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HIDs causingCheck Engine and 5 Malfunctions

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2004 C230 Kompressor Sport

I installed a 55w 6000k HID system 2 days ago and worked fine the first day. Afterwards I was geting ESP and ABS errors and rear pad wear errors. I also couldn't pull the gear out of park. I was late for work this morning because I had to rip out the system and put the stock bulbs back in.

I did order the error code eliminators but didn't put them in till last night, whereas the above explains that didn't work out for me this morning.

One of the stock bulbs fell apart inside so I have to either get new regular bulbs temporarily or silverstars (more money I don't want to spend as the HIDs are already new)

Any advice? Once you go HID, you don't go back.
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Install the error code eliminator from DDM ($15 for a pair), and you will not get an error code, and you won't have to have the dealer set "Xenon present." Its also best to keep the dealer uninformed of your mods in case you have a warranty claim for electrical later on.

The error code really depends on which HID kit. Its relatively cheap to add the error elimination into the circuitry, and some kits have it built in because its good for marketing, e.g., "works for all cars including Mercedes, BMW, etc."

I have the DDM kit with error code eliminator installed, and there are no problems, and no need to get "Xenon present" set.
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