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HID install in WJ

I had some troubles with an HID kit that I had in a previous car that I couldn't get to work in my GC. At any rate I determined the kit was most likely crap and wasn't going to work.
I received new HID kit yesterday from DDM tuning. I hooked up with relay and they didn't turn on.
I tried without the relay and they turned on just fine.
I had tried one side and it worked and then the other side and it worked and then both together and they both worked. Here's the problem. Each time I turned on the lights I didn't have the jeep running. When I left for work the jeep didn't start. I was unable to troubleshoot as I didn't have enough time. I am hoping I just drained the battery temporarily and nothing is causing a constant drain. But I will see tomorrow when I jump.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:44 PM
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Re: HID install in WJ

Did the battery drain with the relay hooked up, or was the relay un-hooked?


It takes a good amount of drain for my WJ to not be able to start. I run my 1500w stereo system and my OBA with the engine off and it starts right up.
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Re: HID install in WJ

it drained without the relay inline.
I also had an instance when I was hooked up my headunit and I kept testing the sound out, and just turned the jeep on not running and after a while I wasn't able to start the jeep, but after a few minutes of just waiting she started right up. hmm
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Re: HID install in WJ

That makes me think you have a very weak battery. When was it last replaced? Take it to an autoparts store and get it tested.
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Re: HID install in WJ

On a side note, I run my HID's without a relay. Only small issue is once every other month or so one of them won't fire right away and I have to turn the lights off and on once or twice to get to fire.
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Re: HID install in WJ

ah gotcha gotcha. Honestly I don't remember when it was last replaced. I bought the jeep December 31st. I have all the maintenance records for it. The battery is less then a year old I believe it was replaced last in May or June 09, or maybe it was 08. And the battery was replaced a few months before that also, as it was deamed defective.
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Re: HID install in WJ

well everything is okay now. I jumped the jeep when I got home this AM and it started right up. I brought it to mechanic to get battery and charging system tested (all was fine), just wanted to make sure I didn't wake to dead jeep when I had to go to work. Woke early started it and no problems, and then started right up again to leave for work.
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Re: HID install in WJ

I run 3 sets in my jeep with no relays. no problems yet and the lows and fogs have been in for over 2 years.
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Re: HID install in WJ

damn forgot to update this post. I ended up with dead Jeep 2 days later. Bought a new battery and I have been good since.
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Re: HID install in WJ

Sorry for me being a little slow but you dont need a converter for the hid lights its direct plug and play(or see for that matter)
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Re: HID install in WJ

Stupid WKs...I need to use a relay for either high or low headlights.
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