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i know that the headlights will auto shutoff if you leave them on after about 10 secs

but when i leave them on and use the remote to lock the car, the lights flash off when the button is pressed and then will come back on and then tunr off in 10 sec . is this normal? or is something screwed up??
 

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Actually it's bad for the HIDs to have to power on and off and then off again in a short time frame. That's why the high beams are still standard halogens because you need the light instantly when you flash or turn them on and off quickly.

The HID ballast needs time to power up the HIDs to the correct lighting output and also need time to shut off, it is a cause of overload and can cause the ballast to prematurely blow out or fuse the HID bulbs because of the high wattage output on load.
 

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Noel said:
Actually it's bad for the HIDs to have to power on and off and then off again in a short time frame. That's why the high beams are still standard halogens because you need the light instantly when you flash or turn them on and off quickly.

The HID ballast needs time to power up the HIDs to the correct lighting output and also need time to shut off, it is a cause of overload and can cause the ballast to prematurely blow out or fuse the HID bulbs because of the high wattage output on load.

if thats the case then why did acura hook up our lights to flash when we lock or unlock the car, when we dont shut them off? isnt it just gonna casue more problems for us? and im sure they dont cover blown bulbs
 

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johnej said:
then how do bixenons work??
The dual HIDs with the high/low beams use a reflective cover, using a up down switch activated moving mechanism. When the high beam is activated, it simply moves over and shines the beam upwards.

kwalnut said:
if thats the case then why did acura hook up our lights to flash when we lock or unlock the car, when we dont shut them off? isnt it just gonna casue more problems for us? and im sure they dont cover blown bulbs
Good question, I have yet to find a feasible reason behind this. Indeed, factory warranty coverage only extends to the ballast.
 
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