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Old 07-21-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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what resistor/cap

55w hid setup. first set of ballast burned up/didnt work... whatever. i dont know but they dont work on my car. was supposed to get a set of 35w canbus ballast in the mail, but of course... i ended up getting exactly what i had before. even after the 20 minute conversation discussing downgrading from 55 watt to 35 watt.


can someone tell me how to get these ballast working until i can order some 55w can bus ballast? from the hid factory. i assume i just need a resistor or capacitor similar to the bulb out fix but im not sure. dont really want keep spending 30 here, 35 there for harnesses/relays etc. getting annoyed and about to put factory lights back in this bitch and get my money back.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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ok so got the 4700 microfarad caps... but still not sure on the resistor to use with the 55w ballast. i assume i can go smaller like 25ohm 100 watt? (vs the 100ohm i saw in another thread)
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