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Old 09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
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HID going dim

So my driver side HID is going dim and I'm not sure why. It still works and stuff, just not no where as bright as the passenger side. I've had it for about 6 months now. I bought it brand new from this electronic store in NY, and had them install it for me.

Question is, should I replace the H! bulb; replace BOTH bulbs; or can this be fixed without replacing any of the bulbs? I have 0 experience with HID's.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:08 AM
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Re: HID going dim

is it CONSTANTLY dim, or dims when bumping music, or other scenarios?

what you can do since HID kits are literally plug and play (very easy to install/uninstall) is switch the drivers and pass side bulbs around to determine if its the BULBS or BALLASTS that are going bad. i'd put money on its the ballasts, since both of mine took a shiit on me after like 3 years of use, so i plugged new ballasts into my old bulbs and they're like brand new
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:13 AM
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is it CONSTANTLY dim, or dims when bumping music, or other scenarios?

what you can do since HID kits are literally plug and play (very easy to install/uninstall) is switch the drivers and pass side bulbs around to determine if its the BULBS or BALLASTS that are going bad. i'd put money on its the ballasts, since both of mine took a shiit on me after like 3 years of use, so i plugged new ballasts into my old bulbs and they're like brand new
It's constantly dim. at first, there were times when I'd turn it and that same one wouldn't come on, and I have to turn it off and back on again.
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Re: HID going dim

yup thats exactly how my ballasts started to die. switch around the bulbs like i said and see whats goin on.
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Re: HID going dim

Yeah I think it's the ballast.
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Re: HID going dim

Thanks guys, I think I'll try replacing the ballast
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Re: HID going dim

Ok, I tried swapping the bulbs around and it's not the ballast, it's the bulb. Where can I get a new one of these, cause i took to a store that sells them and he tried convincing me that I need to order the bulbs AND the ballast all over instead of just replacing that one bulb. I walked out cause I knew he was trying to rob me, that bastard.
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Re: HID going dim

I'm about to give it a try
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