i have an 04 acura tl...my hid bulb stopped working the other day. no flickering, no changing of color, just stopped working. i opened it up and found the original factory hid bulb was shattered. so i replaced it and the light was working fine for about an hour and then stopped working again. i open it again and the bulb is burnt out. heres a pic of the original bulb
heres a pic of the second bulb that burnt out
what could be causing this? do u think its a bad ballast or a bad igniter? i want to avoid the dealership bc im out of warranty and i can replace these items myself. but i dont know whats causing the problem and i cant keep going through new bulbs to try and troubleshoot. a friend had mentioned that it might be incorrect starting voltage from the ballast. what do u guys think? thanks
also, all the wiring looks fine and the connections look fine. the only thing that seems sketchy is the bottom of the ballast. its all rusted. but otherwise the connections show no signs of rust.