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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Recently purchased and installed HID headlights on the wife's Liberty. It had the strobe effect when the DRL were on. Bought the code cancelers. Installed them. One side stopped the flicker but the other side still strobes. Any help on this?

I am above average when it comes to dealing with wiring issues but this one has stumped me. I have switched around pretty much every piece of the kit. It definitely is not a hardware issue.

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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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Put the correct and legal bulbs back in,problem fixed.


Or you must delete the DRL function(which is illegal in Canada,but so is HID's in halogen housings),china made HID kits do not work with halogen based DRL functions.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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Put the correct and legal bulbs back in,problem fixed.


Or you must delete the DRL function(which is illegal in Canada,but so is HID's in halogen housings),china made HID kits do not work with halogen based DRL functions.
Thanks tips.

As for the illegal to have hids in halogen casings is sketchy. I would need to see the section of the law where it pertains. My wife is in law enforcement here and she is looking it up for me as we speak.

I dont want to disengage the DRL, hence the asking how to fix the issue.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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Unread 07-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
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HIDs will scatter the light everywhere than where it needs to be . Not a good idea to run them
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Unread 07-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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I run hids with no problems. I dont have drl though. But I love the light that my hids put out. And they dont scatter
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Unread 07-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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Sorry unless you have the projector style headlights they scatter everywhere. No way does the stock light housing on the KJ contain the HID beam and project it out
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #8
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I run hids with no problems. I dont have drl though. But I love the light that my hids put out. And they dont scatter
It's scattered like crazy in a hologen housing,heck will scatter like crazy in a projector housing made for halogen bulbs.The laws of physics come into play and how the light is produced between the 2 different bulbs drives how the housing reflectors are angled.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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I run hids with no problems. I dont have drl though. But I love the light that my hids put out. And they dont scatter
And you likely haven't had someone drive it for you while you meet them in another vehicle. Those who wear glasses are more seriously affected than those who do not. When you use these lights with the incorrect lenses, you put yourself, and others safety in jeopardy. At least in the USA, it is illegal to run them, and all it takes is for a law enforcement officer to use that to pull you over. DOT regs are, anything that changes its operation from how it was originally made is illegal. If your lenses are clean, and properly aimed, you should not have any issues at night except out in rural roads or trails unless you are night blind. In which case, HIDs aren't the answer either. I'm frankly amazed at the people who lack the understanding of high and low beams, and when to use either one!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:39 PM   #10
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Ive ran hids in several of my vehicles. I have been in front of it behind it and driving directly towards my liberty and other vehicles and have never been blinded by them I do a lot of night driving and sont get flashed by people. And I run both figs and headlights no need for highbeam. I have also been sitting directly in front of a cop in a turn lane and ive been sitting and driving directly behind cops and never had a issue. The only vehicle ive been in that people flashed me or threw on their high beams in in my 2500 thats got 4in of lift
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Just because a cop doesn't take action, or doesn't know about the law, doesn't mean its safe, or legal. If cops decided to crack down on some of the emission laws and lighting laws on the books, a few of you would be taking the bus while your vehicles were impounded, or parked until you could pay to fix them. In this town, police can stop and inspect your exhaust for compliance. Included in that is a muffler with the EPA number on it, and cat. Failure to have proper equipment is a $500 fix it ticket. Depending on the budget for the year and number of complaints, they do sometimes crack down. All the kiddy spray paint on the tail light lenses to make them ghetto smoked? That's illegal too, can be cited, and possibly ordered towed as its not road legal anymore. A sharp eyed cop could cite the driver for causing a wreck if he notices them, and a litigation lawyer will make your life rough. Sure it may never happen to you, but can you financially handle it if it does, without mommy bailing you out?
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:49 PM   #12
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Just because a cop doesn't take action, or doesn't know about the law, doesn't mean its safe, or legal. If cops decided to crack down on some of the emission laws and lighting laws on the books, a few of you would be taking the bus while your vehicles were impounded, or parked until you could pay to fix them. In this town, police can stop and inspect your exhaust for compliance. Included in that is a muffler with the EPA number on it, and cat. Failure to have proper equipment is a $500 fix it ticket. Depending on the budget for the year and number of complaints, they do sometimes crack down. All the kiddy spray paint on the tail light lenses to make them ghetto smoked? That's illegal too, can be cited, and possibly ordered towed as its not road legal anymore. A sharp eyed cop could cite the driver for causing a wreck if he notices them, and a litigation lawyer will make your life rough. Sure it may never happen to you, but can you financially handle it if it does, without mommy bailing you out?
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Unread 07-19-2013, 01:22 AM   #13
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Haha my mom bail me out that will be the day. Been on my own since I was 16.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 06:12 AM   #14
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Awww a glutton for punishment I see. I guess if you like risking what money you do have for looking cool, go for it.
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