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Well I finally got my 4300K HID for my 6S. Loving the output and the brightest and sharpest white I always wanted with no hint of blue whatsoever :nocontrol.

Yesterday morning I woked up and washed my bike, after that wiped her down and let her sit for 30 minutes in the sun, then started her up and off to the canyon. When I came back home I noticed there's condensation in my low beam side lens... really got me irritated and mad. Does anybody know how to cure this? I can not stand it and really dislike it.

Tonight finally got to ride at night with the HID from work I noticed the light really flickered hard when I rev the rpm up a bit, this is just the low beam only... I thought it was normal til I got on the freeway it flickered really bad like the bulb was just gonna go poof! It flickered to the point where I thought it did went out. Is this normal or not ? My high beam seem to work well and things seem normal when high beam is on but I was loving the output riding low beam till I saw the bad flicker it did.

Anyways here are some pictures I just recently took right now sorry for the night shots.

Condensations:



Low beam cold: Its blue because its cold


Low beam fully charged/warm: Pure white from being fully warm


Cutoff lines: this was with the flash on sorry


High Beam cold: see the blue from cold?


High Beam fully warm:


Both Low and High on behing windscreen:


I will be adjusting the high beam lower for night time use.

Dara
 

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What kit did you buy?Is it plug & play?P&P would only have two wires to connect(pos & neg)straight to the battery.Wire harness should have two relays for each lamp.As for the condensation.Maybe the HID lamps/socket is preventing any air to vent.
 

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Yeah its a plug and play kit not the ones that has relays and connects to the battery. Would air get circulated from where the bulb socket is? I thought it has a projector positioned and enclosed?
 

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hmm, my 4300K always has the blue even after warm up... :dunce:


how long does it take to warm up to pure white?
 

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Damn that sucks. Did you put the dust covers back on and seal the hole?
 

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hmm, my 4300K always has the blue even after warm up... :dunce:


how long does it take to warm up to pure white?
Like about 30 seconds or so? not too long


Damn that sucks. Did you put the dust covers back on and seal the hole?

Dust cover? The big round cover behind the bulb right? If so yes I did and its covered pretty good. I mean the hole I drilled out for the rubber boot of the HID is a bit smaller than recommended to make sure its sealed tight.

Can the condensation be the problem for the bulb to flicker? or no
 

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Yeah its a plug and play kit not the ones that has relays and connects to the battery. Would air get circulated from where the bulb socket is? I thought it has a projector positioned and enclosed?
I thought there was a way to vent the air at the mounting point for the bulb.Im pretty sure there is no gasket/o-ring so the seal is not air tight.I once found a cobweb in my low beam housing.So there must be a way for air to circulate.I dont think it being a projecter lamp prevents it from venting air.Also where did you connect your pos/neg wires?
 

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the pos/neg was connected to the female light bulb connector.
 

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what i understand is that flickering started to happen after the bike wash... i suspect that water got onto the ballast/relay... although those are supposed to be waterproof i know that it was a prob years ago with aftermarker HID kits....

i suggest u clean up the ballast/relay to make sure they are dry.... also try switching ballast for the flickeing bulb to see if it still does that (if so the ballast is ok but bulb is not.... )

let us know the verdict once u figure it out...
 

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what i understand is that flickering started to happen after the bike wash... i suspect that water got onto the ballast/relay... although those are supposed to be waterproof i know that it was a prob years ago with aftermarker HID kits....

i suggest u clean up the ballast/relay to make sure they are dry.... also try switching ballast for the flickeing bulb to see if it still does that (if so the ballast is ok but bulb is not.... )

let us know the verdict once u figure it out...
I was thinking about switching the wires around earlier on the ride home from work... so I'll try this out tomorrow before I get off and see what happens.

Thanks !
 

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I had the same issue numerous times detailing cars. What we had to do was drill a small hole in the plastic housing and get some heat or air circulating in there with a heat gun (set to low) or a small fan. After it dries up and the condensation is gone we use a dab of silicone to seal the hoe we drilled. If it happened again we would try to find where the gap in the housing was and put a thin bead of silicone around that. Good luck
 

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I had the same issue numerous times detailing cars. What we had to do was drill a small hole in the plastic housing and get some heat or air circulating in there with a heat gun (set to low) or a small fan. After it dries up and the condensation is gone we use a dab of silicone to seal the hoe we drilled. If it happened again we would try to find where the gap in the housing was and put a thin bead of silicone around that. Good luck

Did you do this from behind the headlight assembly or in front where the clear lens are? I hope not the front:eek5
 

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We always drilled the holes in the black plastic on the back (under the hood) side of the assemblies. Use the smallest drill bit you got and be sure to stop as soon as you get through. Keep the drill on low speed or use a unibit.
 

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I see... hmmm I'll think about that option lol
 

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The inconsistancy of the bulb is not normal. Take the recommended actions in order to rule out the ballast, igniter, and bulbs. Swap them around until you find the problem.

The condensation is from a bad seal allowing moisture to enter the housing. This should be a very simple fix.
 
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