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Old 01-30-2011, 03:58 PM
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I installed my hids lastnight but my low beam is halogen instead of hid,can anymore tell me what is wrong? Thanks
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:45 PM
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Welcome to FRF, try posting that ? in the electrical tech or exterior tech section
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:10 PM
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Well that makes absolutely no sense so without further details and description, there isn't much to offer.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:34 PM
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The low beam is halogen and high beam is hid, isn't it suppose to be the other way around? The website says low beam hid and high beam halogen,
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:06 PM
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You need to describe what you have and what you did. Just repeating what you already said isn't going to help... What you're saying doesn't make any sense at all.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:28 PM
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that makes no sense, we have hi-low bulbs (one light bulb for hi beams and regular) in our trucks so i dont really see how that can happen. im confused
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:48 AM
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you might have the wires reversed? try swapping the outer plug wires
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:41 AM
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No, don't just start blindly swapping wires around. There is way more going on here than that. The OP is confused already so it needs to be determined what's going on before blindly making it worse.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:23 PM
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Hid nation sent me a email and a video they said switch the wires around, which means pulling the wires out of the oval socket and switching them, says that is common on vehicles, some are different than others. I will let ya know later on tonite
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:52 PM
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No, don't just start blindly swapping wires around. There is way more going on here than that. The OP is confused already so it needs to be determined what's going on before blindly making it worse.
Oh, really? Because I know that there is a high and a low input on the outer ends of the plugs, and center is ground.
Read the post below yours. Its a common issue.
So what else needs to be determined?
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:13 PM
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Did you actually read his post?
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The low beam is halogen and high beam is hid, isn't it suppose to be the other way around? The website says low beam hid and high beam halogen,
This entire description of the issue doesn't make sense and swapping wires is not a solution. We don't even know what the problem is to begin offering advice on fixing it. This isn't even a problem that is possible on our lights so something else is up here. I've asked him twice now to describe what he has and what he's doing. He hasn't done it. So if he wants go swapping wires around and see what blows up, it's his loss.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:20 PM
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Did you actually read his post?

This entire description of the issue doesn't make sense and swapping wires is not a solution. We don't even know what the problem is to begin offering advice on fixing it. This isn't even a problem that is possible on our lights so something else is up here. I've asked him twice now to describe what he has and what he's doing. He hasn't done it. So if he wants go swapping wires around and see what blows up, it's his loss.
It's poorly written but it does make sense and swapping wires is likely the correct solution.
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Default Re: hid problem

IMHO, should of gone to DDM and get there hi/lo kit which both beams are in HIDs. Saves you the headache like the one your getting now. Again in my opinion.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:04 PM
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What DID he get? I don't see how a single lamp can have both.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: hid problem

I'm thinking he got a kit that has the HID bulb as the main bulb and a separate bulb on the side which is the halogen bulb. Wrong kit if you ask me. Either get a single beam kit or get the hi/lo kit in HID that is.
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