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bad HID ballast or hid bulb?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Glamis, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Glamis

    Glamis [OP] date joined 03-18-2009 this is my new ID

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    My left HID light that has a slight flicker to it and the bulb is not as bright as right side. Would this be a bad ballast or bad bulb? The kit is new and i let the lights run for 10 min 3 times. The flicker is slight but i can see it.

    I have tested it with the truck running and with the truck off.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    jobrien

    jobrien shit happens then you die

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    where did you get the hids from
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    Glamis

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    I got it at an off road show about a week ago. I have HID kits on my sand rail and bikes. Never had one problem. It is a plug and play kit with a relay powered off the battery. went right in to the truck with no BS
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    hevimudin

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    You meed a warning cancelor. They are fairly cheap should fix your problem
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    Konaborne

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    try switch ballasts around, see if the flicker moves. if not, its the bulb
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Moose1988

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    I guarantee its the ballast. I've gone through two kits. First were Xentec kits. they flickered. I changed bulbs, got a canceler, a battery harness, and it still flickered. When I did my retro, I got the morimoto ballasts and they work perfectly. My fogs still use the Xentex ballasts and not only do they flicker still, but the color is different than the headlights, and they are all 4.3k. I switched one of the morimoto ballasts Into my fogs, and the flickering stopped AND the color changed to the true color. Get new ballasts, youll be good to go.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    dexterdog

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  8. Mar 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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    HawaiiTRD

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    I have the EXACT same problem, bought a whole new Philips kit (around $300 i believe) and it's still not working, saving money to try out a retrofit since it looks like it works fine for everyone on here. Hope it's not another waste of money.
     
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