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Old 11-02-2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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Ok, so i bought a set of JDM hid projectors. The guy i got them from said they were working fine.....and the look fine to me. When i plug them in, i blew both headlight fuses. So after narrowing it down, we decided that it was either
A. The wiring is fubared (which i dont think, b/c he pulled them out of his car woking)
B. Or what i think is most logical, is that its the fuse b/c they are HID's they might require a larger fuse. (hopefully)


If it is the fuse, then what size fuse should i use??
Please help me out, i just wanna know what i should do

Thanks in advance
Chris


P.S- Please dont post if you dont have anything constructive to say, i dont wanna sound like a baby, but im just discouraged that my expensive ass headlights dont seem to work
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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well, i would check the harness. My HID projrctors have been using the stock fuse for the last 2 years. The HIDs generally use less power.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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what could be wrong with the harness.....wiring wrong?
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:54 AM   #4
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could be one thing. How does the harness connect them up? Does it use all the stock wiring or does it have extra relays and crap.
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:01 AM   #5
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nah, its pretty much, just plug and play, one end goes to the ballast from the light, then there is a blue plug that plugs into the OEM plug.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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HIDs do require more power when they startup.
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:16 PM   #7
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Ok I'm having the same problem. Anybody figure this out?
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:24 PM   #8
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I figured it out, for my car anyway, it's an 05. The Subaru connector is backward, red is ground and black is positive. Try switching the wires.
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:40 AM   #9
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Where is the fuse located, which one is it. Im kinda having the same problem. I installed the jdm sti hid headlights in my car and 2 days later one of the headlights went out. Then I bought new hid bulbs and a couple months later one of them blew again.
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:46 PM   #10
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The headlight fuses are in the engine compartment on the drivers side, but your problem sounds different. My fuses would blow as soon as I turned on the lights.
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