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    Hi guys,

    I fitted two HID kits today, one 55W kit for the main beams, and another 55W kit for the dipped beams. I installed a wiring harness for each kit. Everything was working well, all 4 bulbs light up correctly (and looked fantastic).... untill I started to play about with the 'control box' of the relay for the main beams. I was trying to find a suitable place to bolt it or attach it to, the next time I turned the main beams on they wouldnt turn on !

    I swapped the control boxes over from one relay to the other and the dipped beams still worked, so that rules out a fault with the main beam control box. (when i say control box I dont mean the ballasts, I mean the small box on the relay which senses when the lamps are to turn on or not and gives power to the ballasts accordingly)

    I swapped the connectors over for the main beam bulbs so it connected to the relay + ballasts for the dipped beams, and the bulbs fired up perfectly. So thats the relay and the bulbs ruled out as the problem...

    ...the only thing I can think of now is the ballasts. but ive no idea how they could suddenly stop working ! especially not both at the same time


    I will have to test the ballasts tomorrow in the daylight, which is long as it will be my 4/5th time removing the headlamps !


    In the meantime can anyone think of something I might have missed//overlooked ??


    many thanks, hope I havnt confused you all


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    you may have blown a fuse, if you have a dodge/lose connection somewhere,

    Have you checked that you have a supply at the control box and ballasts?
     

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    I there is a fuse inline before the control box, i have checked this and it appears to be fine.

    this is so annoying its taken ages to get it all wired in and working, as as soon as I finish, it stops working! argh, why cant anything be simple haha !

    will update when i know more,k im going to start work on it as soon as it is daylight
     

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    have you checked the car battery has not gone flat? I did exactly the same thing 2 weeks ago and it turned out to be the battery had gone flat!!
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    all working now, was a loose connection, thread can be closed, i am making a new thread with my progress + pics
     

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    Thanks for the update
     

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    Please post electrical problems in the Auto Electrical forum in the future.

    Glad you got it sorted.
     

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