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Old 07-14-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Headlight Flickering Issue

It just recently started as I was alerted to it via the alarm panel.

Basically, only when the HID's are on(stock Xeon's) my right headlight will flicker and then cut off at certain angles. The motor works and the headlight tracks, and I am able to bring it back on by simply cycling the headlight, but the headlight is getting cut off by what looks like some sort of electrical problem?

The symptoms present as an electrical issue, I'm just curious if anyone else has run into this, and where to begin troubleshooting.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Swap the bulbs around. If it follows to the other side then replace both bulbs. Report back when you do that.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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and do yourself a favour and get 6000k not 8000k or the standard 4300k, the light from the the 6000k is very white near blue and very good for visibility
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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Turns out the green wire on the passenger side was barely hanging onto the connector. Stripped it back and re-spliced it, little electrical tape - good as new!
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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