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Old 05-24-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
 
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Default OEM Hids turn off after a minute.

I recently changed the d2s bulbs on my 08 Mazda 3, With OEM Hid headlights.
After a minute of being on, they turn off. I turn the switch off and on and they turn back on. But turn off again. What could be causing this!?

It was a pain to change them, since I had to remove bumper cover.
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what bulb did you change from and to? Sounds like the ballasts are overheating and turning off.
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The old ones don't have a brand name. Same with the new ones I got from Amazon. :
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what wattage are they?
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what wattage are they?
35w I guess that's what I get for being a cheapass lol xD

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well if they are both doing it I would check the relay also as that should be simple.
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$10 HID bulbs? LOLWUT
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$10 HID bulbs? LOLWUT
They have pretty good reviews lol
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Theretrofitsource.com

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Get new bulbs from them.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Get new bulbs from them.
I just ordered some 6000k Philips bulbs. Thanks you tho! Hopefully it's the bulbs.

I'm also apologizing to anyone who sees me at night since I will be driving with high beams until I get new bulbs. Lol
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If the bulbs were bad enough they could've fried the ballasts by them overheating and shutting off. Just so you're ready for what might come.
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If the bulbs were bad enough they could've fried the ballasts by them overheating and shutting off. Just so you're ready for what might come.
Why do you have to scare me like that? Lol $300 for OEM ballast.

These newer car suck, with all their electronic crap.

I miss my s13, I could take it apart my self without having to worry about screwing something up that's going to cost my +500$.
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I don't know if your car has a lighting control module or if it has a relay for the headlights. You should totally check for power when the light turns off. It could be a weak relay.
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I don't know if your car has a lighting control module or if it has a relay for the headlights. You should totally check for power when the light turns off. It could be a weak relay.
The ballast is the lighting control module. And I literally can't find the relay for the headlights wtf :
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have you swapped the bulbs you know work back in yet?
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have you swapped the bulbs you know work back in yet?
I will when I get the new bulbs on my day off. 12hour work shifts take up all my free time lol.
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Sky, the ballast just can't be the lighting module, at least that's what I think.
When you turn on your headlights switch, from the lights switch it send a command to another module (a module or a relay), then it will turn on your ballast.
Is this happening to both of your headlights or just on one side?
If it's just one side I will suspect of a bad ballast or whatever is behind it like a relay.
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Sky, the ballast just can't be the lighting module, at least that's what I think.
When you turn on your headlights switch, from the lights switch it send a command to another module (a module or a relay), then it will turn on your ballast.
Is this happening to both of your headlights or just on one side?
If it's just one side I will suspect of a bad ballast or whatever is behind it like a relay.
This car is weird lol.



They have the ballast listed as the lighting control module.

And both headlights go off at the same time.
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Lol try getting the wiring diagram. Some people here have access to Mitchell on demand and all data. All you have to do is ask for it.
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I just installed the new bulbs and problem is fixed! Sweet lol kinda weird tho
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newer cars/units (even low end models) have onboard diagnostics that are tied to the CAN bus, the body/chassis computer probably has a code stored if you had a good scanner.
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