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HID's broke my bike, please help!
I have a 600rr 2005 and I'm using HID's from DDM Tuning. They're 35w H7 bulbs. I've been getting HID's from them for the last three years and this is the first time this has happened.
The first set came with ballasts. One day the lights go out. A friend gets a wire to go directly from the battery to the positive on the flat pin connector that goes to the main running light. He did his because he said something was burnt out at or near the relay boxes on the left.
My HID's die on me four months later.
I got new ones three days ago and swapped out just the ballasts. The way this set of H7's are, the cable with the flat pins are joined at the rubber cover all wrong. I'll post pics later.
So I just swap out the ballasts, leaving the original lights in place.
I put in the ballast to the hi beam, great fit. Like they always belonged. The same with the main running light's ballast. But I still had to put in the white wire that went to the battery into the positive terminal where the flat pins connected. I did that. So I turned the bike's key into the on position and then it happened...
Both of my headlights worked fine, yay. But my bike started automatically, like how a car started. I heard no fuel pump prime. It just started. I turned the key back in the off position and the engine shut down. I turned it back on and the bike started again. I had to use the kill switch to turn off the bike.
I turned it on and off a couple of times and then bike would try to start but the engine wouldn't turn over. The fuel either wouldn't combust or be pumped in. I hear a popping sound when I turn the key to the on position where the white battery wire connects to the flat pin terminal that goes to the main running lights. I also hear a popping sound at the same time in the set of wires and stuff just behind the battery. Both headlights won't come on anymore.
So those are my problems...
1. HID lights keep going out, prompting this whole story.
2. Key in the on position automatically starts the bike. It won't shut off unless the kill switch is engaged
3. Engine tries to turn over but it won't. The fuel either isn't being ignited or the fuel isn't being pumped.
4. There's a popping sound whenever I turn the key to the on position where the starter solenoid is located and also where the white wire that ran from the battery directly to the flat pin connector thing for the headlights on the left connects.
I've unplugged the new HID's from everything and the problem remains. The popping sound where the starter solenoid is continues and the bike continues to turn on when I turn the key in the on position. The battery is fine by the way.
After this is sorted out, please suggest a way for me to have HID's on my bike without overloading the wiring as it will go a long way towards preventing others from having this problem. My bike is my only ride and foreknowledge is the ****.
Please help me. I was well on my way to modding this bike as my previous one was stolen and I'm trying to replicate my old flame, Halloween. Thanks for all your help...
Last edited by Element36; 01-16-2014 at 07:27 PM.
Reason: Adding pictures