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    had hid kits for the last few years, hoping someone can help.
    a week ago my left light flickered off, i turned off car, wiggled around the wires which isnt easy on a vec c, started car, fine for a few days. now its doing it again, bulb check light and no headlight, if i start the car i dont get the warning until i turn on the lights, when the lights are first started i get major interference on my stereo, like an old atari. it stops after say 10 seconds. im thinking ballast rather than bulb, what are peoples thoughts. also how much difference would there be between a 55w hid ballast and a 35w, light output wise. i have some spare and in this rain, only really want to change the effected one until i can get a new set.

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    get someone to use unspoken software to tell the car its running xenons not halogen and you wont get a bulb check i done mine and havent had a problem since i fitted them

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    i have cancellors, its not lighting the bulb at all now, thats the problem. and with the interference on the stereo when first fired up im thinking ballast

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    how long they been in for and are they mounted oroperley ?

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    been in for 3 months, the ballasts are 1 year old though, and mounted under the headlights

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    surely it shouldnt go after a uear and ye in the correct place i would advise anyone to mount them properley but if the bulb aint lighting it could be the ballast is it just one or both

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    just the one, its odd tht it went off, then i turned car off, restarted, worked for a few days, now wont light at all and i get this squeel from the stereo when i first turn on the lights. il change the ballast and see what happens. have to have 1 35w and 1 55w for a while until i can get a new set, if changing it works of course.

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    I seem to recall i had a similar problem,more of a niggle really. I put it down to the connectors being dodgy,if i wiggled them they worked. Solution?....I cut the original connectors off and used crimp on connetors..Job done

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    ive wiggled like mad and no joy

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    are we still talking bout your car???

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