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Old 08-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Troubleshoot HID problem

About a week and a half ago I noticed that one of my HID had burnt out. Now I have had enough of being a Wallflower (lame song reference) and would like to replace the bulb... Only to discover today by swapping the left and right bulb that it's not the bulb at all. Must be wiring that came loose or a busted ballast...

The high beam and the fog light both work I have felt around the wiring in the back and everything seems tight. I had my car in for the 90k miles major service about 5 days before I notice the light was out, it was not out before it went in. Could they have unhooked something by accident or forgot to hook something back up? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 08-09-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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Factory Lits or aftermarket?
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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Factory Lits or aftermarket?
2001 non-s. They were on it when I bought it but I am going to guess aftermarket. It's Bosch brand H7 lighting.

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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Factory litronic (xenon/HID) bulbs don't come in H7 size, that's aftermarket retrofit size for your halogen H7 housing.

I'm going to take a guess it's a wiring problem - as with most cases with any aftermarket electronics install...

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Factory litronic (xenon/HID) bulbs don't come in H7 size, that's aftermarket retrofit size for your halogen H7 housing.

I'm going to take a guess it's a wiring problem - as with most cases with any aftermarket electronics install...
Sounds like aftermarkets are prone to wiring problems. Any idea of specific connections? If they have just come loose or fried? I am thinking I should just buy new wiring for the housing and if so is it hard to run through?

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