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Old 03-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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HID Flicker

I just installed my mini d2s kit I got from the trs group buy. They are 55w 6000k morimoto bullbs. After they warm up for a while something starts flickering. Its almost like a piece of dust on the bulbs that move except it only happens once they warm up. I have cleaned the bulbs with alcohol multiple times.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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X2 on grounds.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have both my grounds set to the frame where other grounds bolt on. I didnt really explain myself very well. Its not the whole beam that flickering just a part at the very top at the most concentrated area.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Yep did that multiple times. Flickers on high beams too. It really stumps me on why its doing this.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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Bad ground, bad power connection, crappy ballasts.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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They are morimoto 5five ballasts. Shouldnt be low quality. Thanks for the suggestions ill check the grounds and power later.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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Heres a video I took: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMiD1WOAskE
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Perfect example of how aftermarket kits have problems regardless of brand.
I'm so sick of seeing everyone say that TRS has the best quality kits an all this BS. They're just overpriced kits IMO
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After getting my HID conversion (of Hella Halogen 4000 lamps) done by that guy in Orange County, and going through the months of hassle to get the right color, ballast that doesn't blow up, etc. I posted here about the flicker as seen in your video... I described it as the look of a candle flame in a light breeze, and not an on-off flick of the light switch.

So, you are not alone, and my HIDs still work after 2 years, although I rarely use them (rarely drive at night and no money to go desert camping lately)!
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I have the 3five d2s kit from TRS and it does the same thing as posted in your video. My grounds are solid with 14 gauge wire, soldered and shrink wrapped and all my connections are solid so I know it's not a wiring issue. Mine did this from day one along with a long warmup time. I believe its the hardware I got from TRS.
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Mine doesn't do that, but my right high beam sticks.
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op, are you using a projector?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:41 PM   #16
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I see your op says mini so there goes one of theories. I would get a hold of TRS and or visit hidplanet.
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Mine doesn't do that, but my right high beam sticks.
Rich check out my build thread for my retro, I had the same problem and fixed it. I have pictures of what I did.
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Good to know im not the only one. Personally, it just looks like the bulbs to me but Im definitely no expert.
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Perfect example of how aftermarket kits have problems regardless of brand.
I'm so sick of seeing everyone say that TRS has the best quality kits an all this BS. They're just overpriced kits IMO
Where was that said anywhere in this thread? Get over it.
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Rich check out my build thread for my retro, I had the same problem and fixed it. I have pictures of what I did.
Mine was just fine for 2 months, then suddenly stuck one morning, and it's been sticking ever since. I can flick the highs repeatedly and it'll finally drop, but not something I want to do on the road.

I'm going to just unplug the sticky one for now.
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