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Old 05-06-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Xenon Light wont come on

I am experiencing a driver side xenon light out. This is extremely frustrating because I just replaced the ignitor and now a month later it is not working? Could it be the Ballast? Or is the blub burned out? Any way to tell what the problem is? Thanks for your input.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Switch ballast to see if the problem carries to the other side?
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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Great Idea! Thanks
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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That way you can see if its the ballast or at least which side is faulty. Try that 1st, if it doesn't work let us know.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
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or switch the bulb to the other side too just in case it may not be the ballast...i just fixed my ballast today after a year of it being gone!
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:17 AM   #6
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Yep, better to start with the bulb.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #7
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Ok, I switched bulbs, it is not the bulb. However it is the ballast. I have hear that some people have switched to an aftermarket HID system. Anyone know how this is done? thanks
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It's best to just get an OEM replacement, not all aftermarket HID kits will be a direct swap on an OEM setup.
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