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another problem again from my HIDs i get my new ballest in for my fogs get that fixed, now my headlights when i turn them on they come on but after a min. or so and then they start flickering on and off and then all the sudden they just turn off. so HID soultions whats up with this now..... starting to get real old when stuffs keeps messing up.:banghead:
 

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Sorry to hear man. You might need to wire a relay into the Low Beam side of the kit. Just on the actual wire that goes to your factory headlight so the lights pull their power from the battery instead of the factory wiring. Which it might be as simple as putting a resistor inline. But I would definitely call them and get them to help you out there is an awful lot of people on here preaching about them and word of mouth is one of the best or worst advertisements you can have so I would think they would help you out in a hurry.
 

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Do you have a resistor on your wiring harness? On, then flickering 5 or so times, then out happens when you dont have a resistor. The hi beams should work though.

My HID solutions kit came with two wiring harnesses. the regular one and the one with the resistor. Make sure the resistor is on and working and you shouldnt have any issues.
 

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could be a bad resistor. Mine was bad. Had to go to the electronics store and get a replacement. They are only a couple bucks and took 5 min to put on. Mine has worked perfect since then.
 

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I never farted around with a resistor with mine per se. I tried one that I had lying around and it got hot fairly quick. Not wanting to worry about something getting too hot, I just wired a dual bulb trailer marker light inline with the lowbeams. It provides enough resistance that the HIDs don't flicker and emits no heat. It's not that big of a light housing, so I just put it behind the headlamp housing between the airbox and fender.


But of course if you have already paid for a harness with a built in resistor that came with the kit, I would be calling the seller or manufacturer to replace the defective harness.
 

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I never farted around with a resistor with mine per se. I tried one that I had lying around and it got hot fairly quick. Not wanting to worry about something getting too hot, I just wired a dual bulb trailer marker light inline with the lowbeams. It provides enough resistance that the HIDs don't flicker and emits no heat. It's not that big of a light housing, so I just put it behind the headlamp housing between the airbox and fender.


But of course if you have already paid for a harness with a built in resistor that came with the kit, I would be calling the seller or manufacturer to replace the defective harness.
You got a pic of that set up. I never liked how hot the resistor got. I mounted it next to my intercooler and have never had any issues with it but man does it get HOT.

I just bought the one with same ohm/watt rating as the one that came on the wiring harness. HID Solutions offered me a new harness but for $2 and 5 min of work I was over it.
 

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You got a pic of that set up. I never liked how hot the resistor got. I mounted it next to my intercooler and have never had any issues with it but man does it get HOT.

I just bought the one with same ohm/watt rating as the one that came on the wiring harness. HID Solutions offered me a new harness but for $2 and 5 min of work I was over it.

Unfortunatly I don't, I'd have to remove the headlamp to get to it now. But there's really nothing to it, the lamp ties in just as a resistor would. The positive on the marker light goes inline with the lowbeam, and then of course it also gets grounded. The maker light I used was the typical 2 bulb unit (194 type bulbs) the housing is around 2"x1/2"x1". I'm not sure if a single bulb marker light would work, I just had this one lying around and decided to try it. Around 18 months and 60k since I added it with no issues nor a flicker. I assume when the bulbs blow on the marker light things may go awry with the HIDs, but the way I look at it, I'd have to pull the headlamp housing anyway to change a standard bulb.
 

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They have had a bunch of ballast go out that were bad. I'm on number 3, still waiting on a response. If you have their HID headlights, they are already prewired w/relay.

I'd say call them but, well, they don't have a phone number so shoot an email and get in line!.

I don't know many ballasts they need to replace/ have ready to ship out but I'd guess our lights won't be working by the weekend.
I recommended a DEEP discount on a 2nd fog or headlight kit to make us feel better.
As far as using a 1187 bulb..... Dude, I paid $44,000.00 for a $55,000.00 truck. I don't think i'd half rig something up.

Since i'm sure 04SSHD will see this, what is the deal?How long are we looking at? My issues have been going on since I got them(late November).
 

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I would doubt its a bad ballast. If the ballast is bad the light usually doesnt come on. When you are running w/o a relay or if the relay is bad the light will come on for 15 seconds flash 5 times then go out on low beam. The high beams will still work.

As for ballasts...it happens even to the best of them. I puchased 8, yep 8 Baja Designs soltek HID offroad lights and have had 2 of them with bad ballasts. These lights retail for over $400 each and use only the highest quality parts. I will say that they have some awesome customer service. The lifetime warrenty is great. They'll replace them no questions asked even if the housings fade from the sun. Before these I had the Kragen HIDs and never had a problem with them. Sometimes its just luck of the draw.
 

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well still isnt fixed so i emailed them and no respones to it so hope they will help out or im ready to ship everything back and just put stock back in
 

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They have had a bunch of ballast go out that were bad. I'm on number 3, still waiting on a response. If you have their HID headlights, they are already prewired w/relay.

I'd say call them but, well, they don't have a phone number so shoot an email and get in line!.

I don't know many ballasts they need to replace/ have ready to ship out but I'd guess our lights won't be working by the weekend.
I recommended a DEEP discount on a 2nd fog or headlight kit to make us feel better.
As far as using a 1187 bulb..... Dude, I paid $44,000.00 for a $55,000.00 truck. I don't think i'd half rig something up.

Since i'm sure 04SSHD will see this, what is the deal?How long are we looking at? My issues have been going on since I got them(late November).

How is it half rigging? A load is a load, that's all it needs to see. I just prefer a small light for a load rather than a resistor that gets stupid hot. Using a big load negates the efficiency achieved by utilizing HIDs from traditional filament bulbs.
 

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Its your truck so do as you choose. It may be a perfectly effective solution, just not one I would choose.
 

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well still isnt fixed so i emailed them and no respones to it so hope they will help out or im ready to ship everything back and just put stock back in
Welcome to the club. I've sent 2 emails in the last 5-6 days and no response. This is BS. At least they could answer the emails. Nothing makes me madder than crappy customer service except no customer service.

They can send me a complete new 9006 kit or an RMA# with my refund.And quickly.
04SSHD... Where are you at?? I always see that you answer or reply when there is a post about HID lights/ a potential sale.
How about telling all of us what the deal is???
I'd really appreciate it.
I'm tired of driving around with one HID fog that flickers at that.
 

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I wired mine up straight to the battery with a fuse and a switch under the dash and haven't had any problems at all.
 

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I wired mine up straight to the battery with a fuse and a switch under the dash and haven't had any problems at all.
If you are having problems with a kit that is " plug n play " you shouldn't have to " make it work ". Thats why people are buying HID solution lights because they sell kits truly plug n play. I don't think that their lights are the best out there but most certainly not the worst. I bought them because I didn't want to have to add or wire in relays and such. Looks like I may have to or buy these which i'm realy digging.

Dodge Ram 06-09 55w HIDkit, lifetime warranty

I'll give HIDsolutions oh, another day or so before I box them up and send them back with or without an RMA#. One quick phone call to the credit card company with an email including copies of the emails to them describing my problems with their product will solve the problem.
I'm trying not to do that.
I also PM'd 04SSHD but no reply yet. I heard he was an owner but I don't know if thats true or not.
 

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By the way this seller also has them on Ebay for about $20.00 less.
 

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Yea its all what you want I guess. I paid like $40 for mine shipped. Ive had them over 6 months and haven't had a problem at all.
 
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