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HIDs Went Out

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    So I was filling up at a gas station and after I turned the car on and turned my lights on the HIDs didn't want to turn on :frown: I was like "Oh feck" cuz it was already dark. So I drove home using my high beams (Thank God those worked) And when I got home I immediately popped the hood and went to go check things out. Fuses for the low beams were fine, but prior to disconnecting the battery I could hear a faint high pitching whining, the sound the ballasts usually make when the HIDs are on, but the switch for the lights was off... Odd.. When I turn the light switch on, it makes the click sound that you usually hear when you turn on your lights, but nothing happens. Hopefully it's just a loose connection, but worst case scenario is that my relay harness or my ballasts are fried :frown: Anyone have any tips or advice?
    wheres operatic when you him lol I would guess that you would need new ballast but I'm not sure. I would message operatic about it since hes god of HIDs lol.
    Yea I messaged him just now Thankfully I don't have to drive around at night alot. But man this whole thing threw a wrench at my turbo fund :frown: Hopefully it's an easy fix. I'll have to examine the ballasts and stuff tomorrow morning.
    Don't worry partner, it is all under warranty But I didn't get your PM But anyways, if both lights are not turning on, check for a loose connection. If not that, the relay may be dead, it is the black box on top of the orange box that has all the wires coming out of it. Also, you can pick up a relay anywhere, it is a standard automotive relay. It is about $3-5 at a car parts store.
    Is there a reason why there was a high-pitched whine coming from the ballasts when the HIDs weren't even switched on? :o That's what was kinda worrying me.
    Ok, I'm officially pissed. I was trying to figure out what's wrong with the HIDs and now my parking lights, license plate lights and taillights won't work :frown:!!!!!! I tried checking the fuses but I'm not quite sure which one it is. It's only 7am and I have a splitting headache... </3 Scion at the moment..
    Vicious wrote:
    Is there a reason why there was a high-pitched whine coming from the ballasts when the HIDs weren't even switched on? :o That's what was kinda worrying me.

    From my experience it is usually the relay trying to kick over and it causes the ballast to whine like that while not turning on the HID lights.

    Vicious wrote:
    Ok, I'm officially pissed. I was trying to figure out what's wrong with the HIDs and now my parking lights, license plate lights and taillights won't work :frown:!!!!!! I tried checking the fuses but I'm not quite sure which one it is. It's only 7am and I have a splitting headache... </3 Scion at the moment..

    I don't know what to tell you there partner
    damn man, wat type of gas u using?

    check those fuses man, that just doesnt make sense...hopefully u get this fixed as soon as possible...good luck man...need any help let me kno..ill try to search or offer my own knowledge (not much but yet, 2 heads better than 1)
    I just need to know which fuse/s control the parking lights and taillights. If I can't have my HIDs working, I at least want my angel eyes to work :frown:
    ima search to see if i can find out which is which....i know squal knows those things like the back of his hand if u wanna shoot him a pm...but its gotta be somewhere online
    Vicious wrote:
    I just need to know which fuse/s control the parking lights and taillights. If I can't have my HIDs working, I at least want my angel eyes to work :frown:

    The Headlight and Parking light fuses should be where your inside fuse panel is and the fuse box in your engine bay. I believe the engine bay fuse box only has fuses for the headlights.

    As for the HIDs, the fuses are the 3 little yellow boxes, pop them up and you can see if the fuse is blown. Also the check the relay on the wiring harness. If it doesn't click when your turn on your HIDs, then it is dead.
    lol vicious WTF dude hahah man go get it fixed you rich as$
    I wanna do it myself first.. I feel embarassed going to a shop to get things like this fixed
    operatic wrote:
    Vicious wrote:
    I just need to know which fuse/s control the parking lights and taillights. If I can't have my HIDs working, I at least want my angel eyes to work :frown:

    The Headlight and Parking light fuses should be where your inside fuse panel is and the fuse box in your engine bay. I believe the engine bay fuse box only has fuses for the headlights.

    As for the HIDs, the fuses are the 3 little yellow boxes, pop them up and you can see if the fuse is blown. Also the check the relay on the wiring harness. If it doesn't click when your turn on your HIDs, then it is dead.


    I checked the fuses in the realy harness and all three seem to be fine? o_O There's a definite click sound when I turn the headlights on, except nothing happens :frown: I looked through the owner's manual and the inside fuse box looks nothing like the one in the manual. The manual shows a row of fuses but the compartment on mine just has a bunch of wires? I have a headache...
    Under the hood there is a fuse panel, it will have a diagram on it that tells you what fuse is what. Look for the headlight fuse, see if those are blown or any of them for that matter since you are having an interesting predicament. Also, inside the car, there is a fuse panel, should be behind a kick panel that comes down easily. When you take off that kick panel, on the back will be a diagram that tells you what every fuse is.
    I fixed the parking lights. The fuses were actually UNDER the dash, below where the panel opens up I swapped out the blown fuse for the low beam in the engine bay as well and the HIDs still won't turn on. I checked the relay harness and unplugged that black box thingie and found white residue along the base of the plug like something fried. Or is that normal? o_O
    have you tried changing your headlights to the old halogen? just slap on a halogen in the connection that isnt being used and check to see if it works. if it does, the the HID's are busted.
    I thought of doing that but I don't have any spare halogens left.. The reason I upgraded to HIDs was because my previous Luminics bulbs melted my harness and burned out. :frown:
    Jeez man nothing but setbacks ever since you decided to go turbo haha. PM what you needed since we're never on AIM at the same time.
    Vicious wrote:
    I fixed the parking lights. The fuses were actually UNDER the dash, below where the panel opens up I swapped out the blown fuse for the low beam in the engine bay as well and the HIDs still won't turn on. I checked the relay harness and unplugged that black box thingie and found white residue along the base of the plug like something fried. Or is that normal? o_O


    If you find white, powdery residue on electrical sockets that's water corrosion. You probably shorted the relay causing the ballasts to short as well. Best thing you can do with the harness is wrap the relay, first thing, with lots of electrical tape and some sort of waterproof covering.
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