Modern: An updated version of the extremely popular Matsushita Gen 4, the 5th Generation has the newest Igniter and a smaller footprint than most any OEM ballast on the market.
In Comparison: To the OEM Denso ballasts offered at TRS, the Matsushita has a smaller footprint and a considerably longer output cord made possible by relocating the igniters to the D2S head. It’s a toss up!
Popular: They’re perfect for use in a HID headlight retrofit or replacing an old worn-out unit in your stock xenon headlights. The Matsushita’s are found under the hood of many modern Nissan, Infiniti, and Subaru vehicles as part of the original-equipment HID system – and if these big brands can trust them; so can you.
But Wait: With all this good, what about the bad? Well, OEM ballasts are designed to be mounted completely or partially inside of a headlight housing, so their shell is not naturally water-proof, and if they get wet, their warranty will be void. You can protect your investment with our optional OEM Ballast Potting Service, which makes their electronics impenetrable to moisture damage. This video explains some of the ups and downs of OEM Ballasts.
Beware: The Matsushita ballasts are best used with OEM Quality bulbs from Philips, Osram, or the Morimoto XB35. Often times cheap D2S bulbs will not work reliably with these ballasts, and it’s the bulb’s fault.
A Steal: We’re proud to offer such an awesome OEM ballast at only $170/pair. Compared to their dealership price of around $450 each, our price is a steal!