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Old 01-24-2012, 05:39 PM
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HID headlight problem

Ight guys i just put some HID headlights on my 2002 f250. After I got them on I got in my truck and just turned the lights on to make sure they worked, but only the high beams did. Later I was driving down the road and found out that when I switch to the low beams it cuts my truck completely off. I have no idea what I did wrong, it seamed pretty self explanatory and the kit didn't come with a diagram. Any body have any ideas?
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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What brand, and TRUE HID's only work in LOW beam, its the BI-Xenon that are High/Low

Do you have an Edge Programmer?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:59 PM
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Yea i just realized that, but its showing my high beams are on. Anyways no I don't have an edge i have a DP Tuner.
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Yeah, its the DP tuner and the HID's jacking with each other.....Either can the DP or can the HID's, As far as I know there isnt a fix....Either you can call DP directly, and ask for a fix...Or a Senior Tech will chime in...But like I said, I dont think there is a fix.
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Apparently I should have done some research this might be a stupid question but is the Bi-xenon just a different bulb or a complete different ballast and everything?
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:19 PM
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Totally Diff setup
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:58 PM
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Bout right, ight man well I appreciate the imput
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:01 PM
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Welcome as always!

PS, you should update your signature and location, So we know what you have, and whats done to it....And where your from....Makes life easier!
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The difference Between Bi-xenon and "regular" HID is just that the bulb is mounted in a solenoid that moves the bulb from one position to another and it's the Worst of all designs (but the ballast & bulb are the same).

All they do, in a reflector meant for an filament bulb like stock ones, is to move the bulb from Really-out-of-focus to less-out-of-focus and not only blind everybody coming at you but actually Throw less down the road while leaving you with a scattered, bright, mess right in front of the bumper
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The difference Between Bi-xenon and "regular" HID is just that the bulb is mounted in a solenoid that moves the bulb from one position to another and it's the Worst of all designs (but the ballast & bulb are the same).

All they do, in a reflector meant for an filament bulb like stock ones, is to move the bulb from Really-out-of-focus to less-out-of-focus and not only blind everybody coming at you but actually Throw less down the road while leaving you with a scattered, bright, mess right in front of the bumper

Funny cause that motorized style bulb is what comes in cars oem. Bi-xenon is actually two bulbs in one. I had those also and they use four ballast. The do the same thing as one arcs in a different location giving u the highbeam. The motorized bulb does this by moving the bulb.

As for your issue, are u using the ground wire from the oem light socket? If so try going straight to chasis ground and only use the power wires from the socket. If not I'd ditch the tuner.
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