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Old 09-16-2009
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HID problems

Well my HID's headlights go out and come back on when I hit a bump hard. One street is pretty bad near my college and tonight my lights were off for a good 3-4 minutes (at a light) and I was stopped by a college police officer who asked if I had a problem, and just said to fix them and walked away (he dug the fogs ). I'm thinking its the cheap **** Chinese relay that came with the HID kit, or a ground. The HID Fogs ARE NOT on a relay and have not screwed up once.

I'm wondering if anyone else with a HID relay kit is having or had any problems. Tomorrow I'm going to tackle this problem after my morning dealership class.

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Make sure the plugs are in all the way.
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Make sure the plugs are in all the way.
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mine used to flicker when i would hit a bump. i checked all the plugs and one wasnt snapped in all the way. ive got xentecs too
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Check all your connections...

I've not had 1 issue since installing the chinese relay kit. And if anything, you can just replace that relay with a nice bosch one.
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Check all your connections...

I've not had 1 issue since installing the chinese relay kit. And if anything, you can just replace that relay with a nice bosch one.
Planned on it a 30A Bosch. It was dark so tomorrow I'm going to check everything. I want to check the wires anyways.
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Old 10-02-2009
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UPDATE: I found the problem after they didn't work again tonight. The fuse what was included in the HID relay kit is a 20A that started to melt. WTF? I wiggled the power cord coming from the battery and inside the fuses red case I saw a flash, so I opened the case and yanked the fuse. It wasn't warm or anything.

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Could the location of the fuse holder be getting hot? It wasn't even warm.

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Should I just replace the 20A fuse with another? Bussmann made fuse instead of this "Chinese" fuse?

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I'd relocate where you're taking power from. I've got mine on the distribution block in front of the engine bay fuse panel.
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good idea. Shane.

but as always. I rarely see these kits last over a year. :-(
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over 2 years on mine.... ;-)
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bi-xenons?
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Since when were we talking bi-xenons?!? We're talking relay harnesses!
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Since when were we talking bi-xenons?!? We're talking relay harnesses!
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...So looks like if the weather permits I'll be moving some wires around. I need to get a new pack of 20A Bussmann fuses as well.
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