HID help?

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by GMCZ71, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 New Member

    I just got HID's installed on my truck and the lights when I went to switch from low beam to high beam it took them a while to get bright...I have been doing some research and I can't figure out the best way to fix this(if its even possible)...any pointers will be a great help
  2. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    the only way to fix this is do a high four mod so when you hit your high beams your low beams are still on and your high beams will be too other then that you cant since hid need time to warm up since the halogen bulbs
  3. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 New Member

    but i went to a car dealer in my area to see if the new cars did the same thing but they said they didnt...its just nerve racking when your goin down the road and when you switch from low to high you lose the road...i read that i can either but a small capacitor in the wiring or get a harness...has anyone done either of these things with results?
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    That's because HIDs are not used for high beams in most (all?) new cars ... for the very reason you've encountered.
  5. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    What type of HID's do you have? You probably got one of the cheaper sets of ballasts and bulbs. The more high quality HID's such as Morimotos and Densos have an almost instant warmup time.
  6. bama2010z71

    bama2010z71 New Member

    how do you do the 4 high mod. i wanna do it to my dads older body truck since i got him a set of hid's for christmas
  7. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    There is a thread in the how ro section i think it is for the hig 4 mod
  8. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 New Member

    I got race sport hids...I talked to a couple different tech people and they said a wiring harness will cure my problem cause instead of drawing power through the wiring the harness draws its power straight from the battery so I'm goin to try that...it was only $30 for both high and low wiring harnesses so I'm gonna try that...thanks for the help guys...ill let guys know what happens when the harnesses get here
  9. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 New Member

    Well I got the wiring harness but I think I blew my ballasts on the driver side cause now they don't work...how much are replacement ballasts and can I switch the kind of ballast I have for a different/better ones?(if there's a difference in them)
  10. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

    The ballasts themselves are suppose to get power directly from the battery.....I am not sure what setup you have but I dont have the problem you describe.

    My ballast draws power from the battery...stock head light plug connects to ballast..then HID from the ballast to the headlight.
  11. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    You might have blown your bulbs.
  12. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 New Member

    Well I figured out my problem...I just wired the harness wrong and it helped a lot...but they flash when they turn on and sometimes does it flashes a couple more times while they are warming up...is this normal?
  13. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

    I have never seen what your describing. When I start my truck the HIDs seem to come right on with no flashing....there is a warm up time for HIDs between 1-2 minutes generally so I wouldnt worry about what your seeing.
  14. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    I don't quite know what your describing either. When I got my HID's I had to re-wire them because of the crappy wiring they did with them, but mine never flashed. It should start out dim and eventually get brighter in a minute or so.
  15. GMCZ71

    GMCZ71 New Member

    The flashing occurs when I first turn them on and when I swithch from low beam to high beam and vice verser...would better ballasts change anything cause I'm woundering now if the kit I got is a cheap kit...the brand is race sport and it cost $200 to have both high and low beam installed

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