This is a discussion on Hid problems!! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Does anybody have any clue why my HIDs are always burning out?? Is anybody else experiencing this? I have burned ...
06-03-2010, 06:29 AM #1
Does anybody have any clue why my HIDs are always burning out?? Is anybody else experiencing this? I have burned out the bulb for my low beams and the ballast. The fog light bulb went out as well. Ive checked for moisture and theres nothing, is it faulty wiring maybe? This keeps happening to the driver side headlight
06-03-2010, 05:45 PM #2
are you running relays for them?
06-04-2010, 01:06 PM #3
No, I wasnt told I was suppose to
06-05-2010, 04:35 PM #4
06-07-2010, 06:17 AM #5
Screw it, I got pissed off and went back to stock
06-07-2010, 05:17 PM #6
was probably loose wire or the ballast5 was bouncing or cheap kit. All my cheap ebay kits have lasted for a few years soo far. Only had one low beam ballast go out when i replaced the headlight motor I forgot to mount the ballast back up and it was swinging and bouncing and banging around for a few months then went bad. Replaced it and made sure to mount it down and no more issues. I have 6 sets from ebay and one bi xenon for my 93 5.0 and never an issue and the only one that has relay on it is the bi xenon the rest were pretty much plug and play.1998 Trans Am 85k miles.
Bolt ons, MS3 113LSA cam, Circle D Stall, Tune, Modified WS6 style hood, Full Suspension, 6000k HID's, Clear Side Markers w/ Leds, Led 3rd Brake Light and 18" AR Staggered Killer Wheels w/ BFG KDW NT's.- Weekend Toy/DD
02 Trailblazer -Sold
09 Ram 1500 CC - Sold
09 Cobalt SS/TC - Sold
13 ram 1500 LoneStar CC 4x4 - Magnaflow, K&N,and more to come-DD/Toy
06-07-2010, 05:46 PM #7
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- SAN FRAN SISCO BABY
VW BEETLE W/ FLOWER
- 88 CRX
how much did you pay for it?
the reason i never went HID is because i was told to get a real HID kit expect too pay between 700-900$ for a good one with ballists and all other needed components. almost bought a set for my 06 P/U but the guy talked me out of the 100$ kit glad he did.
06-07-2010, 08:59 PM #8
06-08-2010, 12:56 AM #9
I payed between $40 and $90 depending on when they were bought. The bi xenon for the 5.0 was a little extra also.
06-17-2010, 09:51 AM #10
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- Jun 2010
06-20-2010, 08:41 AM #11
I just discovered my left HID fog went out last night and I only had it for 3 months!!!
06-24-2010, 09:26 AM #12
06-24-2010, 02:32 PM #13
I have them on 3 cars with no problems I dunno what's going on with the kits some of you have gotten. There's no need for relays and usually no wiring just plug and done. Some I have cut and splice that I have instakked depending on the car and how they wen't un usually had to do with replacing the sealed beams with replacable bulb setup or we took the flipouts on a 240SX for a customer and his are replaced with solid mount replacement with HID's.
06-24-2010, 05:09 PM #14
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
- Madison, WI
1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
- 2001 Silverado Z71
I hear more stories on HIDs burning out within months then I hear success stories. 2 of my friends so far have had this happen.
06-24-2010, 05:23 PM #15
I ve been running them in my z71 for over a year and a half with no problems they have been in the bird longer but it only sees 2-4k miles a year. I will probably have one go out now.
06-24-2010, 07:17 PM #16
I have gotten 10k miles on the sets in my TA and 30k on the ones in my Trailblazer and the TA's fog light ballasts have been submerged when it flooded on my way home. I haven't had anyone come back with problem with any kits I have installed.
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