: I'm still having hid issues



bigjeff626
05-25-13, 11:10 AM
So I bought an hid kit for my 02 escalade 6.0 I noticed the flickering. So looking at the forum was recommended to buy an hid harness kit. I bought one from amazon installed it and still the same issue! I checked the ground lines everything looks good .any advise would help as the lights are starting to annoy me

the cadillac man
05-25-13, 12:29 PM
So I bought an hid kit for my 02 escalade 6.0 I noticed the flickering. So looking at the forum was recommended to buy an hid harness kit. I bought one from amazon installed it and still the same issue! I checked the ground lines everything looks good .any advise would help as the lights are starting to annoy me

Is it only one coming on when the auto headlights kick on or are they like kicking on then off in a cycle?
If its the first one then its a issue that won't be fixable(due to the nature of the auto headlight system)
If its the second one then its most likely a bad kit(I got one like that 6000k bulbs slim ballasts only to find out the ballasts were bad and it ruined the bulbs(they can't be used on another ballast)

Silent_Assasin
05-27-13, 05:44 PM
So I bought an hid kit for my 02 escalade 6.0 I noticed the flickering. So looking at the forum was recommended to buy an hid harness kit. I bought one from amazon installed it and still the same issue! I checked the ground lines everything looks good .any advise would help as the lights are starting to annoy me ...Its the quality of the kit, some specifically say they are no flicker garentee! where did you buy your hid kit?

bigjeff626
05-31-13, 11:14 PM
Is it only one coming on when the auto headlights kick on or are they like kicking on then off in a cycle?
If its the first one then its a issue that won't be fixable(due to the nature of the auto headlight system)
If its the second one then its most likely a bad kit(I got one like that 6000k bulbs slim ballasts only to find out the ballasts were bad and it ruined the bulbs(they can't be used on another ballast)

Its only the left side headlight that flickers, ive tried using the trick on engageing the parking break then turning on the headlights manually then disengageing the parking breaks also flipping the highbeams on then off still same issue ive tried 2 diffrent sets still same issue on the keft side headlight

the cadillac man
05-31-13, 11:53 PM
Its only the left side headlight that flickers, ive tried using the trick on engageing the parking break then turning on the headlights manually then disengageing the parking breaks also flipping the highbeams on then off still same issue ive tried 2 diffrent sets still same issue on the keft side headlight

If you have tried two different (working) ballasts and still have the issue it sounds like a wiring issue(need a multimeter to test for a solid voltage reading)while wiggling the wiring harness for that bulb
Also try a halogen bulb(I know how it sounds but it may work) and see if it comes on and stays on

Silent_Assasin
06-09-13, 01:12 AM
Its only the left side headlight that flickers, ive tried using the trick on engageing the parking break then turning on the headlights manually then disengageing the parking breaks also flipping the highbeams on then off still same issue ive tried 2 diffrent sets still same issue on the keft side headlight Must not mean much to you, but I have installed many hid kits in my vehicles in the past, gf's car, friends and familys vehicles.... I still say it is the quality of the kit your buying!....I have had great luck with DDMtuning ...they stand behind their products and have never had a flickering kit from them!...I would put my money on the ballast you are buying are just bad quality! ....do not buy hid kits off ebay!

bigjeff626
07-05-13, 07:11 PM
Hey guys I'm still having issues with my aftermarket hid kit I check all lines everything looks good could my relay be the wrong type? Also it's both sides that have been flickering
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the cadillac man
07-05-13, 10:00 PM
Hey guys I'm still having issues with my aftermarket hid kit I check all lines everything looks good could my relay be the wrong type? Also it's both sides that have been flickering
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I would say the ballasts are bad and need replacing
I had this happen with a kit I had it also made the bulbs have a heavy blue tint from them
One of the ballasts had a high voltage leak(not good)