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    Default HID & lights questions

    I have searched for the answer and cant find it.

    I have vectra 1.9cdti facelift 2006 150 sri model

    I bought 6000k HID's specially suitable for canbus systems
    Also LED's sidelights suitable for canbus

    My driver side is much duller than my apssenger side & i need to flick lights on & off about 5+ times to get the drivers side to come on.
    And my side lights flicker

    I have decided to cut my losses and as i found a link to HID's direct with ones made for the vectra i have bought
    new 6000k HID's and sidelights which state there is no warnign lights,

    Will the sidelights still flicker?
    What could be cause to my driver side taking 5+ times to come on and why is it duller even after they heat up?

    Cheers

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    Sounds like (if I read this right?) the side lights are the issue not the HID's if so then it is probably a failing LED bulb as the new crop of SMT ultra-bright LEDS can die easily unlike the older ones that last forever and a day.

    If yo can see if you can get it swapped where you bought it.

    If however it is the headlight that takes so long to illuminate try swapping ballasts over to exclude them from your fault finding as it sounds like an earthing issue somewhere.

    Finally please be gentle with the on/off of your HID's as that is the main reason bulbs fail if they are on-off frequently. Far better to switch them on and keep them on for a decent spell.

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    Well the driver side just wont even come on it flickers and goes off till about 5 times then ti'll stay on
    has anyone else had this?

    I have a new kit anyway, so will see if i have same problems with this kit

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    mine were great for 7 weeks and one went out completely, no flickering, worked a few hours later and stopped again. Replaced the ballast with a new one and now fine

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    Moved to a relevant section.

    General Chat Any non-car related chat, but still of some useful relevance to people i.e. not idle chat, comedy or spam threads - use the relevant sections for those.

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    I'll see what my new kit is like when i have time to take bumper off again,

    Cheers

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