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Thread: HID headlight ballast

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    67electro is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    I am in need of a ballast, for my 2004 CTS-V anyone one laying around still that would like to sell to me?

    Thanks guys.

    -John

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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    I don't know if it's a ballast or what, but my drivers side headlight will sometimes just go out for a few seconds and then back on for a few seconds etc. The only way to stop it is to turn off the lights for about 5 seconds then back on again. Sometimes it repeats the process then other times it stays on for a real long time. Very rarely does it happen on the passenger side. Any help would be appreciated. If it is the ballast, does anyone have any for sale? I have a 2005 CTS-V.

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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    Quote Originally Posted by ronr View Post
    So I thought my drivers side low beam (HID) bulb went out. Got a new one only to find the fuse was blown. After much experimentation and many more blown fuses it looks like the ballast on that light is bad. It's very rusty around the gasket so it looks like the gasket didn't seal and the electronics got corroded. Dealer wants ~$300 for a new ballast and says there are none at the warehouse.

    Has anyone else had one of these rust? Any alternatives (I'm already checking ebay) for getting a new one?

    p.s. I'm gonna hunt down the engineer that designed a front end where you need to remove the entire front fascia just to replace the light bulb
    Are there any more ballast available?
    OIL-IT-UP

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    blue89bird is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    I've got an extra ballast if you still need it. Send me an email to jason (dot) kleinman (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    Still anymore 12 pin Ballast? Lad5g

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    Rick2915 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    I was checking to see if anyone has a HID Headlamp Ballast for 2004 Cadillac SRX 4 pin. sure can use some help
    Last edited by Rick2915; 01-26-12 at 03:17 PM. Reason: fix

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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    Well looks like our ballast went out on my wife's driver's side headlight. I took the whole darn thing apart to change the bulb and new one didn't do anything either. The ballast looked a bit rusty around the edges and the fuse for that side was popped. I changed the fuse and still no go. Guess we need a ballast. After looking at the price of the 12 pin ballasts I think we might try to find one of the cheaper 4 pin ballasts and just get a pigtail to wire it in. Anyone have a 4 pin ballast laying around for a reasonable price? New they run about $100.

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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    just saw this thread and wanted to update you guys on what i ended up doing...

    there's another thread on here about a ballist from ebay.. its enclosed and won't ever have this problem which is the way i ended up doing... kept stock dead one, which i gutted, installed to keep headlight

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    Re: HID headlight ballast

    Hello Troy, does the ballast you have fit an 06 SRX. I'm having an issue. I changed out the factory HID bulbs with a 6K DS1 aftermarket bulb. The driver side is fine but, the passenger side blew the fuse after about three weeks. I took the unit apart and changed the bulb. I also noticed some water in the bottom of the compartment. I removed the entire ballast from the bottom of the housing. sprayed it out with air, then electrical contact cleaner/degreaser. It still blows the fuse. I believe the ballast is shot.

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