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    Question HID Flicker

    I can't seem to figure out why my HID stock lights flicker. They only seem to do it shortly after being started but will eventually just continue to work as intended. The bulbs are brand new as are the fuses. Where should I start?

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    Re: HID Flicker

    describe "shortly". the HID's I installed in my 03 didn't flicker long, just upon startup. both lights act the same?

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    Re: HID Flicker

    Quote Originally Posted by JhnDgh View Post
    I can't seem to figure out why my HID stock lights flicker. They only seem to do it shortly after being started but will eventually just continue to work as intended. The bulbs are brand new as are the fuses. Where should I start?
    …..Then there are those ballasts. Mounted in the housing behind the bulbs. They may be starting to go also. Check those out.

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    Re: HID Flicker

    Quote Originally Posted by josney View Post
    describe "shortly". the HID's I installed in my 03 didn't flicker long, just upon startup. both lights act the same?
    Shortly like within a 5 minute window of starting and driving. Both are acting up.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptSoloNJ View Post
    …..Then there are those ballasts. Mounted in the housing behind the bulbs. They may be starting to go also. Check those out.
    I'll give the connections a one over before I move to replace the ballasts as that can get expensive. I've just lived with it for a few months.

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