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Old 10-10-2007, 03:41 PM
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I need to run the engine for the HID light to come on? If I just turn the ignition a bit to get power, the light is either weak or doesn't come on (sometimes)?

Does the ballast needs the extar power?

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Old 10-10-2007, 03:45 PM
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I don't think what you're experiencing is normal. My HID's come on full blast with the key in the 'on' position.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:46 PM
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This happened once...also, is there a very fast (barely noticeable) flickering?
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:49 PM
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It's normal to get the flicker when you first switch them on. The flicker goes like this: bright flash, lights go dimmer than normal, and then over the course of about 5 seconds they warm up to full brightness.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:03 PM
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bump....need other opinions please!
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:09 PM
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That's what my driver's side was doing before the ballast went completely out and I replaced it. If it's both sides, I can't imagine both ballasts going bad at the same time.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:11 PM
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it was actually one side.....
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:15 PM
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Cheap as the kits are, I would buy a whole 'nother kit. So you have some spares.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:18 PM
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I had a ballast go bad on me and sourced a replacement for $40.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:33 PM
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Mine only work with the motor running. I have the kit from Vertex, & that's how they have worked since installation.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:09 PM
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You can only turn on your headlights with with key in the ignition at "ON" position or engine running.
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:29 AM
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any opinoins on the following thread:

https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...=384111&page=2
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:54 AM
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I believe that I have had HID's about as long as you have (not very long). I have had that happen on occasion. I believe that it is because my battery was run down. I run 2 amps for my audio system and it is just about always on, especially when working on the car.
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