I just had my aftermarket HID conversion kit from HIDSolutions.com installed a week and a half ago. It has been working fine, except for the fact that if I turned my headlights on before I cranked up the car, only the driver's side beam would shine after the car had been cranked.
I was driving home from the store tonight, and when I turned on the lights after cranking the engine, only the passenger's side light came on. For whatever reason, the driver's side light would flicker and then not turn on. I tried it again a few more times, and it had the same result. I tried a few more times after that, and the driver's side light wouldn't come on at all. Please help me find out what the problem is. Thanks.
#1. "RE: Problems with HID headlights (aftermarket kit)" In response to Reply # 0
The plot thickens. I turned on my headlights a moment ago, and both headlights came on this time. I'm thinking that the sensors that are used to the voltage rate of the original bulbs, not the new aftermarket lighting system, may be causing this problem. Is there a cable I need to disconnect to solve this problem? Thanks.
#2. "RE: Problems with HID headlights (aftermarket kit)" In response to Reply # 1
If your kit was installed properly, it should be almost independent of the stock system - which is to say, the kit ballasts should get power from the light switch, through whatever relay Ford uses stock directly to the lamps themselves. If your lamps are set to go on and off automatically they should work exactly like the stock ones. IF your kit is wired through the stock HID ballasts, I have no idea what the results would be.
#7. "RE: Problems with HID headlights (aftermarket kit)" In response to Reply # 6
I self installed. I even sent my daughter to Alabama for 4 months on a research project for college with this set up (age 20). I finally bought the Ford conversion kit and resumed driving it myself and bought her another car. She had been driving a 96 mark since she was 16. The conversion kit works for a while but my experience is it will not last. I would buy a few spare ballasts and change them when needed, also check the polarity of the ballast connections even though the kit says it does not matter. Kinda odd, most people think of father and son driving marks but in my case it was father daughter and she had the hotter car.
#8. "RE: Problems with HID headlights (aftermarket kit)" In response to Reply # 7
The funny thing is that the past few nights is that the headlights have worked perfectly fine. Come to think of it, the problems began after it rained. I wonder if that may have had something to do with it. Nonetheless, I'm still going to ask for a new set of ballasts just to be on the safe side.
#9. "RE: Problems with HID headlights (aftermarket kit)" In response to Reply # 8 Mon Jul-05-10 01:35 AM by whiplash15
There are newer solid state ballasts on the market now. they may be advertised as the new "smaller" or "digital" ballasts. I think you may have better luck with them. Another thing you might check is for any not used connectors in a place where they might get wet. I know on the last 2 sets I installled, there was an extra pigtail molded right into the rubbery dust eliminator that I just cut out off the harness and threw away.
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