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Old 04-06-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
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So I got a kit off of xenoneyes.com and here is my issue,

I tested the ballasts before I hooked them into the main car wiring and they fired on fine, here is my issue.

When I connect them into the factor wiring so they turn on when I turn my headlights on I get no voltage to the units them self when the headlights are turned on. I have a light thing that lights up if there is a hot feed there wasn't so stumped I threw the stock bulb back in and it worked fine, I though I might of blew something when I connected the HID.

Well here is my question why am I not getting power to the HID when it is connected directly to the H1 hook up positive and negative.

Is this a relay issue since the HID draws less then a factory halogen unit?

I couldn't figure it out for the life of me so I just am running them off of a switch in the cabin it self I would like to use the factory switch location though because that just makes it easier.

I figured one of you guys could figure out something for me since it has me stumped.
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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So no one?
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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have you tried disconnecting your DRL...
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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^ Try that, other than that i have no idea. Have you tried searching about it?
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #5
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did you wired them correctly? Have you tried to flip the wires?

HID ballast actually draws more current at start up then halogen, but that should be an issue.

Wire up a relay wiring harness would be the best solution.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:00 AM   #6
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I'm also having problems since I put my HID kit on. Since i put my kit on, my fog lights don't always go on. In my dash, it indicates that my high beams are on when they are not, and the green light that indicates that the fog light is on is not on. Does anyone have any idea?
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:45 PM   #7
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Flip the wires, the red wire is actually negative. I had to learn that the hard way.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:46 PM   #8
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thanks fellas!
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:54 PM   #9
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Flip the wires, the red wire is actually negative. I had to learn that the hard way.
Red Wire is negative?
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #10
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Sorry I haven't been on here for a while, but I have no DRL I took those out like a week after I got the car haha and I know the kit was wired correctly other then this mysterious RED wire being a ground?
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #11
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Bump for some one telling me which wire is which?
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #12
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There are some kits with the positive and negative mixed up. So maybe that is your problem. If you still think it's a relay problem, maybe build (or buy) yourself a relay wiring harness and draw power from the battery instead, as minifreak posted.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:59 PM   #13
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Did you disconnect the DRL module or the resistor? The module itself has to be disconnected.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:46 PM   #14
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^ this is right buy you're being confusing, the resistor is in the engine bay, the module is behind the glove box in the cabin. say "did you unplug the module by the glovebox?".



and please...

dear god people don't tell people to start picking up wires, i swear someone's gonna die.

LEARN about wiring don't just pick up the red wire because someone told you to over the internet.

if you're not smart enough to disconnect the battery first you probably aren't smart enough to not make stupid threads like this instead of searching.

we have NO clue how your stuff is wired and you should NOT be messing around with it unless you know enough about wiring to ask us specific questions, like "which is ground and which is lowbeam?" which in this case are the same wire because of the switched negative.

but what i'm trying to say here is:

don't tell people to go for the red wire before you know they're not going to kill themselves.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:17 AM   #15
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I used a tester and the red wire showed up as hot when the stock bulb was in,

The DRL unit was pulled out of my engine bay I didn't disconnect anything else except that unit that says CAUTION HIGH VOLTAGE.

Dont worry about my wiring skills I use to make circuit boards. Well not design them just build them so I dont know exactly what that says about my electronic skills
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:23 AM   #16
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you need to disconnect the DRL module plug in the cabin behind the glovebox, not the 'high voltage' resister in the engine bay.
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