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Old 12-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Hid kit problems w203 6000k and led fog lights.

Hello fellow members,
I have problems when i just installed my h7 6000k hid kit i got from hid nation with cancellors and resistors!! The resistors got soo hot!! 🔥🔥 it burned the wires!? Is that a normal problem or what should i do!?
And same thing with the 76 led bulb type for the fogs i got
The cancellers and resistors get so hot, it can practically burn half the car down??
Please help!! Thanks
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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i just installed my hid kit about a week ago and so far i have not experinced any issues. i also did 6k with just a ballast. i got lucky not needing any additional equipment.is there a way u can remove the resistor?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Red203 i have a 2005 c230 please let me know your setup and what u did, i had it professionally installed for 75 bucks.. And he said its not normal for seeing the resistors and cancellers get so hot, if i dont have the resistors! ? I would have the in-dash warning yea..
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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i installed the set up myself all i installed was the new ballast and directly wired it to the stock holder and the other wire from ballast to bulb. i would recommend trying to remove the resinator (if possible) and cancelor and see if it works directly. with my experience of hids i have noticed any issue with wiring getting warm or ballast getting very hot is due to a faulty ballast. hope this helps.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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sorry resistor haha.....with my set up i did not experience any dash faults. its been about a week or so and still nothing. if everything works good without the resistor and cancelor and you get the fault i know you can take it to a shop and have them flash the system from xenon-present. i have a friend and in his benz that is what he had to have done.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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[thanks red, but the next thing i was going to ask what kind of hid kit did you get and the voltage of it?? That would help me..; because i got a japanese kit and a slim ballast and that resistor gets bloody hot!! It burned my wires lol...
I can try the direct fit probably.. But i shall see!! Can u send me pics of ur setup, is it just ballast to bulb setup and what year is your car make? Because i get dashboard signs for every light out lol!!
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QUOTE=red203;5454235]sorry resistor haha.....with my set up i did not experience any dash faults. its been about a week or so and still nothing. if everything works good without the resistor and cancelor and you get the fault i know you can take it to a shop and have them flash the system from xenon-present. i have a friend and in his benz that is what he had to have done.[/QUOTE]
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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i got the hid kit from a friend who sells them but refuses to tell the brand becuase he thinks ill start getting them from there myself haha. but its a 35watt...ive always had a bad experince from the overseas type so i try not to use them. i also have a slim ballast. i can take some pics tomorrow since i am at school and she is at home resting in the garage. yup i just have bulb to ballast set up. mines a 2006 c230 sport. the other reason i can think of you having issues is becuase your hid kit maybe too high of a voltage. whats the voltage of yours? i read some other threads before doing mine and they talked about how having a too high of voltage will set off the dash light becuase the car thinks its not correct.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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[oh got it red lol. Well ask ur friend if i can get a kit like that yea, no hassle or anything!! but yea i think i have a 55 watt hid kit, and its burning my wires; so right now i have no lights at night lol :/ a bit risky!! But please lett me know..

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QUOTE=red203;5454370]i got the hid kit from a friend who sells them but refuses to tell the brand becuase he thinks ill start getting them from there myself haha. but its a 35watt...ive always had a bad experince from the overseas type so i try not to use them. i also have a slim ballast. i can take some pics tomorrow since i am at school and she is at home resting in the garage. yup i just have bulb to ballast set up. mines a 2006 c230 sport. the other reason i can think of you having issues is becuase your hid kit maybe too high of a voltage. whats the voltage of yours? i read some other threads before doing mine and they talked about how having a too high of voltage will set off the dash light becuase the car thinks its not correct.[/QUOTE]
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #9
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yea no problem ill ask him if u want to pm me your email adress ill have him contact you.also i know there were people in other posts speaking of a sponsor on the site who sells the kits. maybe if u wanna look into that also.
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[oh okay yea he can pm me lol, yea thats a possibility and yea btw mines. A 35w with a h7 kit.. So thats it lol...

