HID Query (Popping noise)

Submitted: Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:19
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Howdy folks, posted a thread few weeks back about converting 75 Landcruiser to HID. Have gone out and brought the HID kit along with some H$ inserts, all hooked up and sweet. Would just like to know from people who have also coverted there lights if theres make a little popping noise when changing from high beam to low beam, loud enough to hear when bonnet is closed but car is off. Also the ballast boxs make a really dull whining or humming noise.

As i did the conversion myself i just want to know if these things are normal. Havent tested them out yet as only fitted it all today, so will see how they go tonight.
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:33

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:33
If your headlight bulbs are H4 then it is perfectly normal. You will notice that there is 2 filaments in the original bulb but only one in the HID. That popping noise is the solinoid to move the light source to the 2 locations.

There may also be a whining noise that usually goes away when they warm up. If you fired up the ballasts without the bulbs connected then it would make a hell of a racket ( and be very very dangerous).
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 20:52

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 20:52
Hi tukka - How's the weather at Wyndham?


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Follow Up By: tukka - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:33

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:33
Living in Broome now actually, but still spend a lot of time up there. Heard from couple of mates today, had light rain all day but was little warm they said, about 32 degrees celsius. Which is beautiful.Broome is beautiful at the moment, we also had a very light sprinkle for most of the day. Would be flat out trying to raise a sweat.
As for Wyndham it has been cool there lately so dont panic, its just with this bit of rain hanging around the Kimberley it has gotten a little muggy up around the North Kimberley. The Dry season has yet to kick in properly its around 15c at night to 30c during day, beautiful weather.
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Reply By: tukka - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 22:08

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 22:08
Have taken car for drive and must say i like the colour of the light that is now produced. But i should of spent the extra money at the start for the Hella or Narva inserts rather then the crystal clear type reflector lens. Just throws light all over the place on low beam. Will definitely be getting new ones.

Also should of spent another $80 or so dollars and got a kit for my Lightforce 240s. Will look into how that is done as i really like the white light that is produced.

Also no one flashed me though on low beam i was suprised as the light was thrown all over the place before i could adjust it. Will definitely be happier to do the long drives at night now.
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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 13:31

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 13:31
The problem with most HID conversions is the reflectors and a cheap kit is very expensive when you get a defect notice!

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This is what most people have to see on a bad conversion

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Notice the RHS Foglight has retained the QH and ...no glare!!!
If you park against a wall or stand in front of your lights and see the last two, then do ALL road users a favour and scrap them!

If not then enjoy the experience!!

All the best

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