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HID problem

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Casey05Taco, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Casey05Taco

    Casey05Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Recently I had some hid's installed by a guy back in northern California. Upon having them for a month I'm noticing when I click my headlights on sometimes one light won't come on (I have them in the lows and fogs) but when I turn them all off and click them on they all work. Is it possible I got 4 bad ballists? Is there a secret to these? I don't know the specs of the ballists or anything.
     
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    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    Check your grounds.
     
  3. Casey05Taco

    Casey05Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Also I already had one ballist replaced 2 days after and they guy said it blew my fuse. Don't know if that means anything.
     
  4. Casey05Taco

    Casey05Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks medic2230, I'll try that later today and see if that fixes the problem.
     
  5. seksilumpia

    seksilumpia Well-Known Member

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    it all has to do with the ballast im sure..i have to reflick my lights sometimes but they all come back on.sometimes its embarrassing when you have nice lights and 1 doenst turn on haha
     
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    ^^^I know....I'm waiting on a new bulb to come in right now...lol
     
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    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    OP are you running a set with a relay harness? If so you might need to check and make sure al the connections are tight on it too.
     
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