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Old 01-24-2009
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HID question....only one firing

I finally got to hook up my 6000K's tonight and when I fired them, they flashed and only one came on. I checked the connections on the other and they seem fine. I'm assuming I need to get the relay kit to pull power off the battery? Currently they're just connected to the factory harnesses. I have the relay kit on my quad and it runs like a champ. Just thought I'd ask you guys and see what you think.
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did you try it again? sometimes it'll take another try to light. if not it could be a ballast. swap the ballasts side to side. if the other headlight doens't work after swapping...you know the culprit
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x2 try that then let us know how its doing
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1. one of your driver fuse or pass side fuse popped. check you're underhood fuse box.

2. possibly mix up at the factory harness to ballast connection.

i'd get a relay harness anyway.
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Well here's what I came up with. I went out and started playing around because if I don't figure it out...I won't be able to sleep. So here's the deal. drivers side works fine, nothing on the passenger side. so i plugged in the passenger side ballast to the driver side factory harness. works fine. so its not the passenger side bulb or the ballast.

i know the drivers side ballast works, so i hooked up the ballast to the passenger side factory harness. nothing. hmmmmm. not getting power to the harness maybe? i found that hard to believe, so i plugged in a halogen bulb and it worked fine. got out the meter and i'm getting 12 volts. Here's what I think is happening. I had PIAA bulbs in it at one time and the passenger side was dimmer then the drivers side. Turns out i fried the factory harness. so i went over to auto zone and bought a replacement (non OEM) came home, spliced it in and it worked fine. I don't think the aftermarket harness and the harness from the ballast are making contact. They're an off size and I think it's causing a contact issue. The drivers side with the factory harness and the HID plug work perfect. Fit tight as a glove. The passenger side isn't even close. I guess I'll head to the Ford garage Monday and see if I can get an OEM harness for the headlight. that sounds expensive. sh**! lol.....any brilliant ideas?
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JUNKYARD! ford'd gonna want $35. at the junkyard, it'll cost ya the price of admission!
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lol I was thinking that after I posted. Maybe I'll take a field trip Monday.
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it poped the fuse? you should definitely get a harness with relays then. All the HID kits I went through (stupid hi/low beams) came with harnesses
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i know my 01 has left/right fuses...one fuse for each side. i popped a few of those over the last few years. now with the relay harness i havn't popped any.

but i think we've cured you're problem...problem being the plug.
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