Hey guys, I have a '12 supercrew. Almost 2 years ago, I installed a set of 35w vvme 6000k hi/lo HID's and they worked great until the spring. I noticed one day that my passenger side light was not firing consistently, and changed the ballast, after noticing some water got into the connector of the ballast and probably fouled it.
Problem solved until a couple weeks ago, where my daytime running lights were beginning to flicker almost like police strobes, back and forth in random patterns. I was able to turn my light switch to just 'on' instead of the 'automatic' setting, and this solves the flicker problem, but I'm not going to run during the day all the time with all my lights turned on and be satisfied with that.
Has anyone had experience with an issue like this? What did you do to solve it? Someone in town said that I might have to add a certain harness at the dealership to solve an issue like this, but I'm sure there is a way to get the kit working properly. If there isn't a solution, I'll probably just buy a new kit, but any suggestions would be appreciated.
Side note: I recently installed my stereo gear - screen head unit with 5 channel amp with components and 5x7's. This adds a bit more load to the electrical system, but I'm pretty sure that's not really why the HID's started to flicker.
Don't use sup-par quality HID components and expect it to work well.
That's like "Top 10" things you should know prior to touching HIDs.
Was just thinking about these people who add HIDs to the OEM housings. It is interesting to note the number that write about issues they have after awhile of ownership. I am beginning to believe that it is not a bad thing that all of these inexpensive retrofits seem destined to give their owners issues.
In fact after observing more and more owners of all types of vehicles adding the non focused intense lighting, I am almost happy to hear of the higher failure rate of these "light kits ".
If it is going to continue to be legal to run with these glaring headlights in spite of how dangerous it is to everyone around them, then I am all in favor of the manufacturers producing them poorly as possible.
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After reading a bunch of threads, I'm quite confused. I need some clear guidance here. I want projector headlamp housings with good quality HID bulbs for my 2010 screw… but I cannot afford to spend $1600 or more on the 2014 housings and build it that way. Thoughts from those who have done this very thing and are happy with their results? Thanks!
Why not retrofit your existing housings? If you don't want led halos, custom paint, etc, you could buy a mini h1 kit from The Retrofit Source for $270 or a Mini d2s kit for $315.