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    Master Mechanic
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    Apr 2009
    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

    Default First problem with HIDs

    Well after having HIDs for almost 2 years I've run into my first major problem.recently I've noticed the passenger side light is much dimmer than it used to be.does anybody know what the problem could be?ballast?bulb?
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
    4.3L Vortec

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    Apr 2009
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States


    call up any car audio shop. A lot of them handle HIDs and might be able to answer you.
    2010 Equinox LT
    2.4, 6 speed auto, power lift gate, remote start, bluetooth, xm.

    1995 Cheyenne C1500 ext. cab(my baby, my first truck)
    5.0, 5 speed, Silverado appearance package, power nothing, bucket seats and console Silverado, painted black interior, eBay halo headlights, eBay chrome tails, eBay cai, dual Flowmaster 40's w/no cats, 15x7 American Racing Hopsters, Walmart fog lights, SS mirrors

  3. #3
    Sr. Apprentice
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    Feb 2010
    lakeland fl


    sounds like a bad ground.

  4. #4


    easiest thing would be to switch ballasts. if the problem switches sides it is the ballast. if it stays the same probably the bulb. ddm tuning has great prices. just bought a few sets of HIDs. bulbs are 15 for a pair. I think ballasts were a like 25 but you can get new ballasts and lights for 30 or 40 depending on if you get 35 or 55w ballasts. the lights will all be rated to 60w. Since you have had them for 2 years I wouldnt suspect needing a relay or anything.
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
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    Master Mechanic
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    Apr 2009
    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama


    i never could figure it out so i ended up just ordering new ones.they came in on friday, installed them and theyre working great!

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