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alright so last night i drove home from work with all of my lights working. i go to drive tonight and my driver side headlight is not working. i already went thru and checked all the wiring. i even unplugged and replugged everything and its still not lighting up. its getting dark now so im not messing with it until tomorrow. anyone have any ideas of what could be causing it?
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Do you have a relay kit?
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turn on your lights and go to the ballast of the one that isnt working. check to hear if the ballast is making a slight buzzing noise... be sure your engine is off and you should be able to just hear it when your close. if no buzz you have an issue with that ballast or wiring....probly the ballast tho.
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Do you have a relay kit?
No I don't. And Dan ill check that tomorrow
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Thats what caused the issue. You need a relay kit. Without one the power that goes to the ballast isn't even, thus causing one to shut off.
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Weird cause I've had these for a good month and no problem before
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Its not one of those instant things. Sometimes its a week, sometimes 6 months, sometimes never if your lucky.
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Okay Well ill do some.reading up tomorrow and go.find a relay kit tomorrow
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take the ballast from the side that works and plug it into the none working light. that will at least tell you if its the bulb or balast
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alright so i went out and took a look at my lights. still only the passenger side lighting up. so i took out the ballasts and swapped them. just switched sides. i went and turned on the lights and neither one turned on. so i switched them back thinking that at least the passenger side would light up, well it didnt. so now niether one of my headlights is working. after doing some reading i might have to get the relay kit. problem is is that i need my headlights asap since i get off of work when its dark. i need some schooling on the relay kit. are they direct plug-n-play or is there cutting and splicing of wiring?
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use your driving lights until you get the headlights fixed
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use your driving lights until you get the headlights fixed
drving lights?
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drving lights?
I was looking at your avatar pic and saw driving lights. I guess you don't have them
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oh you talking about the ones on my light bar? one of those is burned out... haha
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oh well, better get those HID's fixed lol
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ya im going to call some local places off of craigslist that sell hid kits and see if they have the relay kit. now, since i need these fixed quick, am i able to get just a regular relay kit and just cut and splice wires to make it work?
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How far are you from DDM? No splicing needed with the relay kit, its just plug and play.
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they are pretty far haha and ive looked locally for places but cant find a kit. im going to order one from ebay i think. i just cant drive my truck at night until i get the relay in, unless i take out the hids and go buy some halogens to get me by until i get it. or ill have to drive one of my parents cars
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found the problem. blown fuses. damn smakes for being right about checking fuses. i will look into a relay kit though for sure in the future
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well now when i turn the lights on one of the fuses blows instantly. im so confused now because they have never blown fuses until now.
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Double, triple check all the connections.
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well i swapped ballasts again since the one side kept blowing fuses and i listened for the noise that dan was talking about. i think one of my ballast is not working. its not making any noise or anything. i dont know what caused it. i wonder if its covered under warranty...
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swap sides and see if it works or makes noise...

also who makes your kit?

my ddm's came with relays built in to it, but i also have the hi/low kit....but then again so does my kit on the volvo...
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swap sides and see if it works or makes noise...

also who makes your kit?

my ddm's came with relays built in to it, but i also have the hi/low kit....but then again so does my kit on the volvo...
When I swap sides the fuse just blows. And I got mine from eBay seller autoluminate.
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