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Hi Beam modulator and HID low beam

I've been searching for the last hour and can not find the answer. I just ordered a 4300K HID kit after riding this weekend with a buddy who just installed one. The problem is that I run a modulator on my high beam and was wondering if it would be a problem for the HID kit. I don't think so since on my 2003 LT the high beam and low beam are seperate bulbs but I wanted to get a definitive answer from other members who have done this.
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Re: Hi Beam modulator and HID low beam

I don't have a modulator and I have an older LT but I have ridden with other LTs of the newer vintage that said they had modulators installed. All years of LT had two different bulbs in the headlight circuit.

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I don't have a modulator and I have an older LT but I have ridden with other LTs of the newer vintage that said they had modulators installed. All years of LT had two different bulbs in the headlight circuit.
Thanks, but that is not what I'm asking. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been. I know that there are seperate bulbs on my 2003 but my question is related to running a HID low beam and a modulated Non-HID high beam at the same time.
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Thanks, but that is not what I'm asking. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been. I know that there are seperate bulbs on my 2003 but my question is related to running a HID low beam and a modulated Non-HID high beam at the same time.
I ran that way for three years (MODULATED HIGH BEAM and HID LOW BEAM) until the modulator burned out, then I never replaced it. Not a problem since, as already mentioned, they're on different circuits.

I did find that traffic moved out of my way with the modulator in place... maybe I'll put another one back in....

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I ran that way for three years (MODULATED HIGH BEAM and HID LOW BEAM) until the modulator burned out, then I never replaced it. Not a problem since, as already mentioned, they're on different circuits.

I did find that traffic moved out of my way with the modulator in place... maybe I'll put another one back in....

Cool. That was the confirmation that I was looking for. There are many schools of thought regarding the modulator but I belive in it.
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Re: Hi Beam modulator and HID low beam

The rumor I've seen is that HIDs burn out faster is they are run on a modulator. Probably due to HIDS striking an arc for the light?

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The rumor I've seen is that HIDs burn out faster is they are run on a modulator. Probably due to HIDS striking an arc for the light?

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My question was related to HID low beam and modulator on the High beam (NON-HID). I think that I already got my answer. The post was in the LT forum and not the Lighting forum.
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Aaaaah.

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Re: Hi Beam modulator and HID low beam

Hello
I have that running on my 2000 LT during daylight hrs ALL THE TIME

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Thanks, but that is not what I'm asking. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been. I know that there are seperate bulbs on my 2003 but my question is related to running a HID low beam and a modulated Non-HID high beam at the same time.

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