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HID WTF!

I've had the same HID kit in my headlights for almost 2 years with no problems. Here recently the drivers side light kept shutting off. I swapped the bulb with someone elses and still the same problem. So I ordered a new kit, only $60 shipped on ebay. This is the same guy I got the last kit from, and about 15 other kits around town. I installed it, and now both lights are alternating with problems. I'm about to say screw it and go buy silverstars...
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I would just say screw it dude. Its not worth the hassle.
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do you have a wiring harness with relays? Or is this the kit that simply plugs into both headlight plugs without any relays?
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U should use relays if its a 55 watt kit.
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It's a 35 watt kit. Do the relays help it?
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yes, you should get the wiring harness and relays. it also only plugs into only one headlight plug so they will both turn on at the same time.

first one i found... its cheap too:

V-HID 9005 9006 RELAY WIRING HARNESS FOR HID KIT
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I had the relay, but had the same probs with them going out, went back to silverstars, but for some reason the HIDs in my offroad lights are still fine...
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I went ahead and ordered the relay. I'm pretty pissed right now...
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your ballasts might be going out too...
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Its not the HID's fault persay.. teh fault actually lies in how your ECU detects and deals with the less wattage being used by the HID - hence, when they flicker, or wont turn on.. it is your ECU trying to decide which lights are getting power and if they are on or not. The relay harness directs any extra power needed through the relay directly to yoru battery.. just like when your wiring up a switch for an offroading light - it goes through a relay so the switch isnt the one controlling the amount of current being drawn.
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Dude...make your OWN relay harness. I did it the other day to a friends HID'd ranger that was having plug issues. Ran a grand total of about $7 in parts. lol.

Relay harness is the cure all to any HID issues pretty much. I'm almost 2 years in with my headlights and havn't had any left/right issues in timing and lighting since the relay install about 1.5 years ago.


Using a relay, you are taking power from the battery, not the stock plug. And you will be using the stock plug as a switch for the relay....just one side to trigger the relay, so both will light up the same way. You'll need a 30/40a relay, 4 butt connectors, a splice, 4 female 1/4" connectors, and a 1/4" ring terminal. oh..a.nd some wire too. lol.
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I would say start from scratch. Get a new wireing harness and a new light kit, that way it will be all new.
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I got both lights working now... I am using one new ballast and one ballast from my old kit. The relay is still on the way though.
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yeah.. I remember Shane saying this a good year and a half ago - When you order an HID kit, get the relay all set up or ordered before you install - its MUCH easier to do it all at once
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$7 in parts and a pain in the ***, or $10 for a complete harness ready to plug in....
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