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08Hemi 12-13-2009 07:25 PM

HID Lows
 
OK THIS THREAD IS EVIDENCE TO CHECK AND RECHECK AND RECHECK AGAIN...ONLY READ ON IF YOU WANT TO DETERMINE THIS STATEMENT OR SEE SOME INSTALL PICS OF 6K HIDs

Here is my review on the product:thumbsup:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...008#post117008


Original Message:

So I am in the process of installing my HID's but I ran into some issues. Here are some pics...My drivers side is working but is making a very high pitch whine, is that normal? The passenger side is hooked up the same way but is not working...any ideas???

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Micallef 12-13-2009 08:09 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
you purchased the hid's from xenondepot? those ballast's look familiar to the one's that i have, you have it hooked up to the positive and the negative on the battery correct?

i just installed mine the other day actually

Micallef 12-13-2009 08:10 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
i had to use some wire that i had left over from when i installed my amplifier, to extend the passenger hid negative wire over to the negative side of the battery,

lemme know if you need anything else man

Micallef 12-13-2009 08:12 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
the high pitch whine is i think normal, mine did that when i first turned it on, it slowly and eventually went away i think its just that warming up, not sure but yea mine did the same, let me know if you need pictures or anything

08Hemi 12-13-2009 08:22 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
thanks bro it is the same kit from xenondepot...I think the whine is a natural thing too...just was loud

I figured out the problem: BAD BULB. I put the good bulb into the passenger side and it fired right up...so I need a new bulb :(

Chaoul1 12-13-2009 08:28 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
High pitch is normal. Did you get 8000k?

08Hemi 12-13-2009 08:32 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
they are 6K...it was daylight out when I took those pics so they look really blue

I am bummed I had to put my stock lights back in...the HID's look so much better and I have been waiting for this for so long...oh well

Micallef 12-13-2009 08:32 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
yea looks like he got 8000k cause it is so blue haha i was gonna ask what you go,

yea the whine is normal it will go away it actually sounded really cool haha

no problem man glad you found the problem before you started switching everything around, sooner is better then later thats for sure haha

i am sure xenondepot will hook you up with another bulb bro,

good luck with getting another bulb!

Matt 12-13-2009 08:37 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
Hmm, interesting. I don't have any high pitched whines or noises. Mind you I have Xentec slim ballasts. Meh.

Brad, if I was you I'd go back and sand down the grounds (judging by the pic you posted). Ideally you want that spade connector touching bare metal. Whether it's a problem now or not, it's a good idea.

I'd also email or call Steve from XD to be sure that the high pitched noise is normal.

08Hemi 12-13-2009 08:43 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
I sanded down the gounds pretty good, so I am confident thats not the problem. in the pics you can see areas i sanded, but under the washers it is down to bare metal. it is for sure a bad bulb...I have an email into Steve and I am sure he will take care of it.

Matt 12-13-2009 08:46 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 08Hemi (Post 116385)
I sanded down the gounds pretty good, so I am confident thats not the problem. in the pics you can see areas i sanded, but under the washers it is down to bare metal. it is for sure a bad bulb...I have an email into Steve and I am sure he will take care of it.

Okay, gotcha. Just wasn't 100% sure from the pics. Aside from the bulb issue everything looks good man! 'Grats!

xjrob 12-13-2009 08:49 PM

Re: HID Lows
 
the whining is normal even for stock HIDs. as for the light not workin, use a realy for both lights. some times u need relays for cars other times you dont. i recommend using relays on lights due to the fact that some cars factory wiring and relays may fualter under the use of stronger lights. if the kit came with relays, make sure that they are properly grounded.


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