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Old 03-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Poolside

Where did you get these? I'm looking for an HID with a slider hi/lo function. Thanks for the report, it looks like the hi/lo beam pattern works pretty well.

I didn't see any external coil for these lights. Maybe a 1"x1"x2" plastic enclosure that is part of the wiring harness. Does this kit use an external coil?

- Jim

These HID lamps were an eBay purchase. The seller was kassabian9898

It's probably hidden under the tangle of wiring in this photo but there is an igniter (I assume that's what it is - it's a small black box in appearance) in-line with the cable from the ballast to the capsule. I'm not sure of the exact reason (probably has to do with the inductance or capacitance of the cable) but I have heard that the length of the cable is important to the proper operation of the lamp and should not be adjusted.

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