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Old 07-17-2009, 11:41 AM
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HID sometimes shuts off

I've noticed my drivers side HID sometimes goes out. I've checked the wiring, replaced the bulb and it still sometimes happens. I'll shut the HIDs off, wait a few miutes turn them back on and both bulbs will turn on.

Anyone have any suggestions on what to look at? Could the ballast be going bad?
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:49 AM
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

I have a similar problem, mine arrived yesterday so i installed them, one flickered then turned off, swapped them and it worked again.. when i was driving at night i decided to turn the fogs on to check them out in pitch dark and only one worked.
I think it might be the ballast.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:50 AM
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

Maybe it's the relay...swap the relay with the one on the other side..
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:53 AM
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

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I have a similar problem, mine arrived yesterday so i installed them, one flickered then turned off, swapped them and it worked again.. when i was driving at night i decided to turn the fogs on to check them out in pitch dark and only one worked.
I think it might be the ballast.
It may be something with having the fogs on too, last night I had the lows on for a while no problem, then decided to turn the fogs on too and had a problem a little while later. turned everything off and then just had the lows on for 1.5hrs or so of driving and no problem...
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

What kits does everyone have? I have Xentec from Tony
5k lows, 5kfogs
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:59 AM
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

5k low/high/fog from Tony
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

does each ballast have it's own relay?
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

check your grounds!!!! i can't say how important grounds are!!! i found out the hard way! mine wouldnt turn on either!!!
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

Wait!! i thought all i had to do was to hook up the existing fog light harness to the HID box thingy then connect the ballast and walla! am i missing something? lol
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

some wk's need a relay for the fogs and some don't. it really is hit or miss!
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:24 PM
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Hmm, hope Tony can help us brothas out.
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Re: HID sometimes shuts off

did you guys use the relays?
if so were they used for fogs and lows?
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