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Old 12-31-2011, 04:42 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default HID Question.

Alright, i have a 2004 Max SL, there are HIDs in the headlights...the left one is dim as shit and lastnight it was flickering off(bad i know) question is....do i need to buy an HID kit or just the replacement bulbs?

Also the fog light bulbs were blown when i bought the car, do they come as HIDs from the factory or will i need to purchase a complete kit for them as well?

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Alright, i have a 2004 Max SL, there are HIDs in the headlights...the left one is dim as shit and lastnight it was flickering off(bad i know) question is....do i need to buy an HID kit or just the replacement bulbs?

Also the fog light bulbs were blown when i bought the car, do they come as HIDs from the factory or will i need to purchase a complete kit for them as well?

Thanks happy NY
You either have a bad bulb or a bad ballast. If they are OEM HID, then it is probably the bulb as the OEM ballasts are pretty bulletproof. Best way to check is to swap the bulbs side to side and see if the problem follows the bulb. Fogs should be incandescent, NOT HID, so you'll need a kit.
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Well said! And remember when you swap the bulbs no touchy with your fingers!!!!


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Default Re: HID question.

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You either have a bad bulb or a bad ballast. If they are OEM HID, then it is probably the bulb as the OEM ballasts are pretty bulletproof. Best way to check is to swap the bulbs side to side and see if the problem follows the bulb. Fogs should be incandescent, NOT HID, so you'll need a kit.
The highbeams on the left are also EXTREMELY DIM. Ill do what you say and switch em out today to see what the issue is. THANKS A MILLION!
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Default Re: HID Question.

Do what was said in the other replies. Theretrofitsource.com is a good place for all your hid needs

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The highbeams on the left are also EXTREMELY DIM. Ill do what you say and switch em out today to see what the issue is. THANKS A MILLION!
I believe your high/low beams work off the same bulb. There is a shutter that opens/closes when you turn on the high beams. That being said, if your left low beam is dim, it would make sense for the left high beam to be dim also....same bulb.
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I believe your high/low beams work off the same bulb. There is a shutter that opens/closes when you turn on the high beams. That being said, if your left low beam is dim, it would make sense for the left high beam to be dim also....same bulb.
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