I have an '03 and have had nothing but perpetual problems with the passenger side ballast. About a year ago I finally yanked them both out and replaced the factory stuff with an aftermarket kit. Things were fine until a month or two ago and the passenger side crapped out again. Given that the current ballast is aftermarket, I'm assuming there has to be some sort of wiring issue somewhere deeper than anticipated.
But I'm sick of dealing with it. It's a pain in the ass and I get pulled over all the time, one day my luck with getting warnings will run out and I really don't want to pay an expensive equipment failure ticket. Since the front bumper and entire headlight assemblies have to be pulled to mess with the ballasts, it's not exactly a quick thing to tinker around when something goes wrong.
Is there a way I can get rid of the HIDs entirely and just run standard halogen lights? In the meantime, is there a way I can disable the currently functioning left HID and just run the high beams? Can I align the high beams to point down a bit in order to achieve this? From some of what I've searched, it sounds like adjusting the beams with the screwdriver adjusts the backplate itself so everything points more up or down accordingly...is that correct?
Help appreciated.... Thanks!