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Old 10-02-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I did my headlight mod a loong time ago, for some reason moisture started showing up a few days ago. Finally yesterday the bulb went out, I checked to see if it was the bulb, no luck. Checked the fuse, no luck, so the only thing left to be is the ballast.

So I think I fried it, I'm sure people have done this before, so I need some advice on what to do. Can i just replace the ballast or do i have to change the whole headlight? I took it apart today and resealed it with a whole lot more sealant so it should not get moist again. help.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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There is a write up about this. People were letting them sit in the sun, and using a hair blow dryer to get the moisture out.
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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It may be possible to dry out the ballast as suggested. Definitely worth trying since although they are available separately the cost is about $300.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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I will give it a shot tomorrow, I resealed it tonight, im going to let it sit for a while and hope that it works in the morning.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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If u need a new ballast i have one. Let me know Richy
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:56 AM   #6
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It started working agian, but how much for the ballast anyway lol?
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Old 10-05-2005, 03:47 PM   #7
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ill pm you later with a offer!
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