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Installed HIDs keeps blowing fuse

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Hi All,

Hoping to get some advice on this one. I recently installed a set of slim HID's however recently its caused a problem where the fuse keeps on blowing.

That is, I installed them about a week ago, drove a good few hours over several nights without problem.

However last night, I noticed that the driver's side went out. Initially I was quite annoyed as I thought the HID itself was gone, but after changing back to the stock bulbs and still not working, did it occur to me it was the fuse under the steering column.

New fuse, and I managed to prove at least the stock lamps work, but when I changed back to the HID's, the fuse gave out straight away.

Now I know a blown fuse indicates its stopping something worse, but I have absolutely no idea on how to work out where the fault is, let alone fix it.

I did the switcharoo between the right side and left HID's just to see if the unit itself was at fault, but once again, the drivers side remained dark, whilst the passenger was fine. So seems like its something in the headlight itself.

Can anybody offer any advice to work out whats going on? I'm lost and since the whole lamp comes out, I'm not even sure how to test anything?

Thanks in advance to any comments and suggestions


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  • 2 weeks later...

Oh! really so i can change the fuse type??? cos i thought the whole thing about a fuse is to keep it the factory standard so that i dont do any more serious damage, like melt the wires or something.

But is is safe to get a 15amp? Cos yeah that could work.....

Thank for sharing your experience....

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