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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    When I first got my car (2014) I had a local company install HIDS. They used what looks like a slim ballast with a converter kit. As of now, one side flickers badly if it ever cuts on at all. I think its probably the ballast. My question is whether or not it is necessary to remove the bumper to...
  2. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey everyone, new to the forums here! my '11 Speed3 passenger light went out (2nd time this year, first time was just the bulb).. this time it appears to be the ballast. I purchased replacement matsushitu ballasts from theretrofitsource (and some new osram 5000k's just incase), but after taking...
  3. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Ok so I know these things are noisy at the first 15 seconds you turn on the lights. But it doesn't mean it's not an issue. It's just that people tend to ignore it because it's an electrical noise which is coming from the inside of the ballast. so I'm just curious to, if we cannot stop the...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Where/how has everyone mounted their HID ballasts? I have mine adhered to the underside of the headlight housing and haven't had any issues, but I am paranoid about the ballasts falling off and getting damaged. Is there a safer place to mount them? Or has anyone else mounted this way and had any...
  5. Northeast
    Hi Guys - I'm a member here who rarely posts anything but hopefully this post will be worthwhile to someone. I bought a DDM 35 watt slim ballast HID setup in August 2010 and I paired them up with Morimoto 4300K H11 bulbs for my 2010 Mazda 3 5 door. These worked great but I upgraded in...
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone have one of these fail? I was just driving tonight and one of my ballasts failed. Thought it might be the wiring or the bulb, but I swapped the other ballast over and it works fine. The broken ballast will power the bulb for about 2-3 seconds when I initially turn it on and then go dark...
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know if I can purchase a set of ballasts (or just one)? I purchased the DDM Tuning Slimline 55w ballasts a while back. I've had issues with flickering since the initial purchase. I have been back and forth with them and I received several replacements, but still no permanent fix. I...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    What on earth is more important. I have 35w ddm ballast but bulb seems garabage
  9. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    I was thinking about getting the DDM 6k and wanted to get the slim ballast do they still offer them on the site, am I just missing it somewhere or do they not offer them anymore.
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    hi, is there anyone having those issue that the ballast would become defect after a certain time? Or it would run great with no issue? Thanks
  11. Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    EDIT: THE NEW KIT HAS BEEN SOLD, only the used kit is available All, I have returned my car back to stock and I have an almost new DDM Tuning Slim Ballast 6000k kit that I used as low beams, and a brand new, NEVER USED DDM Tuning Slim Ballast 3000k kit that I was going to use as fog lights...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    There are a lot of threads with some minor questions that don't really merit too much discussion and sometimes I also have some questions about very minor things that I don't want to start an entire new thread for. I'm starting this one as a place to ask these questions and keep them in a...
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