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Old 10-08-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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I installed a PnP 9007 6000k hid kit on my 02 wrx. the only problem i have is the high beam light is slightly on and my gauges on my a-pillar are very dim. when i turn my foglights on the high beam light comes on fully and the a-pillar gauges get xtremly dim. whats wrong here? love the hid's though.
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:33 PM   #2
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they should get dim... but u need to upgrade ur fuses boy... u do know that right??
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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which fuses does he need to upgrade? im thinking of installing an HID kit very soon
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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what's the manufacturer of said "PnP" kit? might help others diagnose the problem.
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:06 PM   #5
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why would i need to upgrade my fuses. the kit connects to the battery for power and uses the existing headlight harness for the switch. i have my lights for my gauges hooked up to the headlight wire inside the car. the lights used to go off when i turned my high beams on. should i just find a diffrent power source for gauges?
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:00 PM   #6
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Why not use the OEM gauge lighting circuit to power your gauge lights? You can tap into it at the HU harness as well as other places.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:58 PM   #7
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i figured out the problem thanks
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:28 PM   #8
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HID's use less power than incandescents or halogens after they are on for a few seconds, but the initial start-up creates a surge that requires higher-amperage fuses to be used. At least you solved your problem, but hopefully my $.02 helps someone.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:04 PM   #9
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i figured out the problem thanks
Nice, good to hear....NOW WHAT WAS THE GODDAMNED SOLUTION!?!?!?! I see this all the time around here. "I fixed the problem"...and how?
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #10
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the lights used to go off when i turned my high beams on. should i just find a diffrent power source for gauges?
Yes, you should find a different power source for your gauges; your gauges shouldn't turn off when you turn on your highbeams. There is a lighting circuit and there is an instrument lighting circuit, you want the latter of the two.

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Nice, good to hear....NOW WHAT WAS THE GODDAMNED SOLUTION!?!?!?! I see this all the time around here. "I fixed the problem"...and how?
No kidding.
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