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Old 02-04-2012, 03:01 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Replaced Bulb, Headlight Still Doesn't Work

Hey guys! One of my HID headlights (OEM) recently went out. I replaced the bulb and it still doesn't work. I checked the fuse boxes and didn't see anything for headlights.

A little history on my car: When I bought the car it came with halogen headlights. I bought a pair of OEM HID headlights and just swapped them out and been rolling with those ever since.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Default Re: Replaced bulb, headlight still doesn't work.

Switch over the other "working" bulb to that socket to see if its an issue with the ballast.
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Default Re: Replaced bulb, headlight still doesn't work.

Headlight fuses are in the IPDM under the hood on the passenger side. You will see it after you take off the beauty cover. Check fuse's 45 and 36.

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check the ballast. maybe time for some new ones..
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Default Re: Replaced bulb, headlight still doesn't work.

Thanks! I found the other fuse box and the fuse was bad. I replaced the fuse, got the headlight to work and later in the day the fuse blew again! What gives?
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You've got a short somewhere. Good luck with that!
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Default Re: Replaced Bulb, Headlight Still Doesn't Work

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You've got a short somewhere. Good luck with that!
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You have a short somewhere...
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Default Re: Replaced Bulb, Headlight Still Doesn't Work

its the ballast buddy go on ebay get one for 40 bucks mines went out bought a new one never had the issue again
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Default Re: Replaced Bulb, Headlight Still Doesn't Work

If there was a short the fuse would blow right when you turn the headlights on (unless the wire is hanging loose somehow). I also believe your ballast is going bad, maybe it's getting hot as you run it for an extended period of time, causing it to malfunction and blow the fuse. Did you throw your old bulb out? What brand/model are your new bulbs?
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