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Old 10-21-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default i got a problem with my jdm STI headlights o.O

yea well i just put in my jdm STI headlights with mcculloh HIDs in 6000k .. and well for some reason the lights turn off and on 1 by 1 once in a while mostly when i'm standing still i'm not sure why
the guy i bought my bulbs from said it's probably the fuse and when i looked i have a 30 fuse and a 15 in the headlights would that be the problem? he said a 20 will fix it so would that be accurate?
thanks for the help in advance
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Old 10-21-2003, 11:22 PM   #2
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A fuse is either blown or good. If they didn't blow as soon as you turned the lights on the first time then you should not have to use higher rated ones.
Now, as to your problem-
How are the HIDs wired? Are they connected to the OEM headlight plugs? If so that may be your problem. Try moving the negative connection for the ballasts from the plug connection to a direct chassis or battery ground and see if the lights are more stable.
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Old 10-21-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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Old 10-21-2003, 11:44 PM   #4
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the HIDs were wired by plug and play with the stock harness
wait i might be talking about hte JDMs i'm sorry i'm a newb with wires and electronic **** lol
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Old 10-22-2003, 08:40 PM   #5
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yea well i put in 2 20 fuses in the headlights and it still turns off and on... =/
i don't know whats going on but it doesn't happen when i'm on hte highway or anything mostly when i'm like in traffic or when i'm stopped
can someone help?
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Old 10-22-2003, 09:36 PM   #6
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What did I say about fuses in my first reply?
If they weren't blown changing the fuse size makes zero difference.
Your problem apparently has to do with insufficient voltage getting to the lights. That's my guess based on what you've posted although I can't actually look at your car. Most likely what is happening is the voltage drop on the ground side is causing the voltage at the ballasts to be marginal at lower alternator output such as when stopped and idling.
Follow my advice above and directly ground the ballasts. If you have no idea what I am talking about then get someone with electrical knowledge to help you, show them this thread and if they have any questions PM me.
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Old 10-22-2003, 10:10 PM   #7
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o thanks
but i changed the fuses because originally someone changed them 1 of them was a 30 and 1 was a 15 so 1 of my friends said something i forgot waht he said exactly but he was tellin gme to switch the fuses too =/
i guess the grounding wire could be it too i'll try to find out thanks for the help though
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I think you'll find that once you move the grounds it will work much better. Again, post or PM if you need any more help.
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