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Old 12-19-12, 08:32 AM
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Hey everyone does anyone know anything about relays and what I need one of my headlight goes out after its on for like 5 seconds and just stays off. A friend of my told me i need a relay so I'm trying to get some more info on it and how it works. Maybe some one has experienced or has the same problem. My car is an 07 is350 and I got hids installed. Thank you for your help!
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Old 12-19-12, 08:35 AM
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Almost 100% it's the bulb. Simple replacement.
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Old 12-19-12, 08:38 AM
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No it's not the bulb I had the problem since I got the car. Installed hids the problem got fixed for a week after again same light the ballast seemed to burned the bulb so I got a new bulb and ballast and now it happened again idk what seems to be the problem and where I got the bids installed the said its probably an electrical problem.
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It's the Draw from when you turn on the lights. Are you using the auto lights function on your car ?
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It's the Draw from when you turn on the lights. Are you using the auto lights function on your car ?
I tried putting it on auto and the other it keeps going off I had to get day light running light same collor as my hids and I use those at night it's better then having one headlight on! And the people where I got my hids installed went out of business so I got screwed

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I had the same issue with my previous kit. It's either a bad ballast or the current draw upon startup. In my case it was a cheap kit and such was to be expected. My new kit had built in relays that prevent such issues. Also using the automaker will cause this to happen. I would turn the lights off and back on as a temp fix until the car is restarted.
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Old 12-19-12, 12:16 PM
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I had the same issue with my previous kit. It's either a bad ballast or the current draw upon startup. In my case it was a cheap kit and such was to be expected. My new kit had built in relays that prevent such issues. Also using the automaker will cause this to happen. I would turn the lights off and back on as a temp fix until the car is restarted.
How do I fix it I don't want to bring it to another hid spot because all they'll do is change the bulbs and in few days ill have the same problem. Where can I get the current draw checked out or fixed
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If you haven't already pm xenondepot on here . He should be able to answer any hid questions you might have.
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I honestly don't think a relay harness is what you need as if power was the issue the light would not turn on in the first place. I would suggest swapping your components left to right to see if you can isolate what is causing the issue.
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Old 01-02-13, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by XenonDepot View Post
I honestly don't think a relay harness is what you need as if power was the issue the light would not turn on in the first place. I would suggest swapping your components left to right to see if you can isolate what is causing the issue.
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Thank you I got it fixed I bypassed factory ballast with an aftermarket spliced into power before ballast to power the aftermarket one,then used an adopter to use stock bulb size with aftermarket ballast!
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Itsivan - Glad to hear you go it fixed! Let us know if you need anything else.

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Originally Posted by XenonDepot View Post
Itsivan - Glad to hear you go it fixed! Let us know if you need anything else.

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So my passenger hid went out for good. I tried a brand new bulb and nothing. Tried both bulbs on the driver side and both turned on. Im hoping its not the ballast. Is there any other reasons why this is happening? I got factory hids btw
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