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Icon13 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

I dont know if anyone remembers my posts when installed my ebay HID casings and they sent me the wrong bulbs, sent em back, got the right ones.. Took it for a test drive (wasnt dark enough yet) so came home, then went back out and blew my drivers side headlight fuse, and ballast fried.. (That one has been used approx 1 hour, with car turned on only)

So I email the company and they send me a new ballast, lights worked fine, no problems.. Then all of a sudden today i noticed that my brights were on dim again and the light went out, checked the fuse (blown), replaced it, still nothing.. So Im assuming I fried another ballast, now It just seems strange to me because these things are waterproof, and sealed tight, mounted and are supposed to however many hours of use and another (on the same side) has failed again. Ive tried to figure out what seemed to cause both incidents, but i cant come up with anything but a random pattern of confusion and frustration..

Only thing i can think of is what ive read on here about relaying them to the battery, but then again why is it only one side that keeps doing this and the other ive never had a problem with? Any advice would be very helpful, im about to just buy some black jdms and say hell with this HID junk

Since the swap ive had no headlights longer than working headlights getting mailing parts back and forth to this company, and before i mail them again to tell them another ballast has gone out I'd like to know what in the world im doing wrong here..
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

retrofits FTMFW!
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

If the headlight casing was the problem id get rid of it.. I dont really have the money right now to pay for a retro-fit and not enough knowledge yet to do it myself..

I've already paid for all this lol, i just want it to work without issues.. No one knows anything about these ballasts?
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

Ebay= fail.
Metal ballast box = fail

Hidswarehouse try them. A member from this forum is apart of it and can hook u up. His name is jose can't remember his username right now...he is in nypoc.
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His name is thatsmyhonda. 60 a set for slim ballast hids
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

slim ballast FTW
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

order some ballast from theretrofitsource.com
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

Or ddmtuning.com. I paid 40 a set for mine. Got em on sale tho. I think its 50 or 60 shipped normally. Had mine fro 2 yrs now. Work great.
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

I've picked up some slim ballasts from ddm tuning. Never had a problem.
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

DDM is pretty good, cause I have a pair of those for my fogs
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Re: 2 ballast fails in 2 months... Need some advice

Thanks alot guys for the sites and info, not sure which im going to go with yet, but all fairly cheap prices for a pair.. and if these work for fogs too might buy two pair :P

One question though, since its the same one thats gone out twice now, and the bulb is fine, i checked using the other ballast.. Should i just leave the working one how it is and with this one run that relay people talk about to my battery? Cause both time it blew a fuse with fried the ballast.. so relay would prob be a good idea of why it keeps getting over loaded (on the one side i have no clue why), but if anyone else has done a relay set up any tips? bump the wire size up a little to the batt? keep the same ground ?
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