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HID kit malfunction on my Hyundai Grand i10; Ground wire hot

Recently, the lights turn off randomly; when I check, the ground wire connecting the harness to the car body is extremely hot.

BHPian ankurbhageria recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Hi,

I am using a Philips genuine 35W HID kit on my Hyundai Grand i10 petrol. The lights have been working fine for four years.

Recently, the lights turn off randomly; when I check, the ground wire connecting the harness to the car body is extremely hot.

Please suggest how to rectify this problem.

Thanks.

Here's what BHPian graaja had to say on the matter:

Is the wire hot throughout its length, or at the place where it is connected to the chassis?

If the former, this could mean that there is an overload (faulty bulb or relay). You will have to change the faulty component.

If the latter, it could be a loose connection in the connection between the wire and the chassis. Check for any loose connection in the crimping between the wire and the terminal, or a loose nut or screw that fastens the terminal to the chassis. You could also remove the terminal from the chassis, sand off the contact area to expose the chassis and fasten the terminal again.

Here's what BHPian R2D2 had to say on the matter:

It looks like a short or an overload (that's what causes the wire to heat up) somewhere in the HID wiring harness. I would strongly recommend getting this looked into and resolved before it becomes a fire hazard. You really don't want to take a risk.

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