7 (Low Beam), 35 watt, 5000K Bulb. The Ballast is thinner than a AA Battery and smaller than a credit card, (3"x 2.5" x 0.5").

I got the kit for a car as it comes with two of everything so now I have a complete back up in the saddlebag. The kit is "plug and play", 100% vibration and waterproof with a one year warranty.

It works great and the light is "Awesome". I was convinced by all the others on this site that did their conversions and I can see why they did. It was easy and the results are unbelievable.

Have fun doing it,

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Hi Mike,

Your post regarding your HID install encourages me to jump in and do it for my 2000 K1200ltc. The stock lighting is really pathetic.

I wasn't able to locate Xenon Warehouse in eBay; I did find hid_xenonwarehouse1818. Is that the correct store?

Thanks for a reply.

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Micheal - I couldn't find the Xenon on ebay either so I went with the DDM tuning kit. The website says they're based in San Diego, but the kit came from China. I wasn't thrilled about that but the kit went in fine and the light is 100% better (if not more) than the stock bulb.

I do have a question, since I've only had my 03 for about a month... Is the low beam supposed to stay on when you select the high beam? I didn't notice that on the original buld, but I havent' done much night driving yet. I was wondering if I hooked it up wrong or if that is how it is supposed to be...

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Steve, you did it right. Both high and low light when you select the high beam

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