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Another HID problem

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by t100bobo, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    t100bobo

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    I read through every HID article, and couldn't find a write-up on how to install this type of HID. I recently Purchased HID hi/lo kit from HALOAutomotive.com. It was supposedly Plug and Play. but i plugged everything in, pretty much idiot proof. and the ballast's wouldn't even turn on. So i swapped the male prongs from the hid harness around and reconnected it to the factor 3 prong harness, and the hid's work. But... When i select high beam, the lights flicker out. i think they are on high when i have my lights selected in low. i have no grounds running or any relays. just beefed up fuses in the stock fuse slots. Is there anyone out there with a tech write-up, or can tell me how to wire these correctly. its an 04 taco. with H4's haloauto kit. Thanks in advance guys.:confused:
     
  2. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    No expert here, but you might want to run a seperatre wire from the battery to the HID's. They sell a harness that will go from the battery to the ballasts and include the relay. I would not use the factory wires asit was not designed for a HID ballast.

    Like I said, no expert just have some posts about HIDS.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    Thx Bro.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    no problem. hope it get it all figured out.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    You never want to change the fuses to a higher amperage... Your truck is gonna get lit up.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    Well, the directions say to switch to a 20amp fuse for each light instead of 10, cause it won't run good off 10. should i switch back? thanks for the input.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    Put back to stock fuses. Get a harness if you're worried that it will fail on you.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    What harness?
     
  9. Oct 2, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    Relay harness. So that it draws power directly from the battery.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    My buddies did that when we were installing his, problem was just a bad ground. After getting a good ground all worked well!
     
  11. Oct 2, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Thanks everyone
     
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