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  • 11-07-2013, 08:56 AM
    Bill
    You would think they would want you to use a relay harness so there would be even less issues with their kits. Plus they sell you more product...which means they make more money.
  • 11-06-2013, 08:43 PM
    Vester72
    Since the relay draws power from the battery to power the HIDs and all it needs is the signal to turn the lights on from the car from the knob or auto on signal.

    Does that make sense?

    I found some videos on YouTube on how to install a relay and they explained it very well. Basically, the relay has it's own fuse built in and bypasses the power supply in the headlight plugs and draws right from the 12v battery. Ensures no misfires in winter too.

    I was totally confused before I watched the install videos.


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  • 11-06-2013, 09:28 AM
    motionisgay
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Either they sent you a bad ballast (always possible), it was really cold when you installed the ballast (since they seem to have issues in the cold), or the ballast isn't really the problem at all...I'm going with the third choice.
    Yeah, I have to agree... It's number 3. I have tested all the components and they are fully functional. I really just don't get what the problem is...

    I'm going to just try ordering a relay harness and give it a stab that way. I don't see why they're against it, but I assume that they like that their kit is (usually) functional without going to the fuse box for juice, and they'd rather just steer us that way.


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  • 11-06-2013, 09:18 AM
    motionisgay
    Quote Originally Posted by Vester72 View Post
    I found a diagram here, but I used the fuse box under the hood and it was very easy and eased my concerns as I'm in Chicago and was worried about the HIDs working in sub zero temps (I drive to work).

    Here is the thread: https://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/lexus-ct200h-engine-technical-discussion/118776-12v-terminal-fuse-box-2.html

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    he red animation (looks like a small mushroom) - lift that cover off and attach the relay to that 12v connection there and the HIDs will fire perfectly.

    You only need to connect the driver side light connection to the relay and the auto lights will work perfectly.

    Relay I used: XS Blog - HID Wiring Harness Explained
    First let me say I appreciate the response. I've got another question though... Why do you only hook it up to the drivers side?


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  • 11-06-2013, 08:38 AM
    Bill
    Quote Originally Posted by motionisgay View Post
    They sent me a replacement ballast, the bad one was discarded... There is still an issue.
    Either they sent you a bad ballast (always possible), it was really cold when you installed the ballast (since they seem to have issues in the cold), or the ballast isn't really the problem at all...I'm going with the third choice.

    TRS even sells the relay harness so I don't understand why they don't recommend using it.

    Now do our cars have the "Bulb out" warning light? I don't remember seeing it. Maybe they don't recommend the relay harness if you are using the Canbus harness, but that shouldn't matter either way.

    I hope you get it resolved, I know it's frustrating when stuff like this happens.
  • 11-06-2013, 01:19 AM
    Vester72
    I found a diagram here, but I used the fuse box under the hood and it was very easy and eased my concerns as I'm in Chicago and was worried about the HIDs working in sub zero temps (I drive to work).

    Here is the thread: https://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/lexus-ct200h-engine-technical-discussion/118776-12v-terminal-fuse-box-2.html

    T
    he red animation (looks like a small mushroom) - lift that cover off and attach the relay to that 12v connection there and the HIDs will fire perfectly.

    You only need to connect the driver side light connection to the relay and the auto lights will work perfectly.

    Relay I used: XS Blog - HID Wiring Harness Explained
  • 11-05-2013, 09:26 PM
    motionisgay
    Quote Originally Posted by Vester72 View Post
    Did they say why they recommend against using the relay?

    Everyone I talked to recommends the relay and it fixed my issue. I used the Xenon Supply kit with mini digital ballasts - but I think it is virtually the same as the TRS kit.


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    Right now I'm kind of wondering the same thing.

    How do you connect it to the car? I might just order one and try it in the meantime.


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  • 11-05-2013, 07:53 PM
    Vester72
    Did they say why they recommend against using the relay?

    Everyone I talked to recommends the relay and it fixed my issue. I used the Xenon Supply kit with mini digital ballasts - but I think it is virtually the same as the TRS kit.


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  • 11-05-2013, 12:42 PM
    motionisgay
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Something isn't adding up here...
    You tested the "bad" ballast and HID light on the drivers side and they worked. Now you have put the OEM bulb back in and that works. I take it you put the drvers side OEM bulb back in also? Does the passenger side bulb look dimmer then the drivers side? Now they are saying that cold weather may be to blame? So why does it work on the drivers side then? Have you tried putting the "good" drivers side ballast and HID light on the passenger side to see what happens?

    So here is my $.02:
    It is possible that the Integration Relay output for the passenger side may have an issue where it is not supplying enough current to keep the HID ballast happy (or the ballast is asking for too much current at start up). That would make sense seeing how the ballast works on the drivers side but not the passenger. A simple test would be to add a relay to the passenger side harness (cutting and splicing will be needed) and see if that solves it. The Integration Relay then would only have to trip a relay instead of a ballast. Many ballasts require a good amount of current during start up but then lower the amount when the lights are warmed up. (I don't care how many manufactures claim relays are not needed; it's a simple device that can save a lot of headaches later).
    They sent me a replacement ballast, the bad one was discarded... There is still an issue. TRS says that they don't recommend the relay for our vehicle. Like I said, they have had a few other calls with the same issue, and I am going to just have to trust that for now.


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  • 11-05-2013, 12:31 PM
    Bill
    Something isn't adding up here...
    You tested the "bad" ballast and HID light on the drivers side and they worked. Now you have put the OEM bulb back in and that works. I take it you put the drvers side OEM bulb back in also? Does the passenger side bulb look dimmer then the drivers side? Now they are saying that cold weather may be to blame? So why does it work on the drivers side then? Have you tried putting the "good" drivers side ballast and HID light on the passenger side to see what happens?

    So here is my $.02:
    It is possible that the Integration Relay output for the passenger side may have an issue where it is not supplying enough current to keep the HID ballast happy (or the ballast is asking for too much current at start up). That would make sense seeing how the ballast works on the drivers side but not the passenger. A simple test would be to add a relay to the passenger side harness (cutting and splicing will be needed) and see if that solves it. The Integration Relay then would only have to trip a relay instead of a ballast. Many ballasts require a good amount of current during start up but then lower the amount when the lights are warmed up. (I don't care how many manufactures claim relays are not needed; it's a simple device that can save a lot of headaches later).
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