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    confused Odd hid problem(I think)

    Guys the car starts normally during the day no problems. However at night when I switch the car on and then the hids the abs (before I move off)and traction warning light come on. If I switch the car off and then on again the lights go off and if I move off then switch the lights on I have no problems and the lights stay off and everything works ok. Bit confused about it tbh any ideas?

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    Have you tried revving the engine before switching on the lights?

    I'm guessing you've got a voltage drop somewhere as it doesn't do it when you're driving (ie, the alternator is fully charging the battery)

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    i have a think that the battery was not fully charged as it has sat for a couple of weeks and with the lights ac etc on i think it could be a bit much for it. i have been driving it and seems ok touch wood!

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    indeed sounds like a voltage issue ...the hids take immense voltage to turn on, but once on are more efficient than the standard bulbs.....

    the fact that the car has been stood for a few weeks seems to back up the therory

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