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.
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!
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.
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.
The Matsushita ballasts are best used with OEM Quality bulbs from Philips, Osram, or the Morimoto XB Series. Often times cheap D2S bulbs will not work reliably with these ballasts, and it’s actually the bulb’s fault.
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!
We have been doing this for more than a decade. If you are still unsure of what to do, where to go, or just plain have questions, don’t be shy. We are always here to help you in every way that we can and will continue to keep helping out until you fully understand the entire process from start to finish. Remember, we are people too, and everyone starts off the same way with knowing nothing so we completely understand if this is overwhelming for you as we were in the same boat. So contact us and we will get you started towards the right path.