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Old 08-13-2006, 10:36 PM   #21
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But now, if you want to blame the car's electrical parts ("not all cars allow proper voltage to all the parts"), then fine. That is a very remote but unlikely possibility too. The best way to tell if it is the PROLUMEN kit or the car's electrical system is to install another HID kit (or OEM kit) and see if this happens still.

That is a good way, but not 100% accurate either.

100% accurate or not, if this was the case, I would keep the HID kit that didn't give me any problems.

If it doesn't happen with another kit (or with another replaced ballast), then it is the defective ballast's problem.

I would use that information to force Prolumen to replace it for the customer. Yes.

If that is the case, then why not go this route and give out the replacement ballast? Seems like the best way to resolve this now instead of saying it's normal or assuming it's the car or to wait until something else goes wrong.

Conclusion: Nobody needs to be an expert on PROLUMEN to know whether it is working or not. If I have another HID kit (or my OEM kit) and it works just fine with no flickering, but then install the prolumen kit and it flickers for 10 sec, then it is the prolumen kit that's at fault, not the car's electrical system.

No, you don't need to be an expert...but read your initial statement again. Your statement that it's not "normal" is just plain wrong. It could be normal for that car and you don't know that.

My statement ("it is not normal") is no more "wrong" than YOUR initial statement or assumption that it is normal. In fact, my statement is 100% accurate. It is not normal for HIDs to flicker for 10 seconds, whether the problem is with the HIDs or the car's electricals. If a car under warranty with OEM HIDs flickers like this, you can be assured that the dealer will have to fix this. "It's normal" would not be an acceptable excuse. A brand new car with flickering HIDs would never sell.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:15 AM   #22
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I just recently purchased these Prolumens kits and mine too flicker for 10 seconds when first turning them on. I guess I've got bad luck twice over since both of mine flicker, doesn't sound too rare of an issue to me anymore.

How do we get rid of the flickering?
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:28 AM   #23
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I just recently purchased these Prolumens kits and mine too flicker for 10 seconds when first turning them on. I guess I've got bad luck twice over since both of mine flicker, doesn't sound too rare of an issue to me anymore.

How do we get rid of the flickering?

2004 models might need a dealer reprogramming of the LCM if both are flickering at start up. Mine just flickers on one side. Its pretty embarassing to have one or two flicker at start up though, especially when you need to turn on the headlight at a stoplight and there's on coming traffic.

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Old 08-14-2006, 04:26 AM   #24
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2004 models might need a dealer reprogramming of the LCM if both are flickering at start up. Mine just flickers on one side. Its pretty embarassing to have one or two flicker at start up though, especially when you need to turn on the headlight at a stoplight and there's on coming traffic.
That might be it, because I saw another thread where someone states the same thing. Anyone know what the stealership charges for this?
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