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    joshkel2004 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    2004 SRX passenger low bean HID keeps going out

    my passenger low bean HID went out. I took it got it replaced drove it to the garage and that night it was out again. I took it back to the place and they said they would replace it one more time. They did and later that night it went out again. There is moisture in the headlight casing but at 100.00 a light I don't want to take it to the dealership yet. Anyone run into this before. What can I try? Any ideas?

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    repnatl is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Fyi you can get 2 of those stock hid bulbs with free shipping for around $40 on ebay. Could have a bad ballast.

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    Re: 2004 SRX passenger low bean HID keeps going out

    thats what I'm thinking but dealership was like usually it wouldn't blow the bulbs it would just stop them from working and of course they want me to bring it in

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    is there anyway to test the ballast?

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    nevermind I can just move them from one side to the other.

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    Just what I was gonna suggest try the other side. Cause our bulbs are so easy to change lol. But true usually they don't blow just stop working.might have a bad ground.

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    Re: 2004 SRX passenger low bean HID keeps going out

    It's probably the Ballast, I've been having the same issue with flickering Xenon's. Got mine off ebay for cheap, but having to remove the bumper is annoying.

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    Ballast issue.

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    Re: 2004 SRX passenger low bean HID keeps going out

    So to update: FIXED for awhile now just been away from the forum.

    the fix was I removed the ballast and there was a ton of water that poured out. I looked at the ballast and could see alot of rust on the circuit board. I replaced the ballast used silicone to keep the moisture out and replaced the bulb.

    And just FYI I didn't have to remove the front bumper. I just had to remove the top plastic bolts pull it back and found the third bolt holding it in then after about 2 min of trying to get it out it was free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshkel2004 View Post
    So to update: FIXED for awhile now just been away from the forum.

    the fix was I removed the ballast and there was a ton of water that poured out. I looked at the ballast and could see alot of rust on the circuit board. I replaced the ballast used silicone to keep the moisture out and replaced the bulb.

    And just FYI I didn't have to remove the front bumper. I just had to remove the top plastic bolts pull it back and found the third bolt holding it in then after about 2 min of trying to get it out it was free.
    I actually cut both of those brackets off behind the grill saves time for next time around

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    Re: 2004 SRX passenger low bean HID keeps going out

    Found this: http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE...021425_srx.pdf


    Also, what I'm not understanding is why there is a gap between the bottom of the headlight and the top of the bumper (example: http://www.carid.com/images/grilles/...rx-grilles.jpg)

    It's a relatively huge gap, and if you look straight in, you can see it's a clear shot..straight at the ballast!? What in the world..

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