QUOTE=red203;5454424]yea no problem ill ask him if u want to pm me your email adress ill have him contact you.also i know there were people in other posts speaking of a sponsor on the site who sells the kits. maybe if u wanna look into that also.[/QUOTE]
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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i would first try to see if you can instal just ballast and bulb and see what response you get. even if you get a error you can have the system flashed for xenon-present
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
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Oh for real! I gotta try that out then yea! But i still want ur setup and pics
Because i dont want to get into a big hassle yea...
Thanks!! No pm yet lol
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sounds good..yea ill def send a picture of my setup tomorrow...hes not on this forum so ill get his email and pm it to u
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oh alright cool, ill look at your pics and check out the stuff you just pmed me and i will see his e-mail and write to him..
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make sure your wires are connected correctly. sounds like the resistors might have been installed incorrectly, they shouldnt get crazy hot but warm. Contact the company and ask for an exchange and just reinstall your halogen bulbs back on so you can have lights at night. just remove the connection that goes to the H7 harness and plug you bulb back it, its not that hard to go back to factory.

Also the wattage of the ballast and bulb isnt going to make it run too hot. I have the Morimoto 5Five ballast and 50w bulbs from TRS and it doesnt run hot. I just ordered their CANBUS harness to go along with it.

It sound likes something might be flipped backwards or the company put the resistors/capacitor on backwards because the resistors connect between the OEM H7 harness to the ballast so it seems as though there is something going on between the OEM H7 harness to the ballast, the ballast only require 12v input, the watts of 35w or 50w is the output of what the ballast puts out into the bulb, the 50w ballast just tries and squeeze every bit of lumen your HID system can put out. You can see the difference between the two in the pic below.

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Also heres a DIY if you want to tackle doing your own resistor/capacitor setup. I did this setup on my old HID kit and worked great for 2 years before I switched to the Morimoto setup. its an easy easy DIY, its just attaching the resistor/capacitor between the power and ground wire of the ballast harness going to the H7 connector. all it does is load enough power to start up the ballast and keeps voltage stored up to keep the kit from flickering.

HID, fog lights, headlight install guide 211 E series may work on other series models

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I mean they came pre-wired! Unless you want me to send pics, whereas you can help me out in whats wrong?? The ballast you have, does it work perfectly and also what car do you have it on??.. I feel like my resistors can burn my car down! So i have unplugged it and i drive on fog lights!! :/

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make sure your wires are connected correctly. sounds like the resistors might have been installed incorrectly, they shouldnt get crazy hot but warm. Contact the company and ask for an exchange and just reinstall your halogen bulbs back on so you can have lights at night. just remove the connection that goes to the H7 harness and plug you bulb back it, its not that hard to go back to factory.

Also the wattage of the ballast and bulb isnt going to make it run too hot. I have the Morimoto 5Five ballast and 50w bulbs from TRS and it doesnt run hot. I just ordered their CANBUS harness to go along with it.

It sound likes something might be flipped backwards or the company put the resistors/capacitor on backwards because the resistors connect between the OEM H7 harness to the ballast so it seems as though there is something going on between the OEM H7 harness to the ballast, the ballast only require 12v input, the watts of 35w or 50w is the output of what the ballast puts out into the bulb, the 50w ballast just tries and squeeze every bit of lumen your HID system can put out. You can see the difference between the two in the pic below.

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Also heres a DIY if you want to tackle doing your own resistor/capacitor setup. I did this setup on my old HID kit and worked great for 2 years before I switched to the Morimoto setup. its an easy easy DIY, its just attaching the resistor/capacitor between the power and ground wire of the ballast harness going to the H7 connector. all it does is load enough power to start up the ballast and keeps voltage stored up to keep the kit from flickering.

HID, fog lights, headlight install guide 211 E series may work on other series models
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I mean they came pre-wired! Unless you want me to send pics, whereas you can help me out in whats wrong?? The ballast you have, does it work perfectly and also what car do you have it on??.. I feel like my resistors can burn my car down! So i have unplugged it and i drive on fog lights!! :/

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make sure your wires are connected correctly. sounds like hthe resistors might have been installed incorrectly, they shouldnt get crazy hot but warm. Contact the company and ask for an exchange and just reinstall your halogen bulbs back on so you can have lights at night. just remove the connection that goes to the H7 harness and plug you bulb back it, its not that hard to go back to factory.

