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HID Question - November 3, 2009, 09:40 PM

So Kev and I installed HIDs on my CBR. Well I facked around mostly while he did most of the work I got the 55watt DDM slim ballasts. The install went very smooth and it was completed as clean as you can get. When we tested the HIDs initially the high beam worked although it took a few times to fire it up. Well now that everything is back together and I have ridden the bike a few times the high beams won't turn over. Whenever I turn the high beams on the bulb flickers but won't come on. I checked all the wiring and everything looks to be in perfect working order. I'm thinking the kit is having issues drawing enough power. What are my options for fixing this? BTW the low beams work flawlessly.


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November 3, 2009, 09:48 PM

I just ordered this. I hope it works! Any recommendations are still welcome!

http://www.ddmtuning.com/products/HI...ess-133-0.html


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Check the connections inside the female plugs on the ballast or you might need a relay

My DDM HIDs the female plug that attached to the ballast the metal inside was loose like a girl from an episode of redtube

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November 3, 2009, 10:10 PM

whats HID ??



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November 3, 2009, 10:11 PM

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Check the connections inside the female plugs on the ballast or you might need a relay

My DDM HIDs the female plug that attached to the ballast the metal inside was loose like a girl from an episode of redtube
Good deal, I'll check that out in a second. Ryan mentioned the relay thing as well but I didn't get the concept of what it would do.


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November 3, 2009, 10:13 PM

Make sure the connections inside the female plugs are making contacts with the connections on the male plugs. Thats where I had trouble the entire time.

DO your headlights come on before you start the bike or afterwards?
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Make sure the connections inside the female plugs are making contacts with the connections on the male plugs. Thats where I had trouble the entire time.

DO your headlights come on before you start the bike or afterwards?
They come on as soon as I turn the key. Then they briefly shut off and come back on when you press the starter.


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HOT INTENSE DISCHARGE


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November 3, 2009, 11:33 PM

Could be a bad ballast or bulb.


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Sounds like there's a nut loose behind the handlebars.
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November 4, 2009, 05:58 AM

Also check the polarity of the high beam. Sometimes the plugs are reversed between the lights. So you might need to flip that plug around. Otherwise it shouldn't be a power draw issue. HIDs draw less power than regular bulbs.
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November 4, 2009, 12:41 PM

I have the same thing going my high beam won't turn on n when I try to turn it on it burns a fuse
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November 4, 2009, 12:42 PM

And where are da pics? When ya fix it of course. Heard what Carnage said before, always do a relay with the aftermarket HID's.
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power supply should be sourced from the battery not the harness


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November 4, 2009, 12:49 PM

You need a relay harness in order for your HID ballasts to draw directly from the battery at startup. It's also a good idea to have your headlights on a manual on/off switch as opposed to being wired to the ignition. The fact that HID's take a good amount of juice to start can result in you not having enough cranking power to get your bike started. At least thats how it is in the V-Twin world.


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