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    How to troubleshoot ballast?

    I just bought a retro from a member on this site, and i installed everything in my car... and my light does NOT come on. I unplugged the wired that plugs into the ballast and hooked it up to meter and it reads 12.6v, so i know it has to be something to do with ballast or a bulb. How can i figure out if its bad bulb or ballast? How can i check if ballast is putting out power to bulb?

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    I had a loose connection. Now when i turn my light both my d2s bulb flicker really quick and turn off. Its seems like ballast is sending signal to turn it on or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickercivic1
    I had a loose connection. Now when i turn my light both my d2s bulb flicker really quick and turn off. Its seems like ballast is sending signal to turn it on or something.
    Did you try hooking a ballast up directly to the battery? Are both ballasts failing to work. If so than it could be your wiring instead of the ballasts.

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    Thx for help. Problem was the connector coming from the ballast hooking up to bulb. It was atcually it was my fault, I didn't plug it in tight enough. Searching on hidplanet and this site http://faqlight.carpassion.info/hl-hid-ballasts.htm

    help me solve my problem.

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