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Old 12-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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HID's draining Battery

OK motohouston, I need some assistance. I installed 6K H11's on my 2006 Zx10r and it is draining the batteries. Any thoughts or suggestions on what to look for. Any help his appreciated, thanks.
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HID's suck and blind the bajesus out of everyone else on the road. Remove them....

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HID's suck and blind the bajesus out of everyone else on the road. Remove them....

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I loved mine. The farther ahead you can see the better. As far as draining the battery, maybe your battery is on its way out.
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I loved mine. The farther ahead you can see the better. As far as draining the battery, maybe your battery is on its way out.
Bet you did.

Everone else is off because they can't see, due to the welding arcs in you headlight housing.

I hope they give you nothing but problems. They are illeagal for a reason.
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man there are some useless mofoes in here....makes this forum worse not better.


+1 on the battery already going out. Do u have it hooked up via relay? How long did it start acting up after u installed the HIDs?
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Funny. I don't think I've ever been blinded. Joe always rode behind me and his would get me every now and then. Never really bothered me. I appreciate the advantage they give in respect to sight distance. Once I ran over a dead dog on red bluff at 175 ish. I could smell it before I saw it. Not saying hids would have helped then but you can't argue the advantage. I got them right after that
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Funny. I don't think I've ever been blinded. Joe always rode behind me and his would get me every now and then. Never really bothered me. I appreciate the advantage they give in respect to sight distance. Once I ran over a dead dog on red bluff at 175 ish. I could smell it before I saw it. Not saying hids would have helped then but you can't argue the advantage. I got them right after that
Don't get me wrong, HID's put in a projector is badass and a huge advantage but put in a regular housing like an 06 zx10r has doesn't concentrate the light and blinds the bajesus out of everyone.

BYRDMAN, I'm not as worthless as you think. I'm speaking for the majority when I say that people are tired of others running down to their local flee market and buy the biggest, brightest, most annoying set of HID's and put them in standard headlight housing, only to blind the out of everyone on the road.
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I'd run them through a relay, but that's just me and I don't know . What I do know is I hate when some with blurple HID's is directly behind or directly in front of me...run proper houzsings or gtfo!
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Don't get me wrong, HID's put in a projector is badass and a huge advantage but put in a regular housing like an 06 zx10r has doesn't concentrate the light and blinds the bajesus out of everyone.

BYRDMAN, I'm not as worthless as you think. I'm speaking for the majority when I say that people are tired of others running down to their local flee market and buy the biggest, brightest, most annoying set of HID's and put them in standard headlight housing, only to blind the out of everyone on the road.
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If installed correctly, HID conversion will NOT drain the battery any more than the halogen bulbs they replaced, especially if you bought 35w HIDs. Check your wiring.

Also, not all HID's installed in reflector-type headlights are worthless. I've done probably 20 HID installs by now on both projector and reflector-type headlights. Most maintained a good beam pattern, and only a handful have a bit more bleedover above the cutoff line. Some of the better HID conversions I've done have beam patterns that rival the stock xenon headlights on my Genesis sedan.

Problem is that quality of HID system vary widely. The very low end cheap stuff can be horrible. Also, I stick with 4300K and have only tried 5000K a couple of times. Anything above 5000K is too blue IMO and puts out less lumens. I won't say there aren't a glut of idiots out there with f*cked up HID conversions, but I wouldn't condemn them all with a blanket statement either.
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Thanks for all the input. I will start with a new battery.
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If installed correctly, HID conversion will NOT drain the battery any more than the halogen bulbs they replaced, especially if you bought 35w HIDs. Check your wiring.

Also, not all HID's installed in reflector-type headlights are worthless. I've done probably 20 HID installs by now on both projector and reflector-type headlights. Most maintained a good beam pattern, and only a handful have a bit more bleedover above the cutoff line. Some of the better HID conversions I've done have beam patterns that rival the stock xenon headlights on my Genesis sedan.

Problem is that quality of HID system vary widely. The very low end cheap stuff can be horrible. Also, I stick with 4300K and have only tried 5000K a couple of times. Anything above 5000K is too blue IMO and puts out less lumens. I won't say there aren't a glut of idiots out there with f*cked up HID conversions, but I wouldn't condemn them all with a blanket statement either.
Volfy, I know you're an intelligent guy and usually have some good info to share but I go to work in the dark and usuall return home in the dark. There hasn't been one trip to or from work that I haven't been blinded by these . NOT ONE!
I think you may be biased because you've helped insaltall them but in reality they are annoying and illeagal.
Here are a few pictires I took this morning of these with thier attention welding arcs blinding the out of everyone on the road. BTW, I have a 10 min ride to work. This wasn't a search, this is every day.

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And i drive a lowered mustang where everyones headlights are at eye level
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And i drive a lowered mustang where everyones headlights are at eye level
Do you have HID's?
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Don't get me wrong, HID's put in a projector is badass and a huge advantage but put in a regular housing like an 06 zx10r has doesn't concentrate the light and blinds the bajesus out of everyone.

BYRDMAN, I'm not as worthless as you think. I'm speaking for the majority when I say that people are tired of others running down to their local flee market and buy the biggest, brightest, most annoying set of HID's and put them in standard headlight housing, only to blind the out of everyone on the road.
I agree with you and I get very annoyed with HID lights...especially since I live in little Mexico and every one has them installed on thier toyota tercells...

But my grief is that you didnt answer the OPs question or try to help in any way......
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I agree with you and I get very annoyed with HID lights...especially since I live in little Mexico and every one has them installed on thier toyota tercells...

But my grief is that you didnt answer the OPs question or try to help in any way......
I actually did...

I told to remove them. Problem solved.
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Nope. I ride with a foglight on my bike at that
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