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Old 03-23-2014, 01:01 AM
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Before I go out and buy a new bigger and better battery I wanna know some opinions first.

When driving down the road at night with my 8000k "Beamers" Hi-Beam HIDs that I purchased and got installed by Custom Truck Parts (CTP) here in Grande Prairie, AB sometimes they like to shut off and immediately turn back on! There is a relay harness installed aswell. I've noticed this only happens from certain triggers like: using power windows, my aftermarket sub (Alpine Type-R Flatty) hitting very low notes at high volumes, and possibly my traction control kicking in (I think just discovered this one). There may be other triggers, some I possibly forget or some I haven't found yet. I need some opinions... Do you think it's my battery? Alternator? Maybe something else? Has anyone had this problem?

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2nd problem...

Don't mean to double post, but also before I had my Beamer fogs in as well, I had a cheap no name eBay brand HIDs that causes my tire pressure sensor to go off every time they would go on or off. The issue is still there with my Beamer fogs.
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If your altanator is having issues you should see a warning on your cluster. You could measure the voltage across the battery while the engine was ideling with a voltmeter, voltage should be greater than 14 volts if the battery is charged.

Since HIDs pull about have the current of halogens, a bigger battery is not going to fix your problem unless you have a bad battery to start with, since you can repetitively start your engine, your battery is good.
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Hmmmm, I'm sure the volts would be right, but I could check. This is a real odd problem lol
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Hemitron, in my experience I have tried all different brand HIDs on new Chrysler vehicles and it has not worked. I think there is an issue with Canbus.
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I would guess you didn't get a very good kit so when you draw that extra power from the relay/capacitor, you may not be getting enough power. Like the previous poster said, the canbus systems are a PITA and very finicky.
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I would guess you didn't get a very good kit so when you draw that extra power from the relay/capacitor, you may not be getting enough power. Like the previous poster said, the canbus systems are a PITA and very finicky.
Not really, if just have to understand how bulb-out detection works and what the power to the headlamps looks like. I have a picture of the power feed in my gallery and have written how they work in other threads.

Please quite calling it a can-bus system, it isn't and I have no idea why it is called that. CAN-bus is a controller network communication systems that exchanges messages made up of signals used in vehicles.
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Our trucks have a canbus system which require a special relay harness. Since you were not aware of this, you may not have the correct harness which could be causing your problems.

Do a search for canbus in the lighting section and you will see that our trucks in fact have a canbus system which our headlights are a part of.
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Our trucks have a canbus system which require a special relay harness. Since you were not aware of this, you may not have the correct harness which could be causing your problems.

Do a search for canbus in the lighting section and you will see that our trucks in fact have a canbus system which our headlights are a part of.
What is a CANbus system with respect to our headlights?
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