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I installed a set of Morimoto Mini H1 projectors with 35w bulbs and ballasts. After I connected everything the lights did not work. I eventually discovered that the wires in the factory harness must be backwards at the plug to the low beam bulb. So I switched them up and that got the HIDs working. Then when I went to start the truck they started flickering. So they work fine with the engine off. I do have some CAN BUS relays installed. The HIDs and relays are from theretrofitsource dot com. And all are Morimoto brand.

Could I have fried the relays by hooking up the relays in reversed polarity?
 

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I installed a set of Morimoto Mini H1 projectors with 35w bulbs and ballasts. After I connected everything the lights did not work. I eventually discovered that the wires in the factory harness must be backwards at the plug to the low beam bulb. So I switched them up and that got the HIDs working. Then when I went to start the truck they started flickering. So they work fine with the engine off. I do have some CAN BUS relays installed. The HIDs and relays are from theretrofitsource dot com. And all are Morimoto brand.

Could I have fried the relays by hooking up the relays in reversed polarity?
You might try a capacitor harness to smooth out the power. I didn't need on on my '09 but ended up using one with the same bulbs and ballasts on my '11.
 

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Guess that is what I need. I have placed an order for one. Sucks having to drive around with the fog lights and high beam switch held in...
 

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I installed my kit today with 55w Vvme hid kit. I have flickering as well... Do i need the extra harness or whatever to stop that? The flickering happens on my 08 charger as well, and i have the cancelers on it, but they still flicker. My ram is 2009. Someone help me out... As well
 

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You will need a harness with a capacitor built in. If I knew what size the cap is that is used I would prefer to just wire that in....
 

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The capacitors help even out power supply. For some reason dodge decided our headlights should get their power in short bursts rather than one steady flow and that is why the fligkering happens.

capacitor harnesses and relay hardnesess help smooth power supply and can help with your situation
 

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If you buy from carid or retro solutions they include the extra harness but ya that will fix your problem and welcome to the world of hid dodge ram fun lol
 

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I installed a set of Morimoto Mini H1 projectors with 35w bulbs and ballasts. After I connected everything the lights did not work. I eventually discovered that the wires in the factory harness must be backwards at the plug to the low beam bulb. So I switched them up and that got the HIDs working. Then when I went to start the truck they started flickering. So they work fine with the engine off. I do have some CAN BUS relays installed. The HIDs and relays are from theretrofitsource dot com. And all are Morimoto brand.

Could I have fried the relays by hooking up the relays in reversed polarity?
yes i would say you fried your capacitor by having install then reverse

get some new ones, there not suppose to be expensive,.. about 10$ for a pair

before installing the new one, check the polarity with a voltage meter, posive wire to one side of the plug of factory harness neg wire to metal surface that would normally ground. (do that with your lights on) the side on the factory harness thats positive(normally red wire) will give you a reading the other side wont(negative side black side)
 

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I got it all sorted out with a harness from retro solutions. However I don't like how it grabs power from the battery. I'd prefer to just run a cap in line with each headlight feed. I'll probably just see what capacitor is used in the harness.
 

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The new ram lights are a pain in the ass id just leave it hooked to the battery its what evey one else had to do or youll get flicker/ tps light/ and off and on problems. Just my 2 cents from my exp
 

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You still have to use a capacitor to make the harness work so why not just put a cap on each side and call it a day? I just dont like junk hanging off the battery. Looks too JC Whitney for my taste.
 

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If you wire it right wont even see it lol


Got my hid's 2 switches and all my led's hooked up cant really tell but bottom line your truck your preference but i also agree if i cant hide it im not installing it
 
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