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Post by Tom77 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:27 am

Converted headlights to HID 80k. Both blew out seperatly. Can't be fuse there is only one for both. Only thing I can think of is it has something to do with the fact that I have a single wire alternater. Anybody else have comments or thoughts? They both went in less than two weeks and were only on for maybe four hours if that.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:11 am

Isn't new technology wonderful? JB
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Post by Tom77 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:29 am

Yep good thing the car has 4. Could have been fun ride home otherwise!
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Post by 77ElClassic on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:13 pm

I have several friends with 60's era cars with working regulators that had the same issue. They were told that HIDs require extremely regulated juice and most of the newer cars have computer regulated systems just for the HIDs.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:22 pm

most kits have a balast resistor to maintain proper juice and prevent spikes in power that kills them dont knowif gm trucks light pugs different then cars but lmc trucks sells the resistors

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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:47 pm

You definitely need a balast to run the power correctly. I put HID kits in my 04 Cobra head lights and fog lights. All have ballasts. I would really like some HID's in my 76 Monte though! Where can you get them?
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Post by Tom77 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:09 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180900290669?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

Here is the set I purchased. Is the silver box not the balast for the lights?
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:11 am

Yeah those are the ballasts. When you say they blew out, what exactly do you mean? The bulb blew out?
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Post by Tom77 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:08 pm

Yes I probably should have said burned out.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:30 pm

bulbs burning out could be as simple as contaninates on them but if it was balasts then either go bad balasts or just cheaply made. unless im mistaken i didnt see relays to protect the balasts

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Post by Tom77 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:30 pm

The relays are there also just not in the picture. The guy that sold them to me is going to replace the bulbs(he offered I didn't ask but he said I needed a code interrupter) He stated even though I don't have a computer on the car this would fix the issue if it is the single wire alternator. Cheap enough may give it a try. Better than driving in the dark.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:58 pm

sounds like some thing that should come with the kit on older or hot rods but at least he is replacing good to here and hope it works good luck

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