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Old 05-11-2014, 02:14 AM
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I searched for the issue i am having and have not come up with anything. here is my issue.

When i am driving, i notice my drivers side light flickering (not on and off but just dimming). When i come to a stop, it will stop, sometimes. When i get out and go tap on the headlight i can notice it doing the dimming. I have wiggled the wiring and it does not dim down. The passenger side does not do it when driving, but it will dim slightly when i tap on the headlight housing.

I ordered the kit from simplyHIDs and have had them in for maybe 2 months now. I have the dual headlights. 35w, 5k. I just went with the low beam HID, not the bi. Also, when i was out wheeling the other night and i would hit a bump, the HIDs would just cut out completly. I switch over to my highs then back to the lows and they work.

Does this mean my bulbs are starting to go out already?
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:28 AM
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Are you using the one's that are Canbus error free and using a relay harness. Also check for a loose wiring.
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Check your ground wires. From what you described that would be the first thing I would check.

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i agree, sounds like a bad grounding issue. i had the same thing until i ran a ground to each light from one of my main body ground the truck already uses. I also performed the big 3 electrical upgrade which also seemed to help
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Are you using the one's that are Canbus error free and using a relay harness. Also check for a loose wiring.
I do not know if it is canbus free (mostly because i have no clue what that means, time to do research) but the kit did come with a relay, in-line fuse for the power wire from the battery, and also came with two anti-flicker capacitors for each light. I am going to go triple check for loose wiring again as we speak.

This is the kit that i got (minus the bi-xenon bulb and add a capacitor that goes in between the ballast and the bulb)

http://www.simplyhidkits.com/pdfs/SH...anual_Main.pdf

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Check your ground wires. From what you described that would be the first thing I would check.

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i agree, sounds like a bad grounding issue. i had the same thing until i ran a ground to each light from one of my main body ground the truck already uses. I also performed the big 3 electrical upgrade which also seemed to help
When i first installed the kit, on light did not work. The result was from a bad connection at the spade connector on the ground. so i fixed that and it id not bolted onto the body ground right next to the battery. Both grounds are ran to there.
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sorry your last sentence is a little confusing. So it IS bolted to the Body grounds or it IS NOT? Also, What i did was unscrewed the body grounds and sanded the painted area right under the bolts for a better connection, Not sure why the hell they are painting those parts since paint will cause a pretty crappy ground connection.
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sorry your last sentence is a little confusing. So it IS bolted to the Body grounds or it IS NOT? Also, What i did was unscrewed the body grounds and sanded the painted area right under the bolts for a better connection, Not sure why the hell they are painting those parts since paint will cause a pretty crappy ground connection.
yeah i have no clue what or how i typed that.... haha, sorry. I DID bolt the ground wire to the body ground.

When i go wiggle wire (power, ground, connectors, etc) the lights do not flicker. Only flickers when i tap the headlight assembly or when im driving and the vibration from the bumps in the road, or just regularly driving.

I am going to go sand down the ground on the body and see what happens.
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Well if that is your case, it simply sounds like maybe the hid bulb is not seated correctly, or for some reason has a poor fitment giving it a chance to wobble. I had an issue similar to this. I pulled out the hid bulb, removed the thinner oring that was on there, found one that was bigger in my set (princess auto oring set) and I reinstalled it with a much nicer tight snug fit. So many check if your bulb is tight in there
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Both bulbs are in there nice and snug. I will see how tonight goes on my way home from work after I sanded down the ground.
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Update: Removed the ground wire, sanded the body to bare metal, ohm'd out the ground wire, then put it back together. It ohm'd out good (.4 ohms). Then i moved onto all the connections. Unpluged all of them, blew em out, reconnected them all. Checked the bulb fitment and it is in there solid as a brick.

After all of this, the drivers light still flickers when he lens is tapped or when i am driving (which the vibrations from driving makes it flicker also). So i think my bulb just may be on its way out and loose internally after two months of use. Time to get a hold of the place and let them know since i did purchase the lifetime warranty.
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