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StoneCold 11-05-2012 03:04 PM

HIDs suddenly go out!!
Got the gen3 halo projectors with HID's and whilst driving the other night I hit a bump in the road and they go out! Only to come back on a second or so later. Was driving on the main motorway here, so no street lights anywhere.

Assumed it was maybe just something got knocked and left it at that. But tonight they have gone one and off just as I was getting home. Checked everything I could in the dark. Don't see anything obviously wrong.

Any ideas?? I've never had HID's before so know nothing about them.


robpp 11-05-2012 03:55 PM

Re: HIDs suddenly go out!!
check the grounds. make sure super tight. all ends look good. intermittent is the worst/

StoneCold 11-05-2012 04:04 PM

Re: HIDs suddenly go out!!

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 707332)
check the grounds. make sure super tight. all ends look good. intermittent is the worst/

Gave them a wiggle Rob, seem tight. I did read a suggestion about sanding any paint that may be present in the grounding area, to get bare metal is best?

Freaking scary, especially when I drive home on the most dangerous road in Scotland and suddenly everything goes black!

I am almost positive it will be something I've done on the install, but damn, just where is anyone's guess.

I'll double check everything in the morning. Thanks Rob! :thumbsup:

robpp 11-05-2012 04:22 PM

Re: HIDs suddenly go out!!
i always ran mine back to the fender ground that the factory uses.

GL consider 2 relay harnesses, one for each side, so if one goes got the other one.

StoneCold 11-05-2012 04:40 PM

Re: HIDs suddenly go out!!
I'm fairly sure there are two relays in place already.

I have however ascertained that it is just the dipped beam lights that are going out. Sidelights and halos are still on.

Can't see it being the bulbs as Marty had these on his Jeep for maybe 20 hours in total.

jlewissystem 11-05-2012 07:16 PM

Re: HIDs suddenly go out!!
I currently have an issue where one of mine goes out on a bad bump. Found it was the power wire going to the battery. After i replaced batteries, i cranked down the terminal nut and it spun the HID wires where 1 of them frayed. I crimped a new end and tightened and im good. Might check that.......typically for me, grounds or that......unless the ballast it going bad.

StoneCold 11-13-2012 12:48 AM

Re: HIDs suddenly go out!!
Jason, spot on mate. Figured out it had to be related to a power source, as both lights would go out at the same time. So after many minutes of fiddling (with the wiring! :o) I found a break in the live wire from the battery terminal. All fixed now and fingers crossed, problem solved.

Thanks again for everyone's responses :thumbsup:

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