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Old 09-10-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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HID globe turning off while driving

Need some help here BIGTIME .
When I start the car and turn on the lights (Narva HID kit 6000k) , everything works perfectly fine but after driving for about 5 mins , the drivers side HID globe shuts off and the bulb out warning lights pops up on the speedo. I tried turning the lights off then on and it come back on with the bulb out warning light disapearing ..... 5 minutes later , it turns off again.

WHATS THE GO WITH THIS ANYONE - I don't know what to do or what the problem could be???????????
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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You have a loose connection thats rattling and getting disconnected when you are driving.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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I am having sort of the same situation. when i upgrade my stock HID bulbs to aftermarket bulbs i get the error on the cluster. if you find out what it is, hit me up its dirving me crazy.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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Its driving me insane , I dont even want to drive my car at night anymore - so so p@ssed off at the moment - I'll keep you posted if I find the problem..
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Either a loose connection or the ballast is overheating and shutting down.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #6
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What would suddenly make the ballast overheat and shutdown do you think
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:58 AM   #7
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for my case, it seems to follow the bulb..if i switch the bulb to the other side, it follows it. i tried the bulbs in another bimmer and they seem to work without any problems at all...this is my 2nd set of bulbs and they both done the same.. =x
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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im going to buy some new globes this week and hopefully that fixes the problem - wish me luck
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