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HID FAQS AND TROUBLESHOOTING

WHY DO MY HID BULBS FLICKER OR STROBE?

There are several reasons that might cause your HID bulbs to flicker or strobe:

Reason #1:

You may require a special harness because your car is not designed to have HID lights installed. This is caused by the amount of resistance that is required for the vehicle's electrical system, and since HID is a low resistance and high output application, the vehicle will not send a constant amount of power to the ballasts and cause the lights to flicker and make an error light to show in the dashboard of the vehicle.

We offer a solution for both Bi-Xenon and single beam applications that add just the right amount of resistance to stop the flickering and turn off warning messages on your dashboard.

For Low-beam we have our "HID Warning Canceller" that is a simple plug and play application that installs between the ballast power wire and the ballast.

For the Bi-Xenon kits we have what we call a "Bixenon Special Harness" this harness includes 2 inline resistors that are programmed to tell your cars/trucks computer that you have halogen bulbs and allows you to run HID lights with no error codes or flickering. Both of these solutions are just as easy to install as the rest of our kits.

Here is a list of some of the vehicles that need the harness: 2003+ Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep and Mercedes Benz.

*This video will show you The common Flickering problem and how its fixed*

**This is how to connect the "HID Warning Canceller"**


Reason #2:

Your vehicle may have what is called DRL, or Daytime Running Lights. This is an option that only works with halogen bulbs because the vehicle's computer only sends roughly 20 watts of power to the headlights and HID requires a minimum of 35 watts of power to the ballasts to ignite the bulbs. Click here to find out how to disable your DRL.


Reason #3:

Check your fuse box. Are your headlights using a 10amp for 15amp fuse? If so upgrade to a 20amp fuse. HID lights are best run with a 20amp fuse because the amount of resistance is reduced and the amount of power is increased, also because it is a small increase of power it is still safe for your factory wiring. 


Reason #4:

Check your connections! Are all your connections clean and dry? Look inside the connectors, are the pins bent? Was it difficult to connect any of the plugs? This is typically the most common fault in a system, if the connection pins are bent or not securely in place or may even be wet. Also you may have the wires reversed, use a test light to make sure you have the wiring: positive to positive and negative to negative. 


Reason #5:

You may not be getting enough power to your headlights to power the ballasts. If you have a volt meter or a way to check the amount of power coming from your headlight connection, you should have at least 7 volts coming from your headlight Pluto power the ballasts. If you do not you may require a battery relay kit.


Reason #6:

Maybe the product is defective, if you have done the previous steps and still have a problem than it is possible your product may be defective, if this is the case please feel free to contact us either though email or call at 916-429-1333 and we will be glad to help you resolve the problem.

HID FAQS:

What is HID?

High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D) is a micro discharge bulb filled with Xenon gas instead of filament. It uses a stabilized arc of electricity to generate a whiter and brighter light source than is available from standard halogen bulbs.

Why switch from halogen to Xenon?


The Xenon bulbs produce 3 times the light output than a standard halogen bulb, that is closer to the natural sunlight, giving you greater vision when you drive at night or in bad weather. And the HID lamp system last 3 - 5 times longer than a traditional halogen bulb.

Will these bulbs fit my vehicle?

Mostly if your car was born after 1980, the bulbs will be fit.Click here to check your vehicle's bulb type

What is color temperature?


Many people believe that the higher the color temperature the brighter the lamp. This is totally wrong. The Kelvin (K) rating simply measures the color output of the light on the Kelvin color temperature scale. It is a reference purely for color and could equally be called White, Green or Blue. The reality is the higher up the scale the lamps are, the less bright they become. In our opinion 4300K has the closest to ordinary daylight and most attractive light output.

Is it hard to install the HID conversion kit?

Actually the installation is considered Do-It-Yourself for those who are mechanically inclined. It approximately takes half an hour, depends on different vehicle. Check our installation guide to see our step-by-step instructions. (For those who have no experience working with car, we recommend this installation done by professional)

What does the Xenon HID conversion kit include?


All the components required for a standard installation is included with our conversion kits. This includes: two ballasts with built-in igniters, two xenon HID bulbs, two ballast brackets and screws, two 20A fuses(with Bixenon or relay harnesses only) and installation instructions. Motorcycle kits receive one of each part listed above.

Are these Xenon bulbs street legal?


Every country has its own rules and regulations governing the use of automotive lighting. Xenon HID lighting systems that are supplied with the vehicles from the factory are DOT approved. No Xenon HID conversion kit available from any source is DOT approved if installed outside of the factory. Moreover, in the U.S, this is not street legal for use on public roads. As a result, we officially endorse the kit for exhibition and off-road use and will only sell the kit to be used for these purposes. We are not responsible for buyers who violate the terms of sale while in which they will assume all responsibilities for any unauthorized or unintended use other than exhibition or off-road use.


How come my H4 Bi-Xenon HID's low beam stays on when I switch to high beam?


In the case of some vehicles that use the H4 bi-xenon bulbs the polarity for the HI/LO BEAM on the power connector are reversed. If when you turn on your headlights and the LO BEAM comes on when your HI BEAM is switched on and vice-versa or your LO BEAM works and your HI BEAM flickers this should be your solution.

The H4 bi-xenon harness we offer comes with a set polarity on the power connector like this. The BLUE wire is for HI BEAM ,WHITE wire is LO BEAM, BROWN wire is NEGATIVE

For some Toyota and Scion vehicles using the H4 bi-xenon bulbs the polarity for the WHITE POSITIVE, and the BROWN NEGATIVE need to be reversed like this.




Here is one type of our Bi-Xenon hi/lo switch and power connectors.

Here is our H4 Bi-Xenon harness look like


How to make a extra ground wire.