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Old 10-19-2009
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H.I.D. problem

I just got my truck back after having it sit for 5 months and now my H.i.d's in my fog lights flicker but dont turn on, on the drivers side, and the passenger side wont even turn on, i havent had a chance to look at it yet, but i was wondering if anyone had a similar problem or knew what to check before i start?
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anyone?
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Connections in all the wiring is the first thing.... Make sure no corrosion is present.

Another thing to check would be your ballasts, it really sounds like they are bad.

Away to check your ballast is plug a known good ballast into it and if it works fine its the ballast and you mine as well get new HID kits

If they are less than a year old you might be able to get them warranted by wherever you bought them from
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thanks, do you know what causes the ballasts to go bad?
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Cheaply made. Its kind of hit and miss, sometimes you get a good one, sometimes you don't.
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mine on my miata did the same thing i poped the ballast open and it was full of water it took a heat gun and a putty knife to pry it open
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my pass side ballast went bad after about a year on my cheap 55 dollar ebay hid's...the new ballast was about 20 bucks...it started flickering when i turned it on then it would turn off...
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my pass side ballast went bad after about a year on my cheap 55 dollar ebay hid's...the new ballast was about 20 bucks...it started flickering when i turned it on then it would turn off...
thats the problem i have, thats just what happens when the ballast goes bad?
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HIDs are good choice. very useful at night times. just make sure the bulbs are fine. and moreover the fuse from battery to HID is ok
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