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Old 03-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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mach issue

got my machs today, problem. i tested both lights in one headlight, and the both work, i test them in the other headlight, no work. both of the back things that the lights plug into and the green wires run to also work, so it must be somewhere in the light i am assuming? where should i look/what is wrong. anything helps guys. all the other lights work (high beams and turn signal), so i dunno. i am using a 9v battery, and in the one headlight the main beam flickers a bit, but can't start cause not enough power, but the other one there isn't anything with either bulb. if you need more info, i'll gladly offer it, just let me know


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Old 03-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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I believe it's the ballast. darn
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check on ebay for ballast
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i might to aftermarket kit cause I accidentally touched the bulbs when I was trying to figure out what wasn't working. i didn't touch em with my fingers, but they touched the side of the hole they go into. the last thing i want is to pay 65+ for the ballast, then have to replace bulbs, or the other ballast, when they are all so expensive. aftermarket parts aren;t as high of quality, but DDM has a great warranty ad service, and parts wouldn't cost a whole lot to replace if they ever burn out
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That shouldn't matter its basically the oil on your hands that cause premature failure..I touch the sides on headlights all the time when I replace bulbs.

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okay then I should be fine.. Part of me still wants to go aftermarket just cause IDK how old these bulbs are, the ballasts, ignitors, anything. i basically am worried that if I replace this ballast, next it'll be the other ballast, or bulb, that'll cost me like 50 bucks to replace again. you know?
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don't do it,oem is the best way,plug and play, no sense in rewiring cause trust me my buddy tried it with his depo machs and after replacing three ballast in under a year he got oem and hasn't had issues since
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If they work then don't worry about you never know you may get 2 years out of them

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To do aftermarket don't I just have to wire the hids into the headlight wire.and avoid the plug? And then the plug would just control high beams, turn signals, basically everything but headlight. The one negative wire only controls low beam, so it seems I wouldn't really have to rewire a lot, rather splice the kit in rather than the plug for low beams
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i say save up some cash and buy the oem stuff,it's always better to do it right the first time rather then spend more money in the long run on something you thought was a good deal
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