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Old 09-27-2007, 10:02 AM   #11
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you know whats weird about this...
I just tried HID'* in my Car the other night just to see the beam pattern on the 96-99 headlights and my Bulb monitor worked fine.
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I don't know how long you waited, but when I put mine in it didn't come on RIGHT away either. Wish my bulb monitor worked like yours!
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it was about 5 min it was on.
and a few times on and off and seemed to work fine.
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Unless the resistance was the same. It would have come on pretty soon.
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It also depends on the Kit. Some draw more then others.
It could be the Ones i tested draw more so the bulb monitor saw it as ok.
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It also depends on the Kit. Some draw more then others.
It could be the Ones i tested draw more so the bulb monitor saw it as ok.
Uh yeah buddy..that'* exactly what I said.
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Ok Mick, I want to know the progress update by the weekend.

Last update I got folks is that he was thinking of getting the BMW resistor pack on Ebay for about $50.00 but didn't know whether it would work on the Bonne. I know basic electricity but find myself lost when it comes to resistance ohms etc.
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Ok..here'* how I would go about it. And I'm not the smartest wtih a multimeter either.

Our lamp monitor works on resistance, therefore we select ohms on the meter. Also reapresented by the horseshoe symbol (actually..it'* not really a horseshoe..but close enough for this). Then take the regular light bulb that came ouf of the car and put one lead to each connection on the bulb. What reading does the meter say?

Pretend it says 300 ohms. All you need to do now is measure what the new bulb or place the old socket connects to is reading in ohms, then find resistors to make up the difference. Put them in line to the new lighting and things should be fixed.
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Ok Mick, I want to know the progress update by the weekend.

Last update I got folks is that he was thinking of getting the BMW resistor pack on Ebay for about $50.00 but didn't know whether it would work on the Bonne. I know basic electricity but find myself lost when it comes to resistance ohms etc.
$50

Goto www.superbrightleds.com

They have nices ones for less then that with heat sinks on them.

i forget the specs on them right now, but i know they are good for 50watts
i cant remember the ohms.
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Alright Bill,

I measured the old bulb and it came up on the meter as 1ohm. When I measured the peice that fits into where the old bulb should have connected (Now it goes into the ballast), I get a reading just under 100ohms. If this is correct, then I'm guessing I need a 99ohm resistor?

Does this seem right? Did I do it properly?

Thanks for your help, Bill!

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