Ok so I've got the morimoto 35w hid kit with projectors. I've had them installed for about a year and a half. A few months ago I started having problems with the hids igniting. I've told Trs about the problem and they said to test the ballasts first by connecting it straight to the battery. This was after they told me to check the little gold box , the connector, for any signs of damage or loose connection but it still looks brand new..
Now, this problem is kind of intermittent. I want to say its the ballasts, but I suppose it could be many things. I just don't know where to start to diagnose it. I heard a while back that people were having problems with their ballasts in cold situations, but mine seems to be the opposite. Seems the warmer it is the harder it is for them to ignite. But for all I know it could be a bad connection somewhere. But I really don't think so. I made sure all my wiring was done with the best connectors and took my sweet time installing it.
What happens, is the hids don't ever ignite the first time when I turn the headlights on. I have turn the switch back off, then the second time they will ignite. There have been about three instances where they wouldn't ignite at all for about 5 min.s when I sat there switching it off and on a thousand times until they finally ignited. This mostly happens when they've been on for an extended time and if I turn them off then back on they won't ignite for a while. Almost like it has to cool down before they'll ignite again. There has been one instance where they were on only momentarily, then they wouldn't come on again If shut off. Lately it just seems to take two times for them to work. Getting annoying and want to fix this. Hoping someone has had a similar problem or maybe what could be causing this.