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Let me know if this isn't the right place for this and I'll move it. I have a 2012 Chrysler 300S with factory HID headlights. They worked great until this weekend. My passenger side headlight upon turning the headlights on starts to turn yellow compared to the driver side headlight and then just goes off after a minute or two. If I turn the headlights off and back on, it just repeats what I said. It makes no difference if the ballasts are warm or cold. I couldn't find much on this, but the one situation like it that I could find suggests to me that the ballast is toast. I'm having an awful time finding a replacement, the only one I can find is on eBay which I really would prefer to not buy from, and I don't want to go through Chrysler because I know they'll screw me on the cost. I'm wondering about something else now, it's my understanding that LED headlights are every bit as good as HID and are more reliable, so I am wondering if there is a way to a) bypass the ballasts completely, b) if there's an LED alternative that will fit into the housing plug & play style, and c) if this can be done for under $90 of materials. I'm aware that either way, the fascia has to come off to get to them. I just want something that I can trust a little more since it's such a nightmare to change these ballasts. Any help is appreciated.