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Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Hid Issues??

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#16 Sliveredge


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

I used to have HID 4 U 50Watt units fitted to my old mk5 fiesta a few years back and had the same problem, didnt bother me enough to complain as i listen to ipod/cd more than the radio. The look a well constructed unit tho maybe try to ground the metal ballasted unit to the car?

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#17 b1g_dav3


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

They are metal and not plastic aren't they?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

The ballasts? Usually as they can get quite warm. Mine are metal fixed onto the little mounting brackets. I have mine secured to the screw/bolt things above where the front suspension would be.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

Next step is to test for the type of noise coming off the ballast units but that involves some fancy test equipment to measure it.
Has the supplier had any other customers complain of poor radio reception? Could be a dodgy unit, have you tried unplugging each unit in turn and see if they both affect the radio?

I used the same setup in my previous vehicle with no issues. Not sure where to go with this next...

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