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post #1 of 16 Old 01-09-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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hid install not working need help

Ok jus bought a HID conversion kit an installed in like 10 minutes pretty easy. However once I was done I started up the jeep an the lights blinked once an then shut off.
Anyone run into this an have a solution?

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-09-2012, 06:48 PM
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Did you check the fuse? You might have blown it, sounds like it overloaded the circuit.
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post #3 of 16 Old 01-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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My personal suggestion is to return it for a refund and then do a 9007 halogen bulb conversion.

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Fuse is fine and I was told to run a relay set up but not sure how to go about that
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I agree with Rat lol.

The ballasts you bought have the classic cheap ballast issue. You should never really "need" a relay kit on a 55w Halogen wiring harness. You should also never use halogen reflector housings with HID bulbs.

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the hid's are telling you something get rid of them
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Do you have a wiring harness upgrade or are you trying to run these on the stock wiring?

Also, do you enjoy blinding people? If you're running these in the stock housings .. STOP! Do a full HID retro like I and others have done, or go back to halogens.

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First off love how people assume I'm being an ******* sry for bein a noob to hids I did buy new lenses anyways I'd rather just use the ones I have since I already have them so if anyone has an positive advice let me know thanks. And yes these are plug an play kit goin off factory harness
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First off love how people assume I'm being an ******* sry for bein a noob to hids I did buy new lenses anyways I'd rather just use the ones I have since I already have them so if anyone has an positive advice let me know thanks. And yes these are plug an play kit goin off factory harness
That still sounds like a halogen housing to me? The problem is you're not giving us ANY information here. Like what you have, where you bought it, or anything that is pertinent. Basically that just leaves us to assume you're running an ebay kit and possibly clear lens headlights (which still glare just as bad)

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Personally I did the 9007 swap and it was a hell of a better then the ultra sylvania 9004(atleast 50% more light). it was just a cheap pair of 9007. Currently running the 9007's as Ultras but will upgrade to HID's with a projector retrofit.

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First off love how people assume I'm being an ******* sry for bein a noob to hids I did buy new lenses anyways I'd rather just use the ones I have since I already have them so if anyone has an positive advice let me know thanks. And yes these are plug an play kit goin off factory harness
That's your problem - factory wiring. Buy one of these:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/index.php?cPath=28

And a pair of these:
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3181

What brand HID kit, what color temp? The negative comments in this thread are normal. HID's in reflector housings are not the right way to do things. It's illegal, dangerous, and incredibly obnoxious to all oncoming traffic. It definitely gets my high beams when I see oncoming PnP's in factory housings blinding me... and you don't want to be on the receiving end of my high beams. At the very least a set of E-codes would do you well, but since that's almost impossible to find on ZJ's you need projectors that I linked above. Please do it the right way...

Would you rather this:


Or this (This is my setup still needing slight rotational adjustment):

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It's a mcgloughlin 6000k plug an play kit and thank-you PAFirefighter11 for your positive advice an I will be getting those... the ones I bought were 30% off reason y I bought them
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Sometimes the polarity is reversed on the kit, try either flipping the harness around on the plug going to the jeeps harness or at the ballast itself. if the 12+ and ground are reversed it will turn on and kick off.
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Or this (This is my setup still needing slight rotational adjustment):
I've never run a relay kit on my Phillips ballasts. Good ballasts don't need upgraded wiring because they use less current. A 55w halogen bulb uses more current then most HID kits.

BTW it looks like yours shipped with the same problem mine did. 1 Lens has washers and the other doesn't. If you put some small washers on your passenger side between the projector lens and the reflector, that will give you the same crisp blue cut off as your drivers side.

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It's a mcgloughlin 6000k plug an play kit and thank-you PAFirefighter11 for your positive advice an I will be getting those... the ones I bought were 30% off reason y I bought them
You're welcome. Never heard of that brand so I can't comment on the quality, etc. Look at a relay as that may be the issue.



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I've never run a relay kit on my Phillips ballasts. Good ballasts don't need upgraded wiring because they use less current. A 55w halogen bulb uses more current then most HID kits.

BTW it looks like yours shipped with the same problem mine did. 1 Lens has washers and the other doesn't. If you put some small washers on your passenger side between the projector lens and the reflector, that will give you the same crisp blue cut off as your drivers side.
I run relays for the high beam control. I'm a huge fun of having bi-xenon HID's and most setups require the relay harness due to the cutoff shield solenoid control.

The passenger side cutoff was perfect when I first ran it (24 hours or so). It then faded to what you see. The reason for this is the cutoff shield is not popping completely back into the proper location. This seems to be an MH1 issue and doesn't really bother me that much. This kit is sold, though, to my buddy. The new MH1's I have supposedly still have hit or miss issues with the sticky cutoff shield. We'll see how it goes

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