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Old Sep-12-10, 11:15 AM   #1
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i am about to lose my mind !!! i just installed a set of hid foglights and the driver side is flickering and driving me nuts !!! i unplugged and plugged everything back in and still flicking. i need some pro fessional help. if it isnt going to be able to be stopped i just wont turn them on. it makes it look like the bulb is loose
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Old Sep-12-10, 11:17 AM   #2
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Loose bumper cover?
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Old Sep-12-10, 11:19 AM   #3
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fuse about to go bye-bye?
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Old Sep-12-10, 11:28 AM   #4
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a fuse about to go out would cause one to flicker ? and no , its not a loose bumper . i havent even driven it yet. plus i have the lower bumper stabilizers from gm
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Old Sep-12-10, 01:25 PM   #5
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My driver's side was flickering after I installed them after a couple of trips they both stopped working..Pulled all the wiring to check for errors nothing pulled the fuse looked fine replaced it anyways and both worked. idk luck?
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Old Sep-12-10, 01:36 PM   #6
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is it fuse number 11 ?
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Old Sep-12-10, 01:49 PM   #7
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i am about to lose my mind !!! i just installed a set of hid foglights and the driver side is flickering and driving me nuts !!! i unplugged and plugged everything back in and still flicking. i need some pro fessional help. if it isnt going to be able to be stopped i just wont turn them on. it makes it look like the bulb is loose
My driver side low beam does that all the time. I think its the ballast with a defect since I switched bulbs around its still the same side (ballast).
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Yes sir underhood #11 should be a 15 if I'm not mistaken.
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Old Sep-17-10, 07:26 PM   #9
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What size bulb is the fog light?
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Old Sep-17-10, 08:55 PM   #10
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i believe they are 880 ? does that sound right ? i cannot drive and leave them on . the flicker off the drivers side fog drives me insane. if i am behind someone i completly focus on it and i feel that everyone coming toward me in oncoming traffic is looking at it and saying WTF ? lol i might add that at first it doesnt do it but it gets progressively worse as time goes
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ballast needs to be replaced....but check the wiring and fuse first.
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Old Sep-18-10, 04:41 PM   #12
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if it is a faulty ballast that is going to suck ! they are brand new
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Old Sep-28-10, 07:40 PM   #13
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thanks, ill order the 880 hid kit for the fogs, am i correct in saying that the headlight bulbs are 9006's?
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Yeah, 9006.

And a fuse is never "about to go out." A fuse is a current limiter basically. A 10 amp fuse can allow 10 amps of current to flow through it. It is designed so that if more than 10 amps go through the fuse, the filament/blade whatever breaks (loses continuity) and the circuit is broken, cutting power.

I guarantee you it's not a fuse. Yes, it was luck when you replaced the fuse.
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if it is a faulty ballast that is going to suck ! they are brand new
if its only one that is flickering why dont you try and sawp ballast with your known good one and see what happens . If it still flickers then id say a ground issue or wiring of that sort.... good luck .
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if its only one that is flickering why dont you try and sawp ballast with your known good one and see what happens . If it still flickers then id say a ground issue or wiring of that sort.... good luck .
THIS...swap ballasts or swap bulbs, whatever is easier... i had to do this because my low beams did not match color wise and it ended up being the bulbs but i checked both ways...also, make sure your fog light just isn't mounted loose...i know they are spring loaded or whatever but its worth a shot
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i would add in a relay harness if u dont all ready have one. and yeah its prob a bad ballast. when u dont use a relay harness ballats go much faster which in turn fucks the bulb up over time. good luck.
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i will try out putting the ballast on the other side. cant believe i didnt think of that . now i officially feel retarded. lol
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You guys are barking up the wrong tree, the 880 bulbs are such a tight fit that when you installed them you likely broke the ceramic sleeve on the cathode which is causing the circuit to clip...that is what your flicker is! When installing most bulbs into our fogs, you need to loosen the mounting base screws in the housing and install the bulb, them tighten the screw down...
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For what it's worth, I cracked my little ceramic piece on one and 3000 miles later, not one flicker
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