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Old 12-08-2012, 09:02 PM
CyEm CyEm is offline
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Originally Posted by dc_wright View Post
Did you mount your ballasts to the car body or bolt them to something metal that's attached to the car body? If not that may be part of the problem and may have killed one of your ballasts. Most of the HID ballasts require mounting to the car body because it provides both a ground connection and heat transfer.

Is this the kit you have? Looks like a pretty good set up......
I mounted them to by car using cable/zip ties; they are horizontal and don't move an inch! As for the kit, I have a slimline kit, so not the exact one shown. My mechanic got them for me (at trade) price, same kit that he uses in his X3, promises they are genuine.

Originally Posted by johnf View Post
That kit is quite inexpensive for what one might hope for, so I did a little digging. The company's domain name was registered by
SoloTech LLC
suleiman hamed (
Fax: +1.5555555555
240 spring st # 509
st paul, mn 55102
I have attached a picture of their whois street address. I can find no street address on their website.

One of their suppliers is reportedly Fuan Jianlong Auto Parts Co., Ltd.

Philips Lighting (the huge Dutch company) apparently does not make HID kits, so Solotech must get them from somewhere else. Here's a possiblity to give a flavor of their possible supplier(s):

There is also a / Xenon Philips who claim they are the only source for German made Philips HID kits. That domain is registered to:
Ryan Schlote
5620 Fossil Creek Pkwy, Unit 3204
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
United States
It looks to be in a housing development.

If I were to buy from these folks, I would not be surprised to get what I paid for.
Trust a German, very detailed and thorough! Interesting too, because my local auto/car shops her in Australia sell Philips HID kits, and they appear to be genuine also. They have that funky Philips Hologram that they use to show that they are genuine.

Originally Posted by TouTou View Post
It sounds like a ballast issue. I had that problem on my old car.

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I might have to cut of the cable ties and swap them around to see if its a ballast issue..
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