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Old 02-05-2012, 08:17 PM
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HID problem

Installed Retrosolutions HIDs on my 2012 F250 and now dome lights flash on for a second then turn off. Also have a audible pop noise out of the front passenger speaker when fogs are turned off. Both headlights and fogs have 35w HIDs with relays. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:20 AM
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Check your grounds. How did you wire the relays
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 AM
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Going to run ground wires back to battery when I have a chance. Hopefully that gets it working better. Relays are run per diagram with fogs and heads getting power off different batteries mostly for routing reasons. Is that what you were asking?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:51 AM
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It sounds to me like you have a ground that isn't grounded well enough. Assuming you didn't...make sure you sand the paint off the area where the grounds are and use electrical grease on it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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Contact Retro. He has a good rep on this fourm. I'm sure he will be glad to help you out.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:21 PM
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Not too impressed with their tech support at the moment. Lights are working now. Is there any issue with using the auto mode for the heads when using the HIDs?
Still dealing with the interior light not working.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:11 AM
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I would take the HID's out completely and put your stock bulbs back in. Check the interior light and start over with the install. Bring your ground to the battery to insure it's getting good negative earth. if that doesn't solve your problem, return the HID kit and look elsewhere.... I know a lot of guys that run the HID Bi-xenon off of ebay with no problems.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:12 AM
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Also, my HID's from retro did not come with relay for fog lights.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:53 AM
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That is my next move. I doubt it will fix my domes though. I already discounted the batteries for a while to see if that would reset anything(without HIDs on), no luck. I bought the additional relay for the fogs thinking it was best to isolate the HIDs from the factory system. Going take it by Ford and have them hook it up. Maybe the load difference sent the interiors into the "cop mode" for some reason. That's how its acting at least. We will see.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:30 AM
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You shouldn't need the relay for the fogs. If I understand it correctly, the reason for the relay is because of the "auto" headlights. If someone knows otherwise by all means set me straight...
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