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Re: XenonDepot Xtreme HID's

TimmyB,

It is possible that over time your ground location has gotten corroded.

I would suggest checking all of your connections and swapping components left to right to try and isolate the problem.

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:43 AM
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Re: XenonDepot Xtreme HID's

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Whats a canceller? I just googled HID flickering and I saw a forum where they say capacitors are needed with some installs. And i saw these as well, might be what your talking about.

http://www.stealthauto.com/Products/...__HID-CAP.aspx

But the light was working great all summer, im not sure if it has to do with the cold or something else. But it shut off on me twice this morning, goes from bright to dim, flickers, I saw a big flash going over a big bump, but also dims just driving flat. I havent gotten around to removing and switching things around yet, too dark when i get home. But i tug and bang on everything in there and nothing, not even a flash when its in my driveway. I even resanded the grounding wires, both of them I have installed.
Yeah those are an example of cancellers. Basically, the cancellers are a capacitor that "fools" the computer into thinking that you have normal bulbs up front. Cars are getting too complicated these days. THe FCM on the Jeep monitors current draw and supposedly if you are drawing below a certain amount of current, it freaks out. Cancellers are supposed to remedy that.
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Re: XenonDepot Xtreme HID's

We carry these "cancellers" as well:

http://www.KBcarstuff.com/CANBUS_Fix_p/cbfix.htm

We provide these to our 300c/charger customers but I have not had any issues with the Cherokee.

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TimmyB,

It is possible that over time your ground location has gotten corroded.

I would suggest checking all of your connections and swapping components left to right to try and isolate the problem.

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:19 PM
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TimmyB,

It is possible that over time your ground location has gotten corroded.

I would suggest checking all of your connections and swapping components left to right to try and isolate the problem.

Steve

I have two ground wires, the original and another one I spliced in right after the harness, they are both right next to eachother on the inner fender next to the battery. There was rust so I removed them and sanded it down clean, and yestarday morning it seemed worse with the light flickering. BUT, this morning it worked perfect and I didnt even do anything to it last night.

I did notice it was above 60 degress out this morning, where the last few mornings from when it started flickering and shutting off it was below 60. Odd question, but would cold effect it? I havent gotten around to playing with it yet in depth, I will this friday or saturday, swap things around and drive at night. Like i said my passenger is still working 100%, and I seemed to have the same problem with this side last march when i got them, but then it worked great all summer, till just last friday morning. Im sure its a wire or maybe something loose. I'll figure it out.
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Re: XenonDepot Xtreme HID's

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We carry these "cancellers" as well:

http://www.KBcarstuff.com/CANBUS_Fix_p/cbfix.htm

We provide these to our 300c/charger customers but I have not had any issues with the Cherokee.

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I dont think i'd need one of those, since it was working 100% previously. Arent those needed because the wiring is opposite in just those cars?
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I dont think i'd need one of those, since it was working 100% previously. Arent those needed because the wiring is opposite in just those cars?
No, it has to do with cars that have a high sensitivity to current draw on the circuit. Some vehicles need them, some don't.

I still dunno what is going on with your car. One thing that you can try that will confirm whether or not it is a computer problem: remove your negative battery cable and leave it off for about 15 mins. This resets all the modules in your car, including the FCM (which controls the headlights). If they come on first shot after you put the negative cable back on, you know you got computer issues.
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he would be the first with a WK to have this problem......


its a ground bro and maybe the splicing you did. No idea why you spliced something thoiugh
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he would be the first with a WK to have this problem......
He'd be the first with a computer problem? If that's what you meant then no, he would be at least the second, because I was the first then. I had this problem and it's actually why I completely rewired my HID's. I was looking for that electrical gremlin. Never found it. Put the cancellers on and viola! all better.
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ermmm....ok the second WK...the first -05-07.
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ermmm....ok the second WK...the first -05-07.
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LOL....what about my comment says you are wrong and I am right? All i said was you are the only WK that needed these to my knowledge.
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