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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Blown Fuse for Gauge Cluster

Well it keeps blowing. I have the gen 3 lights with the halo and 3 leds on the bottom. I have 8000k HIDS also. The fuse blew tonight. was a 20 amp. i put my spare 25 in and it blew again. Do i just need a bigger fuse or is there a problem here?
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I think there could be an underlying issue here.




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i agree. or it could be that the added stress of the halo and leds plus the HIDS
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Does it happen with the stock lights connected? It sounds like there is a dead short causing it to blow.
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not sure. did not try them. where would the dead short be?
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Could be in the headlights if it blows right away with them in.
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they have been in for months. never a problem
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James you have a problem. did you not just put those HID's in.
Did you get a real HID kit; which includes a ballast and electronic adaptor. The bulbs cannot just be plugged into the stock wiring; they work on a different voltage, and need the adapter unit and ballast. So if you just installed bulbs into your car; it would cause all kinds of problems. If you bought a complete HID conversion kit; then you should contact the company where you bought the kit; or the manufacturer or distributor. There are many poor quality conversion kits out there.
If you bought imitation HID lights; which are not real Xenon, but are just higher current Halogen lights, then they may be drawing enough extra current that you need to install a headlight relay, and a larger fuse.
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put foil in for the fuse u will never have this issue

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I got them from hids plus. Never heard of anyone having a problem with them

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put foil in for the fuse u will never have this issue
true. lol. need to find out if i am carrying too much current or if there is a problem
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