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Gauge rests and radio turns off when hids are on

Y would my radio turn off when I put my headlights on

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Your radio shuts off and stays off the whole time the HIDs are on? That's Not normal!

What is normal, is that because the HIDs generate a tremendous amount of RF, they can effect all sorts of systems (never heard of the radio, but anything's possible). But only temporarily, on start-up of the HIDs.

In my truck, when I turn them on, my ABS lights illuminates and the gauge needles drop & recover. This all happens for just a split second though. Just be glad you don't have a DPTuner Their hardware is so prone to RF interference that your engine can quit!
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I have a dp tuner I put a ferret bead on it all is good. Only my edt gauge resets, and I think my radio was acting up some times when it's realy cold it won't turn on for a couple of min I think that was it


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Where did you tap in for power? What are the wires ran next to? Did you use stock wiring or your own switch? If the later, where did you pass your wire through the firewall?

HIDs are a royal PITA, causing feedback and RF issues of items within several feet. Good ones are shielded, cheapies will never be problem free.

I personally took mine out and will never put them back in

Nonconformist. Functionality over bling.

My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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I have some ****ty cheap eBay ones in it now my good ddm ones should be here this week, and my bad ones are going in the plow


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