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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-16-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Single HID Not Working, Yesterday It Was

Yesterday I hooked up my HID bi-xenon HID conversion kit to my 06 cobalt. It took me awhile for many reasons, one of them being i'm pretty noob to doing anything electrical with cars.

But anyways, Here my issue. Yesterday, after they were hooked up (this was evening time) they worked perfectly. The auto settings had the set of HIDs on and weren't flickering or anything. This morning I turn my car on, and my HIDS don't work. For some reason my DRL are my signal lights now, ( this might have been the same case yesterday, it was just too late in the day to know ). Is this normal? Even cycling off of Automatic lights wouldn't turn my HIDS on.

I get out from work tonight, And my lights would be functioning how they should be except for that the driver side HID is out. The wiring hasn't changed since yesterday, I looked and everything is still connected. So I guess I have a couple questions here.

1. Is it possible for my DRL's to be my HIDS? And how would I go abouts making that happen?
2. Why the hell is my driver side HID not working.

Could this be because of fuses? and if so, why would it randomly blow overnight.

Any help would be appreciated. Like I said, please don't hate. I don't really know a whole lot of wiring and electrical work and this was the first time I've attempted something like this.

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Update: Just tried them again after getting home from work. Now they both work, as soon as I started up my car.

I guess this would rule out a fuse issue, could it be a faulty ballast? or relay harness? maybe even bulb?
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Please tell me you disabled your DRLs by pulling the fuse?
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Sounds like you have a bad/loose ground.

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There is a good grounding point underneath the driver's side headlight bracket. You'll see other things grounded here also. Just avoided painted surfaces and make sure it's good and tight. (and yes, a bad ground can cause just one to stay out)

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Please tell me you disabled your DRLs by pulling the fuse?
was going to mention this but i thought 05/06 didnt ave to pull DRL fuse, or is it only 05?

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07+ but was just checking. Ive had people say there 05's when its a 07 lol.
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meh, true story i dont blame ya lol

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So... I don't have to pull the fuse right?

And i'll try moving my ground to somewhere else. Both are good and tight to where I have them grounded. But just in case, i'll try moving it
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Pull your DRL fuse in your under hood block. The ballasts don't like being fed reduced power.

Regarding the ground, the reason I was quick to mention that is because what you describe is exactly what happened to me for a while. I initially grounded on one of my fender bolts. It was good and tight, but a poor location. Ask me how well that went!

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I actually have my passenger one bolted to the fender I believe. The other one is to a random bolt I found, somewhere out of the way. And as far as the fuse.. Which is the DRL fuse?
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Never mind on the fuse... 07+. Just relocate your ground to the aforementioned place and I'm willing to bet money you'll be fixed.

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