I t seems a lot of people are having issues with the hid upgrade needing Canbus Fix and relay for the 2014.
I have never purchased any kits from Xenon Depot but they seem to sell quality product and have good customer service according the guys here.
I have always purchased my kits from DDM tuning and never had issues with flickering or warning message. Plus they have life time warranty and I only had to use it once in the past 8 years; it was replaced within a week.
I had these kits in my Saab, Toyota and Audi. I also had a set in my 2011 Laredo with no issues and I did not use any Cancellers.
So when I started to read about the need for Canbus fix and relay for 2014, I ordered a set from DDM and another pair from Amazon to be proactive.
Well I guess I didn’t need them after all……….
Today I went to do the install, I added the Warning canceller and had issues right off the bat.
First, the polarity is switched on the 2014 so that blew my 1st set of the chancellors. Tried it again changing the polarity and nothing happened. Repeated the first step and blew another set.
I have never had this kind of an issue installing HID kits before. So I went and did it the way I always did.
Install the relay and hook the ballast and light with no cancellers. Well I had to play with the polarity until I got it right but nothing blew in the process, it just didn’t light; but once you get the polarity right everything was working fine. No flickering and no warning on the U-connect.
I drove around for an hour with my lights on and no issues.
The question is, why are so many people having issues with flickering and warning messages without the Canbus fix?
I got to thinking, maybe it’s the ballast.
You see the ballast I am using now in my 2014 was also in my 2011 and in my 2005 & 2008 Saab with no issues ever. Its 9 years old.
I think the reason for that is I am using the 55watt kit and it draws a little more power than the 35 watt so you don’t get the warning message and the relay fixes any flickering (although I have never had any in any of my HID kits, including now).
I remember reading an article about the 55watts HID kits pros and cons and remember people mentioning how they did not need any relays or cancellers with these 55 watt ballast.
Anyone else using a 55watt kit and getting warning messages?