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hid problem help please

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kauai808boy, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    kauai808boy

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    ok i got my hid lights and was installing it on my fog lights and i effin touched one of the bulbs with my hand and some sealent so i tried testing it out too see if it would work and when i ran it straight to the battery the light started flickering on and off then shut off everytime i remove and put back on the power to the batter it does this im thinking its the bulb or the ballast i hope its not the ballast cause ill be super pissed

    so please help tell me wat u think

    its a 55w ddm slim ballast
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    Sounds like loose wiring to me.. The bulb should explode if you get contaminants on it.. or work normally.

    The ballast could be going bad I guess but also is unlikely given the symptoms.

    My guess is a loose connector.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    x2....they tel you not touch the bulbs because getting the oils from your hands on the bulb can create a hot spot...so once the bulb is lit for a while it can blow out.

    Touching the bulbs wouldn't prevent them from turning on initially.
     
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