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#16 Old 03-05-2010, 11:25 PM
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i have the same problem but with a different kit. i got the 9007 kit in 8k with the battery harness. same problem triple checked all the conections and could not figure it out.
I'm hoping these are not in your stock headlights. From the bulb sizing, it sounds like it is.
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#17 Old 03-06-2010, 01:18 AM
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Yeah its in my stock housing. is THAT the problem?
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Yeah its in my stock housing. is THAT the problem?
Yes, considering your car is now a road hazard due to all the glare coming from your headlights (no, this cannot be fixed via aiming). You're inhibiting the vision of other drivers. Optics are designed around the source of light, which has how moved due to the size difference of the bulb and the way light is produced.

Compare:

'02 WRX with HIDs using what had been previously a good aim for HIDs:


HIDs in a common retrofit option using optics designed for HIDs:



And it's not unknown for HID kits to melt the stock housing.

In addition, the human eye is less efficient at using the blueish hue emitted by 8000k bulbs over the yellow emitted by lower temp HIDs and halogen. This is especially true in bad weather.
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i just picked up the hids for the stock housing for temp. use while i save up to buy a set of retrofits from lightwerkz. either way i still have the problem of the lights not being able to switch from low to high and my fog lights will not work.
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my 04 wrx has power at the black wires low beam... and ground at red wires.... not sure how the stock wiring is set up but you may need to ground both hids to battery or frame and then run a relayed power to battery from power signal to one of the low beams..
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As I remember from doing my install, there is a plug that goes into the ballast, that if reversed will cause the OP's issue. You might check this out, and try reversing the polarity of the ballast plug-in connector.
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