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this is your ballast...


ask your dealer to check that part underneath your headlight..
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Do you know if there is a bad module ?
I got hold of Mazda and they told me that I should have the whole front light changed so I booked a time Wednesday. Mazda told me that the right front light is controlled from the left side module and it is the left lamp that I am getting changed so I hope it helps.
There is something I donít understand and that is when I turn the ignition the Xenons turn on but when I turn to start the motor the right xenon turns off and then on again but only the right the left stays on all the time ?
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You should make sure your headlights are off before you start the car. Only turn your headlights on AFTER you start your engine.

The way HIDs work, they do not like to be turned off and on repeatedly within a short amount of time (like when starting your car, for example). It leads to premature bulb failure and reduced bulb life.

When you turn your ignition and see your headlights turn on, turn them off, then start the car. Wait at least 30 seconds, then turn your headlights back on. That way, it's safe.

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Yep.. he's right... you MUST NOT turn on your headlight first, then turn your engine, it's bad for the ballast too... since it would take a large amount of ampere and voltage during the spark up... and when you cranking up the engine, the engine also needs a lot of voltage and ampere as well... i think.... but either way, always always turn everything that needs electricity before you crank your engine...

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The problem is that here in EU we drive with lights on all the time day or night and the way Mazda has made the auto daylight turn on is there for NOT right because is turns on the light before you start the engine. When I get my new front lamp I better check that it doesnít turn the lamp on and off again then it will not help a bit. The left lamp is ok and it doesnít turn on and off when I crank the engine.

Does anyone have a diagram of the "running light unit" ?
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This is the running light unit and this is very easy to change.
I made my own diagram of what I needed to know.
I found that I only have to control the E input and that is very easy.
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Hmmm that's the same DRL unit we have in Canada.... you can disable the DRL if u want... we'd disabled ours once we install any HID kit or retrofit.... and used the fog light as our DRL instead (although we have to turn it on manually)....

are you driving a manual or automatic? you gotta get used to pulling up the handbrake once you are parking... since the DRL would turn off automatically once the hand brake is up.... and i m sure that your DRL is the high beam (if you have the stock xenon/hid) like the 2006 mazda6 here...

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Hmmm that's the same DRL unit we have in Canada.... you can disable the DRL if u want... we'd disabled ours once we install any HID kit or retrofit.... and used the fog light as our DRL instead (although we have to turn it on manually)....

are you driving a manual or automatic? you gotta get used to pulling up the handbrake once you are parking... since the DRL would turn off automatically once the hand brake is up.... and i m sure that your DRL is the high beam (if you have the stock xenon/hid) like the 2006 mazda6 here...
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I'm designing a small module to put in on the E input on the "Running unit" that measure the voltage and when this has been >13v in 2 sec. it turns on the low-Beam (Xenons). (meaning the engine it started)
I think I can make it with just 3 wires so it will bee very easy to install.
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Hi

I got both ballast modules changed and it looks very fine. I was VERY impressed with the Mazda service
it was top service. At first I only had the right ballast changed but this could not communicate with left because it was an old module so they changed both.
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I got both ballast modules changed and it looks very fine. I was VERY impressed with the Mazda service
it was top service. At first I only had the right ballast changed but this could not communicate with left because it was an old module so they changed both.
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If anybody is interested I made a modification to the Daylight running module and this saves my Xenon's completely.
Look her: http://www.cdn.dk/mazda6/xenon.htm
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Hey, not that ur design isnt good, but we (in Canada) who has the DRL unit, have decided to disable them instead of putting a delayer... and in US, they dont have DRL unit...

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