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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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HID Ballast Protection

I recently installed a set of PIAA 8002 HID Driving lamps. These lights are awesome!!!

My Question is: What is the best way to protect the ballast from the elements?

I talked to PIAA and they said I could extend the harness between the ballast and the lamp to protect it (without voiding the warranty). I am considering getting a small pelican case and using drilling a hole in it and using a fitting to seal them (see attached image). Does anybody have any other ideas?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:55 AM
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I recently installed a set of PIAA 8002 HID Driving lamps. These lights are awesome!!!

My Question is: What is the best way to protect the ballast from the elements?

I talked to PIAA and they said I could extend the harness between the ballast and the lamp to protect it (without voiding the warranty). I am considering getting a small pelican case and using drilling a hole in it and using a fitting to seal them (see attached image). Does anybody have any other ideas?
I like your idea, actually. Hard to beat a Pelican for keeping things dry, and they're tough enough to live under the hood. I have all my light relays and fuses in a sort-of-water-resistant box on the inner fender, but I want to replace it with a Pelican when I can afford.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 10:20 AM
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These lights are awesome unless you are driving toward me...then you're screwed
There I fixed it for you. Cool idea.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 10:26 AM
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There I fixed it for you. Cool idea.
Nice.

They are bright enough for people behind me who don't have lights...
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