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Hid flickering

Have a 09 and just installed the hid's. (Sorry if ebay links are not allowed). When the truck is not running they work great. About 30 seconds after the truck is started they turn into police strobe lights or just shut completely off.

Any ideas? Also who is a good shop here in southern california?

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I think you might need a relay because HIDs run a different watt and the factory computer thinks that the bulbs are burnt out so they flicker but I could be wrong?


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I think you might need a relay because HIDs run a different watt and the factory computer thinks that the bulbs are burnt out so they flicker but I could be wrong?
What do you mean? Do I have to use another slot on my aux switches?

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this happens a lot with the 08's... we finnaly got it fixed so that they dont do that... you can do 2 diff things... add a relay harness to them or get better ballasts....

with HID's you get what you pay for.... sometimes those cheap ebay HID's work for a while and sometimes they dont...

contact who you bought them from and tell them whats going on and see if they wont send you a relay harness for free... if not its prob gonna cost you around 30-40 bucks for a relay harness....

if you have any questions please let me know

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I have a set on my 2006 and I have had good luck. the fogs are a different story. mine did the same thing. i had to find a better ground and everything was fine. hope it helps!

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