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Old 12-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #21
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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.
Hey, don't think I do not feel your pain. I see them on the road, too. Problem with HID's is that they are cheap, available, and somewhat easy to plug in. So a guy can buy a set for $29.95 to put in his POS car or pickup truck with faded and yellow-oxidized plastic headlights... and he buys 8000k because he thinks the blue HID will make his jalopy look like a Mercedes with real HIDs.

All I am saying is HID conversion works, if it is done properly.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #22
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I have never had that problem with other peoples hid's.


And i drive a lowered mustang where everyones headlights are at eye level

Do you have HID's?
saw this coming ^^ :P

(i hate [nonOEM] HID's too, I think they should fail them @ inspection. If your lights arent OEM, fail.)

But to the OP, HID's "should" not be draining your battery. Charge your battery up, check your wiring, and also look into possibly cheap or under-gauged wire, you may need to do some robustification.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #23
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Better check your stator voltage, like an earlier poster stated, "should make no difference over your regular bulbs. Voltage at the battery running should be in the 13.2 to 13.5 volts dc at idle, even as high as high as 14.2 with a rev. Stator voltage unplugged form the regulator should around 15 volts ac on all 3 legs at idle and should jump to around 60 volts ac with a little rev. If your ac voltage is good from the stator and your less than 12 volts dc at the battery then your voltage regulator is more than likely the culprit.

Good luck and have a great weekend!
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #24
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Are they true HID's with the ballast or are they just cheap replacement bulbs that are blue and people that don't know call them HID's?

If it's just the bulbs, it should have no effect on your charging system/battery.
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