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My headlights wont power on. i have power to the h4 connectors and all my other accessory lights are working except my headlights. what is the problem or how can it be fixed?

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My friends did the same thing, apparently there is a bimetlalic strip
in the headlight switch, the temperature must be up for the headlights to work. I do not know the rational behind this.
So need a new headlight switch (his is on the signal light arm), of
find a way to bypass the temperature sensor (bimetallic strip)

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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How to install a HID kit in your car or truck


If you have seen those newer vehicles with the bright bluish headlights and want to install them on your car its a fairly simple installation and an awesome accessory to any vehicle here are the step by step instructions
1. remove your existing headlight bulb or if you have a seal beam headlight you have to buy an H4 housing specific to your vehicle
2. connect the hid ballast to its respective power source
3. connect the hib bulb to the igniters DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB GLASS
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