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02-21-2014 03:26 AM
blade08
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Giant update - if you turn the lights on AFTER the car is running it seems to work much better.

I tossed in some LED reverse lights and 3W CREE LED license plate lights... HOLY BRIGHT!



I'm replacing all of my HID stuff as I burned out a bulb from flashing the lights on and off trying to get them to work. Replaced the bulbs, same issue, bought a relay kit and now I'm after some new ballasts.

I'm also rocking switchbacks up front - love em.


Already had a ballast die though - ordering replacements today.
That looks awesome! Yeah, I have been running some 35 Watt 6000ks for a year now. My driver side will misfire if I dont wait to turn it on until after the car is on as well! How did you install the switchbacks? Where'd you get those License plate LED's and (sorry last question) and the reverse LED light? I bought some 14v License plate LED's and they would flicker or turn off and on sometimes. I also had a set of my eagle eye led's turn off and on so I just ordered some new inverters.
02-19-2014 02:07 PM
KyleQ Giant update - if you turn the lights on AFTER the car is running it seems to work much better.

I tossed in some LED reverse lights and 3W CREE LED license plate lights... HOLY BRIGHT!



I'm replacing all of my HID stuff as I burned out a bulb from flashing the lights on and off trying to get them to work. Replaced the bulbs, same issue, bought a relay kit and now I'm after some new ballasts.

I'm also rocking switchbacks up front - love em.


Already had a ballast die though - ordering replacements today.
03-07-2013 01:05 AM
blade08
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Great - well parking in the (warmer) garage has yielded good results. If I power on the parking lamps, wait a second and hit the headlights they light up. Yesterday I got only the driver side, so I went back to parking and tried again and got both.

Not cool in my book, but its working. I think it has something to do with power disruption when you are trying to power one ballast and then another. The parking ballasts trying to fire when the 55w ballasts are trying to fire must interupt the signal or something..


For now I'm just going to chalk it up to too much draw/dirty power from the ballasts. I would like to get the parking crap sperate of the headlights if possible.
I returned my kit and got a 35w instead from ddm.

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02-28-2013 12:29 PM
KyleQ Great - well parking in the (warmer) garage has yielded good results. If I power on the parking lamps, wait a second and hit the headlights they light up. Yesterday I got only the driver side, so I went back to parking and tried again and got both.

Not cool in my book, but its working. I think it has something to do with power disruption when you are trying to power one ballast and then another. The parking ballasts trying to fire when the 55w ballasts are trying to fire must interupt the signal or something..


For now I'm just going to chalk it up to too much draw/dirty power from the ballasts. I would like to get the parking crap sperate of the headlights if possible.
02-27-2013 12:10 AM
blade08 Yeah. My relay connects to both bulbs and ballasts then to the battery. I contacted my seller of the kit and they want to do an exchange. I really like the look of these. Kind of hard to rock the halogens again lol Also my license plate led started to flicker *hurt*

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02-25-2013 01:28 PM
KyleQ
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Ironically I am in the same boat. Except my passenger light doesn't even fire anymore. I took off the kit and put the stock eagle eye h9s for now. I used a relay harness by the way. It had the lights working well then nada.

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Really? My pass side won't fire either..


...and you are using a relay harness?

- I've got some older ballasts in my Contour SVT, I might pull one and see what is up... which means pulling the headlight, which SUCKED to do in the first place! I was so worriued about breaking a clip!
02-25-2013 01:24 PM
blade08
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My lights came with some crappy HID kit that I didn't use because I had bought, what I know is quality, parts from DDM.

Everything worked perfect for me at first - then with a friend one headlight didn't want to fire and I turned the lights on and off a few times and it was fine.

Fast forward to this morning and I can't get the damn pass side to light up at all. It fashed a few times and nothing - my drivers side was pulsing for awhile too.

I'm wondering if I need a relay kit for these - what has everyone else been running into? This is a 55W kit - the damn headlights came with 65W lights. Do the ballasts pull MORE power initially?
Ironically I am in the same boat. Except my passenger light doesn't even fire anymore. I took off the kit and put the stock eagle eye h9s for now. I used a relay harness by the way. It had the lights working well then nada.

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02-25-2013 09:44 AM
KyleQ
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You using a relay? Where did you get your kit? I'm having problems with mine :(

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My lights came with some crappy HID kit that I didn't use because I had bought, what I know is quality, parts from DDM.

Everything worked perfect for me at first - then with a friend one headlight didn't want to fire and I turned the lights on and off a few times and it was fine.

Fast forward to this morning and I can't get the damn pass side to light up at all. It fashed a few times and nothing - my drivers side was pulsing for awhile too.

I'm wondering if I need a relay kit for these - what has everyone else been running into? This is a 55W kit - the damn headlights came with 65W lights. Do the ballasts pull MORE power initially?
02-24-2013 02:21 PM
blade08
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Suck - I got both installed and didn't scratch the bumper, but the damn clip broke on my pass side marker stuff so I had to use electrical tape to thicken it up and jamb it on there....


Light output with 55W 6K HID's are AMAZING - I've got to do some pointing, but so far much better than before...

This is what I started with-




Yeah, all three of those pictures suck.
You using a relay? Where did you get your kit? I'm having problems with mine :(

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02-21-2013 07:40 PM
KyleQ Suck - I got both installed and didn't scratch the bumper, but the damn clip broke on my pass side marker stuff so I had to use electrical tape to thicken it up and jamb it on there....


Light output with 55W 6K HID's are AMAZING - I've got to do some pointing, but so far much better than before...

This is what I started with-




Yeah, all three of those pictures suck.
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