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#1 K-Singh

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

Hi

 

As far as i know fiesta mk7 do not have a canbus system so today. I finally fitted some normal 35w non canbus HID's. However i noticex that on one light they were bang on and in the other a lot more whiter around 4500k i would say, they were supposed to be 6000k. Apart from a problem with the HID could this be due to one of my lights being an OEM Hella one rather than the original ford one.

 

Another issue i have is every time i flick them on the ipod disconnects and reconnects then comes up on screen but the audio stops only if i keep pulling the ipod cable in and out does it  eventually start playing again. Has anybody else had issues with HID's i am now considering getting some good quality canbus ones can anybody recommend me some?. 



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

Don't know why you are having these problems, but you shouldn't need a canbus system on the fiesta !!!



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

Did you have to run a wire directly from the battery for HIDs??

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

No it runs directly from the headlight connection, i can only assume the ballasts are messing with the electricals

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

Installed my hids today and i have to same problem but only when i use the lights its interfering with my radio signal?? Any ideas?

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:39 PM

It turned out to be cheap ballasts causing the issues in my case, i swapped them out with a good quality canbus system and the problems dissappeared

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

What ones did you get can u send me a link??

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

These are the ones http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c74811118



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

Radio interference is common with HID ballasts that don't have enough shielding, make sure they're AC ballasts and not DC as it's common with cheap DC ballasts to use crappy cheap shielding. Otherwise you could always sleeve them in some aluminium if you can find something.

 

As for the £30 quid fleabay jobs, they'll be DC ballasts, bin them if you like your wiring loom and want reliable lights.

 

I use these: http://www.hids-dire...ersion-35w-kit/

 

Had them for years and they're a perfect 6000K, never had to replace any bulbs either as of yet.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

Radio interference is common with HID ballasts that don't have enough shielding, make sure they're AC ballasts and not DC as it's common with cheap DC ballasts to use crappy cheap shielding. Otherwise you could always sleeve them in some aluminium if you can find something.

 

As for the £30 quid fleabay jobs, they'll be DC ballasts, bin them if you like your wiring loom and want reliable lights.

 

I use these: http://www.hids-dire...ersion-35w-kit/

 

Had them for years and they're a perfect 6000K, never had to replace any bulbs either as of yet.

 

on the website they say they are digital still tho?



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:51 PM

All that means is that there's microchips in it for controlling the unit rather than a set of switches, it has nothing to do with the current.

 

Most of the time unless they say they're AC, they're DC ballasts unfortunately, a lot of the very blue headlights you see are DC ballasts.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

cheers dave i bought the same set as you as im currently trying to return the others i have, altho the seller doesnt seem interested in refunding me my money, as he is 100% positive his hids do not cause interferance -.- long road round to seeing my money again haha!!



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Radio interference is common with HID ballasts that don't have enough shielding, make sure they're AC ballasts and not DC as it's common with cheap DC ballasts to use crappy cheap shielding. Otherwise you could always sleeve them in some aluminium if you can find something.

As for the 30 quid fleabay jobs, they'll be DC ballasts, bin them if you like your wiring loom and want reliable lights.

I use these:http://www.hids-dire...ersion-35w-kit/

Had them for years and they're a perfect 6000K, never had to replace any bulbs either as of yet.



I bought these and im still getting interference in the radio?? Can anyone help please?? Its not as bad as it was now but still there

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Where are your ballasts located? Have you tried moving them around?

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

On mine I have one ballast attached to the horn (using the bolt that hold the horn on) and the other ballast is on top of the fuse box, I've had no issues with interference.

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