The HID rings do need a couple seconds to warm up. 1 of 4 rings will be dim for the first minute but after that you have a problem. My connectors are heatshrunk down to hold them and the ends are RTV'd to prevent water intrusion. BUT I STILL HAD A PROBLEM. The connectors are not that great of quality. Hope that helps.
Mini is caged..BMW is slammed...Touareg on 22's! Old pic!