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    Thread: Several HID problems

    1. Junior Member iguano's Avatar
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      05-27-2012 11:53 AM #1
      Vortex, Please help! This has been boggling my mind like crazy.

      I just installed my HIDs and I've encountered a few problems. The first issue is that my drivers side bulb is pinkish, which after doing some research I have learned that the bulb is going out.

      The second issue is my passenger side HID sometimes does not come on at all and it requires me turning my lights off and back on several times before it comes on.

      I'm looking for the easiest/best way to get this fixed this weekend without having to order anything, so any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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      05-28-2012 09:39 PM #2
      Most likely the balast is not working.. And going death

      Is this a new set? Or it has been working for a while now?

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      05-29-2012 12:32 AM #3
      Usually the pink color to the bulb means that the salts in the bulb are burned up so the bulb is done. I would try picking up another set of bulbs and trying, or weigh and compare kit vs bulbs and go the kit route and replace.

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      05-29-2012 12:44 PM #4
      Everything is brand new. I just received them from TMTuning. The driver's side ballast (The side w/ the pink bulb) works fine because I hooked up another bulb to it so I've diagnosed the issue as the bulb for that light. However, sometimes when I turn my lights on the HIDs don't come on at all, or just one of them will. I have no idea what would cause this.

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      05-29-2012 02:13 PM #5
      What car are you putting these into?

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      05-29-2012 04:02 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by iguano View Post
      Everything is brand new. I just received them from TMTuning. The driver's side ballast (The side w/ the pink bulb) works fine because I hooked up another bulb to it so I've diagnosed the issue as the bulb for that light. However, sometimes when I turn my lights on the HIDs don't come on at all, or just one of them will. I have no idea what would cause this.
      you may need to add an anti flicker unit to the ballast and replace both bulbs so you can verify they are not the problem

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      05-29-2012 06:34 PM #7
      They're going into a MKIV GTI. The headlights that they're in are Daywalkers from TM Tuning.

      I already have anti-flicker decoders installed with them.

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      06-16-2012 01:05 AM #8
      The ballest sent getting enough power from the car that's why it won't turn on. Or it could be a bad ballest. Contact tmtuning and ask for a new one.


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