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PostSubject: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2010, 5:14 pm

the past few days now since monday in the morning my h.i.d's seem to shut off by themselves.if i cycle through the positions they turn back on but go off the angel eyes never shut off just low beam hid's...fogs are ok too...any idea's?
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2010, 5:40 pm

How old are they?
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2010, 6:19 pm

6mo.old or newer i got an appointment satuday to have them looked at but ot's in the cooler mornings it happens.its gonna ne one of those things where when i get there it stops.
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2010, 6:40 pm

im having a similar problem with my HID's, however i've attributed my problem to being a ballast getting to warm where i have it mounted, probably causing the thermal protector to open. Being when it's cold though, im not too sure... could be a loose connection, or a bad ballast as well....
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 5th 2010, 7:00 pm

Cold wetaher issue.

1. Just plain Low battery voltage To verifiy this start the car with them off and then turn them on 30 sec's later. Fix new: battery

2. Shity ballast's. Fix buy better ones.

3. There going out, if you got some ebay ones the shef life is 6 months to a year and a half.

Fix by a new kit
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 11:44 am

They only last 6-18 months? So does that mean I'd have to buy whole new housings, or just new bulb/ballast combos when they go out?
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 1:12 pm

Just the ballast...the bulb should be good....I got mine from AAC and they have been in two years and the only time i've had problems with them is in the winter when they got really cold! - prolly gonna order a new set of ballasts before this winter rolls in though!
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 5:41 pm

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They only last 6-18 months? So does that mean I'd have to buy whole new housings, or just new bulb/ballast combos when they go out?

No, I meant Most ebay kits lol, And You have a 2 year warranty on mine, NO just bulbs and ballast's. And if you an issue with in 2 years in three months yes you will need to buy a new kit. I expect 3 to 7 years before you need to do that.
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 5:56 pm

xegitalian19xx wrote:
Just the ballast...the bulb should be good....I got mine from AAC and they have been in two years and the only time i've had problems with them is in the winter when they got really cold! - prolly gonna order a new set of ballasts before this winter rolls in though!

1. Murphy's law

2. Again Low battery voltage will keep one from coming on. A 5 year old batter is an 5 year old battery Wink
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 6:14 pm

i got my H.I.D kits off of ebay for 149.99 plus shipping, and they come with a lifetime warranty.... and I only had my problem happen maybe 2 times....
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 8:26 pm

These cars weren't designed for any type of voltage spikes. A cheap set of HID's and this will happen because they are CHINESE or TAIWANESE. You have to get the JAPANESE kit. They work flawlessly. Ballast and capacitor and no more problems. Also never set the car to flash the HL when you lock and unlock the doors, it's terrible on them.
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 8:34 pm

i have another post about some of my gauges this might be my problem too..as for the hid kits i have they were all foine intill it started getting cooler out.
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PostSubject: Re: h.i.d shorting out   h.i.d shorting out I_icon_minitimeOctober 7th 2010, 8:34 pm

i have another post about some of my gauges this might be my problem too..as for the hid kits i have they were all foine intill it started getting cooler out.
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