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HID bi-xenon help!!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by newskooler, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. newskooler

    newskooler [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok so installed my new kit bi-xenon slim ballast Hid kit and it was pretty damn simple. all was well for the twenty minutes that i drove my truck for the test drive i then parked it in my garage for the weekend.

    the problem came a couple of days later when i tried to turn them on with no success. it blew my RH Hi and RH Low fuses. i installed new fuses and they also went.:mad: i checked all connections and tried switching the ballasts and nothing.

    ive deducted through my limited knowledge that its a RH side ballast is the problem(right?) but would that cause the LH side to also not to work? any suggestions/ideas? ive contacted the seller but he was busy and promised to call me back. till then do you guys have any ideas?
     
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    Viet2100 Well-Known Member

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    Try a different ground? Check that the High/Low modulator/relay does not have water in it.
     
  3. newskooler

    newskooler [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok so on a side note when i was putting everything back to where it should be. i noticed a humming noise and located at this box. the goes inbetween the factory head light plug and then to the ballast

    2010-12-28 18.20.11.jpg
     
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    too damn many
    those ballasts look they are made out of plastic dude
     
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    heres what the whole thing looks like. i put an arrow on what is making the noise. its some kind of regulatory device for the power supply??? im about as eletrically inclined as toddler with a fork and an electical socket

    2010-12-28 20.08.46.jpg
     
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    too damn many
    eh idk about all that other junk on that kit but my ddm kit has a ballast and a bulb with connections lol 40 bucks and it still is a great kit but mine is a tundra idk about older tacos
     
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    That box doesn't look common...
     
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    Bump anybody got an idea?
     
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    no heat but i did smell something that resembled arc welding so i unhooked the battery and removed the setup from my truck. my conclusion it that the box has either a wiring issue or it somehow go condensation in it from sitting in my garage:confused:
     
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    You'll hear horror stories on anything. Nothing is perfect. Welcome to the real world, unless you don't want to enter it.
     
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    did you try bigger fuses i know mine said to use at least a 20 i dunno might help
     
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    I ordered approx 8 sets of HIDs from ddm tuning and out of those 8, one had a bad ballast, which they replaced, and another set came w a bad relay for the bi xenon setup. i would still buy from them because its the best deal you can get.

     
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    Finally heard from tim yesterday. He's ordered a new set and they will hopefully be here soon.

    I definitely agree good customer service is always better than price 3 of the last 4 items I've bought have been defective or missing parts and tims been really good about taking care of the situation.

    Just a an example a certain company sent me the wrong bolts in november and I just received the them today 12/30. You would think that they would expedite three shipping in those situations
     
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