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Old 08-04-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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OEM Hid Ballast repeated failure.

So my OEM hid ballast has been failing quite a bit lately. I would purchase other used ballasts that would work for a few months then die out aswell.

I took them to a shop that repairs OE ballasts and they said the transformers have all premature failed in both ballasts.

Anyone know the reasoning behind this?

its a w209 Merc.

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Surge? old / worn wiring? Alternator?
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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Surge? old / worn wiring? Alternator?
Ahhh yes, I did purchase an aftermarket Bosche Alternator a couple years back... could the regulator be shot?

There is a surge every once in awhile when ideling.
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