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Old 05-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Interesting HID question..

Hi all.

I ordered a xentec HID H13 bi-xenon kit for my 2011 Focus. This is the second car i've put bi-xenons on, the first being a 2010 mustang. Everything is all hooked up correctly. But for some reason the hi beams are the only beams that light up, regardless of which wire input configuration I have. Meaning; I got the kit that uses only one side of the headlight input connectors to tell the HIDs what to do, and there are 3 wires from the factory harness, and 3 wires to the hi/low switch. It doesn't matter which configuration I have these wires (believe me, i've tried them all), the only time the bulbs light up is if I have the brights switched on. I can hear the switch 'ticking' when I switch the brights on and off, but nothing will light up when the switch is off.

I'm at a loss.. Any ideas? Is there something i'm missing about these cars? Some shut off sensor or something?


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Old 05-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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Xentec.... Thats the problem. You get what you pay for.

Im glad they don't work. Your blinding everyone from the glare of your plug and play hids.

Retrofit projectors or keep the stock halogen bulbs.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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Lol.. thank you for both the warm welcome and constructive response. Neither of which pertained to my question, but I guess I was asking for it, right? I don't blind anyone. If I can't aim the beam down enough to not blind myself when I test them, I uninstall them. I read the HID sticky before posting, and I was under the assumption my question wouldn't be met with such pointless replies. I'm well aware of the idea that HIDs are frowned upon, thank you. I personally have not experienced a set of HIDs to be annoying while driving, maybe I just have less sensitive eye sight. I don't particularly care if I'm honest, it's not my business what people do and don't do to their cars. I just wanted to ask for help with my electrical problem.
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I don't blind anyone. If I can't aim the beam down enough to not blind myself when I test them, I uninstall them.

Thats what everyone with plug and play hids say.

Everyone uses the "they don't glare" "i aimed them down"

It doesn't matter what you do they will glare because the headlights are not designed for that bulb.

Im sure it doesnt matter and your still going to keep them but I hope you went with a 4300-5000k bulb and dont have some avatar blue headlights.

Sorry for not welcoming you. I don't check post count before replying to things..
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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got a volt meter handy?

im not sure to which kit you have or how it wires in. there are two types from what ive seen. one uses a solenoid to pull the bulb into position and the other uses a halogen bulb for the high beam.

there needs to be a diode on the ballast wiring to keep the ballast energized when switching to highbeam due to the ignition and warm up period of the xenon. hopefully they have built this in or you will need to pick up a h13 relay harness...
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