H.I.D Light issue
I had some H.I.D lights installed and having a issue with them. They seem to flicker and cant figure it out. The installed tried two different ballasts and different bulbs and they still flicker.
Originally Posted by tjkj2002 View Post
to answer your question, the computer in your car is more advanced than anything you've had before. it is sensing the change in voltage and is causing the problems. there is no simple way to hook HIDs up into a compass/patriot.
do everyone else a favor and get rid of them. here is a very good read as to why HIDs are not a good (or legal) idea to have in your car:
In order to "propery" install HID lamps in your vehicle, electrically speaking, is to put resistors inline with the headlight wiring to bring the voltage down to a level accepted by the computer. However, your lamp housing is not designed for HID lamps. The position of the arc, what would be a filament in a standard bulb would be positioned incorrectly for your lamp housing. The result, a lot of blinded and pissed off drivers infront of you.
Originally Posted by IRSmart View Post
The problem I had was defective bulbs he used. Ordered a new set and problem was gone. He installed a relay pack that worked great. The 8000k he install has a low/high beam. I don't like how blue they are so going with some 6000k that is more of a white light. This is my third car with H.I.D lights and never been flashed from having them.
High beam HID's are illegal no matter what.The vehicles that come with low/high beam HID's just re-aim the low beam for high beam function so not a true low/high beam.
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My Mini S has HID lights, and I love them. Provided, they auto aim themselves to the correct position. If you really can't live without them...perhaps a projector retrofit designed for HID bulbs??? I've seen some pretty nice ones in my VWing days lol. May look kinda goofy in the patriots round headlight housing though lol.
OP, please read the article i posted above. there are several reasons that HID retrofitted lights are not safe. for one, you actually see better with the hallogen bulbs you had before
Originally Posted by your response
regardless of how many cars you've had HIDs in, it's never a good idea to put them in cars that don't have them from the factory. like i said, read the article i posted above. it has test results the government did on these kits, and shows a computerized beam pattern of three cars, clearly showing why they're unsafe and illegal.
bottom line: they're a bad idea, and the only people that buy them are the ones uninformed to their danger. it's people like me and Photolithic that try and educate people to get these pieces of garbage off the roads.
Some people over at the ZJ side are starting to do HID projector retrofits because our ZJ's stock housing suck arse. I am planing on doing one of those swaps because I can't see anything in that Jeep. My Patriot with silver stars is quite impressive beating out my dads Merc GL with projectors.
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