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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Urgent hid issue!

My hids have gone out, yet they still work, i switched the stock relay with another 2572 relay or whatever the number is, but only after a day im having the same problems again.. although im seriously confused because my hid fogs do still work, all the connections seem to be good.... Does anyone have any ideas on what could be the problem or what i should try replacing or doing?!

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This could be a few things;
1) have you pulled your DRL (daytimerunning lights) fuse? It is under the hood in the fuse box. If it is not pulled and you have DRL's it will eventually kill the ballasts.
2) it sounds like you may have a bad ground. Check your grounds and re-ground if necessary. Don't forget to ground on bare metal (sand the metal down first)

3) One issue I had with my HID's twice was that the fuse on the relay harness was not attached well inside the fuse holder. This caused the fuse to heat up and deform and my HID's went out. I fixed it by pushing the wires in properly into the fuse holder and secured the fuse holder with zip ties. This happened to ke with both my main headlight HID harness and my fog light HID harness on separate occasions.

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So what if I took out my day time vr unning fuse, could that solve the priblem.possyibly, currently cleaning the fuse on the relay and the fuse holder as it had a white grimey substance on it!

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So what if I took out my day time vr unning fuse, could that solve the priblem.possyibly, currently cleaning the fuse on the relay and the fuse holder as it had a white grimey substance on it!
it may do the trick. Try that and let us know if anything changes.

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Took the fuse out and go no good results, I guess my ballasts must of went bad, considering ive had them for well over a year now..
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hmm...dunno. Do they turn on at all? do they flicker, or just 1 side flickers? What brand are they? The ballasts could be shot, but it could be the bulbs too...I would need more info.

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Theyre trying to turn on, I bought them from ddm tunning, theyre 35w 8ks.. They dont turn on at all yet when flicking between the high and low beams they make noise like theyre trying to function.

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never run DRLs with hids...im shocked people still do lol
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Wish I would have known that!

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I'm pretty sure the ballasts are shot...or one of them is, and it's causing the other to flicker. I would say take the bulbs out and check to see if they're dark/brown/black. If not, it is probably the ballasts. DDM doesn't make the best HID's but they should last if they are ran without the DRL fuse. I would still check all your wiring and try switching with your fog light ballasts to be sure the problem is the ballasts. And then contact DDMtuning to get replacement ballasts under warranty.

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