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Old 03-07-2011, 10:22 AM
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I have a question about hid. I recently bought a high and low set of hids for my truck. But do i need another pair? so i have hid high beams and hid low beams? I have a 1998.
HID hi/ Lo kit should have come with a relay harness that you need to
Wire in. Your hi and Lo beam are both in the same bulb
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:23 AM
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My 6k HID lo/hi (all in one bulb) are stuck in high beams. The dash icon has a dimmed high beam, and when I flip high beams on they brighten up some. My lights are always stuck on high.

I just bought the 6k HID lo/hi, before I had 6k lo beams. One of the new ballast's do not work. So I'm using a ballast from my 6k lo beam.

The only difference of the two are the new ballast have 10a lin max. My 6k lo have a 5.5a lin max. Is this why my lights are stuck on high?

I have made sure I have good ground, and good connections. I also have after market headlight houseing's.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:02 PM
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Some kits to stay away from when purchasing:
1: eBay kits
2: Xentec

I have heard NOTHING but bad reviews about both of these kits
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:16 PM
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My 6k HID lo/hi (all in one bulb) are stuck in high beams. The dash icon has a dimmed high beam, and when I flip high beams on they brighten up some. My lights are always stuck on high.

I just bought the 6k HID lo/hi, before I had 6k lo beams. One of the new ballast's do not work. So I'm using a ballast from my 6k lo beam.

The only difference of the two are the new ballast have 10a lin max. My 6k lo have a 5.5a lin max. Is this why my lights are stuck on high?

I have made sure I have good ground, and good connections. I also have after market headlight houseing's.
Sounds like you may have the high & low wires mixed up.

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I have a question about hid. I recently bought a high and low set of hids for my truck. But do i need another pair? so i have hid high beams and hid low beams? I have a 1998.
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HID hi/ Lo kit should have come with a relay harness that you need to
Wire in. Your hi and Lo beam are both in the same bulb
Not necessarily. There are two kinds of hi/lo kits advertised. One uses a HID low beam, and a halogen bulb. The other uses a single HID bulb for both.

So to answer the question, no you do not need another pair, you just need to ensure you buy the appropriate kit.

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Some kits to stay away from when purchasing:
1: eBay kits
2: Xentec

I have heard NOTHING but bad reviews about both of these kits
I've ran an eBay HID kit for years on my truck with no problems, I know many people on this forum (as well as other forums) would say the same thing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:41 PM
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Sounds like you may have the high & low wires mixed up.





Not necessarily. There are two kinds of hi/lo kits advertised. One uses a HID low beam, and a halogen bulb. The other uses a single HID bulb for both.

So to answer the question, no you do not need another pair, you just need to ensure you buy the appropriate kit.



I've ran an eBay HID kit for years on my truck with no problems, I know many people on this forum (as well as other forums) would say the same thing.
Not saying the kits don't work. I'm
Just saying I've heard more complaints than good things about the kits
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Ive had my 8k HIDs for 6 months and ive noticed that my right HID is white and no longer blue while my left HID is blue just like when i bought them. Why did my HID change color?
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Ive had my 8k HIDs for 6 months and ive noticed that my right HID is white and no longer blue while my left HID is blue just like when i bought them. Why did my HID change color?
Over time, HID bulbs will "settle" and shift colors due to typical use. I have seen this happen on a few kits.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:50 PM
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So a 9007 HID hi/low kit will typically be one HID bulb or will it be halogen hi and HID low? (if it is the type that has the wire in harness?) which sort of kit would you recommend?
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So a 9007 HID hi/low kit will typically be one HID bulb or will it be halogen hi and HID low? (if it is the type that has the wire in harness?) which sort of kit would you recommend?
A true HID hi/low kit will have a single HID bulb that adjusts positions for high beam output. A cheaper alternative is a hi/low kit where there is a HID low beam bulb and a halogen high beam bulb.

To get the right kit you essentially just need to double check with the business to verify what exactly they mean when they claim their kit is hi/low.

100% hands down recommend a HID high beam & HID low beam kit.

Checkout ddmtuning.com they have great prices.
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A true HID hi/low kit will have a single HID bulb that adjusts positions for high beam output. A cheaper alternative is a hi/low kit where there is a HID low beam bulb and a halogen high beam bulb.

To get the right kit you essentially just need to double check with the business to verify what exactly they mean when they claim their kit is hi/low.

100% hands down recommend a HID high beam & HID low beam kit.

Checkout ddmtuning.com they have great prices.
Yea, I have had good luck with DDM, both for my mazda3 (skim ballasts) and my gf's cx-7 (raptors). I wasn't sure with these dual hi/lo 9007s in the ranger though...
Appreciate the advice
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Hi I recently purchased bixenon lights from ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ht_3226wt_1165) and it just said replace the stock bulbs with those ones. I did that and they work but they sent me 4 bulbs. Two of them are kind of slanted and two of them are straight. I installed the straight ones because they were the ones that fit right but I have no clue what the other ones are for or if I did something wrong. Also my truck is a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT stock.
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Im also looking at getting the Halo Projector Head Lights with a HID Kit and have a few simple questions.
1.) Are HID kits universal with all headlight housings?
2.) If so, I go online, buy the Halo Headlights and an HID Kit, will that be everything I need to convert my current headlights?
3.) Are HID Kits also compatable with fog lights? Or is it a seperate kit than the headlights?

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Hi I recently purchased bixenon lights from ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ht_3226wt_1165) and it just said replace the stock bulbs with those ones. I did that and they work but they sent me 4 bulbs. Two of them are kind of slanted and two of them are straight. I installed the straight ones because they were the ones that fit right but I have no clue what the other ones are for or if I did something wrong. Also my truck is a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT stock.
You got ripped off. Those bulbs do nothing more than stock, and are actually probably worse than stuck. They are not bixenon lights like you think, reading an eBay description is very important. As the eBay description states, they are "Brand New Halogen Light Bulbs."

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Im also looking at getting the Halo Projector Head Lights with a HID Kit and have a few simple questions.
1.) Are HID kits universal with all headlight housings?
2.) If so, I go online, buy the Halo Headlights and an HID Kit, will that be everything I need to convert my current headlights?
3.) Are HID Kits also compatable with fog lights? Or is it a seperate kit than the headlights?

Thanks!
1) HID kits are universal. HID bulbs are not.
2) Not sure
3) See #1. You can buy the same kit, just need to get specific bulbs for your fog socket.
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You got ripped off. Those bulbs do nothing more than stock, and are actually probably worse than stuck. They are not bixenon lights like you think, reading an eBay description is very important. As the eBay description states, they are "Brand New Halogen Light Bulbs."
So should i send them back because they have a 30 days money back guarantee?
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So should i send them back because they have a 30 days money back guarantee?
Well, it looks like you have to pay to ship them back so you're out some $$$ either way. But yeah, I would still return them.
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