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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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headlights killing the truck

I just installed a set of HID headlights. simple setup, a live wire with an inline fuse to the battery, a ground at each headlight, and a plug from the HID harness to tap into the stock headlight harness (only one).

I should preface this by saying i just replaced both batteries, brand new.

every time i switch from running lights to headlights, the rpms drop WAY below 500, sometimes it will recover, with the headlights on, sometimes it will kill the truck.

today on the highway, thinking the problem was fixed with the new batteries, (with the rpms high) i switched the lights on, didn't really notice a drop in rpms, but the SES and WTS lights went on for a couple seconds.

anyone else run into this?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 10:25 PM
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Re: headlights killing the truck

I see your running a dp tuner. From what Ive read you have to get a shielded cable from them to run hids as the hids cause the turner's signal to mess up.

Contact dp tuner for a fix.

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jesus and crackers... how do you people know of this stuff?

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trial and error i would guess for most parts then people just post what they have found out on here.

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FWIW any problem that i had/have with my truck i search out on here first.


Im not on any other psn site.

but let us know how it works out.

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Wonderful....

Another item to add to the list before resurrection......

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trial and error i would guess for most parts then people just post what they have found out on here.

I beg to differ...

















I've yet to see a "dealing with the wife" forum

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I beg to differ...


















I've yet to see a "dealing with the wife" forum
Check the Tiger Wood's thread

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Jody should have sent you one already..Are you sure that you didn't hide it somewhere?
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