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Old 02-12-2010, 05:56 AM   #1
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Don't install ebay HID kits, or else your car might become possessed

Scary video:
http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/aQuarius-26/?action=view&current=PossessedSteering.flv

Original report from owner:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-second-generation/466736-p-s-power-steering-out.html



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Old 02-12-2010, 06:50 AM   #2
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call me stupid, but what does that have to do with the headlights??
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According to the forum, it had more to do with placement than the quality or lack of quality of the ebay hid's
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it seems as if there is a connection to aftermarket HIDs affecting the ecu and making the rack go ape****************.

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it seems as if there is a connection to aftermarket HIDs affecting the ecu and making the rack go ape****************.
The problem was that the gentleman mounted the ballast right onto his Lexus' ECU.
The high voltage created by the ballast/ transformer can generate an electromagnetic field that can affect the ECU.
It's not just aftermarket ballasts that do that. They all do, so it's important where they are placed.
I install these (aftermarket HID and LED DRLs) on a regular basis and have never had an issue.
http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site_2/TechnoLite_HID.html
I recommend installing the ballasts and transformer right onto the headlight assembly.
It is far from any of the sensitive electronic components and also allows for easy removal of the headlight.
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