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Is it okay to lengthen the wires that go from the bulb to the ballast? I did that and sometimes the one that I lengthened does not fire up and I can hear a loud zzzzzzzzz sound coming from the wires.
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^^ so yeah that dont sound good at all....


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(2005) -Steel Metallic Grey- [6i sport 5-door]
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[x] Viper 791xv [x] Xtec 50watt 5000K race HID kit [ ] Injen intake [ ] Magnaflow Exhaust [x] Tien S Tech Springs [x] 35% Tint
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Is it okay to lengthen the wires that go from the bulb to the ballast? I did that and sometimes the one that I lengthened does not fire up and I can hear a loud zzzzzzzzz sound coming from the wires.
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you know, maybe its just the ballast going bad, cuz thats the key symptoms of a failing ballast......but splicing in your own extension of wire might have something to do w/ it...not sure

different wire w/ different gauge, should maybe have different resistance, and thus incur a voltage difference? dont take my word for it but im thinking thats maybe the only possible way a wire extension splice could malfunction


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i agree with howy... think of it as water running through different size hoses... different wires have diferent resistancesa and could in theory (as i have limited electrical experience, so dont take my word for it) cause problems... i JUST installed my 5000k 50watt Xtec HID kit and it buzzes... who knows?


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I relocated the ballast and souldered the wires back to normal size and now it works. I read on another forum that changing the length of the wires that go from the bulb to the ballast can cause damage to the ballast. It is okay to lengthen the power and ground wires though. I do have a question though. I was originally shipped a ballast that only worked for about a week and then it took a shit on me. The manufacturer sent me a new one and now the color in the bulb does not match the other. It is 6000k and the original working one has a slight bluish tint and on the one that I replaced the ballast, is whiter. Anyone have any ideas why???
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I relocated the ballast and souldered the wires back to normal size and now it works. I read on another forum that changing the length of the wires that go from the bulb to the ballast can cause damage to the ballast. It is okay to lengthen the power and ground wires though. I do have a question though. I was originally shipped a ballast that only worked for about a week and then it took a shit on me. The manufacturer sent me a new one and now the color in the bulb does not match the other. It is 6000k and the original working one has a slight bluish tint and on the one that I replaced the ballast, is whiter. Anyone have any ideas why???
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Difference in HID color is bulb dependent, not ballast. If you used the side with the good ballast while the other side was bad, that time probably color shifted the working ballast side more than the other.
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no i kinda have the same experience, except when my ballast started to go bad, it recovered so now im still driving around w/ it. but the side that the ballast started to go bad on, has a slight difference in color temp, like 4500k, with the normal light at 5000k, the color i bought.


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OK, so I spent 3 hours today doing the following:

New oil - Mobil 1 5W-30
New oil filter - OEM filter
New HIDs - Helios H1 6,000K

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But then I couldn't figure out how to get the front bumper back on











Just kidding! End result = Helios HID, Luminics JDM Yellow H3 fogs, 194 inverted white LEDs for parking light!



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good job !! but holding up the car using floor jack is really NOT recommended.. !!

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good job !! but holding up the car using floor jack is really NOT recommended.. !!
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