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Hm, I thought mounting the box in front of the fan so.cool air is drawn over it was a good idea. Guess not, ill find a new location once I figure it out
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check 2 things

1// check the voltage output at the connectors that plug into the ballasts - should read a minimum of 12.4 volts

switch the multimeter to AC volts , and check the AC voltage at the D2S bulb connector

it sounds like the ballasts are not getting any voltage from the control box
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check 2 things

1// check the voltage output at the connectors that plug into the ballasts - should read a minimum of 12.4 volts

switch the multimeter to AC volts , and check the AC voltage at the D2S bulb connector

it sounds like the ballasts are not getting any voltage from the control box
Just ran the truck for 7 minutes. Then turned off and checked the plug that goes to the ballast, got nothing for DC volts. Then I turned on for a few minutes, left it running while testing. got nothing. Checked the d2s plug for AC volts. Got nothing. The control box must have failed.
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that is what is figured went wrong

file a warranty claim with the retrofit source , the same time that you order another harness
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Aye, that's the plan. I'm typing out an Email right now, so I'll see what happens when they get back to me. I'm going to just order my second harness now, don't want to bother them with trying to send together. I don't mind paying for an excellent product and service. More places could learn from these guys!

23 pages so far in the guide and I'm typing up a trouble shooting section based on what you said haha.
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when you receive the replacement harness

just make sure that you switch over the 2 ( 9004 to 9007 ) low beam and ground pigtail leads BEFORE you connect the harness pigtail to the factory headlight socket
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when you receive the replacement harness

just make sure that you switch over the 2 ( 9004 to 9007 ) low beam and ground pigtail leads BEFORE you connect the harness pigtail to the factory headlight socket
I put a big note under my hood so when I open it I can't miss it. Haha. I have the weekend off so I hope i get them by then.
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Okay update. I got the replacement box for the harness, installed it and it blew the inline fuse immediately for that headlight. after much swapping i discovered I had a bad ballast, just installed that today. Both headlights are running and on their own harness. phew! the new ballast fires right up with barely a flicker. the driver side flickers on and takes a second longer to turn off than the passenger side. It's a bit odd.

I have my guide 95% done. I might make a short and straight to the point guide to post on the forums with a download of my word file for the 25 page guide. Depends what people think I guess.
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no 2 ballasts operate the same

glad they are working out now , enjoy the bright light at night
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no 2 ballasts operate the same

glad they are working out now , enjoy the bright light at night
As long as it isn't an issue I'm fine with that. My lights are pointed a little to far down at the moment. Ill have to make my own adjustment screw to tilt them up a little more. Ill decide when I measure them at night.when it isn't 0 outside.

Thanks again. Ill be posting the how-to shortly. Should be a welcomed addition to the foruns
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no 2 ballasts operate the same

glad they are working out now , enjoy the bright light at night
You'll never guess what stopped working 15 minutes ago. My passenger light decided to not turn on. They are on one harness and have been working great other than a slight flicker at startup. I'm absolutely pissed.
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check to see if power is being transmitted to the passenger side ballast via voltage tester light

no power -- the control box is faulty--- is there power - ballast has failed

these are the ballasts that i use - made in canada -- have not failed me yet

Lumens Digital HID Ballast / Standard Size

i am using the morimoto control box 9004/9007 model
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check to see if power is being transmitted to the passenger side ballast via voltage tester light

no power -- the control box is faulty--- is there power - ballast has failed

these are the ballasts that i use - made in canada -- have not failed me yet

Lumens Digital HID Ballast / Standard Size

i am using the morimoto control box 9004/9007 model
Control box/fuse is fine, got power to plug. Nothing from that sides Ballast, so pissed off. I'm not sure if I'll have them replace it, for a third time or if I will get my money back for the kit. But I'd still be out the projectors/housings. I'm not spending more money on this that I don't have, I'll bookmark the Lumen brand for now. For now I'll go patch the hole in the drywall from my wrench being thrown across the garage.
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i feel your pain .

however the lumens ballasts are made just for canadian cold climates

when it was - 45 celcius up here for 1 day , the ballasts fired without issue

i have been reading a lot of stories about the morimoto ballasts failing without reason

i do not believe they inject rubber inside their casing ( could be why they fail - moisture getting inside )
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i feel your pain .

however the lumens ballasts are made just for canadian cold climates

when it was - 45 celcius up here for 1 day , the ballasts fired without issue

i have been reading a lot of stories about the morimoto ballasts failing without reason

i do not believe they inject rubber inside their casing ( could be why they fail - moisture getting inside )
I wouldn't be so mad if they lasted a few months, but only a couple weeks is insane. We did have a couple rainy days before it failed. It is possible that the moisture in the air made its way into them if they don't do fill them with rubber. Still, failing after a couple weeks just doesn't seem right.

$40 for them doesn't seem bad at all though. At least I hope its a pair...if so maybe I'll have TRS reimburse me and I'll go with Lumen. Gah, seriously just want to be able to enjoy those sexy lights lol.
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the price is for 1 each

they are $15.00 each less than i paid for mine , and they are shock proof

i have driven over some very nasty wintertime potholes , they kept on powering the bulbs without issue
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