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post #1 of 6 Old 09-14-2008, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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HID headlights not working: need help

After camping out in the mountains this weekend I ran into a problem. Last night I went to turn my HID headlights on and only the parking lights come on. After playing with the wires I found that by tapping this box they would come on. Im not sure what its called or if anyone has had problems with there lights doing the same thing. I was wondering if I could just buy this piece at radio shack or if I need to order one?
Its the black cube I'm holding that says "Max 40A"


Here is the HID model info

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The relay is bad. You can buy them at any auto parts store. Just have the find one that matches


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maybe you just need a new relay..I dont even have a relay on my HIDs...try that and see what happens...BADA BING!

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when I unplug the relay with my light on they will turn off, so I do need it.

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of course you need it, im saying you need a new one. But on mine i dont even have one, i didnt hook it up that. go to autozone or something and get a new relay and you'll be good

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ok thanks guys

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