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55w HID fog light HELP!!!!

So I got my 55w foglight kit from Debears2k, and I got it all hooked up, and they worked fine, then I turned them off and went in to get some electrical tape to finish up the job, now they wont come back on. I reinstalled the factory bulb, and it wont come on either, so Im thinking since they are 55w I blew a fuse.

1. I dont have an owners manual, so can someone tell me which fuse is the fog light fuse, and

2. whatever size fuse it is, can I go up so that it wont blow again, if so how far can I or do I need to go up.

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so i found my fuse location its 43 and a 10a fuse, can I safely go up on that??

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The fuse is there to protect the wiring harness. Only replace with a 10A. If it blows, you need to find out why.

I don't know about your particular kit, but most balasts are wired directly to the battery (with its own fuse). The original light outlet should only be connected as a signal to turn the unit on, and draws very little power.

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The fuse is there to protect the wiring harness. Only replace with a 10A. If it blows, you need to find out why.

I don't know about your particular kit, but most balasts are wired directly to the battery (with its own fuse). The original light outlet should only be connected as a signal to turn the unit on, and draws very little power.
correct, you should have a kit that comes with some relays etc, it should not blow the 10A, if it is something is either hooked up wrong, or shorting out somewhere, and in which case is causing it to backfeed the circuit and pop!

id go over all the wiring, make sure no wires are touching anything, you got a plug and play kit right?

should have battery, ground, and a plug that goes into one of the bulbs for signal, couple ballasts and relays w/ wiring..

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I have the relay kit, but I didnt hook it up, because everything ive always read says that HIDS dont draw more power so the factory harness is good.. i guess ill hook up the relay..

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I had to put a 15 amp fuse in my HIDs for my fog lights because i had the same problem. Havent had a problem in over a year now.

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I got my fogs put in yesterday (on my 05 front end)....what a PITA! Didn't have existing wiring, so I had to wire it all up. Put in relays, fuses and tapped into the parking lights for the 'switch' leg on the relay. Wired up the halogen bulbs for now, while my HID's are on the way. Was going to wait till they came but I still haven't received my replacement ballast (almost a week now) and I need light to drive at night.






I know you figured out which fuse it is, but here's the layout in case you want to save the pics to your puter.......










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