01-20-2015, 09:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon.
Total Cats: 63
[NB2] Low-beams not working (aftermarket HID setup)
So I've had aftermarket HIDs since I've had the car. I had the occasional bulb go out and have replaced both ballasts at one time or another. But this is a new problem.
About 2 weeks ago, I went to turn the headlights on and the fogs/parking lights came in but no low-beams. I rocked the stalk a couple of times and the lights turned on. This has happened several times since. One time I tried revving the car up a bit and then turning them on and they fired off immediately. I was startin to suspect maybe a low-voltage issue either by a weakening battery or alternator.
Tonight they decided to stop working all together.
Parking lights work.
Fog lights work.
Checked both headlight fuses under the dash- both good.
Checked headlight relay- it switched on/off when I pulled it while the lights were switched on.
Checked the HID kit relay- same as headlight relay: clicks on and off if I unplug/plug it in with the lights switched on.
I'm at a loss. I would drive to an audio shop and try some new components, but it's too dark now.
I did swap out one ballast- nothing.
Have a spare bulb, but unknown age condition and it's slightly cloudy, so probably bad.
Both bulbs were cloudy/hazy, but how could both go bad at the same time?