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Old 02-14-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Drivers's side headlight flickering

I could use some advice before calling the dealer.

My drivers's side headlight sometimes flickers until it goes out. It happens a lot when making a sharp turn. If I turn the headlights off for a minute or two, turn them on, the headlight comes back on.

I had the assembly, bulb, and ballast replace (non factory) about a year ago.

Thoughts?
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prob your balast
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Start with: When parked facing a light colored wall like a garage door- turn lights on
Any pink or purple tint to either at first? thats a bulb death warning

light goes off driving and comes on when you cycle the switch- there is a current thread on this- appears to be ballast related but until several of us fix it- cant be sure
Doesnt appear to be any bulb issues on those cars reporting the sudden Off condition

flicker is often the ballast- what brand did you buy?
see youtube for many vids of HID flikker or flicker and compare to yours
search internet and sellers of HID parts talk about this prob
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Ballast, would my first guess. OE runs about $190, I've replaced one already, (headlight would not come on, thought it was the bulb but that was replaced before the ballast went out, tried another bulb I had and "no joy", Lucky it wasnt the ignitor after dropping the money for the ballast and another new bulb). The ignitor could could cause a problem too but not probably considering your symptoms listed.
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most likely your ballast..i've replaced my bulbs and it still goes out so i bought a new HID set (aftermarket) and it fixed the problem....if u want a set let me know i can get them cheaper than 190 with a warranty on it!
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