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Old 12-31-2013, 12:17 PM
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I have a bad ballast on the 2013 f150 and have a couple spares for a ds1 bulb. The plugs are correct and they are 35w osram ballast. It would just save me 250 bones to buy a new one. They apear to be almost the same just the voc whatever that means is 85 vs 42.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:33 PM
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I have plenty of OEM D3S '13 ballasts on hand...as well as the OEM D3S HID bulbs. The ballasts are very specific to D3S bulbs and I highly recommend you don't use the ones for D1S. PM me if you are interested in buying a pair. They are all brand new, never used.
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joel, where you located?
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
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... This is why I'm done tinkering on the lights in my garage...
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I'm in Canada too, if you want I can put my stocks back in and send you my relay to test. a lot of work, but might help
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[MENTION=56361]iRub1Out[/MENTION] & Billinvic etc, I'm very pleased with your willingness to help trouble shoot and share advice and acquired knowledge, very thankful, but I'm done. I want my trouble free halogens back.

So, my advice to is not to DIY, but lesson learned, pay the professionals to do what they do best.

Billinvic, if I hadn't already spent the money attempting all this on my own, spent approx $550/600 through TRS with extra bulbs, shipping to canada etc... I would ask you to make me a retro,

I should know better! Running a masonry crew (bricklayers), you get what you pay for! You want to say couple hundred dollars labor on a fireplace? It will look like garbage in comparison. Why wouldn't I have realized that? Hmmm.

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I'm in Canada too, if you want I can put my stocks back in and send you my relay to test. a lot of work, but might help
Very cool of you, I'm done. IF I kept all stock pieces I will go back to halogens. If I have lost some parts then I don't know, just hooped.
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Kudos to you Joel_980 for having the guts to go forth and do your retrofit. I remember my first pair and it was a steep learning experience and it wasn't 100% successful either.

I wish you could have made it work, but I certainly understand your frustration.

Happy New Year
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yeah, hopefully trs refunds you, if not my offer is still there
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Half way to complete bliss....
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