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    I have just fitted after market xenons to my vectra c and when engine running they flicker and cut out I have put a cap in wiring and ended up melting the cap I also tried a resistor for the bulb faliure light and that melted as well any ideas if there is an after market kit to wire in to get rid of the bulb faliure light and the flickering or does any one have the correct values for resistor and cap and a wiring pic. Any help would be greatful. thanks pete

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    Hids direct do these... if it sounds like it may help...

    Quote Originally Posted by HIDS Direct
    ]Bulb Alarm Faliure Fix - Price £19.99 (Pair)

    If you have bought a HID kit from elsewhere and are now having problems with the bulb warning light on your dash then this is the device you need to cure it. This device simply plugs into your existing ballast and then into the bulbs, it fits most HID kits. If you have bought one of our kits you don't need this unit as it already has the technology built in. Price is for two bulb alarm fixes, one for each ballast

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    ok thanks it was only after i ordered these one i relised there would be a problem its real annoying

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    Yes pete the ones from Hids Direct work well!

    I had them fitted on my last veccy C, just plug and play = no more flickering

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    great ill order some then thanks

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    do the ones from hids direct stop the flickering of the hids as well as it only says it stops the bulb faliure light

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    AFAIK they stop all the errors - bulb fail and flicker?
    Pretty sure I only had them fitted

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    my kit (from elsewhere) came with these and they work fine...

    If i understand it right... they need a capacitor installed as the vec sends a pulse to the headlamp (not noticable when using filament bulbs, but causes hids to flicker) and also a resistor to fool the bulb warning system and turn the dashboard light off)

    These should take care of the lot... if you're worried, give them a ring - lots of people on here found them very helpful.

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    I've got a set of cancellors in my garage, never fitted as I have a new set of hids.

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    In fairness these kits are simply a 2 way relay, a resistor and a capacitor. It would be extremely easy to make one yourself and considerably cheaper too.

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