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    Question Grounding for HID Ballast?

    I recently bought a canbus hid kit.
    On the ballast, it states that you must connect the ground strip to the metal part of your car.
    Is this connection necessary?
    What is the purpose for the grounding?
    If I skip this procedure, what will happens?

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    They ballasts are crap I'm affraid to say as they should power off the original.connections

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    They ballasts are crap I'm affraid to say as they should power off the original.connections
    What do you mean they should power off the original connection?

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    It should plug in the original bulb connections the ones you need to power off car and ground don't last long

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    that says its a canceller????? are they combined with the ballast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    that says its a canceller????? are they combined with the ballast?
    Here is the full picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    It should plug in the original bulb connections the ones you need to power off car and ground don't last long
    This ground connection is like an extra grounding.
    Anyway, you will plug +ve & -ve plug from the hid bulb to the orignal bulb connection.
    I don't understand why they need this extra grounding.

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    Ok no that seems ok but if it has extra grounding you would be safer to do it as it must be there for a reason bud

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    the extra grounding would be because the ballast is metal would it not?

    save you getting a belt if sommit goes wrong inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    the extra grounding would be because the ballast is metal would it not?

    save you getting a belt if sommit goes wrong inside
    In this case, I better follow the instructions.
    Your are right.
    The ballast is made from metal case.

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