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Old 05-17-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Installing HID kit

I came across an issue when getting my HID put in. Low Beam Failure comes up all the time now. My friend who installed it for me said it was because the HID kit uses only one side for some reason, leaving the other side open, and therefor triggering the Low Beam Failure issue to come up on the console.

My question for you guys, what can I do, aside from disabling the console or anything like that, to prevent that warning from coming up? Is there a common fix that you guys know to get around that? I'm sure i'm not the only one who has had this issue before.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Why would the HID kit only use one side? Mine have one bulb and ballast per side.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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I read somewhere you need to throw in a resistor in line with the wiring. Something about the resistance being higher with halogens.

If i could find that thread, I'd post the link...
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:48 PM   #4
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My friend who installed it for me said it was because the HID kit uses only one side for some reason, leaving the other side open, and therefor triggering the Low Beam Failure issue to come up on the console.
Tell your friend the real reason. Ballasts have a high start up power surge, but after initial powerup, they run on very low power, tricking the OBC into thinking the bulb has burnt out.

If you wire in a resistor to each side, you will eliminate the LBF.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:43 AM   #5
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YAY!! everyone is right.

Sounds like your friend who installled the HID's used a relay. Relay's use battery power to start/run HID's, and only use stock wiring to trip a relay. (the stock wiring tells the HID's to turn on, but they actually turn on using battery power). The relay also only plugs into one side of your stock wiring.

HID kits, however, will still usually throw a LBF code, because as kevin said, they simply use too little power.

You can wire in a in-line resistor, i believe 6.8ohms, in line with both ballasts, and it will go away.

However, *cough* there SHOULD be a plug and play solution within the next few weeks.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:54 PM   #6
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^^^ shameless plug. hahahahahahahah. Oddly enough, I've never once had the LBF error on any of my HIDs. Maybe I'm just lucky, or I'm just THAT good.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:36 AM   #7
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hey Propr'one... when u have the plug and play solution, please let me know asap, i'll pick it up from you
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:53 PM   #8
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hey Question for u guys...

do you run your HID's in the daytime???...
If it blows out, what needs to be replaced?
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:06 PM   #9
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I run my HID's about 15% of the time during the day.

If the light blows out, you're most likely looking at a burst bulb, and you can pick up a replacement.
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^^or if you have warranty, like you do kevin, you can get a FREE replacement
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:19 PM   #11
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I run my almost all the time since only one of my AE's work lol . so what ever the price for new bulbs isnt bad.
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