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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Need suggestion, HID problem

Hello, I have 2011 Mazda 3 GT 5-door.
Recently, the left OEM low bean is gone. I noticed there is moisture inside the headlamp casing. The car is out of warranty. I took it to the dealer, it quoted me $2100 for repair - the whole headlamp assembly and the HID system. (my jaw was dropped.)

I suspect there is a leak of the headlamp. I did not see any external damage. any possible source of this problem?

1. If I need a new headlamp assembly, any website recommended to order online? is the right that I cannot use the headlamp for Halogen?
Any suggestion is welcome and thank you for your help in advanced.
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Id just look for a used one, I don't believe you can use the non halogen one.

A quick search on ebay and it it looks like the oem hid headlights are going for 160-400
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Get some Clear Silicone put a new bead of it around the entire headlight where the lens meets the housings...Then let dry and then dry out the Moisture...

I had a bad Condensation issue...thats what I did now its gone!


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Get some Clear Silicone put a new bead of it around the entire headlight where the lens meets the housings...Then let dry and then dry out the Moisture...

I had a bad Condensation issue...thats what I did now its gone!
Thank you for the response. Can I get the silicone from Home Depot? I'm sorry I little experience for DYI and need some specific information.
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Could pick up clear silicone at an auto parts store in the sealants/adhesives section.


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Another guaranteed sealed forever fix is 3M 5200 marine sealant. Ive seen this stuff seal transoms on boats and never leak again!

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Id just look for a used one, I don't believe you can use the non halogen one.

A quick search on ebay and it it looks like the oem hid headlights are going for 160-400
it is likely the ballast that failed...try www.oemxenonshop.com or ebay if you are up for taking apart your headlight and replacing it.

+1 to sealing up your existing headlight to stop the condensation.

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Whoah if it has moisture inside take the headlight off the car. There is an access port on the back of the light; if there's moisture inside put a fan near it so I can dry fully.

As far as using silicone caulk. That's a terrible idea what you need is Buytl butter that is what Koito used to originally seal your xenon enclosures. You can get some from theretrofitsource.com,

Before you go out and buy a new ballast test the bulb. Carefully remove the bulb and test it on the other side, make sure you do not touch the glass with your fingers.

If the bulb works your ballast is bad. You can buy from eBay theretrofitsource.com or HIDplanet.com forums.

The ballast is made by Matsushita.
The bulb is D2S and you can get them at the places I mentioned. You might be able to a used one from a user on hidplanet forums for a very low price.

I know this thread is kind of old but if you haven't corrected the issue I hope this helps

Good luck

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