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Old 11-13-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I didn't know where to post my two questions and figured local would be the easiest...

My Driver side HID bulb flickers on and off, I'm assuming its my Ballast? How would one go with replacing that? could I buy a 50$ HID kit and use that ballast?


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Old 11-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Mine did that several months ago, my mechanic changed the igniter and all was good.
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Flickering can also be the lamp. Trade lamps side for side and see if the problem follows the lamp or stays with the ballast/ignitor.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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When did you last replace the bulbs? If you've got pink eye in the live bulb, it's probably the bulbs that need replacing. You can either get the OE Philips 85122 or upgrade to the Osram Xenarc 66420 CBI which are brighter.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #5
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I have exactly the same issue in my passenger side low beam. Since the ballast runs about $350 from the dealer (employee pricing) I'm looking to do anything but replace that haha.


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Old 12-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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If you have a bad ballast and don't want to blow over $300 on a new one then look into morimoto 3Five.
I love those ballasts.
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