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    I owned a pair HID's which came out of a vaux omega once upon a time and had a problem with the passenger light becoming a bit faulty and had the obvious warning signs of bulb faulty. They then had thier time spent so i bought a new set of 7k HID's and still having the same problem of the passenger light faulty but the drivers side never seems to be a problem.. Does anyone know why this happens and how this can be stopped as it can become very frustratin drivin down a dark road with just one headlight

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    flickering?>

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    no not flickering, i can drive one way with both headlights, turn the car and lights off then on the return trip home i turn my headlights back on and find that the drivers side headlight does work, but the passenger side doesnt????? baffled lol

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    Are you always putting the lights on after the car is running?

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    yea i tend to drive with lights on all the time, its an army thing been planted into me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris R View Post
    yea i tend to drive with lights on all the time, its an army thing been planted into me
    He meant do you first start the engine, then put on the lights; or do you put on the lights, then start the engine?

    If the latter, then you could be suffering from voltage drop which would explain why the headlight doesn't always come on.

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    Doh! sorry, yea i start the engine then switch on the lights normally. is there anythin i could do to stop this from happening?

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    Could well be a low power issue... If the earth or wiring is slightly off the correct voltage/current draw wont be enough for them to be ignited.. check earth connections and headlight connector..
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    ive definately checked the headlight connecter, i know bit of a dumb question but where would i be lookin to check the earth connections?

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