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Old 01-22-15, 09:23 PM   #1
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has anyone swapped the ballasts with an aftermarket one and used the stock ballast boxes? (hollowing out the old ballasts i guess. i havent had time to go back in and take those things apart)
pics? i'd like to see what was done

the reason i ask is because i like that location and i dont want the huge hole on the bottom of the headlights. i put my q45 projectors on and i plan on putting the 55w set up in there.
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If i remember correctly, the inside of the box is a solid block of silicone. If I'm remembering correctly, then that would make it a bytch to hollow out.

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Old 01-23-15, 03:49 AM   #3
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I just left them on and used aftermarket 55w ballasts
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damn. looks like i may have to get creative on this.

thanks for the replies fellas
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Old 09-22-15, 06:44 PM   #5
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm trying to replace the ballast in my brother's GS400.

I bought this online and thought it would do the trick:
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But from what I can gather in this thread, it would be a pain to swap the internals from the stock unit that looks like this:
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So my question is, is it possible to swap the internals in the OEM unit? Is there another route that people usually go? What are my options at this point besides buying a brand new OEM unit or used OEM unit? Is there any way I can still utilize the Denso ballast I bought?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: and just to clarify when I say options:

-Don't want to shell out $700+ for brand new OEM
-Don't want to run the risk of buying used OEM not knowing if it will go out again shortly
-Don't want to go aftermarket (DDM, Xentec, etc.)

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