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Old 11-05-2011, 07:42 PM   Thread Starter #1
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i have an HID kit for my head lights and my fogs.. however one of my ballest kept blowing a fuse so now i cant run my fogs... and also my headlights at night are so DIM!! is there anyway to adjust my headlights or something that i am forgetting to do to make it so that i can actually see at night?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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What kind of hid kit do you have? Maybe it's defective or maybe there's a loose wire, have you tried re-wiring everything to see if you still have that problem?
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What brand HID kit do you have and are you running higher than 55w..?
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Most kits should be plug and play. If its blowing fuses, sounds like a wiring issue or a bad ballast. Call the co and hopefully they'll send you a replacement. I just had both of my ballasts swapped out on my truck.
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i have an HID kit for my head lights and my fogs.. however one of my ballest kept blowing a fuse so now i cant run my fogs... and also my headlights at night are so DIM!! is there anyway to adjust my headlights or something that i am forgetting to do to make it so that i can actually see at night?
Not sure about the ballast, it's probably the ballast failing. As for the headlights being dim, it's the HID kit in the halogen projector. The halogen projectors are not designed to aim light from an HID bulb correctly, so the light is very scattered. When I had an HID kit, I found that a lot of the bright light was in the high beam, which was pretty much useless. If you want usable light, your best bet is to go OEM.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:16 PM   Thread Starter #6
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im using raptor 35w 5000k kit. from ddmtuning.com
and yeah i probably will go back to the oem lights cause these just arnt cutting it ya they look good but i cant see and thats no good hahaha
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Yeah just go OEM b/c a kit in a halogen projector is just wrong .
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I've been working on converting my halogen headlights to HID, so I figured I'd throw this out there. When I am closer to done I'm going to make a detailed write-up.

Here's why HID kits aren't good for halogen projectors. Look at the size difference between the Hella D2S projector on the left and the halogen projector on the right. The Hella projector is designed for an HID bulb, and you are putting that bulb in a projector designed for halogen bulbs that emit light in a completely different way.
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And here is one of my halogen projector reflector bowls after years of having an HID kit. It is upside-down, and you can see the discoloration (burning) of the bowl at the bottom. That portion of the bowl is what projects light for the low beam, and since it is burnt it won't project much light. Hella projectors aren't immune to burning, but the chances are less likely when using all OEM equipment.
You can also see wrinkles all over the inside of the bowl. The bowl is supposed to be smooth, and these wrinkles will greatly diminish the amount of light reflected. Now this may be an isolated incident since my other bowl didn't look like that, but I am thinking the HID kit caused that since that is the projector from the headlight that blew the OEM 15A fuse.
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