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H10s stopped working?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by krimson, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    krimson

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    I was driving to work this morning and stopped behind a F150 at a light noticed my fog lights weren't on in the reflection of the tail gate. So I toggled my lights on and off, still wouldn't come back on. When I did get to work I tried it again in parking lot but it will come on for a little bit and shut off. What could be causing this problem? The only thing I can think of is a bad relay and from what I've read DDM tuning has horrible customer service when it comes to warranty work.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    also could be dirty or loose connections. I had a similar problem and disconnected and cleaned the connections with contact cleaner...has been working problem free since then.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Do they share a common relay? If so, I'd start with that. To me it sounds unlikely that both ballasts would go bad at exactly the same time.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Yes they do.. I'm just gonna check the connections and give it a shot later. If the problem persists I guess I will be calling DDMtuning.... That's what I was thinking, It couldn't be the ballasts going out at the same time.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    You can get another relay from an autoparts store really cheap. If you think it's the relay, I'd just buy a new one and not waste the time dealing with DDM Tuning and their legendary customer service.

    Start simple though, double check your connections and make sure nothing is loose. With electrical work, it's usually best to start with the simple stuff, then moving down the line to the other hardware items.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    Is there a specific type of relay I should get? Or they're all the same?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Automotive relays are generally the same. Some are rated for more amperage than others though. The old relay should have a rating on it somewhere, just get one with the same or higher rating and you'll be good to go. I don't know what DDM uses for relays in their kit, but chances are the auto store relay will look a lot less fancy, they're just a black plastic box with copper prongs sticking out the bottom. I think the ones I've been using are made by Bosch (I don't really pay attention to the brand to be honest).
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    Thanks man, I'll give it a shot and let you know what the outcome will be...
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    dont call DDM..they SUCK...i had a set and had the same problem...one thing to do is check to see if your ballast are on...if so...it's something with the connection between the ballast and bulb...of just that the bulb is bad...more than likely because it got real hot...or moisture got into the houseing b/c the seal wasnt good...which was my case b/c the H10 or a bitch to get in
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Crap parts are crap, and relays are no different. Panasonic, Omron, and Tyco/Bosch are good parts. Most random PNP kits are not supplied with good parts, as far as I know.

    Your best bet for fixing your fog lights is to remove that PNP kit and install factory halogens. You'd be doing everyone a favor. :)
     
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