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Old 04-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2010 mazda 6 and a couple months ago I installed 6k ddm HIDS. quick question:
My hids arent projecting at all, the halogens did a better job, anyone have this problem? a solution maybe? could it be they are aimed too low?
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Really depends on how it looks bro...?

Can you post a pic? Because of the type of lamp we have it really wont project as bright as we want it to so it really depends on how it looks like?
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Either your aiming is way off, or your HIDs are defective. Halogen projectors aren't the best for doing HIDs, but HIDs should still be significantly brighter than halogens.
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ill try and get a pic tonight...if its the aiming how do i aim them horizontally and vertically?
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There's only one adjustment on each side. You stick a screwdriver into these little "funnels" that have a gear at the bottom. Turn the screwdriver and it turns the gear. Your headlight beam will move up and to the right or down and to the left depending on which way you turn it. I had to about put mine at the top of the adjustment but it helped a lot.
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Hello...well I have an idea what might be going on. The color...while a bit blue...can make a difference but its borderline...anything higher and you would lose quite a bit of light. What I am thinking though is that...if the bulb is installed correctly...then the alignment of the hid capsule as compared to the base is off. See, while halogen projectors are not ideal for hids, it does not mean that they shouldn't be nearly as bright. However if the hid capsule is not aligned, then the "hot spot" could be almost completely hidden under the metal shield...thus with little to no "hot spot". The light then being projected would be greatly diminished. Essentially you should see a bright dot right in the center of the cutoff...if it is to the left or the right or not visible...or even under...then light is diminished. Projectors are very sensitive to capsule alignment. I started a thread and once my bulbs make it in I will capture this in pictures...should make much more sense then.
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I have the same exact vehicle. I got a set of 6000k with a slim ballast. Made sure everything was installed properly and yet still the same problem.

Just curious if you have found a solution to the problem.

My last resort will be to remove them and try something different.

Has anyone else had the same problem?


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are you sure the bulb is fastened tightly with the 2 silver clips?
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100% sure!


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hello everyone,

sorry been real busy with work lately but the problem is solved turns out when I installed it my dumb self didn't realize that all 3 of the lock notches were not in place only 2 were...stupid mistake I felt like slapping my self when i opened the fender and saw it..Thank you all
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