Also the wattage of the ballast and bulb isnt going to make it run too hot. I have the Morimoto 5Five ballast and 50w bulbs from TRS and it doesnt run hot. I just ordered their CANBUS harness to go along with it.

It sound likes something might be flipped backwards or the company put the resistors/capacitor on backwards because the resistors connect between the OEM H7 harness to the ballast so it seems as though there is something going on between the OEM H7 harness to the ballast, the ballast only require 12v input, the watts of 35w or 50w is the output of what the ballast puts out into the bulb, the 50w ballast just tries and squeeze every bit of lumen your HID system can put out. You can see the difference between the two in the pic below.

Click the image to open in full size.


Also heres a DIY if you want to tackle doing your own resistor/capacitor setup. I did this setup on my old HID kit and worked great for 2 years before I switched to the Morimoto setup. its an easy easy DIY, its just attaching the resistor/capacitor between the power and ground wire of the ballast harness going to the H7 connector. all it does is load enough power to start up the ballast and keeps voltage stored up to keep the kit from flickering.

HID, fog lights, headlight install guide 211 E series may work on other series models
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my ballast are on my benz. call the company up and ask for another set, it may be defective or maybe the shop installed them wrong. I just dont see why you dont just go back to your halogens, its not that hard to convert it back. remove HID bulbs, unplug the bulb from the ballast, unplug the harness connecting the ballast to the OEM bulb harness then plug H7 halogen bulb to harness and put the bulb back in the headlight. done and done. its not that hard and a lot safer than driving with just fogs. if you dont want to do that you can just remove the high beam bulb and place it in the low beam socket then just turn your high beam on to use them as the low beam.
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i just dont see why you dont post pics on here so everyone can see how the setup is done, all it consists of is plugging two harnesses or one depending on if the ballasts has the AMP harness to connect to the bulbs.

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Yea i just changed it to regular halogen .. And i wish they pick up my phone call; hid nation is rubbish and their service i wanna sue them lol..
Phister you got which hid kit, that is plug and play? I could probably invest in that save me some money and time..
Also i have 9006 led bulbs same problem.. I dont know why the resistors get damn hot like wtf :/


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my ballast are on my benz. call the company up and ask for another set, it may be defective or maybe the shop installed them wrong. I just dont see why you dont just go back to your halogens, its not that hard to convert it back. remove HID bulbs, unplug the bulb from the ballast, unplug the harness connecting the ballast to the OEM bulb harness then plug H7 halogen bulb to harness and put the bulb back in the headlight. done and done. its not that hard and a lot safer than driving with just fogs. if you dont want to do that you can just remove the high beam bulb and place it in the low beam socket then just turn your high beam on to use them as the low beam.
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I have the 50w morimoto 5five ballast from the retro fit source and the morimoto canbus harness and the 50w 5000k bulbs.

They also sell a 35w ballast and bulb. They have full kits that come with the ballast, bulb, canbus harness for like 150 and come with a full warranty for a year or two. They have top notch custom service and is well know. You get what you pay for.
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oh so the 50w morimoto 5five ballast from retro fit source, is that direct fit , or you have to do some sort of modifications :/ please let me know phister. Thanks for helping me out on this.. whats the diff between 35w and 50w apart from the wat output.
I want to find a ballast that is a direct fit and no hassles at all, and those won't get that hot!!
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you are making this way more complicated that it is. HID kits are one of the simplest things to do. there are two types of HID kits ones with direct connection and others (the cheaper more common AMP connection for bulbs) the kit you probably have is the AMP bulb connection. The reason they are so cheap is that the ballast can be used on any car, you just need the correct bulb type, the bulbs have AMP connections so they connect to the ballast. So say if you get a different car you can still use the ballast but all you have to do is get different bulbs to the new car can connect them to the AMP harness. heres how the basic AMP ballast looks like, the single harness on the left goes the original bulb harness where the old bulb connects and the other two seperate plugs are the AMPs, thats where the bulbs connects.

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heres how the morimoto looks like

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heres the bulb

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Lol thanks for all this stuff, i was just asking basic stuff if the morimoto gave error codes and what not? And also, if they get hot and those basic things? I understand the amp connections you were talking about, but i just want to be a100% sure on the next kit i purchase after i send my old one back.
In the second picture is that the resistor?
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