Headlight off and on problem

Old 02-17-2011, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by sbuswell View Post
I've had it. I'm getting new ballasts and ignitors for both sides and replacing the damn bulbs soon. They are 12 years old and likely just dying slowly.
hey guy i had the same problem with my headlights i went out and bought a new kit...did you buy them yet?!? if u need HID's let me know cause i can get them for pretty damn cheap with a warranty on it. BTW the new kit fixed my flickering problem!
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:19 PM
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My 2002 TL has headlight problem - need help

So My problem is very strange, if i turn the headlight switch on sometimes only 1 or both or none of the headlights work, i have to keep playing with the switch over and over to get both the lights to come. Its random and can take a long time to get both headlights to come on. Sometimes only 1 (either right or left) can come on or neither. Please help me diagnose what the issue is and what i need to do. Most of the posts i read tells me its probably not the bulb or ballast as ballast would mean flickering
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welcome to the forum and the 1500 threads on low beam problem
Forget anything you read before and see the right threads on here- see the DIY

You need to replace the parts -sold as a `hid kit` from places like hidextra, morimoto and others
range from 70 dollars to 150 for complete parts set that includes 2 new modern ballasts, 2 igniter/invertors and 2 new bulbs!

Order the standard size 35 watt ballast (will be fraction of OE size and weight! and 5000K color bulbs for close to stock look and output of usable light on the ground.

Thats your fix- plain and simple
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by soria View Post
I installed new Philips bulbs today. I'll go for a test drive later tonight.

Chuck, did you have the same problem?
Soria, did the new bulbs fix the problem? I'd like to get some insight on this issue. Been having the same problem. I've had Kaixens too, which go out over bumps or turns. Trying to figure out if its bulbs or ballast.

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I just had the same issue.

Had both lights replaxedast year. One after market, one dealer. The after market bulb started turning off. I thought it was the ballast. Went to the dealer to get the ballast replaced because the bulb was new. It ended up being the bulb.
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