5 Simple Steps to Keep Your HID System Running Smoothly

If you've upgraded your vehicle's lighting with a High-Intensity Discharge (HID) conversion kit, you know the incredible difference it makes. But like any part of your vehicle, your HID system needs some care to keep it working at its best. Today, we're going to share five easy steps you can take to prevent HID system failure and keep your lights shining bright.

Mount the Ballast Correctly

The ballast is a key part of your HID system. It regulates the voltage supplied to your HID bulbs. When mounting the ballast, remember these tips:

  • Always use the supplied bracket if it's available.
  • Keep the ballast away from the elements.
  • Never use double-sided tape to mount the ballast. It can insulate the ballast and cause it to overheat.
  • Try to mount the ballast to a metal structure. This helps dissipate heat and keeps your ballast cooler.

The GTR Lighting GEN 3 CANBUS Pro 35w HID ballast is a great option if you're looking for a reliable and high-quality ballast.

Keep the Bulbs Clean

Even brand-new HID bulbs need a good cleaning before you install them. Use isopropyl alcohol to clean the bulbs and let them air dry. This removes any contaminants that could cause the bulb to fail prematurely. Also, make sure the housing for the HID bulb is sealed to protect it from outside elements.

The GTR Lighting Ceramic-Base HID bulbs are top-quality bulbs that will give you the best performance.

Grease Your Connections

Using dielectric grease on your connections can help prevent corrosion. Apply it whenever you connect the ballast to the bulb or the power wire to the ballast. This creates a good seal and keeps your electrical contacts in good shape.

The GTR Lighting HID relay harness is a reliable and high-tech wiring accessory that can help keep your HID system running smoothly.

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Turn Off Auto-Headlight Mode

Some vehicles have an "automatic headlights" feature that turns on the headlights when you start the car. But this can cause a low-voltage condition that can damage your HID system. If you notice your HID lights flickering when you start your car, you might need to disable the auto-headlight system or use a starter-triggered relay or a relay bypass harness.


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Check for Loose Connections

Loose connections in your HID system can cause the ballast, bulb, or both to fail prematurely. Make sure all your connections are secure to keep your system running smoothly.

Remember, these tips are meant to help you maintain your HID system, but they're not a substitute for professional advice. If you're having trouble with your HID system, it's always a good idea to consult with a professional. Stay safe on the road, and keep your lights shining bright!


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