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Old 12-29-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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resistor/capacitor mod help.

i have an 01 coupe and im putting in hid's. I dont need a reflash to make them work cuz its an 01, it wont flicker. i want the bulb out warning to go away, i cant find any info on the resistor mod and the capacitor mod seems to be for the flickering. anyone know what kind of resistor to use? any additional info would be helpfull.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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the cap mod is for both flickering and making the warnings go away.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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cool ill try it what capacitor should i use
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:53 PM   #4
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forgot, should be in the cap mod DIY. i think it's 4700 uf @ 35v but you should check to make sure
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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^ and you said you are not a lighting guru! LOL

I figured you would know off the top of your head.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:36 AM   #6
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lucky guess. i read it so many times and made a few for members on here
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #7
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yeah sillie is not an i*** after all

jus messing with ya.

To the OP http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...r+mod+negative

I did the capacitor mod and it fixed both Lights out and flickering for mine and its an 03' 325
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:03 PM   #8
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I'm still confused about this whole HID set up If you flash your High Beam Does the HID turn off ? ( is this fixed by the capacitor mod) ?
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I'm still confused about this whole HID set up If you flash your High Beam Does the HID turn off ? ( is this fixed by the capacitor mod) ?
no it doesn't. if you are talking about putting an HID kit in your low beams. then that's what it's going to be. do your lows turn off when you turn on the highs? if so, there is something wrong with your car lol.

the cap mod is to get rid of the warning when you put in an HID kit.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #10
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I just did the capacitor mod and it worked great on my drivers side, but the warning only stayed off for a day on my passenger side, would this suggest that I have a fault capacitor or connection on the passenger side?
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I just did the capacitor mod and it worked great on my drivers side, but the warning only stayed off for a day on my passenger side, would this suggest that I have a fault capacitor or connection on the passenger side?
could be. I would think they should work uniformally and no error on either side at the same time. I would check the connections on that side for sure.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:40 PM   #12
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I just took my capacitors off and the connections looked fine. I was getting 3 quick flashes on start up on my drivers side lamp so I don't wanna risk killin my xenons. I'll check out what the sponsors have to offer.
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