Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Re: 2006 DDM HID Install
Mark, the HID lights use a gas inside a tube to make the bulb. To light the gas an ignitor function internal to the ballast is used.
So what happens is you turn on the key and the HID lamp begins to light up but starts out dim and then comes to full brightness. Watch it and you will see what I mean. If the lamp start up is interrupted then it may fail to fully ignite which will cause it to go out until the startup sequence is repeated. (key off then back on)
1.) Turn the key on
2.) Let the light become fully bright which means the ignitor circuit has finished it's job. I turn the key on, buckle my helmet strap, and put on my gloves. This gives the light time to come to full brightness.
3.) Start the engine and ride away.
Using this startup sequence should get the gas inside the bulb hot enough to instantly light up when power is restored after the engine starts.
If this is not what's happening then I would check to make sure all your connections are solid then contact DDM if this doesn't fix it. The bulb would likely be bad.
I hope this works for you. These lights make a huge difference.
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Last edited by wa1200lt; Aug 7th, 2010 at 7:48 am.