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TheeDodgeFather 10-14-2013 07:16 PM

HID fog light flickering help!
 
Hey guys I just installed hi and lows without having much too much of an issue. I tried installing the fogs which I thought was pretty straight forward and nothing but problems. First I plugged everything in and the left worked perfect but the right started flickering so I figured maybe it was the ballast or the bulb so I switched everything around to test it and the ballast and bulb worked on opposite sides so it is not the bulb or ballast that doesn't work. I tried turning the truck on to see if anything would change and now both fog lights flicker. I know they are plugged in correctly and I have tried reversing polarity with no luck, my guess is its not getting enough power to run both. I really have no clue about HIDs as this is my first time ever installing these. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. This is driving me nuts!

moparornocar72 10-14-2013 09:04 PM

Post a picture of what ballasts etc you are using!

gcscott 10-14-2013 09:43 PM

You need a wiring harness for the HID fog lights. The factory wiring does not have enough power to run the ballasts and that is why your lights flicker.

To test the HID lights attach the ballast directly to the battery and you will not get any flicker.

TheeDodgeFather 10-14-2013 10:09 PM

I ordered them from Absolutehid.ca not sure what kind they are :4-dontknow:
I emailed the owner he said I need a canbus ballast or a relay? Hopefully I can exchange ballasts that seems much easier then using a wiring harness.

gcscott 10-15-2013 09:02 AM

A wiring harness is a simple install and will keep you from killing your TIPM module. The cost is $10-15 and come with 1-2 relays and are plug & play.

See post http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=155202 Read the first 2 posts with good information.

Greg

Stump3r 10-15-2013 11:11 PM

A canbus ballast will work, or you can also install an antiflicker module. I'm running canbus ballasts on my fogs without any issues. Antiflicker modules are inexpensive, check with any of the truck outfitters in your neighborhood that carry lighting.

dodgert 10-15-2013 11:46 PM

You should not need a harness for the fogs they are plug and play but you need a harness for the high and low hid

dodgert 10-15-2013 11:50 PM

I have had hids in my low and fogs for 3 years you wont fry your TIPM module thats just a dealer being a dusche dealers dont like mods wont you install them and the harness the tpms light will come on for a few secs thats normal but any his place will sell you the harness

dodgert 10-15-2013 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheeDodgeFather (Post 1221189)
I ordered them from Absolutehid.ca not sure what kind they are :4-dontknow:
I emailed the owner he said I need a canbus ballast or a relay? Hopefully I can exchange ballasts that seems much easier then using a wiring harness.

No you need the realay aka harness but its simple to put in

Stump3r 10-16-2013 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgert (Post 1222003)
You should not need a harness for the fogs they are plug and play but you need a harness for the high and low hid

The 13's they updated the fogs and they are now routed through the canbus loop :smiledown: So it's a canbus ballast, anti flicker modules or a relay harness.


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