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Old 01-17-2010, 11:57 AM
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Re: HID problem...need solution

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Matt, not to sound combative but I am aware what a relay is. The small unit at the lower right end of the screen is the relay. I purchased it from ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-pcs...Q5fAccessories

It isn't a relay in that it looks like some of the ones other have made but it is supposed to do the exact same thing. As for the balasts...unfortunately they are dead. They won't fire the lights up with or without that anti flicker relay. The fourth one does. like I said I'm not being combative, I'm just frustrated with these lights already. Something this simple shouldn't be this complicated.
No worries mate, I'm just looking to help.

Is the relay you have connected to the battery and also grounded? If not, then that relay is not the relay we all refer to and all have.

If you do a search here, you'll find that there have been a lot of others who have had the same issue as you (flickering and whatnot). You'll also find that this issue has unanimously been solved by using a (proper) relay harness.

I am VERY certain if you purchased the correct style relay that you'd find your ballast are fine; just needed the proper relay harness.

We have a vendor here who sells them for like 20 bucks shipped. His user name is 'tcm glx' - shoot him a PM.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:08 PM
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Re: HID problem...need solution

Cattivo, all we are trying to do is help you get your HIDs sorted. So just hear us out if you want to get it fixed.
The relay harness is added to a HID kit to get a direct current from the 12v vehicle battery. Avoiding any loss in current coming from the vehicles wire setup, factory made for halogen bulbs.
The relay is nothing more but a switch, that allow you to control the current going from 12v source to the HIDs. On or Off....that's it!
So what you have in your kit is nothing more than a resistance...some "anti flickering" device. Obviously it doesn't do anything good.
Unfortunately there are no miracle plug and play solutions for HID kits atm. So simply do it like the rest of us did....whom have working HIDs.
Delete that thing and add a standard relay harness.
Good luck and keep us posted!
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heres what you need...

http://www.kbcarstuff.com/Headlight_..._p/wirehar.htm
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Re: HID problem...need solution

I appreciate your input and help guys, I really do! I just wanted to make sure that I didn't come across combative when responding to Matt b/c i know he is trying to help me out and it is VERY easy to misunderstand someone's tone from what they write. I've ordered the correct relay and will await it's arrival. Again, thank you all for your input and help, I'll let you know once it's done.
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I appreciate your input and help guys, I really do! I just wanted to make sure that I didn't come across combative when responding to Matt b/c i know he is trying to help me out and it is VERY easy to misunderstand someone's tone from what they write. I've ordered the correct relay and will await it's arrival. Again, thank you all for your input and help, I'll let you know once it's done.
Sounds good, let us know the result!!
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Re: HID problem...need solution

Yeah I too had problems with my wiring...BUT it looks like you have a need for a relay! IDK what that little box is but it def is not a direct battery power source...good luck with the fix and let us know how it turns out!
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