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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models


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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    Ok, got a question. I just got a Luxury level 2012. How do I convert the low beams and high beams to HID?

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    Don't do the high beams.
    I now have 36000 miles on my car and every is working perfectly. I love the conversion.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    Yes, bwclemons is right. You should never put HID's in a non projector bulb casing. It makes it a real pain for everyone else you meet to have 3x the light output just splashed all over the place. HID's should always be in a projector style light housing.
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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    I have read all of this and tried everything I can think of but I am still having problems.
    any help would be GREAT!
    2010 Luxury SRX. I installed HID lights and a relay kit I was told I needed.
    When the car is NOT started the lights come on and look great BUT when I start the car up the relay keeps clicking and the light pulse.
    I tried running lights withour relay but hen they dont come on at all.
    Am I missing something.

    thanks in ADavnce!

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    You didn't mentioned you installed a ballast for each HID light. Do you have those?

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    A relay will not work. You need to get Error code eliminators and take out the relay. These Day time running lights use a pulse signal and that is causing the problem. They cost about $15.00. Check out DDMTuning.com or go to your favorite store that has HID lights and they will know what you need. Error code eliminators are special capacitors that smooth out the voltage going to your lights.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    Yes Ballast is installed Sorry.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    It's not the ballast. The ballast runs the bulb, similar to a fluorescent light. You need the error code eliminators to smooth the pulsing voltage. Remove the relay. It doesn't do anything on our cars. Who ever your getting your information from is misinformed. I have 35000 miles on my car with HID's on my headlights and my fogs. My car works beautifully.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    so do I need both the relay and code eliminators ?
    thanks again for everyones help.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    No. Remove the relay. The error code eliminators plug in just before your ballasts. They are plug and play. It will be a one minute job if you can reach your Ballasts.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    AWESOME!!! thanks I will get them.
    any chain auto parts stores that sells this so I can pick it up today?

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    I would doubt it. If you can find a store around that sells HID lights, they would have them. Usually an after market car accessory store will have them.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    ok The code emiminators show up today.
    I disconnect the relay, connected them, turned car on and one BLEW UP one smoked!
    WTF??????
    yes i checked they were hooked up correctly pos-pos neg-neg
    besides scaring the piss out of me now I have no clue..
    help please.

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    Re: Aftermarket HID lights for Base and Luxury models

    Not good. Did you disconnect the relay system you had installed completely from the system? The Error code eliminators should have been connected to normal light system, then plugged into the ballasts then to the lights. One on each side. (left and right). You will have to call or email your supplier and get another error code eliminator to replace the one that smoked. There is no reason for the eliminators to smoke normally, unless they are faulty. There should be no way to install them wrong as the plug for the lights go into the eliminators then plug into the ballasts. Have you removed any of the plugs from any of the system when you added the relays? Make sure you check all of the fuses to make sure none are blown before you start again.

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