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Old 06-19-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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If anyone is good with the STi HIDs please either PM me or respond here.

The situation is as follows, cleared headlights. Everything was good, no condesation, no leaks. Road trip upto Canada from NY. Once up there realized one HID went out, there was some condensation and water in it. Me = . Now Since I am back home in NY, swapped the bulbs, the "bad" bulb works in the good assembly. Where do I go from here ... warranty is not really an option as the headlights have been tampered with and itll be evenident. Dont ask .. baking accident, headlight leaned over. How do I go to find out if it is the ballast or ignitor or what are my options.

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Old 06-19-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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Its that grey thing they call the ballast ... what fun. Any ideas to either try to fix it or dry it?
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #3
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Several people have had the same problem. IIRC, you can 'bake' the ballast to dry it out. If you do a little searching you should be able to find time/temp suggestions.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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ballast should be the thing that says 'Ichiko' -> something around that..hehe
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Old 06-19-2005, 11:05 PM   #5
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Let the balast dry. Reopen the headlights and seal them with black RTV. To dry out the balast, unplug it and set it out for a while. If you don't have much time, spray it with starter fluid or tuner cleaner and blow it dry with compressed air. The location being on the bottome of the headlight assy isn't the greatest. But then again, I'm sure subaru didn't intend for us to dismantle every part of their cars like we do.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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It was the ballast and I did dry it and fix it and everything. Thanks for the advice guys. I also resealed it with rtv clear silicone ... sorry didn't do black =/. Company was permatex if it matters at all.

Now the only problem I have left is the motor for the leveling ... The left one works, the one without any water ever, the right one on the other hand which had water in it, does not. I do hear clicking when the switch is turned. But nothing happens just the clicking, any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:46 AM   #7
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:47 PM   #8
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Now the only problem I have left is the motor for the leveling ... The left one works, the one without any water ever, the right one on the other hand which had water in it, does not. I do hear clicking when the switch is turned. But nothing happens just the clicking, any ideas or suggestions?
bump guys?
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:51 AM   #9
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covered under warranty?
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Old 07-04-2005, 08:41 AM   #10
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covered under warranty?
Re-read his first post, he cleared the lights and didn't seal them properly, and they got water in them. Warranty doesn't apply.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:58 AM   #11
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Suren worse case you could try to order new housing, but prolly costs too much. Maybe spend sometime on ebay or in junkyards hunting these elusive head lamp housings. Hope this helps.
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