I have an aftermarket HID kit in my VW GTI. The headlight on the driver side went out yesterday, and I took it to a VW service center with a replacement bulb (since the bumper has to come off to replace the bulb...) thinking that's what the issue is and they said the bulb is fine and it's the ballast that's dead (they switched the passenger side ballast on the driver side and the light came on). They said since it's aftermarket they can't replace it, and after getting several quotes from other shops nearby, I'm leaning towards replacing it myself.
So my question is, given these ballasts are high-voltage components, how safe is it for me to replace it myself? Obviously both the engine and the lights will be off, but I'm worried a capacitor in the dead ballast might still have enough charge to do some damage. Has anyone done this before? Any advice?