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driarene 05-16-2013 11:31 PM

Help! headlights flickering on and off
 
please watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa7p6g4GlnQ

so this started happening a week ago. the connections are all there but maybe something may be loose? i cant tell where the problem is. I saw the guy that helped me out with hooking it up enough to fix it if i find out whats wrong but i have no idea what it may be :/

i got an hid kit from the retrofit source if that helps any, thanx in advanced

SSMickey 05-17-2013 12:08 AM

You have a faulty connection somewhere. You going to have to check everything. Look very close at your grounds and any crimp connections. Your grounds need to be clean and tight. Take them off and grind down to BARE metal. Then tighten them and apply a sealer over them to prevent contamination.

SSMickey 05-17-2013 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Caddyroger (Post 6554078)
It should be under warranty so take it in and have them to check it out.

Not since she added the HID kit.

Caddyroger 05-17-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SSMickey (Post 6554335)
Not since she added the HID kit.

Opps failed to read here she had the HID kit installed.

MGD 05-17-2013 01:28 PM

Did you test the lights with the engine running and the headlights turned on?
On a 2LS, the headlights are the DRL's and therefore come on with lower voltage. Your balasts may not like that and they start flickering.

SSMickey 05-17-2013 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MGD (Post 6555641)
Did you test the lights with the engine running and the headlights turned on?
On a 2LS, the headlights are the DRL's and therefore come on with lower voltage. Your balasts may not like that and they start flickering.

Her headlights flicker when she hits a bump or even slams the car door. Very good indication of a faulty connection.

driarene 05-17-2013 08:49 PM

I think it might be something with the grounds cuz when we were installing it we had a hard time finding good grounds so ill try doing that this weekend and hopefully it'll work

jmontalvo 05-17-2013 09:03 PM

THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG!!!

Ok so my friend and I were fixing my halos and adding a heritage grille yesterday and my passenger side headlight didn't want to turn on. Usually, I would go over a bump and there would be times when nothing would happen, it would flicker, or the headlight went out completely. I always thought it was the connection to the HID but he started moving things around and apparently it's the HID ballast. He moved it and it would flicker and he kept moving it until it turned on.

SSMickey 05-17-2013 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by driarene (Post 6557286)
I think it might be something with the grounds cuz when we were installing it we had a hard time finding good grounds so ill try doing that this weekend and hopefully it'll work

Post back and let us know what you find. Take your time and a break every now and then and you'll be fine.

driarene 05-18-2013 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jmontalvo (Post 6557351)
THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG!!!

Ok so my friend and I were fixing my halos and adding a heritage grille yesterday and my passenger side headlight didn't want to turn on. Usually, I would go over a bump and there would be times when nothing would happen, it would flicker, or the headlight went out completely. I always thought it was the connection to the HID but he started moving things around and apparently it's the HID ballast. He moved it and it would flicker and he kept moving it until it turned on.

ill try that as well, ill try looking at all of my connections

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSMickey (Post 6557380)
Post back and let us know what you find. Take your time and a break every now and then and you'll be fine.

i will, thank you. hopefully ill have an answer as to why its doing this :/

driarene 05-20-2013 09:58 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dzNJeUId_k

Thanks for ur help guys! :)


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