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HID headlight upgrade effecting Preformance

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Old 10-01-2015, 02:42 PM
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Hey all,
I ordered and install some new HID headlights. These head lights have a HID bulb and use a small ballast to kick off the bulbs. Really like the lights but having a major problem. I've got a Power Hungry Performance chip in my 2002 7.3.....funny thing is that when driving my truck and I turn on the new HID lights it initially takes a power surge to kick off those lights. As soon as I turn the lights on it makes the performance chip go "ape ****".....lots of weird things happen...stalls, bogs down, looses power, etc. I verified that it was the lights causing this because I removed the chip and used the lights with no problems at all....as soon as I put the chip back in and turn the HID lights on.......truck has a chip kenipshit! Has anyone heard of this problem and and how can I resolve it.

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Old 01-02-2016, 07:45 PM
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Shouldn't hurt unless you got some wires crossed
 
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:37 PM
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Yeah, how the light was wired?
 
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:57 AM
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Yup wired it wrong.
Guess all that schooling and years of experience in electronics failed me. I can't connect a simple head light???? "Come on guys, really"...the ballast initially draws allot of power and effects the on board PCM & performance chip. I'm sure there is some wiring kit that can go directly to the batteries to prevent this. I called the chip manufacture and they stated that either I use the HID lights or the Chip, not both because of this effect.
 
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This should solve your problem:
Diode Dynamics Heavy-Duty HID Relay Harness
 

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