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Xenon High-beam flicker issue

Okay, I recently bought the Xenon HID High-beam 5000k conversion kit for my Jeep. They came with 2 inline capacitors to plug inline with the OEM plug and the ballast. When I turned them on nothing happened. I then removed the capacitor and they worked. Buuuut..... when i put them on dim t high still flicker like strobes. So, we turned the lights completely off and they still flickered. Now, with no juice going to the high-beams they still seem to flicker when power is shut off them. Now, the flickering only last for some seconds then they finally cut off. Its like the ballast are storing charge.[IMG]http://www.************.com/forums/images/smilies/confused.gif[/IMG] Anyone have this issue?

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Old 06-21-2010, 07:38 AM
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

Get a relay harness. Those inline capacitors don't do anything.
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

Relay Harness... Problem solved.
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

relay!
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

I love how SO MANY companies sell these cheap kids with refering to use relay harnesses..it mind boggles me, it really does....

They give people cheap gizmos to try and prevent it, but it never works...
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

thanks to all for the info
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

hey everybody im new here, the forum is amazing!!
i have the same problem on my jeep commander 3.0 crd and im getting mad, the problem is exactly the same one of the video but mine sometime is totally off the light, maybe just one...than it start again.
with this relay i still have the remot on light?
thanks for the help
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yes...use a relay harness
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yes...use a relay harness
+1....nothing more frustrating than trying to mod the truck when next thing ya know.....ya gotta get more parts
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Re: Xenon High-beam flicker issue

guys i really need your help...after 18 days i received my relay from singapore (because in italy is something of impossible to find!!!!!) i give it to my garage mechanic and he install it but sometime the left light doesnt wanna start, i have to turn off the light and turn it on again to let it start. but this happen just if the car is off since 2-3 hours because if is less the light works perfectly.....what can be?? ireally need help!!!
ps: thanks for suggestion of the relay...without you i ll be lost!!!
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guys i really need your help...after 18 days i received my relay from singapore (because in italy is something of impossible to find!!!!!) i give it to my garage mechanic and he install it but sometime the left light doesnt wanna start, i have to turn off the light and turn it on again to let it start. but this happen just if the car is off since 2-3 hours because if is less the light works perfectly.....what can be?? ireally need help!!!
ps: thanks for suggestion of the relay...without you i ll be lost!!!
Sounds like a bad ballast to me. I've experienced the same problem in the past.

Both ballast were bad.
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guys i really need your help...after 18 days i received my relay from singapore (because in italy is something of impossible to find!!!!!) i give it to my garage mechanic and he install it but sometime the left light doesnt wanna start, i have to turn off the light and turn it on again to let it start. but this happen just if the car is off since 2-3 hours because if is less the light works perfectly.....what can be?? ireally need help!!!
ps: thanks for suggestion of the relay...without you i ll be lost!!!
Check your relay, the actual mechanics itself. I had a relay get wet and the parts inside the relay cause a bad misfire everytime.

Check relay, then try switching ballasts
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