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VVME HID headlight starting to flicker upon start up...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by sincitytaco, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Jul 26, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    This is normally a sign of it about to go out. Should I be concerned? I love the HIDs performance, but man I was hoping they would last longer than a couple months.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    E-mail VVME and they should replace.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    Is it just a brief once and done flicker right after start up and then that's it? If so, that IS normal for most of these HID kits.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    No it will flicker a few times. I do not think it is normal, it is the only one of the 4 bulbs that does it.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Hmm weird. Typically alot of these kits each bulb will flicker once or twice within a minute after startup. But if it's only one of yours and it's doing it multiple times then I'll agree something is probably wrong with it especially since if it hasn't always done so. Good luck getting it resolved with the company.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    also, check all the wiring connections. could be loose somewhere.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    Not because of loose wiring. Salt deposits are building up and the capsule will burn out soon.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2009 at 2:58 AM
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    It was just an idea. Wiring connection check is usually one of the first things I do when something electrical is going wrong.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    nothing wrong with the wiring. I spoke with VVME and they want me to switch the bulbs to see if it still does it and to figure out if the problem is with the bulb or the ballast.
    I do not have the motivation for all this shit though so when it does go out I am just going to throw my stock bulbs back in because you never have problems with those. If I had the money for an expensive kit I would get it, but I really don't care enough to with my budget.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    Expensive kits do that, too...
     
  12. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    expensive hid kits also have this kind of problems... every brand cant promise no any defective hid of their products...dude


    you can juse switch the bulbs to check where the problems lie in....

    i believe VVME has good customer service...if changing the bulb or ballast is out of your budget, just get same one again from VVME....
     
  13. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    that is what i exactly mean.. buddy....

    i once run my VVME 43k hid.... and a little flicker right there when i start up for a while then went away.....

    anyhow i dont mean to compain about that... cos except that every thing workes well till now....:D
     
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    why dig up a thread from the grave?
     
  15. Oct 14, 2010 at 4:44 AM
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    but OEM HID retros are just fine...!! Never had any problems w/ the few different OEM ballasts/bulbs i have installed on my truck or others....!
    why bump it to poin this out?...:D
     
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    I've never had any of my three hid retros flicker. Each retro had a different ballast. Only the first was an Oem type too. Check out your setup like mentioned above
     
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    cos i am the devil ghost from the hell......:D
     
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    cos he is boring
     
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