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So for the last week or so, my drivers side hid bulb light output turned red (sign of bulb burning out) when I would turn the headlights on the driver's side would turn on fine and then begin to pulse and eventually failing completely. I got a replacement today and this is what I found when I removed the bulb. Is that an OEM bulb that was on it or some random hid bulb the previous owner had installed? I've never seen this happen before .
 

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If socket is melted you may have a bad ballast on that side. Now you will need to replace the Ballast and the socket not sure if that is all one part. Others have mentioned that there is an arc over( and potential fire!!!!) issue if you run the car without a bulb in the socket and that can cause a melted socket.

One of two things happened previous owner ran it with no bulb and it melted or Ballast failed and melted it. You will never know what happened and what was replaced but you definitely have a melted socket you need to replace and possibly a ballast.

It appears RockAuto sells the sockets but make sure it is the right one for your HID equipped car. They do not appear to carry the Ballasts you may need to order from a Honda dealer or parts supplier.

So for the last week or so, my drivers side hid bulb light output turned red (sign of bulb burning out) when I would turn the headlights on the driver's side would turn on fine and then begin to pulse and eventually failing completely. I got a replacement today and this is what I found when I removed the bulb. Is that an OEM bulb that was on it or some random hid bulb the previous owner had installed? I've never seen this happen before .
 

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That's definitely not good lol does it still mean I may have a bad ballast if after I put in the new bulb , it turned on like normal? It hasn't made that "pulse" the previous bulb did before it went out. I'll look into replacing the ballast and or socket though in case I will need it. I think it's two separate parts, socket and ballast . That's how the OEM setup was in my previous car.
 

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OP replaced bulb and issue went away. His socket looked melted to me but it is working.

The ballast and ignitor are sold as one unit generally which you can buy for $60-$80 on Amazon or this Chinese company (Honda CR-Z Xenon Headlight Issue OEM Ballast Bulb Wires Igniter Control Unit Module Replacement) but I don't know how that will go shipping-wise. I never ordered from them but considered it, luckily it was just a bad light which I ended up ordering a replacement set from Diode Dynamics because standard shipping was 15ish days from oem xenon shop.
 
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