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    Default Can't get HID's to work??

    I have a set of 50w 4300k from HID's Direct. I have not hadthem working correctly yet. Had ballast changed and have 1 working ok. The other would not stop on for more than 5 mins but could be switched off then on again but goes out after a minute or so. Got this ballast changed but the problem has not gone away........absolutely fed up of taking the bumper on and off and thinking isc it possible they will not work on my car...or am I just unlucky with the kit supplied?? Gutte as when they work, there brill!

    Title should read HID's
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    Are you using canbus friendly ones?

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    I had similar problem , i phoned hids direct and they said to swap sll components over from the one that is working ok and they will swap it, it turned out to be a faulty ballast , lucky for me i only live 10 mins from them so drove over and swapped it, they checked it first and confirmed it was faulty, hope this helps

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    It is the Vectra-C specific kit, i think built in canbus friendly. Comes with cancellors but doesn't seem to help. One is ok after changin ballast. Other has same symptom even after fitting new ballast....fine for 5 minutes then will not stop on They don't strobe or give any false bulb warnings, just won't stay on. Maybe i'm just been unlucky but it's a real pain keep swappin em over, paying postage to keep sending stuff back...not to mention dodgey headlights.

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    Sound silly but try fitting both cancellers to the side that doesn't work and see if that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritchvxD View Post
    Sound silly but try fitting both cancellers to the side that doesn't work and see if that helps
    Both inline?? The symptom is the same with or without cancellor, n/s works finw without.

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    Yes mate clip them together and just see.

    Sure a seen it. It may have been another forum someone done it and it cured their problem

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    can bus see's a fault and drops power to that light, ive just had this with the front fogs, had to get cancelers.

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    Did you ever get this sorted ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8sby View Post
    Did you ever get this sorted ??
    Waiting for BST...won't be relying on headlights so will get them tested during daylight. Gonna do temp installation without bumper off....as absolutely fedup off taking the bumper off....5 different times lasrt year trying to sort problem....HID's Direct...no sympathy whatsoever

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