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Old 06-11-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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I need help!! So i just got these aftermarket HID's....Brand New. I installed them perfectly fine. Unplugged the DRL connecter. When I turn on the headlights....they would go on for like a split second and than it would turn off. It stays off and no light whatsoever! I turn off the headlight.....try to turn on again and same thing (flick on for a split second and turn off) and yes I know turning them on and off is bad for the balllast and bulb, but I was just testing to see if they even work. My guess is...there is not enough power going to the ballast than to the bulb. Maybe Bad Ground? I Grounded it where the stock bulb grounds. HELP!!! Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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What brand are they? i have some zentec's that did the exact same thing
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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first of all, the best thing you can do is get rid of that HID kit. they suck.

they are not working because you have them connected to the stock wiring. subaru wiring is not made to handle the high load of hid startup.

this is why relay harnesses are recommended
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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Thanks all! Problem fixed.... the ballasts that I were using were defective. Got new ones ( full warranty) and worked just fine!
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:52 AM   #5
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yay. another HID kit blinding drivers on the road.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:50 AM   #6
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first of all, the best thing you can do is get rid of that HID kit. they suck.

they are not working because you have them connected to the stock wiring. subaru wiring is not made to handle the high load of hid startup.

this is why relay harnesses are recommended
Looks like you didn't mention anything about HIDs blinding people on the road. Even though I angled the bulb downward. Nice Try. Also....it's all mounted to stock wiring and it works perfectly fine.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
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Looks like you didn't mention anything about HIDs blinding people on the road. Even though I angled the bulb downward. Nice Try. Also....it's all mounted to stock wiring and it works perfectly fine.
For now
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:38 PM   #8
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Looks like you didn't mention anything about HIDs blinding people on the road. Even though I angled the bulb downward. Nice Try. Also....it's all mounted to stock wiring and it works perfectly fine.

uhhhh what are you talking about..

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yay. another HID kit blinding drivers on the road.
they do blind people. and fail for pointing your lights down... now your bight as hell HIDS can light up a solid 2 seconds of road in front of you... thats a great lighting upgrade.

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