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Old 02-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Hid headlights strobe

I bought a hid headlight kit and they work great but the problem is if i switch the lights to the off position they don't turn off they flash like a strobe light.
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I bought a hid headlight kit and they work great but the problem is if i switch the lights to the off position they don't turn off they flash like a strobe light.
Does this happen when they've only been on for less than 30 seconds?

My aftermarket HID kit will strobe if I try shutting them off before they are full warmed up. Not sure what causes this, but it happens.
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its the residual power in the ballasts. HID's take a ton of power to turn on then require very little to run. if you turn them off while still turning on that residual power is there. It is similar to putting an LED in a regular bulb spot. after turning off the car they will blink for a bit.
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