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      04-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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HID's flickering/strobing when on

Hey guys need some help.i have a 2011 328i with halogens. I recently installed some HID's into my retro fitted projectors and now when the lights are on the passenger side is a lot brighter and I get a strobe affect probably every 2-3 seconds from both sides. No errors show up on dash though. Do I need a wire harness is the question. The seller I bought the kit from said the relay harness don't work for BMW's. anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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You need the bulb out warning eliminators.
http://www.dabears2k.com/product_inf...roducts_id=208

and maybe a harness

http://www.dabears2k.com/index.php?cPath=1_16
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      04-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Hey guys need some help.i have a 2011 328i with halogens. I recently installed some HID's into my retro fitted projectors and now when the lights are on the passenger side is a lot brighter and I get a strobe affect probably every 2-3 seconds from both sides. No errors show up on dash though. Do I need a wire harness is the question. The seller I bought the kit from said the relay harness don't work for BMW's. anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
You need to get OEM headlights.
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mine do the same. they don't even lid when the engine is on or they'll be flickering like crazy. it looks like they don't have enough power or something. can anybody help?
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You don't need anything, all after market lights flicker because the car does a bulb check everytime you turn on the car. Either live with (only last 3-5 seconds) or buy a harness... (waste of money). The bulb check does your headlights, fog lights, side markers, tail lights, and license plate bulbs. It's because the new bulbs actually use less energy then OEM so the "self check" sends more than enough power to actually light the new bulbs, while the same power sent to OEM lights is not enough to actually light them up

hope that helps.
My angel eyes and side markers and license plate flickers at start up... all after market. In a way I think it's kind of cool, at night. And at day no one notices
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