Fuse size for upgrading to HID’s?


    hi, newbie here. great forum you guys have.

    my oem halogen lights used 7.5 amp fuses. am i right to double that and use a 15 amp fuse? …. it blows 7.5 and 10 amps. or, could the ballast be bad? any negative effects of running that high a fuse for the hid’s? one of the ballast seems to work fine with the stock 7.5 but the other likes the 15. any help would be great.

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    the stock fuse is ment to limit the amount of amps that the stock wiring can handle. putting in a larger fuse is a very very good way to destroy the wiring. if you are blowing fuses then it is time for a wiring harness (should have been done in the first place).

    but like i said, the fuse is there so the wiring dosn’t see too many amps, not to limit the amount of power the device is using.

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?

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    you are saying to rewire my whole headlight harness/wires?

    any decent harness kits out there?

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    sorry for the double post.

    so basically this. http://www.xenondepot.com/product.php?product_id=50

    right?

    the ballast i have right now plug into my stock 9006 connectors, so i am assuming that that plugs into my car’s 9006′ plug, and then that plug would go to the ballast, am i correct?

    could this also correct a low beam error that i get- because the watt’s are lower than stock, car thinks the low beams are out.

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    re: fuse size for upgrading to hid’s?

    originally posted by liquidtiger720

    hi, newbie here. great forum you guys have.

    my oem halogen lights used 7.5 amp fuses. am i right to double that and use a 15 amp fuse? …. it blows 7.5 and 10 amps. or, could the ballast be bad? any negative effects of running that high a fuse for the hid’s? one of the ballast seems to work fine with the stock 7.5 but the other likes the 15. any help would be great.

    :drinkers: ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) any negative effects of changing a 7.5 to 15amp?? [-x you ever seen wiring under your dash bust into flames and insurance not covering it becasue you changed all your fuses to higher values? i have… :tonqe: dont ever change fuses to higher values.. you will melt wires.

    yes you need an aftermarket wire harness to power those ballasts. that way they are getting power direct from the battery and not your stock wiring..

    “saving the world, one retrofit at a time…”


    but it will not stop the bulb out indicator.

    i cna’t remember the link, but there was a link posted a long time ago with a way to put in a little resistor to stop that light. but my memory owns me when i first wake up.. 😐


    haha, okay okay. so, that wiring harness i linked should work right? any other cheaper/better alternatives?

    wake up already neon! hehehe. :rock:

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    ive got the wiring harness from xenon depot and it works great. if you look in the university forum theres a link to instructions to make your own. it might be a little bit cheaper.


    okay, so lets make sure i get the right one. my ballast connects to the 9006 wiring, and i have h1 based d2s bulbs….which really dosnt matter. so, in the end, i want the 9006′ harness which in turn connects to my ballast, correct?

    i need to connect the harness to a ground, and a positive connection somewhere in the engine bay. – will my postive connection (direct link to battery in engine bay) work well? my actual battery is located under my rear seat.

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?

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    do you have rebased bulbs. if you do and they have the 2 wires coming off of them they wont work with an oem ballast. you just need to make sure you get the right harness for you stock bulb type


    yup, i have rebased bulbs, – they connect with teh wires coming out of my ballast- non-oem. don’t worry, the kit was cheap (i do get a lifetime warantee on both ballast, and bulbs too), but i have projectors, and the cut off is nice and crisp…i won’t be blinding anybody.

    back to it. 9006 wiring harness straight to the ballast, then the rest is already plugged in.

    edit. here is the positive connection in the engine bay that i am talking about. fuse size for upgrading to hid's?

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    the 9006 harness is the right 1. just make sure you have a good ground and going straight to the battery should be fine


    okay, thanks. i’ll try out the relay.

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    i just took a look at the wiring in my fuse box. the wires coming out of the 15amp stock fuses are the same in color and thickness. could this be conclusive that the wires leading to the 7.5 amp fuses can in fact handle 15?

    fuse size for upgrading to hid's?


    what are you trying to do. the stock wiring probably could handle the 15 amp fuse but a upgraded harness would be the best thing to do

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