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Old 05-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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2013 HID issues.

Hey guys, first post on these forums. I'm having some issues with a set of HID's I just threw in. They're 35watt 3400k's. my issue is when I turn my jeep on and drop the e brake the running lights flicker, but first thing I actually turn the lights on they become solid. Hi beams have a slight flicker too. Could this be a grounding issue, or a possible issue with the ballasts themselves? Thanks.

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Hey guys, first post on these forums. I'm having some issues with a set of HID's I just threw in. They're 35watt 3400k's. my issue is when I turn my jeep on and drop the e brake the running lights flicker, but first thing I actually turn the lights on they become solid. Hi beams have a slight flicker too. Could this be a grounding issue, or a possible issue with the ballasts themselves? Thanks.
You can't just plug an HID kit into a JK. The CANBUS system will start messing with it. It needs to be connected through a harness.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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Well, it's plugged into the oem harness / headlight plug. Could this cause electrical issues to my jk?
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The headlight circuit uses pulse width modulation (PWM). The voltage constantly varies back and forth from about 4-6 volts to 12+. With aftermarket lights this often results in flicker. A harness that uses the OEM harness to trigger a relay using battery power will fix the flicker.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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Alright, but even if I maintain this set up? It shouldn't damage any of my electrical components will it? I just can't afford a new kit for a couple weeks.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:43 AM   #6
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I have the hid kit that is canbus, works fine.

You probably need a kit that canbus to work effectively.
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Alright, but even if I maintain this set up? It shouldn't damage any of my electrical components will it? I just can't afford a new kit for a couple weeks.
It won't hurt the Jeep, but it will kill your HID kit. Ballasts and HID bulbs do not like pulse modulation.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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Alright. Well I'll have to look into a canbus system.. Thanks for the responses guys. Much appreciated.
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Alright. Well I'll have to look into a canbus system.. Thanks for the responses guys. Much appreciated.
No need for a CANBUS system. Just bypass the OEM electrical system. You have what, an H4 kit or an H13 kit? Whichever kit you have, pick up the correct HID harness on EBAY for $10, and you'll solve all your problems. Just make sure you get a single kit or a bixenon kit, depending on what setup you have. Something like this....

Xenon HID Conversion Relay Wiring Harness 9006 9006 H13 | eBay
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #10
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I run hid in my 2013 you don't need the harness all you need is the resistor kit most hid sites sell them there around $25 and they plug and play
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:28 PM   #11
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this will fix your problem this is what I installed everything works fine no flicker and always turn on

HID Kit Canceller Plugs Capacitors for Stability of HID Conversion Kits (Pack of 2) : Amazon.com : Automotive
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All you need is http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002O9...f=ya_aw_oh_pit

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Its less than $10 and it fixes the flicker
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #13
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I've also noticed that shutter looks as if the bulb itself is actually shaking when the running lights are on. That shutter module will solve that? Because I feel it through the brake pedal and it sounds if the fan is working slightly harder.
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It sounds like you have something broken loose and is shaking
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I have the hid kit that is canbus, works fine.

You probably need a kit that canbus to work effectively.
I have a CANBUS kit also. Works great!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #16
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All newer chrysler products do this. This flicker is cause because of the computer system. The stock bulbs are powered with i believe 55 watts (maybe 50?) but the HID's are usually around 35 watts. The computer reads this as a bulb not working correctly so it will turn them off and back on to see if they will come on, thus giving you the flicker. To correct this you can wire in a capacitor to the harness or install a relay harness. You can find either online or on ebay.
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