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    I fitted some hids today and it appears when i start the engine and turn the lights on one doesnt always come on but if i turn the engine off and on again they both light up. This has done it to both sides so not sure what it could be? i had no issues with my 35w ones i took out

    They are from hid direct which another member bought in august.

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    could be anything i had no end of problems with hid direct ones bought some cheap ebay ones and they were fine but occasionally when i flick the lights on too fast one doesnt come on. the woman at hid direct did tell me the vectra was different every time beacause of the bulb out system. i presumed it was the ballast

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    I've had to take mine off and refitted the standard bulbs !
    One of the ballasts isn't igniting the bulb every time i switch the lights on, driving on one headlight is a bit of a problem.
    I've been intouch with Hids Direct and i've got to send the ballast back to them BEFORE they relace it !
    They won't just send me a replacment and me post mine back, gotta have mine back first !


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    I had the same issue with mine ...had to turn off then on again before one side would fire up ...not sure that I'm going to bother in the new siggy.

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    Had it happen a couple of times with mine. Found that by starting the car, then turning on the lights stopped it from happening. Dont know if there is any reasoning behind this, but it works for me.

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    Same here but seems to have stopped for a while now. As above they want the old one back first or a deposit which is a nightmare!

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    This really isnt good i will ring them tomorrow..anyone sorted there problem with this?

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    Mine just stopped, i took the canceller out of the loop which seemed to help a little bit an now its working fine. Sorry I cant help more

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0uT1aW View Post
    Mine just stopped, i took the canceller out of the loop which seemed to help a little bit an now its working fine. Sorry I cant help more

    I have cancellers with my old ones so could try that...i dont mind paying a deposit but not if its not going to fix the problem

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    tbh I dont think it will fix the problem, i think its to do with the way the lights fire up cause its always the same side on mine. but like i said i removed the canceller and it seems ok after a while now

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