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hids in fog lights problem

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by c.morris89, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Received my group buy from slimcubby today. Went to put them on and nothing happened. Switched everything around multiple time and still nothing. I search and didn't find anybody saying that you need a relay, but maybe I'm wrong? Help is appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    That seems odd. You shouldn't need a relay for the fogs, but correct me if I'm wrong TW???
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    nothing works on either side.. thats rare. prob something with the power supply to the ballasts, though thats about all the help i can give..
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    nope..both sides not working...
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Should have gone DDM! Half the price and mine worked:)
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    how do the ballasts get power? directly through the battery or through the stock fog light plug?
     
  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    i know u have checked everything but maybe the harnesses are pluged in wrong... when i first turned my fogs on, drivers side fired right up and the pass. one lagged. then when i went to turn them on again the pass. side wouldnt turn on then all of a sudden it started working fine again. im thinkin the ballasts just need to warm up and get used to being used. have you turned them on and just let them sit for awhile before turning them on and off, on and off? im new to this whole HID thing also.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    u plug the light in to the stock plug!:D
     
  9. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    No, you shouldnt need a relay, because there is no hi/lo function to fogs... Just direct current. Did you double check all of your grounds?
     
  10. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    well im gonna bet thats where the problem is. check the plug and please make sure the fogs were actually switched on. (not being a dick just troubleshooting for ya)
     
  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Carsons idea may be the problem, but I bet the grounds aren't there.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    i know that on the ddm setup its kinda weird because there is just male ends that u stick in the stock plug O and make sure the fog switch is on haha!
     
  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    didnt know there was seprate grounds for this kinda set up? i thought they were all in the connector, they should be this way if it isnt..
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    i guess i should add, to check this use a electrical meter to check if your getting 12V DC in the fog light plug (on the truck side when its disconnected from the light) by putting the red lead in the plug and the black lead to ground or the other slot in the plug ** if the plug has 2 slots in it. if it only has 1, thats your power and the light is grounded separately. if it has a separate ground your gonna need to ground your HID's separately as well.

    edit: i dont know your ability to troubleshoot, so if you have a bit of understanding excuse my in depth phrasing.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    just rechecked and even switched everything again and still notta light. Truck is on right now with fog switch turned on. Grounds have to be good cause fogs were working before the install.
     
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    there are no grounds for the fogs i bet the harnesses are plugged in wrong
     
  17. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Headlights and fog lights do not run off of the same ground points. Take a picture of your connections included in the kit as well as the connection where power enters into the fog lights. We will get you squared away in a hurry then.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    fogs are seprate from headlights

    there has to be grounds for the fogs. it may not be in the connector plug, it may just be grounded to the shell of the light and only one single hot conductor going through that plug or plastic connector
     
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    The setup worked before you installed them? Did you happen to finger up the bulb or bang it around trying to set the bulbs into the housing?
     
  20. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    hmmmmmm. like said before pics of the connections would be a big help.
     
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