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Installed HID's, have some problems *Updated* help!

Got a 4300 K kit. Installed them as per the instructions but I have a couple problems.

Since the kit uses only one of the factory plugs for the stock bulbs, the other is disconnected. No problem I figured. Now, my daytime running lights (the foglights) do not come on anymore (they always come on when the car is running). Then, when I switched the lights on, they come on, but do not turn off when I switch them off. So I can have my headlights on, then turn them off and the lights stay on.

Any ideas here? do I need some sort of dummy connection for the second light? I still have no idea why when I turn them off, it still stays on.

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The problem I'm having is the fogs are supposed to be on no matter what (as the daytime running light). Until I turn the headlights on, then the fogs (DRL's) will go off, unless I switch them on.

As it sits now, when I start the car after a long period, the headlights come on automatically, the foglights do not. After short periods, nothing comes on. Then, I switch the headlights on, they come on, but if I switch them off, they will not turn off.

I just want them to turn on with the switch and no of this erradic voodoo functioning,
 

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The wiring was as per the instructions.

One 12V fused connection to the battery. One plug into the existing 9007 stock connector. And one ground for each bulb. The rest were the plug ins from the bulb to the ballast (phillips ballast).

I'm thinking of maybe switching the 12V connection from the battery to the 12V switched portion of the "other" 9007 connector. Then it can't get power without the switch being on. Make sense?
 

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I'd like everything to work like stock. Ie. my daytime running lights stay on like they did before and the headlights turn on/off with the switch.

Right now, the DRL's don't work, the headlights turn on with the switch (sometimes they come on on their own) but do not turn off with the switch.

Could this be a relay issue?

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
 

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cwepruk1 said:
I'd like everything to work like stock. Ie. my daytime running lights stay on like they did before and the headlights turn on/off with the switch.

Right now, the DRL's don't work, the headlights turn on with the switch (sometimes they come on on their own) but do not turn off with the switch.

Could this be a relay issue?

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
Ok...so enough with the bullshit and back to the help....This is what the wiring looks like, what did you change (I'm not as familiar w/ this cuz my car don't have it):


 

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spineshank385 said:
well, im sorry i dont know every freaking law for the whole fucking world, ass....im not from fucking canada, eh?
You don't need to know every law. Just read the freaking post:

Now, my daytime running lights (the foglights) do not come on anymore (they always come on when the car is running).
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The problem I'm having is the fogs are supposed to be on no matter what (as the daytime running light). Until I turn the headlights on, then the fogs (DRL's) will go off, unless I switch them on.
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I'd like everything to work like stock. Ie. my daytime running lights stay on like they did before and the headlights turn on/off with the switch.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
 

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Shmirgin,

All I did was unplug both stock headlights and plug the driver side headlight into the HID kit (as the instructions said). WOuld this have done anything? I printed those diagrams but it's not the easiest to understand.

All the other HID wiring is external (one lead to the battery, and two grounds).

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The wiring for the lights is all tied into each other, so having something unplugged effects something else. It sounds like your HIDs are hooked up on a relay, and it is using the one plug just for an on/off signal. Normally that would be fine, but in this case it is obviously causing a problem. You can maybe test and see by putting the stock headlight bulb on the plug that is unhooked now and see if that makes the fogs work normally. I don't know what you can do to fix it permanently though. Do you have a link to the HID kit that you are using?
 

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The wiring for the lights is all tied into each other, so having something unplugged effects something else. It sounds like your HIDs are hooked up on a relay, and it is using the one plug just for an on/off signal. Normally that would be fine, but in this case it is obviously causing a problem. You can maybe test and see by putting the stock headlight bulb on the plug that is unhooked now and see if that makes the fogs work normally. I don't know what you can do to fix it permanently though. Do you have a link to the HID kit that you are using?
good idea, you should try it. Also, if it is the relay, you might be able to wire in another in parallel to bypass the other one or use a diode to negate it and see if that fixes the prob. Just my .02
 

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You know what I noticed today? I started the car up, the lights turned themselves on and my bright indicator light was on, but very dim. When I actually turned the light switch on, it went out (no, my high beams were not switched on).

Very odd. I wonder why this only affects cars with DRL's? Most people seem to have no problems. I'll get to the bottom of this this weekend.
 
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