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HID problem

I have a Lexus SC430 retrofit installed on my civic. First, the headlights were flickering. So I switched the ballasts. It worked for about a week. Now, my headlights are not working. I checked and replaced the fuse. I checked the wiring and I believe there's no loose connection. I checked the bulbs and tested another set and still not working. I bought two new ballasts and replaced the old ones and they're still not working. What am I doing wrong? HELP!
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hopefully you are not using the stock wiring. you need a separate hid harness with thicker wiring and a relay that takes power directly from the battery. i would also stick with oem ballasts not aftermarket.
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Re: HID problem

Thanks for the input. I'm pretty sure the ballasts I bought are OEM. I have thick wiring and I'm also using a relay. I still can't figure out what the problem is.
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are u sure you are using a wiring harness with a relay?

those thicker extension cable things arent a wiring harness and ur stock relay doesnt count. lol
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do you have a power cable coming straight off the battery?
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