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Hi, sorry for the late reply. Well yes I did get these aftermarket fog lights installed but did not wire them to the switch. I just cut the OEM harness on my cars fog lights and cut the end of my aftermarket lights harness off and Soldered them together. I put a 12000k HID Kit in and they work great.
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Hi, I have been having some issues with my HID lights and was wondering if anyone else on here has had any of the same issues that might be able to help me out. Well I just recently have been having some issues with the fog lights not working, most of the time they come on together with the headlights, but sometimes the driver side does not come one with the rest so I have to turn my fogs off and on again and they come on. I have also noticed that the driver side low beam is dimmer then the passenger. I heard this could be an issue with the bulb or the ballast but have not checked either one yet to see as I am awaiting Kensun to send me some replacement parts. They also stated that this could be an issue with the way my H7 bulb is seated in the projector housing but I am positive I got it in right as the retaining rod is facing down like it should be. I just know that I cant see as well with my low beams at night and can see a bit better when I have the fogs on. The kit I have is a Kensun 12000k 35 watt. I also think that maybe the issue might be because my low beams are not aligned properly, and I am not sure how to align them as I have never adjusted headlights before.
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Two parts here.

Part #1: Finicky fog lights

If turning it off and on again will make the fogs turn on, then I would personally lean towards there being a loose connection somewhere. If you did the install yourself, go back and trace wiring, if not, have a shop look at it. a voltmeter is your friend here.

Part #2: Headlights being dim/ not aligned

The headlights aren't angled very well from the factory, there will be a screw on the back of the headlights that you can tighten/loosen which changes how high/low the headlights aim. I have the halogens, I'm not sure if the HIDs have a different layout.
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Well I checked my connections for my fog lights and made sure they are all tight and secured, I have no issues yet but will see. I did not check my low beams connections at all yet because of the storm here from the hurricane. I found the screws on my aftermarket headlights to adjust them, but don't have a level surface to put my car on as my driveway is at a slant.

From what I have read, I am suppose to park my car on a level surface and take a tape measure and measure the exact distance from the center of the headlight itself to the ground, then measure the distance from headlight to headlight, then mark the horizontal position of each headlight, using the width measurement I took on the garage door. So I should have two "+'s" on the door, marking the horizontal and vertical reference points for my car's headlights. Now mark two more spots that are 2 inches below the two "+'s." Move my vehicle back so that its headlights are exactly 25 feet from the wall. My lights should be aiming directly between these two marks. Turn on my low beams and cover one headlight with a towel and adjust one headlight at a time. Adjust the headlights so that the center of the beam aims exactly at the center of the "+" horizontally, and at the 2.1-inch lower mark vertically. This should be correct right?

The alignment could be the reason why my driver side headlight is dimmer then my passenger, but I still think it could be a bad bulb or ballast as well. I will swap the ballast out when I get a replacement from Kensun and see. Perhaps also one of the ballast low beam connections is loose. I will post a photo of how my lights look on my garage door, just so you can see that one beam is brighter then the other.
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You don't have to be so scientific when angling your headlights. My personal rule of thumb is as high as I can go without being that jerk with the headlight glare across from you at the stoplight. Really, if you can find a street or even the side of a building, park facing towards a car, and angle your headlights so that they sit below the car's window line (don't use a lifted jeep for this), it'll work fine. Keep in mind that your headlights will angle up when accelerating because of weight transfer, so aim a bit lower in compensation.
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Here is a photo of my low beams so you can see, but I am on a slant.
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I hate to say start throwing money at it, but LEDs do tend to dim right before they go, so it could be possible that your left one is getting close.

Could be a quality control issue from the manufacturer, could have something also to do with your fog light wiring issue, I'm just spitballing. Before you go sinking money into replacement parts I'd try to fix your finicky lights issue. If your left headlight is going out, this soon, then it would either be QC, an under/over voltage issue, or just a loose connection.
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Actually, let's troubleshoot. I'm studying to be an electrician so I'm feeling ambitious.

1. Check your connections, in particular, first you always check your ground and then check where you soldered the fog lights. I'd personally guess a dirty connection is the most likely issue, we're all human and mess things up like this.
2. Connections look good? Now you get to use your trusty voltmeter. Theyre a whopping $8 at walmart, don't splurge too much. Check both headlight connections, each prong, all should read approx 12v. Do the same with the foglights. If all of the connectors are coming out at 12v, then the wiring is healthy, meaning it's a problem with the lights themselves.
3. Individually test the bulbs. Try unplugging the fog lights and then see if your left headlight returns to its normal brightness. If so, it sounds like a current problem. If not, then it's more likely that the LED in the left assembly is giving out. Next, unplug the headlights and try running the fog lights. Will they consistently turn on with the headlights disconnected? Again points towards a current issue. If they won't turn on consistently, then this points back to the loose wire theory.
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Yeah I think it could be because this kit I got from Kensun was faulty, or could be a loose connection. I will try to look at it more tomorrow if it stops raining out. I shouldn't have to pay anything for replacement parts as Kensun will send me some for free. I have HIDs not LEDs by the way. I hope to get this issue resolved soon as Kensun tech support is going to call me tomorrow and talk with me about it.
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Well I talked to Kensun tech support today and they said that based off the photos and videos that I sent to them and the issue is an alignment problem. They also are sending me two replacement kits for me. I also checked the low beam connections today and both of them are reverse polarity so I re tapped the connections and made sure they are tight.
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