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Old 12-30-2007, 01:39 PM
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.... nothing to brag about, it is a previous model....
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I had HID installed on both fog and head lights and they worked perfectly for over a year. Now that the year is done, the right headlight does not come on at the start of the vehicle 4 out of about 5 times. 1 out of 5 start ups are flawless and I have no problems. Out of the 4 times, once i start driving, the headlight eventually turns on.

Another thing I noticed is my right fog light (only sometimes) starts to flicker.

I have tried different combinations of turning lights on - starting engine and vice versa along with setting the lights on auto. Sucks for me =(

Im going to try the capacitor sometime soon.
sounds like your main battery is dying.
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Just got an E350 with P1 only. so, if I get Mtec HID kit, i won't have any problems whatsoever?
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.... nothing to brag about, it is a previous model....
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Just got an E350 with P1 only. so, if I get Mtec HID kit, i won't have any problems whatsoever?
They claim they have larger capacitor build in, but I am not sure if it apply to your 08 model.
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They claim they have larger capacitor build in, but I am not sure if it apply to your 08 model.
07 and 08 are different? I thought they were the same... I am really not looking to spend too much money on the kit as my car's a lease. I guess i wouldn't mind getting a cheap kit, but I am still not sure how to install a capacitor. Can anyone help me with perhaps better pictures? Thanks!
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07 and 08 are different? I thought they were the same... I am really not looking to spend too much money on the kit as my car's a lease. I guess i wouldn't mind getting a cheap kit, but I am still not sure how to install a capacitor. Can anyone help me with perhaps better pictures? Thanks!
It is not a rocket science..
Basically, just connect one end of capacitor to positive and one end to negative between the Ballast and Power source.
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I'm new to this, newly owner of 2005 E500 with the factory HID, but don't know how to turn the fog light to work with the main light? How do you turn them on so it can work with the main headlight? please help.
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I'm new to this, newly owner of 2005 E500 with the factory HID, but don't know how to turn the fog light to work with the main light? How do you turn them on so it can work with the main headlight? please help.
Pull the knob toward to you.
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So which capacitor would I need to obtain in order to do the non-flickering HID mod to my 2003 E320?

I saw that there were two types of capacitors used listed below.

2200 uf rated at 35 volts part number 272-1020

OR

4700F 35V 20% Axial-Lead Electrolytic Capacitor

I want to finish up my install but dont know which capacitor to purchase!
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.... nothing to brag about, it is a previous model....
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So which capacitor would I need to obtain in order to do the non-flickering HID mod to my 2003 E320?

I saw that there were two types of capacitors used listed below.

2200 uf rated at 35 volts part number 272-1020

OR

4700F 35V 20% Axial-Lead Electrolytic Capacitor

I want to finish up my install but dont know which capacitor to purchase!
Most ballast will draw between 80 to 150V on ignition.
After ignited, the power fall down to 9V to 15V.

Flicker is due to unsuccessful ignition. So I will stay w/ higher rated voltage of [email protected]

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

Although I have been using [email protected] for almost a year now w/out any problem.

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hids r really helpful. i jus got em from a local shop. good stuff.
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no_clue, amazing write up, small question for you since you are very conversant with all this capacitor stuff...

I am doing the same thing but am replacing the small wedge bulbs (parking lights) w5w with LED-wedge bulbs. I did buy a resistor from radioshack based on another user's recommendation, knowing the problems that it may get heated up.

Can I use a capacitor instead (like you did) and not have heat issues ?

thanks!
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no_clue, amazing write up, small question for you since you are very conversant with all this capacitor stuff...

I am doing the same thing but am replacing the small wedge bulbs (parking lights) w5w with LED-wedge bulbs. I did buy a resistor from radioshack based on another user's recommendation, knowing the problems that it may get heated up.

Can I use a capacitor instead (like you did) and not have heat issues ?

thanks!
The credit goes to "HEALTH SERVICES".

You can use 100 ohm 10W resistor to "consum" extra wattage from the city light channel, hence, fool the system. (ceramic coating will not going to generate that much heat on the surface.) I have write up on my older W210's license plate LED mod.

However, I don't suggest any wire splicing on OEM wires, specially headlight unit. Unless you can get the "extension cord".
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Unless you can get the "extension cord".
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You can get another bulb socket w/ wires, so you can connect resistor on it, instead splice your OEM wires.
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You can get another bulb socket w/ wires, so you can connect resistor on it, instead splice your OEM wires.
oh ok , thanks!
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hey guys thanks for this post and comments, its a godsend!!

im having my 05' sl500 bumper upgraded as we speak, so i decided to upgrade the factory hids to 8k and install a 8k conversion for the fogs.

my problem is after connecting the fog kit i didn't get anything from the hid lights, no flickering no nothing! its Sunday night and I'm going to radio shack first thing in the morning to get the capacitors and then to the body shop where my car is with the bumper off so i can fix this problem.

everyone here who had problems at least got flickering but i didn't. do you think the capacitor is my problem or something else?
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well i tried both size capacitors and still nothing. i was able to get the hid conversion light to work only by re-connecting the regular bulb and connecting the power wires from the hids to the same power wire as the bulb and they work at the same time. go figure?

if anyone knows what i need to do please let me know.
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Angry someone please help

i have tried several combinations of capacitors,but no luck.
im using oem audi hella boxes i tried the 2200 35v capacitor,2200 50v and still no luck!!!i know the ballast and bulbs are good as i have bench tested them and they work great but once in the car the warning comes on and they start powering up every 30 seconds or so but wont stay on.
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just added 50w resistors and still the same problem im bout to crash this f*&*king car through a wall i never had these issues with my w210
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HID headlights.

Anyone in NJ willing to upgrade my headlights to HID for a reasonable price please PM me. Thanks. I have a 2008 e350 4matic sport. Thanks.
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just finished putting in the HIDS in my foglights and it worked perfectly except for flickering only when the lights turn on while the car is on, but if i turn on the fogs before the car it works fine w/o flickering... great mod and i will look into adding resistors in.
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Quick question for anyone that may be in the know. I am trying to do a HID conversion in my CLS. I unplugged my halogen bulb and the factory plug for the bulb has two black wires. I have no idea how to tell the + from the -. If I connect wrong I will blow my capacitor. Any ideas on how to tell the difference?

Also, can someone tell me how to adjust the headlight level?

Thanks in advance.
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Did you make sure the installers mounted the ballasts away from the ABS module and SBC unit? Hopefully they did. I recently changed the SBC unit from my car and that ran me $2,500. Can't say if it had anything to do with installing aftermarket HID's in the past.
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