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03 sable HID install issue

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:51 PM
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Question 03 sable HID install issue

I installed the kit as directed but the HID lowbeam did not illuminate. The halogen high beam part of the bulb worked when I actuated the high beam switch. I tried switching the low and high beam leads. At that point, the high beam halogen light lit when I turned the headlight switch on. The HID bulb still did not illuminate when the high beam switch was actuated. I tried both bulbs. Nothing worked. This is a new kit and find it hard to believe that both HID bulbs are blown. It's strange that the halogen part of the bulb worked on the high and low beam side and the HID bulb didn't work either way. Did anyone else have a similar issue?
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:19 PM
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I've been doing some research. I found two options. A relay that allows the HID to run directly from battery power or a 50w resistor that fools the car thinking that the original halogen bulb is in there. I'm wondering if both would work? I'd hate to buy one and need the other. I'm gonna test the HID bulb in the morning to see if the battery can power it up. If it does, which it should, I think I'll buy the relay harness...
 
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