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post #1 of 5 Old 02-07-2011, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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HID Issues, Need GOOD Ideas?

I got this truck back in May '10 and it had a little issue of the driverside headlight not wanting to cut on when asked (auto/manual). If it did not come on it usually took less than 3 trys b/4 it would deside to. It was a new to me truck so I could deal with that... recently I have noticed that the driver side headlight is not as bright as the passenger side. Almost like the bulb is not getting enough juice or maybe even a different bulb.

Is there anyone who has had a similar issue to this OR, has an idea of why this may be happening? I am new to this HID stuff so Details are always appreciated. Both lights have a square looking balast that is connected to them so I am thinking they are HID lights.

The passenger side has a nice white/blue glow, the driverside not so much.

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Switch the transformers to see if the problem follows the transformer. Then go back to original, then switch the bulbs and see if the problem follows the bulb. Don't touch the glass bulb.

Also check that the grounds are solid.

There are threads here about what to do - don't hve time at this moment to search and paste - heading out, gotta run.

I'll keep an eye on this thread though.

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Thanks for all the help. I have not had a chance to work on the truck yet since it has been dark when I leave and dark when I return, but hopefully I'll get a chance to look at it this week end.

As a side note, the lights seem to fire better when it is cold out side <40 F. I haven't thought to really look if it is brighter or not though.

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can you find who makes the lights?

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I'll dig around in there this weekend and try to post it up soon.

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