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    Hi people,

    Got a strange problem with my right side HID light/bulb, i start the car up then turn on the dipped lights, the right side HID light is not coming on, then secs later bulb warning comes on. Ok so i switch engine off, turn on dipped light, the right side HID light does come on but there is a 2 sec delay time to it (not normal), now with it still on i start the car up it stays on, then just to test, i switch off dipped lights, and back on again, right side not coming on again.
    Is this a sign of the HID bulb on the way out, or the ballast / canbus canceller gone faulty.

    Thanks.

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    Try swapping the lamps over and see if the fault moves too. If not then I'd be thinking maybe the ballast is dying.

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    I was thinking about that, swapping the ballast over.

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    Well whether you move the lamps or the ballasts, either should give you a better idea where the fault lays... process of elimination.

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    Well if it is the bulb, it lasted over a year and 2 months.

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    Hi Mate

    I have spare ballasts and bulbs.

    What spec are your hids.

    Btw im sure its your ballast on its way out.

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    Ballest is going

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Hi Mate

    I have spare ballasts and bulbs.

    What spec are your hids.

    Btw im sure its your ballast on its way out.
    Hi Chris,

    They the 35w DC-AC ballasts operating 6000K bulb.

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    I once had an intermittant offside HID. Most of the time it would work, occasionally it wouldn't until I turned it off/on again.

    One day it stopped working altogether. It turned out to be a duff HID bulb.

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    Might wanted to swap ballasts around and see if the problem follows.

    I have a 35w one spare and also a few 6k bulbs spare

    If you need a replacement ballast or bulb just pm me.

    Bulb is free the ballast will be a tenner posted
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