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installed HID kits in my projector headlights and cant get low beam

so I bought 2 H1 HID kits (low and high beams) to install in my projector headlights and I hooked everything up which was straight forward and I cant get my low beams to come on, high works perfect. When I turn the light switch from auto to all running lights on I can get a flicker. I took a test light and I have no power at the low beam wires...but when I take the HIDS out and put the stock bulbs back in power is back and everything works fine.

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Thats weird. What ballast wattage are you running? I have 8k hids in mine with 35w ballasts.


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Subbing to see what it is. Same issues with my girlfriend's Ram. Lights work with truck off, flicker once it starts and go out.


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Cycling the light switch sometimes fixes the ballast trigger. Not sure if running higher wattage affects this! Mine flicker when they come on then once warmed up they run normal and thats for both high beam and low. I have had ballasts burn out but the first time a ballast went bad they were over a year and a half old. Now I have two spare ballasts in my tool bag just in case.


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so I drove my truck into the shop and as soon as the front end hit the dark all the running lights and low beams came on, took it back outside later that evening(dark) and nothing still cant figure this out. my ballasts are all 35w.

2008 F350 SC,SB 6.4L 4x4
- leveled on 325 hankooks
- 20'' moto metal 961s
- pmf trac bars
- spartan tuned
- low pressure batmowheel
- studded
- PS67 4'' downpipe
- 5'' exh, to single 7'' miltre stack
- S&B intake
- DD IC pipe, egr delete w/cfm
- MTX Audio
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