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Old 09-21-2009, 09:06 PM
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Re: XenonDepot Xtreme HID's

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Old 09-22-2009, 07:42 AM
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Find a solid piece of the chassis, sand it down to bare metal (<-- emphasizing this), bolt or screw the wire termination tightly to this newly made ground = no problems!
I nominate you as the smartest electrical person on the forum for the above statement! It never ceases to amaze me how people will spend $2500 on audio equipment but they won't spend 3 dollars at a hardware store to buy some sandpaper or take the 3 minutes to actually use it. It's the equivalent of putting the power wire into your amplifier, but not tightening down the set screw. It's only a matter of time before you get problems.

And, as I said earlier, bad grounds are often the trickiest of the electrical gremlins to diagnose.

Good to see that there are people out there who still take the time to do things the right way. As we joke out here at the power plant, "we never seem to have the time to do it right, but we always seem to make time to do it twice". It drives me insane. Kudos for you, my friend!
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:56 AM
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I nominate you as the smartest electrical person on the forum for the above statement! It never ceases to amaze me how people will spend $2500 on audio equipment but they won't spend 3 dollars at a hardware store to buy some sandpaper or take the 3 minutes to actually use it. It's the equivalent of putting the power wire into your amplifier, but not tightening down the set screw. It's only a matter of time before you get problems.

And, as I said earlier, bad grounds are often the trickiest of the electrical gremlins to diagnose.
haha, you're definitely light years ahead of me when it comes to anything electrical. Sometimes though, things can really be as simple as, common sense > intelligence.

Maybe I should do a write-up of how to properly make a ground, hahaha.

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Good to see that there are people out there who still take the time to do things the right way. As we joke out here at the power plant, "we never seem to have the time to do it right, but we always seem to make time to do it twice". It drives me insane. Kudos for you, my friend!
haha, I love that quote!! And thanks for the compliments!
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:58 AM
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Maybe I should do a write-up of how to properly make a ground, hahaha.
Lol, you should. What's funny about it is that both you and I might be surprised by how many hits that thread would get!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:04 AM
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Lol, you should. What's funny about it is that both you and I might be surprised by how many hits that thread would get!
hahaha, oh so true!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:22 AM
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Slapp da bass man!!! slappppin da basss man!!
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Re: XenonDepot Xtreme HID's

Ok so as i thought there is no issue with going back to the battery, it just isn;t needed.most people don't bother since A) on newer vehciles grounds are usually good all over th chassis and B) its one more wire to run.

Also with my experience on working with old cars notorious for electrical gremlins... i'm very familiar with grounding properly and its importance...
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:19 AM
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Ok so as i thought there is no issue with going back to the battery, it just isn;t needed.most people don't bother since A) on newer vehciles grounds are usually good all over th chassis and B) its one more wire to run.

Also with my experience on working with old cars notorious for electrical gremlins... i'm very familiar with grounding properly and its importance...
Correct, there isn't an issue with it, but to say it's the best place for a ground is not true (test any ground and as long as it reads below 1ohm, then it's suitable for pretty much any application). 95% of the time the chassis is more conveniently located than the negative battery terminal post, so most will not induce the extra work and run a ground all the way back to the battery.
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Great movie man!

Matt & LipschitzWrath - If I could get a penny for every time I heard "The ground is good" followed by "oh, i guess it wasn't" =) I would say that about 75% of the problems I come across that are HID related definitely have to do with a bad ground.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:02 AM
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Great movie man!

Matt & LipschitzWrath - If I could get a penny for every time I heard "The ground is good" followed by "oh, i guess it wasn't" =) I would say that about 75% of the problems I come across that are HID related definitely have to do with a bad ground.

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Lol I was totally in that boat

my bad.....EVERYBODY PLAIN AND SIMPLE PUT YOUR GROUNDS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE ON THE SIDE PANELS OF YOUR FRAME!!!

its better to be safe then sorry right?
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:43 AM
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haha, is that from "I love you man" ...?

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Great movie man!

Matt & LipschitzWrath - If I could get a penny for every time I heard "The ground is good" followed by "oh, i guess it wasn't" =) I would say that about 75% of the problems I come across that are HID related definitely have to do with a bad ground.

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haha, I hear ya. It must frustrate the hell out of you when costumers come back and immediately place blame on your kit and not the install. Ugh, that would drive me nuts!

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Lol I was totally in that boat

my bad.....EVERYBODY PLAIN AND SIMPLE PUT YOUR GROUNDS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE ON THE SIDE PANELS OF YOUR FRAME!!!

its better to be safe then sorry right?
Hey man it happens! And now it's been discussed in multiple threads so hopefully folks in the future will realize how important that measly old ground is
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I've said it for the last year that 95% of peoples problems with installing HID's is the grounds. Anytime anyone pm's me or asks me about HID problems I immediately ask about their ground.
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