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Old 03-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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headlight problem

Okay so I tried 2 bulbs in my driving lights and when i start the car sometimes a error comes up for the light but than it goes away. and than the light isnt as bright as the other light? the bulbs are the same btw
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Your ballast is going out, just get a new ballast. Or swap in a known good ballast and see if you see a difference
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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I have plain halogen bulbs. No xenons
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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then its time for a retrofit. get a hid wiring harness in the process and be happy with new xenons
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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Do you have any corrosion on the socket?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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Nope I don't see any :/
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #7
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check your ground on the headlight plug. the side with the dimmer bulb. usually a dim bulb suggests a bad ground.
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