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    Default possible hid fault, what could it be?

    fitted a hid kit to the vectra c today (with the canbus cancelers)

    all went in fine and tested with no issues. however started the car up again and hour or so later and the bulb warning message popped up on the dash. went out and had a look and the drivers side light was on but dim compared to the passenger side. checked all the wiring, started it up again and it was fine. tested again, earlier and same problem again. turn engine off and back on and its worksing fine again. going to strip it all out again tomorrow and refit, just incase its a loose/bad connection somewhere.

    could the bulb be at fault or the ballast if its not the wiring?

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    Probably the ballast mate ... swap it to the other bulb and give it a test

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    I'd say sounds like faulty ballast

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    cheers, will get onto the seller, and there was me thinking after i fitted them, 'that was easy' lol

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    Check the big red connector and the smaller black ones. Sometimes the pins/blades inside the plugs can become dislodged/bent and can move causing this fault.

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    cheers,

    since my last post i have changed the ballasts with each other, and 'touch wood' its been fine since, just hoping it was a loose connection or like you say a bent/dislodged pin, only time will tell

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    Just keep an eye out mate I had dramas on 1 of my ballasts an it was condensation on circuit board

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    problems back, but on the other side now, so can only assume its the ballast.
    contacted seller and awaiting response

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