Hey I really need some help with my Innovited 10000k H13 Bi-xenon kit. (2007 jeep Compass)
I bought them not too long ago and when I initially installed them, they were fine when the car wasn't running, but when I turn the car on they flicker then go out. The instructions say to install a load resistor so I skipped up to autozone and purchased one. It was a little bronze rectangular device that I installed into my stock high and low beam wires.
That night, as I was walking out of a restaurant for my girlfriend's birthday dinner, I innocently press the unlock button on my keys, thus turning on my lights. As I walk up I hear my ignition turning over. I hear my car trying to start itself. I don't think much of it, because I hop in and start it and drive off, no harm done, right?
Boy was I wrong.
A week later, on Thanksgiving, I volunteered to make a beer run for my visiting cousins for the holiday. It happens again. But this time it's a whole lot better. Just as I'm pulling out of my addition, about 1/2 of a mile my car just dies.
Completely dies. In the middle of an intersection. I luckily had enough momentum to get to the side of the road but I was shocked. What is wrong? My car wouldn't start. I just would hear a click...click...click.
We take my car to a local repair shop and they inform me that my starter had been fried. $400 fix. ($280 labor, $120 part)
Just my luck.
But oooooh it gets better.
About another week later...IT HAPPENS AGAIN.
on a school night at 11:30 in the cold on my way home from work at Coney Island.
Luck this repair was free, thank god for warranties right?
So I figured that the culprit was my unlock button on my keys. So in order to keep my HIDs I would just have to manually unlock my car.
This method was efficient for about 3 weeks.
As I'm walking out of the mall with my girlfriend I manually unlock my car and start it, then once again innocently turn on my headlights, I hear my starter turning over, but my car was already started..and IT WOULDN'T STOP.
IT KEPT GOING
WHAT DO I DO.
It began to smoke up, I panic even harder.
(I felt like a weak idiot in front of my girl too.)
It kept going and going and smoking and then...just stopped.
"Well this is the end, my parents are gonna have my head." I thought.
I called them and told them I need a ride and a tow.
As my dad arrives we try starting it one more time, and its fine.
"FINE?!" I thought to myself. How is this possible?
It was fine, and still is. I'm currently cruising with stock headlights (ugly). And messgaed the seller I purchased these from. He said I need a resistor relay harness and it is in the mail as we speak.
I just need opinions, help, anything to help me keep these beautiful lights because I cannot do stock headlights anymore.
there's the culprit ^^ (I think, and hope)