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Old 05-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #41
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all you would need is a new inverter, unless you want a whole new set of angel eyes? if you do decide on new angels, i would disconnect everything and make sure the xenons are fine then continue on with the install.

What is inverter? or where is it? I have CCFL angel eyes that was installed by jleviSW on P46..

I think angel eyes were just one big part.. I am not sure if I can take out the inverter?
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:20 PM   #42
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This would make sense if I was working in the headlight.. but this is Fog light that we are talking about.. how would you connect it to battery?
You need to connect the relay to the battery. There's a red wire that goes to the battery. Figure it out.

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What is inverter? or where is it? I have CCFL angel eyes that was installed by jleviSW on P46..

I think angel eyes were just one big part.. I am not sure if I can take out the inverter?
An inverter is the black box that you connect the angel eyes to. The inverters have a pair of wires that connects to your angel eye wiring harness.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:46 PM   #43
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You need to connect the relay to the battery. There's a red wire that goes to the battery. Figure it out.


An inverter is the black box that you connect the angel eyes to. The inverters have a pair of wires that connects to your angel eye wiring harness.
Sounds good. I will try to swap them from each side and see if it is the inverter.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #44
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was this ever resolved by anyone? I have had this same problem since I installed the kit 3 years ago and am running a power relay directly to the battery on my 35W DDM kit.
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was this ever resolved by anyone? I have had this same problem since I installed the kit 3 years ago and am running a power relay directly to the battery on my 35W DDM kit.
I have the 35w ddm kit also and also running a relay but the problem is still there.
Anyone knows how to fix this?
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That's odd adding the relay doesn't solve your guys' issue considering all the factory wiring system and controls are merely actuating that relay now which doesn't take any power at all to do and the HIDS are on it's own power and ground source from the relay.

I would instead, supply a separate new ground wire for the relay instead of using the factory ground wire off the fog harness. Leave the factory fog harness ground alone and just use the positive side to trigger the relay. Also wire in a diode so there is no chance of back feeding. This way will ensure that only the positive lead of the factory fog harness is being used to power the relay and the diode should eliminate any odd back feeding messing with your lights.


EDIT: I just realized that some of the relay harnesses you can buy might have different relay circuitry types as there are a few variations of how you can wire a basic relay. I always make my own relay harnesses so I know what pin is going to what.
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That's odd adding the relay doesn't solve your guys' issue considering all the factory wiring system and controls are merely actuating that relay now which doesn't take any power at all to do and the HIDS are on it's own power and ground source from the relay.

I would instead, supply a separate new ground wire for the relay instead of using the factory ground wire off the fog harness. Leave the factory fog harness ground alone and just use the positive side to trigger the relay. Also wire in a diode so there is no chance of back feeding. This way will ensure that only the positive lead of the factory fog harness is being used to power the relay and the diode should eliminate any odd back feeding messing with your lights.


EDIT: I just realized that some of the relay harnesses you can buy might have different relay circuitry types as there are a few variations of how you can wire a basic relay. I always make my own relay harnesses so I know what pin is going to what.

My both ballast have separate ground from the body instead of the factory ground. From the OEM foglight connector,I am only using 1 positive wire which triggers the relay.
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Try adding a diode inline with your trigger wire to see if it helps at all. Can be sourced at any electronics shop even radio shack for very cheap.
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i would try using a better brand relay first. see if that helps, it should be an easy swap.
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i would try using a better brand relay first. see if that helps, it should be an easy swap.
Yes that is good advise. I've never had any issues with Bosch relays when it comes to HID.
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i would try using a better brand relay first. see if that helps, it should be an easy swap.
What brand would you consider a better brand relay? I'm dealing with this same problem right now. Swapped out ballasts and checked to see if harness was wired correctly. I didn't have any issues with the HIDs for a few years and suddenly they started giving me the high beam indicator flash upon initial startup.
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