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Old 02-02-2010, 09:48 AM
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This is how I fixed mine (I have the Bi-Xenon). Hope this helps!

Here is the right side factory pigtail with the capacitor plugged directly into the empty pigtail. Negative to positive and vice versa.


Here is the left side with the HID harness plugged into the factory pigtail. I had to split the casing of the HID wires to attach the capacitor to them. Again, negative to positive and vice versa.


These are 1000uf 35v electrolytic capacitors from Radio Shack. They cost a whopping $1.62 each and stopping my flickering issues. These capacitors have been in for about 7 months now. Don't mind the mess, I had to peel off the electrical tape for the pics and we all know how messy that can be with some good ol Super 88.
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good job! I did this with the first set of HID's I put in my 2004. it stopped the flickering problem but I still had the bulb out light in the dash. with my retro fit the HID's are working on a relay harness so I just put the stock bulbs into a soup can and sealed it up with aluminum tape. stashed them out of the way in the engine compartment and now no problems at all with error messages, flickering etc.
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I have been fortunate enough to not have any Lamp Out messages! I think that would be enough to make me yank the lights out and go back to stock though.
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Smile Question about the electrolytic capacitors???

Sorry to ask this question but i have the flickering problem with my low beams, I have an 07 Ram 1500 5.7L. So i have to cross or connect the positive side of the capacitor to the negative side of the socket, and the same for negative of capacitor to positive of socket on both sides?
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this is how I hooked mine up. did it for both sides.
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My HID's are H13 bixenons and they have three wires. Did you connect the capacitor to the low beam hot wire of the HID wiring or high beam hot wire??
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Angshan, essentially the same thing as I did but your's looks much better!
Hemijames, yes you have to do the reverse for both sides.

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My HID's are H13 bixenons and they have three wires. Did you connect the capacitor to the low beam hot wire of the HID wiring or high beam hot wire??
do you have the dual bulbs or the bulbs that move?
If you have the dual bulbs you have to do it for both high and low. if its the bulb that moves you would do it for low beam only.
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Angshan, essentially the same thing as I did but your's looks much better!
Hemijames, yes you have to do the reverse for both sides.
cant take the credit for that pic. lol. its a reference pic I saved from the net for when I did mine.
mine were done the same way then I taped everything up.
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I have the ones that move in and out, The weird thing is that it works fine in high beam mode. So i guess i just have to do the low beams right? I'll check the wires with a light tester to find that out and then i'll hook up the capacitors. Thank all of you guys for your help!!!
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