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Someone told me the ballast that I tried to put in was bad and had a large electrical feedback and has damaged my electrical system.all fuses and relays have been checked and they are good. the headli

Have checked fuses and relays continuity on head light the voltage on the headlight and it`s 0

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You don't mention what type vehicle your working on, but I assume it has HID lighting. Have you gotten a good ballast? Cheapest fix would be to find a similar car in salvage yard and swap parts until you find the issue. Then buy new parts.

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