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HID flickering?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sighless, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Sighless

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    Hey just a quick question, to everyone with HID's..

    Did you guys need the anti flicker harness for your setup?
    Ive got a 2010 Tacoma, and a local HID dealer here says i need the anti-flicker harness.

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    thanks in advance
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    i needed it, but i'm running 55W
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    no its a safety precaution. mine still fuckn flicker/cut out. pro: bright lights that get u flashed all the time, cons: they dont always both light up
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    i saw a mustang when every time they hit a bump it flickered i thought it was funny
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    so do the lights actually cut out? or do they just flicker once in a while?
     
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    both.
     
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    Zombie Runner

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    I had 35 watt kit that started to flicker every now and then on start up. I replaced the bulbs and didnt have any more problems
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    You're a douche for blinding people and thinking it's a "pro". There's a reason you get flashed. HID's in reflector housing are retarded. If you're going to do HID's do it the right way or aim your light down so the hot spots aren't shinning at on coming traffic.

    35 watt kits also need a harness. The start up draw on 35 and 55 watt ballast is higher than the rating on the stock harness. Some people get away with the stock harness and some burn the wiring up.

    I don't know why people call it an anti-flicker harness when it's just a regular harness that does nothing for flickering. You're ballasts most likely flicker because they're poorly made and cheap.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Finally somebody that has experience with HID. Everytime I tell people to run a seperate harness for HIDs even plug and play kits, people think i'm dumb or crazy. A seperate harness with direct battery power will be more reliable and your output will be significantly better.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    Photo bellow is 35 Watt Apexcone Raptor Kit from DDM Tuning for my fogs

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    Been there done this! If you don't want your Hids to flicker...

    1. Order from DDM Tuning http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Categories/HID-Kits-Lighting

    2. Purchase the Battery Wire Harness (35 or 55 watt kits)

    3. Make sure you have true grounds

    I got hosed for $100.00 on a Hid kit from another source and no matter what I did they flickered

    My Raptor kit from DDM Tuning has been perfect:) No Flicker once so ever!
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    I got the 55w apexcone kit from DDM tuning. No flicker, no harness, and no blinding people PERIOD .
     
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    can you run those in traffic? or too bright?
     
  14. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    I too have always recommend that people run a relay harness as well regardless of what wattage the kit is. The stock wiring ISN'T made to handle the increased voltage draw an HID kit pulls when the ballasts first start up. Definitely cheap insurance to not risk frying your stock wiring.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    is the harness you are talking about the dual in dual out for like 13 bucks or something like that? Or are u talking about High / Low kits come with a fused relay harness and controller that regulates the high / low operation.
     
  16. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    I can run them in traffic,but I don't do it out of respect to other drivers

    I have been flashed once in 6 months since I have installed them

    I save my HID Fogs for the back roads when I need them

    I'm talking about the Relay Wire Harness in the link below

    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HID-Kit-Wiring-Harness
     
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