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HID failure

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by supremetaco2, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    supremetaco2

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    ok so i just got my shipment in of HID's from ddmtuning yesterday, so i went to the shop to get the 6k hi/lo beams installed and they worked perfectly fine when the car started up... DRL's came on, hi/lo worked fine. then when i went to fill up gas and turned the engine off then back on, none of the lights went on... I tried fidgiting with it and got the right side to work, but the left side didnt wanna come on.... then stopped at another store, turned off the engine, then turned it back on and now the right light went out as well.... could it be the connections? i was checking to make sure everything was plugged in correctly... and it didnt want to light up :(
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    humanoid

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    I think you need to disable the DRLs for the HIDs to work.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Since the DTRL uses the blinker lights there is no need to disable it. Try the connections man. Unplug them and plug them back in. Make sure all the leads are in the plugs. I have had a set of DDM HIDs on my quad for over a year with 0 problems.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    dually

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    make sure the ballasts are humming. I got a bad ballast from DDM... have yet to get my replacement! Bastards!
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    one of mine from ddm has issues...first couple of times wouldn't fire up...now it fires up but flickers every now and then.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    sounds like this is a common problem...Martie is having major issues dealing with them too
     
  7. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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  8. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    try swapping the ballast's around. i had a problem with one of my lights not firing and switched the balasts around it it works fine now
     
  10. Jan 16, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    check your grounds this happened to me once would turn on one time and not the next, they should be tight and have a clear path to the body or frame
     
  11. Jan 16, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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  12. Jan 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    shit im in the shop right now, we gonna try switch the ballast and did everything in the book and i dont want to cut that wire to the DRLS... cmon people IDEAS NOW!
     
  13. Jan 16, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    ok disregard this... ok so everything is good now.. thanks for the input.. the ballasts were both okay, switched the ballasts around and seemed to be good.. now i just have to turn on the lights before i start the engine to enable the DRLs. thanks for the input guys.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    ok so it stopped working again, i think one ballast is bad.. so would it be okay to swap in a different ballast by a different company with the same power? or could i swap both? or would i have to change the wiring again?
     
  15. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    the wiring should be the same, swap out the ballasts.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    ok cool thanks, well i just submitted a ticket to DDM but who knows how long that will take....
     
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