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Hid relay for tacoma?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by joshy523, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    joshy523

    joshy523 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know anything about having to add a relay for your hids? I bought some on craigslist and after a week my passanger light went out. I took it back and the told me that i needed a relay in order for the lights to work. Anybody know anything about this?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM
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    elephatitis

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    do you have a bixenon or a regular pnp kit?

    if you have a regular one, no relay is required (needed for safety issues)

    if your passenger light went out, its usually the bulb or ballast that is broken, some shady craigslist dealers give excuses because they dont wanna give refunds or replacements

    you get what you pay for...

    think about going retro, you wont blind people if you do
     
  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    05offroad

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    if its a plug and play i had the same problem....faulty ballast. get the guy to give you another one and if he says its not that then plug in the other ballast and show him thats what it is
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    joshy523

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    its a plug and play and i checked each ballast and the passanger was out, when i took it back the guy told me that i needed a relay because i was going to burn the ballast again. Right before leaving his shop i saw two other people that had the same problem, he was scamming everyone
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    CopDoctor

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    a relay turns the ballast on and off, no way would that help..with a relay you hook up directly to the battery = most power possible to the ballasts. he's sellin bad stuff i'm afraid.
     
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