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Old 11-22-2007
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Hid Help!!!! Ahhhhhhh

So I bought another set of HID's the other day & they just came in, so I decided to get them put in on my day off...

The kit I had before had a HI/LOW beam, but I never wired up the high beam. The new kit only has a low beam, which is okay I guess.

Anyway, I can NOT get this new kit to work, I have it wired up the same way as the old one. One relay per headlight with 4 prongs. One goes to the batter, 1 goes to a ground, one goes to the power from the kit, and one I spliced into my original harness. But it is still not working!

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New, left; Old, right

The white and black wire coming off of the blue socket (old) was for the hi beams, but I never wired it up so they didn't go to anything, along with the yellow wires.

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The connector goes to the 'power' prong on the relay.

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make sure your fuses are good..relays are good..connections are good

is the ballast turning on?

is the relay clicking

flip flop the bulbs around and try on the other ballast

get a test light and make sure power is getting to the right spot..

hmm..

other then that i aint no what to tell you Mister S.
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where did you get them? ebay?
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where did you get them? ebay?

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Ok, I figured it out. Thanks!

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yea
I was talkin about edge wannabe...but anyway, i've heard the kits on ebay are crap. Also, you know how most have something like a 1 year warrenty? Heres a quote from hidplanet.com...

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What this means for you is that HID Kits are a black market. DOT will shut down any US importer of HID kits large enough to be worth the effort. They have ruled repeatedly that "off road" or "show only" kits are still illegal, you MUST have a valid "on road" use in order to legally import a product for US vehicles.

What ends up happening is you have literally thousands of different manufacturers producing kits for a limited time, changing names, brands products etc... may be the same company, may not be, but that limits your recourse if the kit goes bad etc... typically 6 months is the limit you will see a new brand on the market.
So what im saying is the hid kit he got could be bad...defective. Basically what im saying is...dont buy kits off ebay...their quality sucks. You can buy OEM off ebay just about as cheap as a kit...around 200 bucks.
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