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Troubleshoot HID headlights

How to troubleshoot HID headlights First, understand how HID headlights work HID HEADLIGHT COMPONENTS HID BULB An HID bulb consists of outer shell made from cerium-doped quartz. The outer shell houses the inner bulb or “arc tube.” The inner quartz envelope is made from fused quartz with two tungsten electrodes. The material is special quartz that can withstand the high arc temperature, which burns at up to 1,500°F. When a powerful current is applied to the electrodes, it lights an ARC, forming two bright or “hot” spots, one near each … Read More


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