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Old 03-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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HID's wont come on? Help.

So I got new HID's a few weeks ago and now they are acting up. I have them professionally installed. The headlights won't come on with the switch.. But web you leave the light switch in the "on" position, and turn your "brights" on and back off, they will come on. Bad switch? Wiring? Come on somebody help?!!
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So I got new HID's a few weeks ago and now they are acting up. I have them professionally installed. The headlights won't come on with the switch.. But web you leave the light switch in the "on" position, and turn your "brights" on and back off, they will come on. Bad switch? Wiring? Come on somebody help?!!
What brand and sometimes turning them on and off starts them up

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And how do you have HIDs professionally installed? It's a matter of changing a light bulb? Lol
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Yes turn them off and on my wifes car does that sometime. If not check your fuses and all connections.
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Usually if its professionally installed than u can take it back and tell them to fix the issue
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Id recommend installing them yourself. First because there easy to install and plus if anythings wrong with them you could find the problem yourself and you know where everythins at.

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It sounds like a connection problem, maybe take to the place who put them and have them check it or you could do it by removing the cluster of the switch and checking wiring. It also maybe the positive wire or negative wire arent sufficiently tightened or over tightened. Usually a problem like that happens if negative is too tight. Try that out maybe it'll help
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What brand and sometimes turning them on and off starts them up

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And how do you have HIDs professionally installed? It's a matter of changing a light bulb? Lol
There is no such thing as an HID bulb. REAL HIDs have ballasts. They have to be installed. Stangmods.com has plug and play kits. a Blue bulb is not an HID system.
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There is no such thing as an HID bulb. REAL HIDs have ballasts. They have to be installed. Stangmods.com has plug and play kits. a Blue bulb is not an HID system.
Yes thank you I know, but putting in an hid kit is as easy as changing a bulb. If you don't agree then I'm sorry. Stay in school
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Looks like changing a bulb too me...
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Yes we get it hid kits are easy to put in...now stop bickering over it. Lets just help op out. Ok so first off what brand? Id double check how they connected the harness to the ballasts...a loose power or ground sounds like the culprit
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Yes we get it hid kits are easy to put in...now stop bickering over it. Lets just help op out. Ok so first off what brand? Id double check how they connected the harness to the ballasts...a loose power or ground sounds like the culprit
Likely a crappy ballast, newer cars normally don't encounter grounding problems, but cheaper ballast always act up, mine the other day. The driver side didn't light up, turned them on and off real quick and it worked. Sounds to me like he has the wires mixed up or bad ballast
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There is no such thing as an HID bulb. REAL HIDs have ballasts. They have to be installed. Stangmods.com has plug and play kits. a Blue bulb is not an HID system.
AMEN.........most of them are tinted halogen bulbs or XENON.
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Looks like changing a bulb too me...
And adding ballasts. Buying a bulb is NOT HID. Additionally if you don't buy plug and play kits, then you have to wire and splice. Imncnfused if you're confused what an HID kit looks like. An HID kit is not just 2 bulbs.

As for the OPs comment, you're correct. Even my GTIs OEM lights have to be switched on and off sometimes.
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I had them professionally installed because I have a DG customs grille and the fog lights behind the grille had to be aligned and had the whole driver side painted... Jeez you guys are hostile!? I shoulda cleared that up lol but yeah I hate it. It makes it feel cheap. I got them from xenonhidkit.com or something. Not the cheap way out.. Fuses were brought up. Which fuse is it? (Off the top of your head) ((don't get hostile))
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I had them professionally installed because I have a DG customs grille and the fog lights behind the grille had to be aligned and had the whole driver side painted... Jeez you guys are hostile!? I shoulda cleared that up lol but yeah I hate it. It makes it feel cheap. I got them from xenonhidkit.com or something. Not the cheap way out.. Fuses were brought up. Which fuse is it? (Off the top of your head) ((don't get hostile))
No one is hostile lol. Me and handhold get along just fine so we debate openly lol. We're never arguing. Unless you meant someone else. But yeah, it's inherent in the hid tech

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No one is hostile lol. Me and handhold get along just fine so we debate openly lol. We're never arguing. Unless you meant someone else. But yeah, it's inherent in the hid tech
Basol I meant. Lol.
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I know what an hid kit is, I'm stating its a easy as a bulb change, hooking up the ballast is even easier..... Sorry if you can't detect sarcasm over the internut,
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I know what an hid kit is, I'm stating its a easy as a bulb change, hooking up the ballast is even easier..... Sorry if you can't detect sarcasm over the internut,
But hooking up an HID kit, painting a whole side of a f*$@ing car, and putting foglights back in? No sir. I'm not a "I can do anything I want" kinda guy. If somebody else can do it better, ill me them do it. Statement doesn't really need explanation. And if you weren't being sarcastic before, you are now. Chill beans muh man. Just asking questions?..
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I had them professionally installed because I have a DG customs grille and the fog lights behind the grille had to be aligned and had the whole driver side painted... Jeez you guys are hostile!? I shoulda cleared that up lol but yeah I hate it. It makes it feel cheap. I got them from xenonhidkit.com or something. Not the cheap way out.. Fuses were brought up. Which fuse is it? (Off the top of your head) ((don't get hostile))
actually to me anything from xenonhidkit.com is a cheap kit...quality i mean. they just don't tend to have the longevity of other brands on market like vvme or ddm...did you install an error eliminator (or have the shop install one)...some newer cars do need them to keep the turn on and off issue from happening..or even a relay?
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actually to me anything from xenonhidkit.com is a cheap kit...quality i mean. they just don't tend to have the longevity of other brands on market like vvme or ddm...did you install an error eliminator (or have the shop install one)...some newer cars do need them to keep the turn on and off issue from happening..or even a relay?
Shoot man I didn't know it was this much trouble lol I threw down a couple hundred bucks on them. I didn't know there was a big difference. But no man unless it came with the kit, it wasn't installed. A fuse is not a big issue, unplug and plug in. Cuz GOD KNOWS I can't put an HID kit in by myself, way too hard shew.. (hehe).
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Shoot man I didn't know it was this much trouble lol I threw down a couple hundred bucks on them. I didn't know there was a big difference. But no man unless it came with the kit, it wasn't installed. A fuse is not a big issue, unplug and plug in. Cuz GOD KNOWS I can't put an HID kit in by myself, way too hard shew.. (hehe).
well if you ever need another set try here...they might surprise you price wise lol

DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits

but hopefully a cheap fix will have you taken care of...add in a relay and see if that helps
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You don't have to paint a side of a car to install HIDs, and secondly ever single kit you buy is likely cheap and made in china regardless of what you spent, I've had good luck with xentec, some haven't tho, same with ddm

If you'd like I can take pics for you of the "install" so you can go take a look at yours and maybe find out what's wrong
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You don't have to paint a side of a car to install HIDs, and secondly ever single kit you buy is likely cheap and made in china regardless of what you spent, I've had good luck with xentec, some haven't tho, same with ddm

If you'd like I can take pics for you of the "install" so you can go take a look at yours and maybe find out what's wrong
No your fine. I don't think I like you very much. Just saying. I am not some little turf who throws his money around. So stop acting smart about me "painting my car to install HIDs" because it's obvious that's not the reason I did it BaSohol.
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Really??? You don't like me?? I told you a quick fix to a common problem people have with HIDs and then I inquire about the professional install. Then I get people trying to explain to me what an hid kit is.

Get real all I offered was help
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no more bickering...i've warned before...anymore and it'll go further then warnings
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