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Is this what it looks like when an HID begins to fail? If so, does anyone have a replacement bulb preference? Do they all take the same types of bulbs?

Sorry if those are ignorant questions - I didn't install the lights so I don't know much about them.

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Could be on its way out, but I would check the ignitor first. Swap the bulbs and see if it moves to the other side.

Generally when the bulbs go they won't even fire as the most common failure is a loss of gas. I use Philips 4100k in mine. Best light output to be had. You'll need the correct bulb wattage for your ignitors.
 

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Yes, pink indicates that it's on it's last leg and will die very soon. Pink is the last color before the HID bulb goes out for good. Bulb failure, not ballast.

- The replacement bulb you need will generally depend on the bulb connectors to the ballast. Generally you buy them from where you got the original set.

- You also best recommended to buy a set as the colors output on the HIDs will be different on a new and old bulb (IE - A new 6000K HID bulb will have a different color output to a current 6000K HID bulb as HID bulbs in general start to change colors overtime, it may start from a blue hue to a yellow hue or yellow hue to blue hue, either direction, the final color change is pink before it dies). But if you're not concerned about the color differences, then 1 HID bulb is sufficient.

- Finally, check your current setup. It should be a D2R HID bulb with a 4300K or 6000K color rating in a H1 size in general. The variance is on the (a) the connectors, (b) D2R or D2S, since D4 spec HIDs are still expensive an uncommon, (c) color rating - 4300K, 5000K, 6000K etc.
 

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maybe he's running 6k one side and 12k the other? rotfl
 
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